a property listed by Josh Dickinson
8155 terrace drive, el cerrito $1,550,000



Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Square Feet: 2213
Lot Square Feet: 6004
Year Built: 1953

Welcome home to 8155 Terrace Drive, a fabulous 3BR/3BA mid-century house with a detached 1+BR/1BA studio in El Cerrito. Level-in entry opens to the living room + dining room with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Recently remodeled kitchen is ideal for entertaining, with access to the adjacent dining room and lower deck for outdoor dining. Main floor also includes two bedrooms (one with an ensuite bathroom) and newly renovated hall bathroom. Downstairs features an additional bedroom, bathroom and family room with deck access & spacious basement with laundry room & additional storage. The flat back yard with artificial grass is perfect for playing or relaxing. Above the detached two-car garage is a 1+BR/1BA studio which can be used as a home office, au pair or guest suite. Additional features of the property include: hardwood floors throughout, engineered seismic retrofit, heating and air conditioning in the house and studio, and 240V outlet in the garage for EV charging. Property is zoned for award-winning Kensington Hilltop Elementary, with close proximity to freeways, El Cerrito Plaza & BART and world-class hiking and biking trails.


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