1729 Virginia St

1729 Virginia St

1729 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Quintessential Berkeley! Built for an Armenian carpet dealer circa 1903, then home to an artist family for 60 years, the Rest Easy Home has been a haven for artful expression, music and community through the decades. It features one of Berkeley's noted community-oriented benches, this one beckoning passers-by to "rest easy." Retaining much of its original charm, including hardwood floors, pocket doors & picture rails, it has recently undergone important and artistic transformations. The entry level was raised & has a new foundation w/ beautiful stained concrete floors, the entire home has new electrical, plumbing & HVAC (Chiltrix heat pump/boiler), high quality dual pane windows, skylights including a dramatic elliptical skylight in the kitchen w/ induction cooktop, & artful custom cabinetry with thoughtfully designed lighting throughout, stunning Heath tiles, a whimsical color palette, mature drought tolerant succulent garden, tranquil backyard with ipe & redwood decks, not to mention a legal 300sf ADU/backyard cottage w/ a beautifully crafted hideaway staircase & murphy bed and 649sf attic w/ skylights. The exceptional level of quality and detail is reflected in the work done by the highly respected Ian MacLeod design-build firm. Open Fri 6/23 5:30-7, Sat/Sun 6 24&25, 7/1&2.



2,461 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

3,300 Sq.Ft. lot

Jodi Nishimura

Jodi Nishimura

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms5
  • Total bathrooms5
  • full bathrooms4
  • Laundry room Laundry Closet
  • Flooring Concrete, Hardwood, Tile
  • Fireplace None
  • APPLIANCES Dishwasher, Electric Range, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
  • other interior Features Bonus/Plus Room, Family Room, In-Law Floorplan, Breakfast Bar, Stone Counters, Updated Kitchen

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area2,461 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area3,300 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID41031094
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1903
  • Architecture StylesEdwardian


  • PoolNone
  • roofComposition
  • lot featuresCorner Lot
  • parkingCarport
  • HEAT TYPEZoned
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • other exterior FeaturesBack Yard, Front Yard, Side Yard


  • Sales Price$2,600,000
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