Very special home on the edge of Wildcat Canyon Park. Close to nature and hiking trails, yet just a short drive to BART and freeways. The open kitchen - w/granite counters & SS appliances - and ample dining room have vaulted ceilings and are flooded with light - perfect for entertaining! Large windows create a wonderful indoor/outdoor flow & the French doors to the deck and level backyard connect the 2 spaces almost seamlessly. There are 2 bedrooms and a full bath on this level. The staircase with wrought iron railings leads up to the master retreat: a loft space that could be an office or den, a walk-in closet, a deck with gorgeous views of the the Park. The bedroom has vaulted ceilings and 2 skylights, the bath has a double vanity with stone counter. There are gleaming hardwood floors in most rooms and the rustic modern-Mediterranean custom features make this a wonderful, warm and comfortable place to share with family and friends. Rebuilt in 2004 from studs up. El Cerrito schools!