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Ruth Frassetto

8315 Terrace Dr

$1,375,791 8315 Terrace Dr, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Mid-Century chic - view home!! It was 1963 when Bay Area architect George A. Swallow and builder W.J. Hubbard constructed this beauty. Swallow and Hubbard built several dramatic mid-century modern homes in the El Cerrito Hills. Exciting architectural details include vaulted ceilings with beamed redwood grooved plank ceilings, stacked floor-to-ceiling flagstone brick fireplace, and glass feature walls at the entry with original amber glass panels. Walls of large panel glass in living room look out to the gorgeous San Francisco, Mount Tam., the Golden Gate and beyond. Sliding door access a lovely view deck. The current owners have preserved much of the original aesthetic while undertaking upgrades to meet current lifestyle needs. (Newer roof (2016), Solar panels & 2 Tesla Power walls and upgraded electrical) This home is level into three bedrooms and two baths, the lower level has both interior and exterior separate access. Versatile in design the lower level features a separate two-bedroom flat with a full kitchen and spacious living area. The rear garden is simple and clean and ready for the inspired gardener as the sunny exposure is ideal for California Bay Area living. Just blocks to public transportation, parks, and shopping. Loc. in the awarded Kensington Hilltop Sch. zone
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1963
    Year Built
  • 2,543 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,543 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 5,220 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: 41041302
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Neighborhood: El Cerrito
  • Architecture Styles: Mid Century Modern
  • View Description: Bay, Bay Bridge, City Lights, Downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Mt Tamalpais
  • School District: West Contra Costa (510) -231-1100


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Laundry Room: Hookups Only
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Tile, Other, Bamboo
  • Fireplace: Family Room, Living Room
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Free-Standing Range, Refrigerator
  • Other Interior Features: Au Pair, Dining Area, In-Law Floorplan, Tile Counters, Solar Tube(s)

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 2
  • Garage Space: 2.0
  • Water Source: Public
  • Pool: None, Solar Pool Owned
  • Roof: Rolled/Hot Mop
  • Lot Features: Premium Lot
  • Parking: Attached
  • Heat Type: Baseboard
  • Air Conditioning: None
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Concrete Perimeter
  • Disability Features: None
  • Green Features: Solar, Solar Power Battery Bkup
  • Other Exterior Features: Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden/Play, Low Maintenance


  • Sales Price: $1,375,791
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