Gourmet Ghetto (Berkeley, CA)
By Arlene Baxter, Listing/Buying agent, Historic to Green, 2012 REALTOR of the Year, Berkeley Association Berkeley CA & environs
(Red Oak Realty)
For the past week in Berkeley, CA we've had gorgeous spring weather. Starting with the narcissus, we've had a progression of beautiful things in bloom: camellias, magnolias, daffodils, freesias and now tulips, cyclamen and a deep blue California native ceanothus. It's thrilling to hear the buzz of bees gorging themselves on pollen as they move through the blue blossoms. And as our gardens have come fully into flower, so is our real estate market emerging. Unlike so many other parts of the country where the phrase "glut of inventory" defines their condition, we have had many months of very few properties to show an ever-increasing number of buyers. The predictable result has been continued multiple offers. Last week I previewed a classic Berkeley home for a buyer: an Arts & Crafts style,...
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By Michael Greenslade
(Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)
I have been looking long for this photo of the original Theta Chi Chapter House at U.C. Berkeley.  This was the one designed by William Raymond Yelland. Yelland was the designer for Normandy Village and Beckett's Irish Pub. It was located on LeConte just North of the campus near Normandy Village.  It was torn down in order to make room for an medical office building I believe. The blueprints for this frat house are still available in the design archives collection at U.C. Berkeley.It is the perfect text book building by Yelland. He has many of his classic features in this one building.  This frat house features dutch gables or Jerkinhead gables. A very prominent cat-slide roof at the right side.  The fireplace with the tapered top is very much his style. The bay window with the railing ...
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