Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes
By Natalie Wise
Whoopi Goldberg has eclectic real estate taste. She sold her Vermont estate in 2011, and before that, her Soho loft. Now it’s a Northern California home in Berkeley that’s up for grabs, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Actress, comedian and “The View” co-host Goldberg is listing the 1890 Victorian for $1.275 million. Though the double lot is still small at only one-third of an acre, the property includes the main house, a detached barn/cottage, five garages and plenty of beautiful outdoor living space.
The main house features an updated but subdued family friendly space with three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Comfortable but not overstated, the space retains many period details, including woodwork, hardware, a rolling library ladder and plenty of bookshelves.
The barn/cottage is a wide-open wooden space full of vintage charm. There are two fireplaces to keep things cozy in the winter, and skylights for ample natural light.
The outdoor areas really shine, and are perfectly suited to enjoying the Berkeley climate. The porch is well-shaded by mature landscaping, and a curving brick patio invites dining alfresco. There are also open grass spaces for pets and children to enjoy.
Real estate records show the house was last on the market in 1985 and purchased for a mere $335,000, right at the height of Goldberg’s career. “The Color Purple” came out the same year, followed in 1992 by “Sister Act.”
Colleen Larkin of Thornwall Properties holds the listing.