This captivating home is a sparkling, modern, sunny retreat in the heart of El Cerrito. Mid-century manners mingle with up-to-the-minute renovations in a thoroughly California-style home.

1529 Norvell Street is a well-crafted and well-maintained home on a bikeable, stroll-able, kid-friendly street, near schools, parks, and the popular Hillside Natural Area.

 

1529 NORVELL street • CASTRO PARK - EL CERRITO

3+ bedrooms • 2 baths • 1512 SQ. FT. •  bonus den  •  2-car garage


SOLD off-market $1,125,000

Outstanding indoor-outdoor rapport mean the home is suffused with lots of fresh air, light, and sunshine. The unique courtyard entry offers both seclusion and a front deck for a party or a play spot for kids in full view of the kitchen. This is a rare combination of walkability, level living, and wide-open views, in the acclaimed Madera School District (per 2017 website; download the district report).

 VIEW AND SUNSET TERRITORY

VIEW AND SUNSET TERRITORY

PALMS, VISTAS, AND PARKS

The close proximity to parks and the Hillside Natural Area* means the house is not the only place to get inspiring views. Weekend hikes and evening strolls offer many additional opportunities to gape at the horizon. 

*"A great place to go for a short hike or to walk your dog." –review

 FLEXIBLE ROOM — CHANGES WITH YOUR LIFE

FLEXIBLE ROOM — CHANGES WITH YOUR LIFE

Den, office, OR Aunt Bea and uncle george's visit?

A finished bonus room off the garage provides flex space for busy lives, visitors, entrepreneurs, or couch potatoes.

 OPEN-ENDED ENTERTAINING

OPEN-ENDED ENTERTAINING

great chemistry

The kitchen renovation was just completed, opening up the room to nurture the relationship with living and dining spaces.

A sanctuary from the work week, and a space for the party-ready.

 

A sense of peace, light and tranquility bring to mind an easy-breezy vacation home. Glass doors everywhere and an open, airy floorplan let you glide in and out, back and forth, hither and yon throughout the house. Slip into the hot tub and savor a sunset before rolling into bed. Solar power provides energy-efficient living (and driving).

 

 

OPEN, FLOWING SPACE, INDOORS TO OUTDOORS

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 ALL-LEVEL LIVING WITH VISTAS AND AIRY SPACE – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

ALL-LEVEL LIVING WITH VISTAS AND AIRY SPACE – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

 LOADS OF OPEN AREA FOR ENTERTAINING, LEVEL PLAY, AND EASY ACCESS.

LOADS OF OPEN AREA FOR ENTERTAINING, LEVEL PLAY, AND EASY ACCESS.

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Croquet, anyone?

 

The wide, flat back yard is the kind that kids love, parents treasure, dogs revel and romp in, and everyone else sits back to take it all in. The large deck has a built-in hot tub and level access to living room, dining room, and master bedroom -- so go ahead and call the shots in the croquet game while sipping a beverage from the comfort and excellent vantage point of a deck chair. A sunset is a frequent companion, and sometimes you can even catch fireworks over the Bay. Once you pick the tomatoes and basil in your garden, the evening is set.

 

 
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DECK UPON DECK FOR ENTERTAINING AND INCORPORATING THE OUTDOORS.

 YOUR BACKYARD SUNSET.

YOUR BACKYARD SUNSET.