1916 Modernized Westbrae Farmhouse. SOLD! Multiple offers, significantly above asking.

1300 Evelyn Ave

Berkeley, CA
3,154 sqft ±
3F 1H Baths
4 Beds
4 Beds
3F 1H Baths
3,154 sqft ±

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1300 Evelyn sits proudly on the corner in one of the best locations West Berkeley has to offer. This 1916 renovated modern farmhouse in the happening Westbrae location is just a block from the Biergarten, Westbrae Nursery, Bagel Shop, near Monterey Market, Acme Bread and close to the 80 freeway and North Berkeley BART.


The number of rooms and flow of this house makes it perfect for a large or multigenerational family. The bedrooms are spacious with closets resembling small rooms. The garden requires minimal care but is lush with trees and contains three large planters for a constant vegetable garden. This is a very versatile home.


Enter the house through an enclosed porch into the living room or drive into the garage and enter through the foyer. The living room is centered by an antique Victorian light fixture with a beautiful handmade wood built-in shelving unit. Continue towards the back and just off the living room is an office or guest room that connects to an interior half bathroom. Straight ahead is the open-plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen has plenty of storage with conveniences such as vertical track pantries, lots of counter space and is flooded with natural light. Double French doors open from the dining area to the back yard. To the left of the dining room is a large bedroom with a full bathroom. This could function as a family-room and connects to the beautiful backyard. This would be an ideal space for anyone with mobility challenges as it is all level-in.

Upstairs are three large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. At the top off the stairway landing, there is more storage and additional hand-built cabinets. To the left is a full bathroom with an elegant clawfoot soaking tub. The West facing Master Bedroom has a connected full bath with vanity and sink just outside, views into the garden below, a sliver of the Bay and a historic church steeple. The North facing room, has a high peaked ceiling with windows that look to the beautiful Maple trees outside. The East Facing room, is as long as the North room is high - it has two large closet spaces, including one with windows to the East framing the golden hills and could be another reading, writing, or play space.

Finally, ascend into the finished attic space which can function as a writer's room, play and gym space. Beautiful views surround this high up perch.


The large backyard has raised vegetable beds and elegantly designed brick patios perfect for outdoor entertaining. Amid the plantings are several fruit & olive trees all connected to an irrigation system. The shed at the rear could be converted to another office or studio. The garage has a washer dryer and utility sink and the asset of interior access. This house is a rare gem in a very special location, come make it your home!

Floor Plan


About The Agents

Daniella Brower



I come from a family of builders, architects, engineers, and artists. My earliest memories involve color-sorting electrical wires and arranging tiles soon to be set in mortar. I’ve always been affected by spaces: their flow, light, smell, sound, design, and transformative powers. In spaces, I see and hear stories filled with how lives are lived. The storytelling business is my other love and a mainstay throughout my professional life. Working in documentary filmmaking for decades, has been one of the ways I’ve combined a passion for social justice and art. After building our house from the ground up and selling, then buying a beautiful decaying Spanish-style centurion and re-building again, the combination of my interests in architecture and personal narratives, led me to a career in real estate. I have the privilege of joining my mother, Norah Brower, whose 24 years of dedication, integrity and sterling advocacy for both sellers and buyers in the competitive Bay Area market has always been an inspiration. I believe houses can be vessels for our dreams and reflections and know firsthand both the promises and challenges of creating a space to call your own. I hope you will trust me to guide you through the challenging but ultimately rewarding process of buying or selling a home.

Norah Brower



Since becoming a realtor in 1995, Norah has consistently been among the leaders in the Berkeley market, where she has resided for some three decades. Specializing in residential properties in Berkeley, Oakland and adjoining communities, she is respected and trusted amongst her colleagues. Together with an accomplished team of real estate assistants, professional stagers, photographers and marketers, she is directly involved in each transaction, from start to close. Her personalized marketing plans blend print with online advertising, including custom property websites, social media and virtual tours. With extraordinary attention to detail, Norah is skillful in strategically showcasing each home to create an optimal presentation. In order to provide each client with the excellent service they deserve, she is selective about the number of engagements she will assume at any one time and her professionalism, integrity and discretion earn clients’ trust. Norah is well known for her knowledge and expertise in marketing a diversity of architectural styles. She has represented many buyers and sellers of homes designed by some of Berkeley’s most notable architects of the 20th century, including Bernard Maybeck, Walter Ratcliff, John Hudson Thomas, Edwin Snyder and Gerald McCue. As a CRS designee (Council of Residential Specialists) Norah is part of a group who rank among the top 4% of all Realtors in the United States. She is also a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) with the tools and insight to be able to counsel seniors on real estate issues that impact them. With a heightened awareness of the impact we each have on the environment, more of us are striving to reduce our carbon footprint by limiting our waste of natural resources. Norah has obtained her GREEN Designation by completing a comprehensive course offered by the National Association of Realtors which has given her the necessary knowledge and tools to become a trusted green resource. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Norah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and her graduate degree at San Francisco State University. After initially teaching hearing impaired students, she started her own company, producing award winning silk fabrics for the interiors industry. Some of her designs were chosen for the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Her background in education, design and business, combined with her communication skills, creativity and enthusiasm have contributed to her success. Norah is skillful at understanding her clients’ needs, and translating them to her extensive knowledge of the market. Above and beyond her guidance in buying or selling houses, Norah’s involvement in her community includes a leading role in the Council on Architecture of the Oakland Museum of California, an organization that promotes a better understanding of architecture through shows, lectures and tours. Her fondness for animals keeps her active in local animal organizations. She cares deeply about the community and environment in which she lives and where she raised her child and actively contributes to many local charities. The area Norah serves includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, Orinda and Lafayette. Please feel free to contact Norah on her cell phone (510) 703-6934 or at [email protected]