Delightful Duplex in Berkeley, CA

by arlene on December 10, 2011

It gave me great pleasure to host a party on Thursday! No, it wasn’t your normal holiday party. This was the tour for agents, and my listing was THE place to be. This Queen Anne duplex south of campus was indeed the Queen of the day, welcoming almost 100 agents, and I was delighted to finally have this property ready to find its new owners!

In 15 years in the business this property has taken more time and effort on my part, as well as requiring more of an investment on the part of the trust that is selling it, than any other listing. I coordinated major projects: a new foundation, a drainage system, new sewer lateral, new roof on both the building and the garages (a wonderful asset in this location!). It was painted from head to toe, inside and out. Floors were refinished, the garden was relandscaped. The electrical system was improved (though actual upgrading of the service is still advised). As we speak new furnaces are being installed. The shared driveway has two lovely new drivestrips with mulch down the middle–a thing of beauty in the eyes of this proud listing agent!

Berkeley has many rental properties, and this has the strong advantage of having both units vacant. It’s also a terrific location, near campus but not too close, and between the shops on Telegraph and Shattuck, each with their own character. Walkscore gives it a score of 86: very walkable.

Want to take a peak: check out my slide show above, or for even more details visit:

So far the response has been super: I’ve mailed out 12 disclosure packages! Any offers will be heard by appointment on Wednesday, December 14th.

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