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Classic, Three-Bedroom Family Home in El Cerrito with Views of the Bay
Backdropped by Bay views, this timeless, split-level family home is tucked away on a quiet street behind El Cerrito High School. Peppered with charming, Mid Century touches, this spacious, 1,744-square foot abode offers three bedrooms and one full bathroom. Across the threshold, guests are welcomed by a light-soaked living room with cozy, brick fireplace and ample windows. Lined in hardwoods and appointed with arched entryways, the living room bleeds into an open-concept dining and kitchen area.
Lined in Saltillo tile flooring and illuminated by an overhead skylight, a galley kitchen with quartz counters and glossy, stainless-steel appliances flows seamlessly into the backyard via French doors. Completed by a spacious family room and a sunlit bedroom, the first floor offers endless room for a growing family. Ascending stairs upwards, a split-level landing reveals a pair of sunny bedrooms serviced by a full bath with pedestal sink and soaking tub. Equipped with washer/dryer and ample storage space, an attached, two-car tandem garage offers basement access.
A fully fenced backyard with turf grass features a terraced tile patio and rustic outdoor barbecue island. Recently reimagined with drought-resistant landscaping and an 40amp Charge Point electric car charger, this El Cerrito gem was modernized with sustainability in mind. Located next to El Cerrito Plaza and Fat Apple’s restaurant, 416 Balra Drive is minutes from the El Cerrito BART station for convenient commuter access. Poised to house a growing brood, this turnkey abode leaves nothing to be desired.
By appointment only with buyer's agent and signed PEAD-V form submitted to listing agent prior to showing
Offers Tuesday 1/26 @ 1pm via Disclosures IO, no preemptive offers
Additional Showings by Appointment:
Mark P. Choi, DRE# 01433100
Email: [email protected]
Surrounded by tree-lined hills, views of the San Francisco Bay, and located just a few miles from the shoreline, El Cerrito is a beautiful town in the Bay Area. The neighborhoods in El Cerrito reflect the town’s Mid-century charm and appeal; and although most of the homes look like they were built in the 1940s and 1950s, they have been updated to satisfy modern tastes! The area is rich in music history as well: El Cerrito is the birthplace of John Fogerty and the famous rock band known as Creedence Clearwater Revival. El Cerrito is one of the best places in the Bay Area to raise a family. With early education schools such as Children’s Garden Montessori plus several great elementary schools, middle schools, and El Cerrito High Schools, your kids will have plenty of great learning opportunities. The community is also ideally located for UC Berkeley students and faculty. A short trip from the El Cerrito del Norte station can have you on campus in 20 minutes. Whether you love golf, hiking, or several other outdoor activities, El Cerrito has an option for you. Berkeley Country Club has been a staple in the community for nearly 100 years, and its beautiful 18-hole golf course provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay Area Bridge. Hikers love Hillside Natural Area; provides over 100 acres of open grasslands, and is a great place to take your dog on a walk. If you prefer to take your dog to a park where they can interact with other furry friends, Point Isabel Dog Park is a great option. El Cerrito Plaza, located near the intersection of San Pablo Ave and Fairmount Avenue, serves several purposes. First, it is El Cerrito’s premier shopping center; stores include a Lucky supermarket, a CVS, a Verizon store, and several popular fast food restaurants. It also features a BART station which makes commuting to and from San Francisco super convenient. Locals skip the bland national chains and opt for long standing local burger and dog joints like Big Al’s, Nation’s Giant Burgers (HQ’d in EL C) and Caspers Hot Dogs. Some days feel right out of the 1950’s when residents can enjoy a Nation’s Giant Burger, then head across the street to check out a flick at the art deco Cerrito Theater (built in 1937). If you’re craving more than just fast food, you will be amazed at the diverse array of local restaurants. Notable restaurants in El Cerrito include: The Junket: Enjoy a unique fusion of German and British cuisine when you visit this unique deli in El Cerrito. Larb Thai Food & Tapas: One of the Bay Area’s highest rated Thai restaurants, locals and residents alike enjoy both the food and the atmosphere. El Mono: Savor the flavors of authentic Peruvian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere while gazing at the artwork on the walls. From great food and shopping to convenient access to public transit, plus scenic views at every turn, El Cerrito has it all!