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Welcome to this meticulously maintained Victorian Brown Shingle home, centrally located in the historic McGee/Spaulding neighborhood of Central Berkeley. Light-filled & spacious rooms with many architectural features. The front porch greets you with room for a sitting bench and the foyer has embossed wallpaper wainscoting. The living and dining rooms each have coved tall ceilings and bay windows, plus a built-in hutch. Completely updated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counters, abundant cabinet storage, room to keep the chef company. The kitchen leads to a glorious large sunny yard, with deck seating, vegetable garden plus huge level area for development or play. Many upgrades including: newer roof, electrical rewiring, copper plumbing, newer furnace, seismic updates, all floors refinished, all new paint. Plus very large attic, with skylights and filtered bay views. Finished basement and off-street parking. Close to BART, shops, farmer’s market, UC Berkeley, AC transit, bicycle boulevards, parks. Truly special, authentic charm.

  • This is a family occupied home for many years. The three heirs are selling the home via probate sale. All heirs enthusiastically support the sale and have prepared the home for market.
  • Notice the way the home is sited on the lot, there is great sunny exposure to the south side of the house, and an exceptionally large yard. There are views to the Berkeley hills and the old City Hall to the east, and green neighborhood views to the west.
  • First level: tall ceilings, 2 bay windows, living and dining room with coved ceillings, large updated kitchen (2020), full bath and laundry. Embossed wainscoting from entry, upstairs to hallway.
  • Second level: 3 bedrooms, lots of closet space, full updated bath (2020), attic access; the rear bedroom has a sunroom with casement windows and views of the yard.
  • Attic: 830 sq ft (measured by floor plan drafter), partially finished, 3 skylights & windows east and west. Has filtered of the bay. Pull down ladder hook is in hallway or bedroom closet.
  • Basement: partially finished, and easy access to crawl-space. Great utility and wine storage.
  • Seller improvements (see detailed seller improvement list):
    • Electrical rewiring
    • Copper plumbing
    • High efficiency furnace and newer ductwork
    • Newer roof, gutters and downspouts
    • Tankless water heater
    • Seismic updates (structural, plus seismic gas shut-off)
    • Floors refinished
    • Newer concrete hardscaping
    • All new paint inside and out
    • New kitchen, updated baths
  • Garden plantings and irrigation, including 2 apple trees, lemon, lime, perimeter hedge, olive tree, 3 veggie planter boxes
  • Off-street parking for several cars or your airstream trailer
  • This home is exceptionally well-maintained.

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Open Houses:
Virtual Tour on Instagram 10/24 & 10/25 at noon, @eastbaysage

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Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Tracy McBride
510.982.4400 office
510.517.6202 mobile
[email protected]

Tracy McBride


Realtor® Associate

DRE# 01863856

510.517.6202 mobile


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With easy access to public transportation and Interstate 80, and many amenities within walking distance, Central Berkeley is one of the city’s most convenient neighborhoods. Central Berkeley residents are a short stroll away from the North Berkeley BART station on Sacramento Street or the Downtown Berkeley BART station on Shattuck Avenue, convenient for those who work in San Francisco. University Avenue, the neighborhood’s main east-to-west thoroughfare, leads directly to Interstate 80. University Avenue is also home to numerous restaurants -- serving all types of cuisine -- as well as other businesses. Homes in the neighborhood sit on quiet, tree-lined street and range from modest bungalows and cottages to larger, custom-built properties. Families enjoy Strawberry Creek Park, which offers a playground, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, and a picnic area. Other outdoor recreation spots in the neighborhood include Presentation Park, Cedar-Rose Park, and Berkeley Way Mini-Park.