Home of the Week: 2919 Lorina Street: Berkeley Historic Landmark
Highlights at a glance:
- Solar power for reduced electricity usage
- New foundation
- Radiant heat
- Fire sprinklers
- New exterior paint
- Attached locking 2-car tandem garage
- Garden storage area
“A drop-dead gorgeous and utterly charming 4++BD/2BA Queen Anne Victorian, 2919 Lorina is a Berkeley historic landmark, completely renovated/rebuilt in 2013 blending many elegant details of the period with stylish modern updates for comfort and convenience. Known as the Rose-Goldsmith House, the home includes a formal dining room, remodeled kitchen with breakfast room, modern baths, and a spacious primary bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the lush rear garden. The expansive second story has been finished and remodeled to house a family room, three bedrooms, and bath – with operable skylights in most rooms. The partially finished basement includes two bonus rooms, and an attached garage provides tandem parking for two cars. Ideally located in South Berkeley – in the neighborhood fondly known as Baja Elmwood – the home is surrounded by an array of delights including the Ashby Arts District, College Avenue’s variety of independent shops and restaurants, the well-loved Berkeley Bowl market, and, for commuters, the Ashby BART.
Built in 1891 by Josiah John Rose, the home includes many Victorian-era touches including ornate ceiling medallions and vintage light fixtures, push-button light switches, picture rails, wainscoting, millwork on door and window frames, and stained glass windows said to be from a church in Scotland.”
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Looking for more Homes of the Week? Check out last week’s post here featuring 2737 Mathews Street: Artistically Remodeled Berkeley Bungalow.