Berkeley | $1.049 Million
A Mediterranean-style bungalow with two bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house is in the Westbrae neighborhood, a few blocks from a busy stretch of San Pablo Avenue, a major thoroughfare lined with businesses including a brewing supply store, several Vietnamese restaurants and a Whole Foods grocery store. The nearest BART station, North Berkeley, is a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk. Berkeley Village, a housing development where a number of students from the University of California at Berkeley live, is about a mile away; the main Berkeley campus is about 10 minutes away by car.
Size: 1,144 square feet
Price per square foot: $917
Indoors: Steps lead from the street to the front door, set back beneath a simple arch.
The foyer, like the rest of the house, has recently refinished hardwood floors. To the left is the living room, which has a tall window facing the street and two more windows flanking the stucco-clad fireplace. Three arched openings lead to the dining room, which has a new hanging light fixture and easy access to the kitchen.
In the kitchen, a green-tile backsplash lines the walls behind the sink and range. On one side of the room is a nook that serves as a combination pantry and laundry room; on the other is a home office that can also be reached from the foyer, with a built-in for magazine storage along one wall and a bay of windows that offers a sunny spot for a desk and chair.