8831 Terrace Drive | El Cerrito, CA 94530 Property Website
Status: Sold
2,356 sqft
This Listing Is Marketed By
Mykah Larkins
Sophisticated Contemporary Adobe-Style Home

Combining savvy contemporary style with the traditional look and feel of a grand adobe hacienda, this sophisticated one-level property was lived in by Berkeley architect Dan Smith and his family for over 40 years. With bay, Golden Gate, and city views from many fine windows throughout, it also features a large connected in-law unit for gracious multi-generational living. Lovingly maintained and thoughtfully updated.

Very spacious, beautifully designed three-bedroom, three-bath main home

Large one-bedroom, one-bath in-law unit with bay views, two entrances, updated kitchen, laundry, living room, and its own garden. Flexible design with easy potential for being part of the main house.

Luxurious primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet, vaulted beamed ceiling, updated tiled bath, stone fireplace, beautiful windows to the bay, and sliding glass doors to its own big view deck

Sunny, lovely living/dining room with cozy fireplace inglenook area, built-in window bench, vaulted ceiling, Golden Gate views via wall of windows. Elegant window treatments come with home.

Stylish kitchen remodel done in 2018 with 6-burner gas stove, double-door refrigerator, high-end kitchen island with built-in 24-inch microwave drawer, quartz counters, stained glass window, graceful arched window overlooking garden, and walk-in pantry with clerestory window

Pantry/ Laundry room with 2018 appliances

Second bedroom suite with stunning bay view, vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, closet, full bath, sliding glass doors to second deck

Third bedroom suite overlooks the east garden with full bath that opens to the Entry to be available as a guest powder room.

Bamboo, oak, and tile floors

Bright two-car garage with well-built workbench and lots of built-in shelving

Exterior planting work table and shelf with lattice surround.

Nicely landscaped lot with meandering paths

Excellent location within easy walking distance to Kensington public library and parks; minutes to charming Kensington Village; quick drive to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, EC Plaza shopping, Downtown Berkeley, and Univ of California campus. Zoned for well regarded Madera Elementary School.

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