Comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has put a home in Berkeley on the market for $1.275 million.
Set behind a picket fence, the two-story Victorian-style estate sits on about a third of an acre. Built in 1890, the renovated main house has raised ceilings, double-hung windows, an updated kitchen, wood details and three bedrooms in 1,455 square feet of space.
A detached barn/cottage with a pitched roof contains three rooms, a second kitchen with a fireplace and a full bathroom in 1,635 square feet. Set beneath a row of skylights, a sun room/porch has another fireplace.
Outdoors, grounds center on a tree-topped patio with curved brick planters and a large expanse of grass. There are five garages on the property.
The house sold for $335,000 in 1985, record show.
Colleen Larkin of Thornwall Properties has the listing.
Goldberg, 59, relocated to the East Bay during the late ‘70s and was active in the local improv scene, performing with the Blake Street Hawkeyes Theater troupe.
The television and film actress is known for her Oscar-winning role in “Ghost” (1990) as well as “The Color Purple” (1985), “Sister Act” (1992) and the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Goldberg also won a Tony Award as a producer for the 2003 Broadway production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
More recently, she has been a panelist on “The View” since 2007.