There’s a quirky element to this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 2961 Pine Avenue in the Elmwood — which held its brokers’ open house today. The owner has imbued it with her personal style while overseeing an extensive and rather lovely remodel. The home has been extended on the back and shows character, with an unorthodox, but not unpleasant flow.

There’s a colorful palette on the walls and some pretty Craftsman touches — such as built-in window seats, clerestory windows and inlaid hardwood flooring.

I like the  cozy library, the way the kitchen gives onto the back yard, which is small but private, and the location — a quiet street extremely convenient to the “what would we do without” Star Grocery, the Claremont Hotel and the Elmwood shopping district on College.

Price: $950,000 ($566/sq ft).

Illustration: Barbara Tapp.

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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  1. I’m still giving the nod to 2927 Florence Street (and Berkeley Bowl). It’s hard to compete with a recent foreclosure. Speaking of which, 2814 Kelsey should (hopefully) be getting a much needed injection of capital …

  2. I swear, you do this to torture me with houses I can’t afford! 😉

    Seriously though, this is a gorgeous place.