998 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94710

3 beds2 baths1,266 sqft Edit

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Sold: $820,000
Sold on 10/30/12
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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.
Neighborhood Description
998 Virginia St. is in a great Berkeley neighborhood with a Bicycle Boulevard right outside your door. Just a few blocks away is the vibrant 4th Street Collection with its many great shops, cafés and Berkeley?s new Apple store! Also nearby are perennial Yelp favorites Café Leila, Acme Bread, and Casa Latina Bakery. For the commuter, you are just a two-minute drive to I-580, two blocks to the AC Transit bus and .6 miles to North Berkeley BART with its ample parking lots.
For the sports enthusiastic, just a block away is James Kenney Park. This 4+ acre park has something for everyone: children?s play area, a baseball/softball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, gym, and picnic area.
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  • Lot: 5,500 sqft
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1940
  • Views: 2,731 all time views
  • Last sold: Oct 2012 for $820,000
  • Last sale price/sqft: $648


  • Barbecue
  • Cable Ready
  • Deck
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Partial basement
  • Security System

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Range / Oven
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Breakfast nook
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Master bath


  • Construction quality:
    Provided by the county assessor, this grade is based on a scale that varies by market. For more information, or to update the grade, contact the county assessor's office.
  • Roof type: Composition
  • Room count: 5
  • Stories: 1
  • Structure type: Other
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 1,266 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Last remodel year: 1947
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: 058 212300600
  • Zillow Home ID: 24838050

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Zillow predicts 94710 home values will rise 4.5% next year, compared to a 2.8% increase for Berkeley as a whole. Among 94710 homes, this home is valued 63.5% more than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 14.1% more per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In 94710, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 27.1% less than in Berkeley, and 59% lower than the national average. This lower local number could help 94710 home values rise more quickly than other regions in Berkeley.

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