2727 DEL MONTE AVENUE
3 Beds • 2 Baths • 2158 SF • 6250 SF Lot • $1,490,000 SOLD
Spacious Mid-Century Modern in El Cerrito Hills
The wide, sidewalk lined streets that usher you gently to 2727 Del Monte in the El Cerrito hills signal the spaciousness to come. A mature, drought-tolerant garden landscape greets you outside the horizontal redwood fence which offers a tempting peek of the home’s first outdoor space. Stepping through the bouganvilla framed front gate reveals a two-tiered front yard with a majestic Japanese Maple, fragrant lavender, California succulents, and verdant grass. Following the path toward the front door brings you to a grassy side yard with mature fern pines providing a natural screen of green.
Warm woods and original sandstone welcome you to the first level’s three bedroom, two bath space with beamed ceilings and picture windows framing bay views featuring Angel Island and Mt. Tamalpais. Entertaining is a dream with effortless indoor-outdoor flow, though on warm summer evenings brilliant, fiery sunsets may steal the show.
The updated kitchen’s circular flow means guests and residents alike can enjoy the space without getting in each other’s way. The kitchen’s eating area doesn't miss its opportunity to offer you a glimpse of the beautiful view of San Pablo Bay. Opposite the eating area the laundry room sits off the kitchen with a back door leading to the lower level where mature citrus trees, herb planters, and California grasses await in another sundrenched garden.
Sharing a ceiling-high, original double-stone fireplace, the spacious dining room is the obvious choice for sit-down dinners of any size. When the bellies are full but the conversation is lively and lingering, the living room is the perfect place to extend the evening where plank hardwood floors are a warm touch beneath the stone hearth.
Three sizable bedrooms offer room to grow the household or a hobby. The two ample bathrooms were updated during the current owner’s stewardship of the property. The shared bathroom has been renewed with warm tile surrounding the soaking tub, a contemporary vanity, and fixtures that meld form and function. The thoughtful renovations successfully blend the home’s mid-century appeal with modern sensibilities.
At the end of the hall the primary suite delivers the epitome of sumptuous luxury with a wall of frosted glass closets flanking the entrance to a remarkable, custom bathroom.
The deluxe dual shower displays its floor to ceiling marble-tile through its frameless wall of clear glass. Vaulted ceilings, exposed beam, and dual skylights flood the room with a resplendent ambiance to shower you in natural light.
While this single level living is already the cat’s meow, the spacious lower level with separate entrance awaits extended family or guests for any duration with a self-supporting space. This unconnected lower level could offer a home office opportunity for those needing to meet with clients or for those who may never return to the office full time. Versatility is what you make it and this home is ready to adapt to what fits your life now.
Just beyond the door, a community of nature and convenience awaits your exploration. Neighborhood staple, Arlington Market, is nearby and offers goods and goodies alike, supporting local retailers and saving a trip down the hill to nearby grocery stores including Trader Joe’s at El Cerrito Plaza. El Cerrito Natural Grocery is another neighborhood resource, but to supply your specialty seafood look no further than Sea Forager’s CSA pickup location, around the corner at your soon-to-be neighbor’s house. Working up your appetite is easy with options from golf at the Berkeley Country Club to miles upon miles of trails in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, with an entrance just 1.5 miles away or try the secret footpaths known by the locals just a few blocks away. A quick 1.5 miles down the road brings you to the Del Norte BART station, keeping your commute car-free. When you need to bring a bit more mindfulness to your day, 8 blocks away is the Gyuto Foundation, open to the public, and welcomes you to walk meditatively through their Peace Garden.
- Three plus bedrooms, Two plus full bathrooms
- Over 2,100 square feet of living space
- Single level living with additional, lower level space
- Lower level with separate entrance primed for guest or separate home office
- Expansive, 180° SF Bay Views
- Updated kitchen & baths
- Two car garage
- Multiple outdoor spaces with mature landscaping including citrus trees
- Extensive 6 zoned irrigation system and french drainage
- Tesla solar panels
- Quiet neighborhood tucked alongside Wildcat Canyon open space