Character, Location and Built to last. SOLD!

2710 Garber Street

Berkeley 94705, CA
1,939 sqft ±
1F Bath
3 Beds
3 Beds
1F Bath
1,939 sqft ±

3D Tour


Step into a bit of the roaring twenties in this beautifully maintained, perfectly located, 3 BD + 1 BA Elmwood home. Built in 1918, this home has been owned by the seller for the past 40 years who carefully upgraded the structure, systems, and utilities, all the while, restoring and caring for the irreplaceable original details seen throughout.  

Walking up to the front door, a covered porch welcomes you with a warm Craftsman glow. The large, rare original gumwood door opens to a small hallway that can be separated by a sliding glass pocket divider. To the right is the elegant living room, centered on the fireplace with its original California arts & Crafts tile. The long dining room, just slightly to the left can be opened out to the front porch on warm summer days.

Beyond the dining room, sits a renovated kitchen with granite countertops and stone flooring, flooded with soft eastern light from the bank of windows above the counters. Across the hall is the bathroom, with an original tub and shower. The first bedroom on the main level looks out to the large Pomelo tree to the west. Down the hall further sits the larger bedroom with windows that open to both the south and west, surrounded by the trees in the yard and beyond and with a large modern closet. The hallway connects to a few stairs up and into the third bedroom on the south, which looks out to the yard through the vintage wooden sashes.  

A few steps down from the kitchen, is an office / laundry room that leads to a large basement workshop and storage space or out to the yard. The garden is a beautifully planted, private low-maintenance yard, with mature maple and jacaranda trees as well as several spots perfect for entertaining. Through the gate, is a garage / workshop that could be converted into a small studio or finished space. The owner, a professional athlete used it to store his skis and kayak. In front of this studio, is a long driveway, which can easily park three cars tandem. 

Apart from the charm and history this house has to offer, it has a new foundation, roof, and radiant heat to make all the worries around water & movement fall away. The neighborhood can’t be beat, for a combination of access to College Avenue, Elmwood shops, and the tranquility of the Claremont Canyon trails. Across the street is St. Johns church and Maybeck High in the stunningly designed John Hans Ostwald building which hosts classical concerts and various community events from time to time.

Floor Plan





COME JOIN US! Broker's Tour: Thursday, February 2, 10 am - 1 pm. Saturday Open House: February 4, 2 pm -4 pm. Sunday Open House: February 5, 2 pm - 4 pm. OFFERS THURSDAY FEB 9TH, BY 1:30 PM

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].