a luxury property presented by josh dickinson
1522 madera court, el cerrito sold for $1,700,000


Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Square Feet: 2430 sf
Lot Square Feet: 7920 sf 
Year Built: 1979

Whimsical 3BR, 2.5BA Contemporary home on a quiet cul-de-sac in El Cerrito with unobstructed, panoramic Bay views. Main level open floor plan features vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows & spacious living room with central fireplace. Enjoy entertaining in the chef’s kitchen, with easy access to the formal dining room and a private deck for BBQ and afternoon cocktails. The lower level primary bedroom suite features a spa-like bathroom with heated flooring, floating vanity, dual shower heads & walk-in closet with built-in storage. This level also includes two additional bedrooms, hall bathroom and laundry room. Large family room provides additional space for lounging and access to private wine cellar. Home office or studio awaits at the back of the property with separate entrance. Environmentally conscious upgrades include: low-flow fixtures, skylights, dual-paned windows with interior shades & owned solar panels. Attached two-car garage with built-in storage. Located close to Madera Elementary, AC Transit, BART & many of El Cerrito’s beautiful parks and open spaces!



The city of El Cerrito was founded by refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, who named the camp Rust after its first postmaster. Later realizing that this was an unfortunate moniker, the villagers later changed it to El Cerrito (or "little hill"). Today, El Cerrito has grown to a population of more than 25,000 and offers many natural and human-made amenities. 

El Cerrito city parks provide both recreation and sports as well as undeveloped nature areas to explore. Most notable are the 80-acre Hillside Natural Area open space and access to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the east. El Cerrito is also home to a 2.7-mile segment of the Ohlone Greenway, a trail that runs the length of the City along the BART right-of-way and is popular with walkers, runners, and bicyclists.

San Pablo Avenue stretches the length of El Cerrito and is the primary commercial and retail corridor of the city. Along it you can find shopping at the El Cerrito Plaza, as well as a farmers market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Or, see a movie at the historic Cerrito Theater, a restored two-screen movie theater that is known for offering beer, wine, and a full dining menu.

El Cerrito is also a short trip to San Francisco. The city's primary transportation infrastructure consists of the El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte BART stations along with AC Transit bus access to the nearby cities of AlbanyBerkeley and Richmond.

If you are looking for Real Estate or a Real Estate Agent in El Cerrito, please feel free to contact Zip Code East Bay at (510) 323-3669. 

Useful Links:
City of El Cerrito Homepage
West Contra Costa Unified School District
El Cerrito Patch
El Cerrito Historical Society