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Features

Thoughtfully reimagined traditional home has been transformed with luxury design features and has stunning views. The layout has been reconfigured to offer an open concept and capture beautiful outlooks from all windows. Careful attention to detail with minimal expense spared throughout the renovation.

 

All windows have been replaced with a specific noise-reduction model of Marvin brand windows; they are double-paned with thicker glass, specially created using sound disbursing technology. With urban living at its best, these state-of-the-art windows provide a better indoor living and enjoyment experience. Purposeful noise-reduction home improvements include insulating walls, removing windows along Moeser Lane, and relocating closets to help further buffer sounds. Windows were added along the back of the house, which boast outlooks of the delightful and inviting backyard.

 

The front door was relocated and a 21 square foot* entry added for a more practical entry point into the living room. Contemporary gas fireplace with bronze enclosure features river rocks and glass stones, surrounded by rich earth toned tile and a rustic mantle. Alcoves bookend this focal point and create a cozy space. A wall was removed between the dining area and kitchen to open the space and offer peninsula seating. The gourmet kitchen offers continuous Buddha Stone quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, chef’s stove, hammered copper sink, ample cabinetry, and sweeping vistas of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Another wall was removed to open up and increase living space. The resulting den features large French doors which level out to a deck and modern pavers, offering two levels of garden and patio spaces to enjoy.

 

In addition to a sweet bedroom on the main level, as well as gorgeous full bathroom with heated floors and huge soaking tub, the downstairs has come alive with a spacious master bedroom suite featuring two closets, luxurious master bathroom, large laundry room, half bath, and a 300+ sq ft* dedicated music studio. Lower level features painted and polished concrete floors, comfortable carpeting in the master bedroom, and heated floors in the master bathroom. The music studio offers various flexible uses, potentially as a home office, family room, studio for yoga, art, hobbies, crafts, or whatever fits your needs.

 

The home was upgraded with a conscious effort toward energy efficiency. Systems include all three bathrooms with lighting on timers, photo sensors, and motion sensors, on-demand hot water system with call buttons at all faucets, tankless gas water heater, exterior solar shades which run with a solar-powered remote control, and R-38 factor insulation in the attic.

 

If you enjoy a growing garden, you’ll love the fruit orchard. Trees include fig, quince, Fuji apple, Eureka lemon, and Bearss lime. The artichoke plant is prolific annually, and perhaps the grapevine will fruit this summer. Garden beds have space for more vegetables of your choice. The terraced backyard has interlocking pavers and retaining walls. An automated drip irrigation system was installed as well as water catchment barrels with gutter diverters. Detached 2-car garage is accessed from Moeser Lane and the side door provides easy access to the home. The size of the lot is 4,900 square feet.*

 

The house is 2,091 square feet,* and the remodel was done with approved plans and final permits, including a survey identifying property lines. New systems include electrical wiring and sub-panels, plumbing, roof, heating and air-conditioning, tankless hot water heater, French drains along northern and eastern perimeter of house, and sewer lateral.

 

Perched high on the corner for maximum privacy and on the edge of urban living, this exceptional modernized masterpiece offers breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco, and expansive Bay. Nearby amenities include Cerrito Vista Park with a track, grassy field, play structures and tennis courts, Hillside Natural Area (an urban hiking gem), Community Center with renovated swim center, Contra Costa Civic Theater, El Cerrito Natural Grocery & Food Annex, Well Grounded cafe, and more. Commute options include AC Transit, Transbay Express, and nearby BART. With high-end sustainable materials and finishes paired with a savvy design throughout, this remarkable home raises the bar with respect to refined living.

 

*Entry and music room square footages are approximate and taken from architectural plans. House and lot measurements approximate per public records.

Neighborhood


El Cerrito means "the little hill" in Spanish, and the town that is perched on the hill above San Francisco Bay offers easy access to Interstate 80 and Interstate 580 to Marin. Hillside homes along the curving streets deliver sweeping views of San Francisco and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge. El Cerrito's main shopping corridor is undergoing a rebirth, beginning with Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, which was restored from the former Cerrito Speakeasy Theater. Access to open space and parkland is extensive, with Arlington Park, Cerrito Vista Park, Hillside Natural Area, Huber Park, Poinsett Park, and Tassajara Park & Pottery Studio all nearby. The Ohlone Greenway is a popular trail with hikers and bikers. The University of California, Berkeley is several miles away, and two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, at El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte, make commuting easy. El Cerrito Plaza is a major shopping center housing grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, a pharmacy, and smaller mom-and-pop stores.


Schedule

Open Houses:
Saturday, April 6th, 2:00-4:30pm
Sunday, April 7th, 2:00-4:30pm

Brokers Tour:
Thursday, April 4th, 9:30am-12:30pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
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510.872.4512 mobile
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Grace Bishop

Realtor®Moving with GraceRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01245471510.872.4512 mobilewww.gracebishop.com

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