Expansive, Updated El Cerrito 3bd/2.5ba Gem with Terraced Yard and Views available now!

This spacious and newly updated 3BD/2.5BA offers the best in indoor/outdoor living, with spectacular three-bridge views from the open-format living room and kitchen plus a large, terraced rear yard with room to play, garden, and entertain. Originally built in 1950, this mid-century home now has top of the line kitchen and bathrooms, a downstairs bonus space, a magical rear yard, and more!

The sloped driveway leads to a deep single car garage, with room for one (or two small) cars.. Alongside the driveway, a short set up stairs leads to a cozy porch with lovely vistas. The front door opens into a spacious open-concept living room/dining room/kitchen, with large double-paned windows showcasing awesome views of the Bay and bridges, plus narrow plank hardwood floors. The kitchen is newly updated, with a custom center island with bar seating for 4, 6-burner gas stove, and central hood. The L-shaped work space has quartz countertops and plenty of cabinet and prep space for entertaining and making big meals. Large french doors open the kitchen out to the back patio, perfect for dining al fresco. There’s a wine fridge and a wall of built-in pantry shelving next to the french doors, plus a low desk area.

An L-shaped hallway off the living room leads to the home’s three bedrooms. The front bedroom is large, with pretty bay views and an extra-large closet with built-in shelving. The cozy middle bedroom is tucked between the front and the master, also with a large closet and built-in shelving. Across the hall from the middle bedroom is a freshly remodeled hall bathroom, with double standing shower, new tile, and vanity. The lux master bedroom is at the end of the hall. It has a large en suite bathroom with another modern standing shower, large double vanity, and deep soaking tub with windows looking out to the rear garden. The master bedroom has a built-in gas fireplace, large double closet, and a large glass door that leads out to the rear patio and yard.

A door in the main hallway next to the living room leads downstairs to a lower level. On one side you have interior access to the large garage. On the other side is a large laundry area with a utility sink and a “plus room” – perfect for storage, crafting, working out, or storing your wine collection.

The newly designed backyard adds tons of space to spread out and enjoy our temperate California weather! There are four patio areas, terraced up the rear slope of the yard, interspersed with thoughtful landscaping and a garden area. The first patio is off the kitchen and master bedroom, level with the house, and perfect for outdoor dining. There are 2 flagstone patios on either side of the central sunny veggie garden. And at the top of the yard is another wide, flat patio, perfect for lounging around a firepit and enjoying the sunset over the three-bridge view. Take in the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and a sweeping panoramic view from Richmond to Oakland and across the Bay from Marin to San Francisco. Behind the house are the peaceful, rolling greens of the Berkeley Country Club, so get your clubs ready – or just enjoy the absence of rear neighbors.

Tenant covers all utilities, Owner covers gardener.
Pet considered with additional deposit.

Showing by appointment only – Virtual Tour Now
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