Welcome to 711 Norvell Street! Situated on a tree-lined street full of vintage homes, this lovely property was built in 1951 and totally re-imagined into a spacious, contemporary home that now offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a family room, an eat-in kitchen and a large living room.
The house has wonderful curb appeal and is as visually striking on the outside as it is on the inside with dramatic rooflines, custom architectural windows, a covered front porch, and mature landscaping. Not to be overlooked, the house has solar panels that create a renewal energy source while reducing carbon footprint and utility bills! These panels are owned and were just replaced this week!
Inside, a spacious, sunlit living room offers a two-story vaulted ceiling, oversized picture windows, a newly refinished oak floor and a wood stove for those chilly Bay Area winter nights. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with handsome Shaker-style cabinets that perfectly complement the earth-toned granite counters. A large dining area next to the kitchen overlooks the backyard, and provides access to the level backyard that has a patio, raised vegetable beds and fruit trees. What was once the original garage has been converted to a family room with a ceramic tile floor and a wall of built-in cabinets, and can be easily reverted back to a garage if desired.
A spacious bedroom on this main level sits across from the kitchen, and has a lovely oak floor, a roomy closet and a large bay window with a deep window seat that looks out to the backyard. A full bathroom next to the bedroom makes this a perfect guest suite, family room or home office.
An open stairway from the living room leads to a second floor, high-ceilinged mezzanine that overlooks the living room. A very large master bedroom suite at the end of the hall has a bamboo floor, an expansive closet, a vaulted ceiling and loads of natural light. Sliding doors open to a redwood balcony that offers partial views of San Francisco, and provides a tranquil place to relax. A new, ensuite bathroom has a vanity with a quartz counter, a high ceiling with a skylight, and a large, walk-in shower with a glass enclosure and brilliant white subway tiles.
A second bathroom, located at the top of the stairs, has been tastefully remodeled with a glass-enclosed, walk-in shower, a vaulted ceiling with a skylight, dark grey hex tiles on the floor and a traditional vanity with a Calacatta quartz top. The bathroom is conveniently situated between the laundry room and two additional bedrooms, both of which have vaulted ceilings, a bamboo floor and generous closets. Plenty of natural light streams into these rooms, and high clerestory windows add handsome contemporary styling to one of the bedrooms, while the other bedroom has distant views of San Francisco.
An agricultural town until the 1950s, El Cerrito still maintains a small town feeling yet now offers two BART stations, great schools, and is just minutes to I-80/580 and North Berkeley and Oakland’s cafes and shopping. Move right into 711 Norvell St, a turnkey home located in a highly desirable El Cerrito neighborhood! Walk or bike to El Cerrito Plaza BART from this fabulous home located just minutes from I-580/80, North Berkeley, Kensington & Oakland!