1455 Vista Road

El Cerrito, CA 94530

1/2 Bath
5,000 Sq. Ft.
$900 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.

Property Details for 1455 Vista Road

StatusComing Soon
Year Built1958
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS Type-
Lot Size-
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountyContra Costa County

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Originally constructed for the Catholic Church as a campus by RATCLIFF, the famous architectural firm that designed UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, Valley of Life Sciences Campus, the Boalt Law Addition, Oakland International Terminal 2, Stanford Hospital, SJSU, and hundreds more. The master bedroom spa and attached indoor pool house, pool kitchen and pump house was designed by McCue Architecture before he became Dean of Harvard's School of Architecture where he still serves as a Professor in Design.... A total of five structures built of American steel, modern glass technology, and old growth redwood are firmly anchored to an acre of flat, mountain bedrock and fully restored to the original architectural plans.
Framed perfectly towards the Golden Gate Bridge and offering 360° views of the entire Bay Area, 1455 is directly above the Berkeley Country Club Golf Course Hole 3, 4, and 5 guaranteeing your views for the future. Beaches, the Pacific Ocean, Mount Tamalpais, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, the Carquinez Strait Estuary, and all five Bay Area bridges are on full display from most of the rooms and property, including the two-car attached garage.
Walking distance to Berkeley Country Club, the trailhead of the120,000 Acre EBMUD Parks including lakes and steam trains, Award-winning Madera Elementary, and the public Arlington Park Clubhouse with tennis and basketball courts, creek, and children's parks. Ten minutes to UC Berkeley, twenty minutes to San Francisco, and minutes away from three BART stations for easy access to all 3 International Airports.
1455 has been professionally modernized for the future. A new 7,500 sq ft metal roof with lifetime warranty, and a 40 Solar Panel system installed on top produces excessive energy everyday, even with the new installation of air conditioning and heating systems. Cheng Concrete-designed Single Pier Dining Table and concrete crushed stone flooring match the front and backyard concrete courtyards. Simpson STRONG-TIE© roof, glass and foundation retrofit engineering was completed in 2019. Over a million dollars of Eucalyptus tree removal has been completed over the last five years to secure the views and safety of the property for the next century. El Cerrito Fire Department Station is less than 400 meters from the property, and EBMUD has two reservoirs servicing the address.
A permitted greenhouse with hen enclosure offers organic food all year long, and additional quiet spaces in this engineered multi-tier property. Significant expansion or subdivision is possible with recent approved soil reports on the upper 1/4 acre of additional 360 degree views. The vacant property has similar million dollar views and could be sold separately, or expanded to the indoor pool house for multiple family residences. Accessory Dwelling designs have been preliminary approved by the city, and one final, non-threatening Eucalytus tree has been left for the ultimate SpaceX Rocket / Treehouse.
In it's 70 years, this is the first time this famous property has been offered for sale voluntarily since it's construction. 1455 Vista was previously the headquarters of Ark.com, a YCombinator - Intel Capital - Charles Rivers startup featured in the WSJ, New York Times, and on Bloomberg TV, and is ideal for use as a educational campus, company headquarters or retreat, spa resort, or the ultimate multi-family estate for the future.
Security personal and systems are present on the property, and there are limited showings available, so avoid visiting the property without your favorite Realtor™ and schedule a booking of this once-in-a-lifetime property.


Listing Courtesy of Compass, Michael Robertson

Building Information for 1455 Vista Road

Stories-Year Built1958Building Size-Lot Size-

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$16,186 per month

30 year fixed, 3.51% Interest

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Property History for 1455 Vista Road

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Nov 1, 2013Sold

CARETS #12178979

Nov 1, 2013Sold

EBRD #40616641

Oct 31, 2013Sold (Public Records)

Public Record #370788733

DateEvent & SourcePrice

CARETS #12178979


EBRD #40616641

Sold (Public Records)

Public Record #370788733


For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 1455 Vista Road

Taxable ValueLand$549,457Additions$431,472Total$980,929
Tax Record2018$13,362
Home Facts
Beds4Finished Sq.Ft.2,965 SqFtStories1Lot Size38,725 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1958Year Renovated1985CountyCONTRA COSTA

Schools near 1455 Vista Road

Madera Elementary SchoolPublicK-60.2 mi
Montessori Family SchoolPrivateK-80.8 mi
Fred T. Korematsu Middle SchoolPublic7-80.9 mi
El Cerrito Senior High SchoolPublic9-121.6 mi

Madera Elementary School

K-6, 0.2 mi, Public


Montessori Family School

K-8, 0.8 mi, Private


Fred T. Korematsu Middle School

7-8, 0.9 mi, Public


El Cerrito Senior High School

9-12, 1.6 mi, Public


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Listing Courtesy of Compass, Michael Robertson
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