2508 Tamalpais Avenue
Don’t miss this opportunity to own in one of El Cerrito’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Tamalpais Avenue is located high on the hill just below the Berkeley Country Club and walking distance to the Madera Elementary School and El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. Built in 1941, this Spanish Style Bungalow features the best of the period’s architectural details including stucco exterior, large arched panel windows, fashionable corner entry with flag awning, a decorative Master Bedroom viewing balcony and veranda patio deck in the front garden. Perfectly sighted on a Southwest facing lot, the home enjoys expansive views of Mt. Tamalpais, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Marin, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The light and bright 1,700+sqft interior retains its architectural purity with details like the living room’s custom arched ceiling, decorative mantel surrounding the gas fireplace, large custom arched window and entry to the dining room. Contemporary enhancements in low voltage flush mount lighting throughout the home blend flawlessly with restored original hardware and the beautifully refinished hardwood flooring.
The fully reimagined kitchen and dining great-room combine to be the heart of this family home complete with new granite stone counter tops, custom glass panel top-of-the-line Kraftmaid cabinetry, decorative subway style backsplash tiling, low profile ceiling lighting, undermount ‘Farmhouse’ style sink and peninsula island perfect for food preparation or ample seating for casual dining. The spacious dining room can easily accommodate a table for 12 to 14 guests and is lit by three modern glass pendants with Edison bulb lighting and an oversized window with views of the lush rear yard. The peninsula island is wired for a family’s entertainment needs too!
The split-level floorplan adds an element of privacy and style with the Master Bedroom upstairs with spacious second bedroom sharing a fully renovated bath with Kohler pedestal sink and toilet surrounded by wood wainscoting with period correct white 1.25” hexagon tile flooring. The Master Bedroom features a large arched window and balcony patio with expansive views of the bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, multiple spacious closets and custom arched ceilings.
Downstairs you’ll find a lovely 3rd bedroom, family room or home office with access to the enclosed rear patio or kids rumpus room. Additionally, there is a fully renovated bath with custom tile and stone glass surround shower with rain showerhead.
Separating the kitchen and the rear yard is a unique glass enclosed entertaining area complete with built-in seating and storage, brick patio with wood burning fireplace plus access to the 3rd bedroom, family room or home office. Kids of all ages seem to congregate in this area as it offers a safe, comfortable area to play no matter what the weather is outside.
The sun-filled level and private rear yard is bordered by mature trees, lush green lawn, and planting beds plus a jasmine draped arbor. Truly a lovely place to relax in the hot tub complete with outdoor shower. Or enjoy a glass of wine on the front deck, enjoying one of the best sunset views in the Bay Area over Mt Tamalpais and the Golden Gate Bridge.
After 10 years of ownership, there is a long list of renovations and upgrades including the kitchen, bathrooms, roof, windows, patio and garage doors, floors, stucco, electrical and more. Power outlet for an Electric Vehicle already installed in garage.
Conveniently located in the heart of the East Bay with easy access to top-rated public and private schools, BART, Highway 80, 580 and 4 plus UC Berkeley and so much more.