Property Details

1518 High Street, Alameda

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Sold $1,750,000 SOLD (List: 1.495M) - Single Family Home
2742 Sq Ft4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Car Garage Print this page
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The former home of the Tucker’s Ice Cream family, 1518 High Street is a light-filled, exquisitely restored 4BD/2BA craftsman-era masterpiece in Alameda’s coveted East End, featuring a magnificently renovated chefs’ kitchen, spacious attic lounge, private rear garden and patio, and immaculate bedrooms and common spaces. Every corner of this peerless 2,742 square foot home sparkles with tasteful refinement, creating a dizzyingly beautiful and immersive aesthetic experience. From the moment you step inside this historic gem, you will fall in love with its irresistible grace, functionality, exquisite design and craftsmanship, and charm.

This home’s dynamic elegance is embodied by its playful circular floor plan, whose spaces flow seamlessly into each other. Several rooms feature bay windows, often placed in corners or whimsically shaped, injecting liveliness into the different spaces. The bedroom level is easily accessed from both the kitchen and entry. The spacious owner’s suite has an enchanting light-filled sun porch and private balcony and features a wide multi-faceted corner bay window. The attic has been ingeniously transformed into an inviting finished lounge with five skylights and a built-in window seat. This home’s light-hearted spirit can be felt in every one of its beautiful and lovingly preserved spaces.

The detailing and restoration work in this home are unparallelled, starting with its eye-catching and newly painted historic facade. The hardwood floors with mahogany inlay are original to the living and dining rooms but new in the kitchen, yet are so exquisitely matched that it is nearly impossible to tell what is new and what is not. The coved and box-beam ceilings, pocket doors, fireplace, wainscoting, plate rails, picture moldings, built-ins, window framing, and other details feel at once timeless and fresh. Period-style sconces grace the home’s expansive common spaces, while carefully chosen art nouveau- and schoolhouse-style hanging fixtures add whimsical accents. The upper-level hall bath features stunning period-style tilework. It is no wonder that Pottery Barn once did a catalog photo shoot here, or that this home’s phenomenal kitchen has been featured in Alameda Magazine. Every square inch of this glorious home is a feast for the senses.

In addition to its countless aesthetic charms, this home offers a host of modern conveniences. Its spacious, well lit, and completely renovated kitchen overlooks the rear garden and features a wide chefs’ island with breakfast bar and under-counter storage, marble counters, six-burner Wolf gas range with griddle, concealed SubZero refrigerator and microwave cabinet, two dishwashers, and breakfast nook, and opens onto the tranquil private rear deck. The basement level boasts a small garden storage room and convenient craft room with sink. The hall bath has radiant floor heat. Ample closets, built-in shelving, and other thoughtful features abound. This is a home that anticipates your every need.

1518 High Street is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a phenomenal location. Just minutes from some of the Bay Area’s most sought-after schools, shops, and restaurants, with easy access to Oakland and beyond, this jaw-droppingly beautiful and immaculately restored craftsman masterpiece is ready to be yours.

Highlights at a Glance:

• Light-filled, exquisitely restored 4BD/2BA craftsman masterpiece in Alameda’s coveted East End, near sought-after schools, shops, and restaurants

• 2,742 square foot home previously occupied by the Tucker Ice Cream family, once featured in Alameda Magazine, Pottery Barn, and the Alameda Historic Legacy Tour  

• Elegant and playful circular floor plan whose spaces flow seamlessly into each other

• Spacious owner’s suite has an enchanting light-filled sun porch and private balcony and features a wide multi-faceted corner bay window

• Inviting finished attic lounge with five skylights and a built-in window seat

• Bedroom level is easily accessed from both kitchen and entry

• Exquisite craftsmanship and restoration work throughout

• Architectural and design features include hardwood floors with mahogany inlay, coved and box-beam ceilings, pocket doors, fireplace, wainscoting, plate rails, picture moldings, built-ins, window framing, period-style sconces, art nouveau- and schoolhouse-style hanging fixtures, and period-style tilework

• Spacious, well lit, and completely renovated kitchen overlooks the rear garden and features a wide chefs’ island with breakfast bar and under-counter storage, marble counters, six-burner Wolf gas range with griddle, concealed SubZero refrigerator and microwave cabinet, two dishwashers, and breakfast nook, and opens onto the tranquil private rear deck

• Basement level boasts small garden storage room and convenient craft room with sink

• Ample storage throughout

• Attached single-car garage with internal access

• Convenient laundry off kitchen

• Updated plumbing and 200-amp wiring 

• Radiant and central heating

• Dual-pane windows 

• Seismically upgraded

• Built in 1912


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