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Super Sweet Berkeley Cottage Near 4th St.’s Vibrant Shops & Cafes!

See what the buzzzz is about at 998 Virginia!!

998 Virginia is a darling three bedroom, two bath updated corner cottage in the midst of enchanting front and back gardens. This is a special Berkeley find - full of sun, gardens, updates and neighborhood amenities to explore!

Approaching the tree canopy pathway, you notice the care taken with the landscaping, a mix of hardy natives and drought-tolerant exotics. This same attention to detail is carried throughout the property, both inside and out.

As you enter through the front door—with its beautiful stained glass accent—the skylight creates a cheerful ambience that resonates throughout the house. The living room, with its custom-tile fireplace, built-in bookcase, and built-in speakers, opens to the dining area and kitchen. Exposed wood beams accent the space, making it a perfect blend of vintage authenticity and contemporary attitude. 

The cook’s kitchen has been completely remodeled: above the farmhouse sink a large picture window overlooks the back deck and rose arbor.  Solid maple butcher-block counters, shaker style cabinets and a cozy breakfast nook give the room a charm and convenience. Entertainers and gardeners will delight in the indoor/outdoor flow from the kitchen to deck and gardens.

This generous backyard has a large, sunny deck and built-in seating framed with fragrant, climbing roses. While wandering through the gardens, you will discover a wide variety of fruit-bearing trees and plantings. For a more detailed list of the plants at 998 Virginia, browse the seller’s Garden Guide Book, an encyclopedic chronicle of the property’s plantings, passed down from owner to owner.

The master suite is tranquil and serene with its own private bath and door that leads to the deck and garden.  You will be pleased to see two additional bedrooms which share an updated hall bath complete with a soaking tub, custom tiling and all new fixtures.

Many NEW Features and Updates:

  1. Kitchen: The chef’s kitchen has been completely remodeled with new shaker style cabinetry, maple butcher-block counters, farmhouse sink, large picture window, 17,000 BTU, burner gas stove, original heartwood fir flooring, eat-in counter and a cozy breakfast nook with French doors leading to the large back garden.

  2. Living Room: The open living room and dining area have hardwood floors, ceiling speakers, custom-tiled fireplace, and built-in shelving.

  3. Bedrooms: The bedrooms are all light and bright with ample closets and wood floors. The master suite has its own private bath, picture window overlooking the back garden and door leading to the large deck.

  4. Deck/Yard: You will find this home is neatly situated on a large corner lot, which provides a spacious backyard filled with abundant planting beds and fruit trees.  A sunny deck allows for year-round indoor/outdoor entertaining.  Don’t miss the bonus gardener’s shed or potential studio.

  5. Additional Updates: New energy-efficient Trane furnace and ducts, new Takagi tankless water heater and stainless steel chimney, seismic retrofit with house bolted and shear walls installed, new sewer lateral connection, copper re-piping of the entire house, new circuit-breaker panel and updated electrical, designer paint inside and out and much more! See sellers’ list of upgrades for additional items.

  6. Location: With a “walker’s paradise” score of 92, you are ideally situated with easy access to major transportation, while enjoying the many amenities Berkeley has to offer. Read more about the neighborhood!



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998 Virginia St.

1,266 SF

5,500 SF




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Offer Date:

October 18th, 4:00 PM

by email

Linnette Edwards:

C: 925.580.8801