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Ruth Frassetto

1020 Villa Nueva Dr

$1,900,000 1020 Villa Nueva Dr, EL CERRITO, CA 94530
Magnificent Paul Hammarberg designed home, c. 1957. Superb example of post and beam architecture. Gorgeous original finishes preserved and intact, and updated to meet current lifestyles. All on one level living through expansive flowing spaces w/dramatic vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and rich wood work. Extremely serene and private setting surrounded by nature. Excellent flow into lush Japanese garden with emphasis on indoor outdoor living. Alfresco dining room, private terraced garden spaces with mature landscaping. A truly magical setting and home! The architecture captures the essence of the era. Blocks to awarded Madera Elementary school, beloved Arlington Park and Camp Herms Boy Scout Camp. Transbay and BART direct bus stop a block away.
  • Sold
  • 4
  • 4
  • 1957
    Year Built
  • 3,588 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 3,588 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.42 Acres
  • MLS® ID: 40870619
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Architecture Styles: Contemporary
  • View Description: Park, Wooded
  • Elementary School:West Contra Costa (510) -231-110
  • High School: West Contra Costa (510) -231-110
  • School District: West Contra Costa (510) -231-110


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Kitchen: Counter - Solid Surface, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Range/Cooktop, Pantry, Refrigerator, Skylight(s), Updated Kitchen
  • Laundry Room: Hookups Only, In Laundry Room
  • Flooring: Hardwood Floors, Tile, Carpet
  • Fireplace: Brick, Living Room, Raised Hearth, Woodburning
  • Other Interior Features: Au Pair, Dining Ell, Family Room, Kitchen/Family Combo, Rec/Rumpus Room, Storage, Utility Room

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 2
  • Garage Space: 2
  • Pool: None
  • Roof: Composition Shingles
  • Lot Features: Premium Lot
  • Parking: Attached Garage, Int Access From Garage, Off Street Parking, Guest Parking
  • Heat Type: Forced Air 2 Zns or More
  • Air Conditioning: No Air Conditioning
  • Sewer: Sewer System - Public
  • Security Features: Security Alarm
  • Other Exterior Features: Back Yard, Fenced, Front Yard, Garden/Play, Patio, Side Yard, Sprinklers Automatic, Terraced Up, Tool Shed


  • Sales Price: $1,900,000

1020 Villa Nueva Dr

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