It’s a variety pack trio this week — one high-end contemporary designer number, a 1970s custom home and a pretty, if diminutive, Craftsman near Gourmet Ghetto (pictured in listed order).

161 Avenida Drive: Price: $1,685,000. This one will appeal if you like full-on modern — and are comfortable with the idea of spending upwards of one and a half million. Designed by Paul Wang in 2003, this four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in the north Berkeley hills is described as “serene”, “secluded” and “spectacular” all at the same time. It sold for $1,925,000 just three years ago.

2901 Shasta Road: Price: $895,000. Custom designed in 1975, this three-bedroom is sited on a double lot and offers Bay views. There’s a loft area, built-in bookshelves, over-sized garage with workshop, lots of storage — but not enough photos yet to really size it up.

1708 Vine Street: $799,000. An updated three-bedroom Craftsman with original details, including built-ins, a detached workshop and what is described as a “beautiful” landscaped yard. Eight blocks from Chez Panisse.

Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...

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