Completely renovated and renovated, the iconic St. Jerome neighborhood of El Cerrito is a feast for the eyes, while maintaining the integrity of its imposing façade and architectural details.
Sharp attention to every detail creates a design aesthetic that is “an eclectic fusion” of the highest quality materials, equipment and finishes. Its scintillating blend of sophistication, ultra-comfort and custom interior design creates an atmosphere of ecstasy. This gem of a home at 240 Carmel Avenue has been fully furnished right down to the stunning artwork so that its new owners can easily transition into their forever home. Step into its 1,568-square-foot living space, and it’s like entering an oasis of serenity.
The home, about a mile from the shops and restaurants of Solano Avenue, is the latest development by Truly Human Living Design Group, led by Barbara Bacigalupi. He is a UC Berkeley-educated and published biological scientist who is well-versed in the principles of proportion and creating home designs that provide a seamless transition between nature and home interior design. John Larson, an architect at Oakland’s Jarvis Architects, designed the interior to maximize space, function, and natural light.
The open concept living room, dining room, and chef’s kitchen are beautifully appointed and feature large Marvin double-paned low-E windows and sliders. Featuring three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, plus a 260-square-foot finished and light-filled basement that offers the perfect place to work from home, home gym, studio or even a wine-tasting room Is. Front and back gardens are an extension of the luxurious living space and provide plenty of room for entertaining or a quiet retreat.
A new brick patio is the perfect outdoor dining venue near the Alpha Pizza Oven and features a Mont Alpi grill and a barbecue island with side quartz counters. A custom landscape design with lush foliage, fruit trees, and raised vegetable beds also enhances the furnished elevated Trex deck, as do an outdoor living room and nearby inflatable Coleman hot tub. The melodious sounds of the spring water from the ball fountain add to the peaceful atmosphere.
Interior design is a celebration of texture and luxury. The original brick was renovated to create an inviting entry in this home that includes hardwood floors, smooth textured walls, Philip Jeffries wallpaper with walls covered in grass cloth, designer fixtures, and vintage pieces. The living room has a front-facing viewing window and a linear gas fireplace. Walk into the large dining room with a bar, quartz counter, wine refrigerator, glass shelving and decorative backsplash. Slide the glass doors to expand this large entertaining space into inviting backyard spaces.
European-style black matte and gloss white cabinetry wraps around the chef’s kitchen with a powered skylight, a large double peninsula, noir and blanco vadara quartz counters, and full backsplash, and a gold-painted Ruvati stainless sink and a A faucet with pot filler. Appliances include a Dcor 42-inch built-in refrigerator, microwave/convection oven combination, and a Miele dishwasher. An Elve Majestic, Italy’s premier range features a dual-fuel, dual oven and grill with five burners.
Behind a frosted glass pocket door is the primary suite with a bay window and view of the backyard gardens. The spa-inspired en suite with heated floors also overlooks the gardens. Enjoy the luxury of oversized jetted tubs, large showers, floating vanities with white lacquer cabinetry and champagne wall-mounted faucets, and carved granite vessel sinks. Linen framed wall tiles, and picket fence tiles add to its beauty. The walk-in closet features custom organizers that hold 50 pairs of shoes and a stacked LG washer/dryer.
Two additional bedrooms include one with a front bay view and Baker vintage furniture and a backyard garden view. Each has sliding opaque paneled closet doors and a John Louis closet system. These bedrooms feature a full bathroom with dual-mold sink floating vanity, a heated tile floor, and shower with decorative tile.
Step into the wonderfully finished basement filled with natural light and features a built-in acacia wood table for two. This room has access to the garage and powder room.
Enjoy the centralized El Cerritos Hills location and convenient proximity to shopping, restaurants, freeway access, BART, Tilden Park and buses to UC Berkeley.
Additional features include a one-car garage with Tesla charger, granite grip floor, and a new garage door with battery backup.
Truly Human Life Design Group: Barbara Bacigalupi, Managing Designer, 4023 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas (702) 456-4886
Know: 240 Carmel Avenue, El Cerrito
Listing Agent: Kevin Tanhill Compass DRE 01194662 (510) 439-7414 email@example.com Shown by appointment only.