This lovely El Cerrito home offers the perfect blend of modern amenities and classic character. Highlights include a wood-burning fireplace, dual-pane windows, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout the living area and bedrooms. The updated kitchen features chic green cabinetry, newer stainless appliances, quartz countertops, and a tiled backsplash. The updated bathroom has a pedestal sink, a shower over tub with subway-tiled surround, and ample storage space. The primary bedroom provides direct access to the spacious and meticulously landscaped backyard, surrounded by a trellis-topped privacy fence with flowering drought-tolerant trees, succulents, and garden beds. The converted garage is a bright and airy space with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, perfect for an office, art studio, or fitness room. Just minutes to BART and both 580 and 80 freeways, as well as excellent shopping and dining, burgeoning El Cerrito may be one of the East Bay’s best kept secrets.