810 Sea View Dr
This stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Mid-century home is located in El Cerrito’s sought-after Country Club Terrace neighborhood and has spectacular panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The house has just been extensively remodeled with thoughtful, tasteful finishes and offers a great room, open kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room, a two-car garage, and a new rooftop deck with SF Bay views.
Nestled into the hillside, this spacious home is situated on nearly a third of an acre of land and features a classic Mid-century architectural exterior with a broadly gabled roof; board and batten vertical siding; and a series of tall picture windows topped with decorative clerestory windows that emphasize the pronounced roofline and provide plenty of bright light inside.
The front door is located on the side of the house and opens to a dramatic great room with large picture windows that take full advantage of the captivating view of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and San Francisco Bay. The large, sunny room features a beamed cathedral ceiling, a newly installed oak floor, and plenty of energy-efficient windows and custom lighting. The fireplace surround is a wall of marbled quartz that reaches the ceiling, giving the room a distinctly contemporary flair.
The home’s new open kitchen blends seamlessly with the great room and offers Bianco Swan quartz counters and ebony-colored Shaker-style cabinets that are beautifully offset by a sleek stacked glass and stone subway tile backsplash. A quartz breakfast bar is perfect for casual meals, and new stainless steel appliances include a gas range, chimney hood vent, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
Three of the home’s bedrooms are situated off of a hallway that extends the width of the house behind the great room. The master bedroom suite is at the end of the hallway for separation of space and features handsome Berber-style carpeting, two closets, a cathedral ceiling, clerestory windows, and four additional windows for plenty of natural light. The en-suite bathroom has an antique white traditional wood vanity topped with creamy quartz, and the shower has frameless sliding glass doors and a white tile surround. Each of the two other bedrooms on this level features Berber-style carpeting, a vaulted ceiling, and clerestory windows and energy-efficient windows. A hall bathroom is generously sized and includes a bath/shower combination, a ceramic tile floor, and a raised panel vanity with an elegant cream-colored Caesarstone top.
A special feature of this home is a spacious second master suite on the lower level that includes new carpeting, a closet, dual-pane windows, and a new en-suite bathroom. The suite is accessed from the great room and also has a separate outside entrance. This versatile, secluded space could easily be used as a family room or guest/au pair quarters.
Less than fifteen miles to San Francisco, El Cerrito has an excellent climate, lovely parks, and plenty of open green space and wilderness trails. 810 Sea View Drive is ideally located to take full advantage of its proximity to both a wealth of natural resources and the best of urban living. With easy access to BART, AC Transit , I-80, and the shops and restaurants in Berkeley and Oakland, this home is truly exceptional.
* Tax records show 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms