Old Craftsman House For Sale In Berkeley

Not tiny, not cheap, but nice.

“…Built in 1907 and almost untouched since, this Craftsman Style cottage hasn’t been on the market in five decades, and yes, it needs some serious updating, but at least you won’t have to rip our someone else’s misguided attempts. While there’s no indication from the realtor who the architect might have been, the carpenters of this 4-bed, 1.5-bath house deserve some credit as well.

Inside, box beams, paneling and built-in cabinets in redwood, from trees we’ll never see the likes of again, and two pantries– on serving the dining room, and another with a vintage icebox from a time when ice was delivered in blocks by a man with a horse and cart. Three fireplaces, and in addition to two bedrooms down, there are two wonderful rooms upstairs…

2821 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, $729K…” https://shltr.net/berkcrafts

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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