Elmwood Bungalow

Architect Leola Hall (1880-1930) designed and built at least forty, and perhaps as many as one hundred houses in the Elmwood Park section of Berkeley. In 1916 she designed this charming home. It combines the best urban location with lovely Arts & Crafts details in the public rooms: a handsome clinker brick fireplace in the living room, spacious dining room with built-in buffet, pocket doors that echo the motif of the glass cabinet doors of the buffet; box beam ceiling. Recently refinished hardwood floors, interior painted with low-VOC paints. Three bedrooms, one and a half baths. Finished basement room plus extensive additional basement storage. Covered carport. The garden features Cecile Brunner roses and a mature purple wisteria.

Listed for $785,000, it sold quickly with multiple offers, and closed at $825,000.

This was the home for many years of Dorothy Vance, a local quilter, artist and activist. To read a tribute to her by her brother Roger Moss, click here.

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