Welcome to 136 Ashbury Avenue. Located just blocks from Solano Avenue in coveted St. Jerome's neighborhood, this sweet bungalow is delightful!

Built in 1939 this one level home with two bedrooms and one bathroom measures 1,004 sq. ft. and is sited on a large 4,922 square foot lot, (per public records).

Set back from the street, as you walk up to the house the professionally designed, drought tolerant landscaping and colorful garden with flagstone path will put a smile on your face!

Upon entering the home, you are immediately greeted by the open living room. Perfectly placed the wood-burning fireplace is the heart of the living area. Imagine enjoying your favorite book snuggled in front of a warm fire. Recessed lighting and beautiful hardwood floors grace both the living and dining rooms.

Perfect for entertaining, the dining area is adjacent to the updated kitchen. This room will be the center of any party! Recessed lighting and hardwood floors add to the ambiance.

The updated kitchen is perfect for any chef and includes custom cabinets, granite counter tops, luxurious Carrera marble floors, recessed lighting, and high-end energy efficient GE appliances. Off the kitchen is interior access to the two-car garage! The garage is ideal for a tinkerer with built-in workbench. Or, with some imagination this can become a workout room or home office.

Down the hallway find two spacious bedrooms located at the back of the home – both bedrooms have been freshly painted, have hardwood floors and views of the verdant yard. Sliding glass doors from one bedroom lead to a lovely patio and flat backyard. Located close to both bedrooms you will find an updated bathroom.

The spacious, level backyard is the perfect place for hosting BBQs and family gatherings! Well-established drought tolerant plants will make maintenance a breeze. Go produce shopping in your own backyard with the fantastic vegetable bed along the side of the house. The fragrant lemon, tangerine, black fig and a kaffir lime trees produce wonderful treats to enjoy! Two Japanese maple and olive trees plus the numerous rose bushes add tranquility to the serene yard.

On the boarder of El Cerrito and Albany- the location can not be beat! Just 0.6 miles to El Cerrito BART station, and 0.9 miles to the AC Transit Transbay bus stop—commuting will be a breeze. For your every day shopping needs head just a few blocks away to Solano Ave where you can find numerous coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores and more! Grab a coffee at nearby Peet’s and head over to close-by Memorial or Harding Parks. Close to shops, restaurants, transportation, parks and schools this home could not be any more conveniently located.

This home has been the place for many memories for the current owner and his family. The seller is hopeful that the next owners will create new memories of their own at 136 Ashbury Avenue!

Additional Features

Garage Door: New garage door installed in 2014

Roof: Roof/flashing replaced in 2011 with a 30-year composite shingle roof

Driveway: Driveway repaved in 2011

Exterior Paint: Exterior fully repainted in 2011

Windows: Windows replaced with modern, energy efficient dual-pane windows

Flooring: Original wood floors refinished throughout in 2017

Interior Paint: Most interior walls freshly painted in 2017

Recessed Lighting: High-efficiency recessed LED lighting installed in living and dining room in 2011


El Cerrito

El Cerrito means "the little hill" in Spanish, and the town that is perched on the hill above San Francisco Bay offers easy access to Interstate 80 and Interstate 580 to Marin. Hillside homes along the curving streets deliver sweeping views of San Francisco and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge. El Cerrito's main shopping corridor is undergoing a rebirth, beginning with Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, which was restored from the former Cerrito Speakeasy Theater. Access to open space and parkland is extensive, with Arlington Park, Cerrito Vista Park, Hillside Natural Area, Huber Park, Poinsett Park, and Tassajara Park & Pottery Studio all nearby. The Ohlone Greenway is a popular trail with hikers and bikers. The University of California, Berkeley is several miles away, and two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, at El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte, make commuting easy. El Cerrito Plaza is a major shopping center housing grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, a pharmacy, and smaller mom-and-pop stores.


Open Houses:
Saturday, June 17th from 2:00-4:30pm

Sunday, June 18th from 2:00-4:30pm

Sunday, June 25th from 2:00-4:30pm

Brokers Tour:
Thursday, June 15th from 9:30am-12:00pm

Thursday, June 22nd from 9:30am-12:00pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Carla Buffington & Maria Cavallo-Merrion


Maria Cavallo-Merrion

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