El Cerrito, California 94530 ~ Offered at $1,225,000

Stunning Architectural Masterpiece


Address: 8513 Buckingham Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Cross Street: Arlington

Area: El Cerrito Hills

Property Type: Single Family Residence

Bedrooms: 3+
Baths: 2.5

Dining: Formal

Fireplace: 1, living room

Home Size: 2,667 sq. ft. (approx.)

Lot Size: 10,575 sq. ft. (approx.)

Views: San Francisco and Bay Views

Year Built: 1964

MLS #40271266

Price: $1,225,000

Status: Sold


This exquisite home designed by architect Seiichi Kami was built for his family in 1964 and owned by him until 2002. The elegant, peaceful Japanese aesthetics throughout the house make this a wonderful home for entertaining, relaxing or enjoying lovely San Francisco and bay views. Truly special!

  • Three bedrooms including master suite, two and a half baths

  • Downstairs area with large additional room (possible 4th bedroom), unfinished bath and plentiful storage

  • Soaring curved roof line with 10-foot tall entry door

  • Main structure consists of 62 wooden poles

  • Walls of windows offer bay and tranquil verdant views

  • Redwood decks provide wonderful indoor/outdoor access from most rooms

  • Just minutes to shops, restaurants, public transportation and freeways

Unique Features:

  • All exterior and most interior walls are one piece vertical redwood siding

  • Continuous fluorescent coved wall lighting fixtures in all rooms

  • V shaped roof drain gutters flow to five masonry catch basins

  • Two furnaces for separate zoned heating systems in front and rear wings

  • Two newer water heaters

  • Hallway connects front wing with rear wing

Front Wing:

  • Expansive, open design in the living, dining and family room

  • Sunken spacious living room with large fireplace and hearth

  • Family room with 73" HDTV (included with the property)

  • Laundry room with pantry and extra storage hidden behind entertainment wall

  • New Wolf Range, Fisher Paykel refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher

  • Vanity half-bath near entrance

Rear Wing:

  • Rear wing floor level connected with 4-foot wide stairway

  • 3 bedrooms and 2 baths


  • Downstairs area with large room (possible 4th bedroom or home office) and unfinished bathroom

  • Abundant storage space plus workshop

  • Open 2-car carport

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Helen Walker

O: 510.848.1950 x250
M: 510.207.2968

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Kathryn Stein

O: 510.848.1950 x230

M: 510.593.7311

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