Storybook 3-Bedroom Ranch House in El Cerrito

Set in a storybook neighborhood in El Cerrito, this charming family home affords light-soaked, living with a 1,523-square foot layout. A mid-century ranch house just minutes to Berkeley Country Club, this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom abode offers a flexible office that could be easily converted into a third bedroom.

Perfect for a growing family with a fully fenced yard and sunny back patio, this timeless home is the quintessence of curb appeal, punctuated with a brick walk and shuttered façade. Across the threshold, a woodburning fireplace sets the tone for a cozy living room decked in windows and hardwoods.

Continuing onward, a formal dining room with wainscotting is joined by a cheery kitchen that bleeds outward to a sunny back patio. Bathed in sunlight, the kitchen has been modernized with stainless-steel appliances, seamless Caesarstone quarts counters, and subway tile backsplash.

Putting a fresh spin on traditional built-ins, a breezy back office evokes an air of timeless luxury, framed in post and beam construction. Tucked away at the far wing of the house for ultimate privacy, a pair of spacious bedrooms are serviced by a luxe bathroom, beautifully updated with subway tile, a double vanity, soaking tub, and frameless stall shower.

Poised for new sod, a sprawling backyard could be easily transformed into an outdoor oasis, bordered by a privacy hedge at the fence. An idyllic retreat just minutes to El Cerrito Plaza and BART, this dynamic property is steps to the AC Transit Transbay “H” bus line for easy city-bound commutes.

Property details:

  • Mid-Century home built in 1954
  • Single-level, 1,523-square foot layout
  • 2-bed, 1.5-bath, w/ flexible office/3rd bed
  • Solar owned; 13 (4.030 KW) solar panels with 9.3 kWh battery back-up system
  • Post and beam construction
  • Hardwoods, fireplace, and ample windows
  • Wainscotting and custom built-ins
  • Modern kitchen with seamless Caesarstone quartz counters and S/S appliances
  • Spacious primary suite with spa-like bathroom
  • Mud room with washer/dryer
  • Attached, 2-car garage
  • Fully fenced yard with sprawling backyard and outdoor patio
  • Sewer lateral compliant
  • Minutes to Berkeley Country Club and Transbay H bus

MLS# 40977289


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 School, 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 Plaza or Del Norte BART stations 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 bridges. 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 Al’s Big Burger, Nation’s Giant Burgers (HQ’d in EL Cerrito). 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!


Broker Tour:

Thursday January 13th, 9:30-12pm

Open Houses:

Sunday January 9th, 2-4:30pm

Sunday January 16th, 2-4:30pm


Offers due Tuesday January 18th at 12pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:

Mark P. Choi, DRE# 01433100

Mobile: 510.381.1116

Email: [email protected]



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