Sold $1,250,000 Sold price (List 899K) - Single Family Home
We are proud to offer this spacious, split-level Tudor home located in the coveted Fernside district of Alameda, known for its friendly tree-lined streets, its sought-after schools, its close proximity to shopping and local amenities, and its neighborhood feel. It is rare to find a 4+ bedroom, 2 bath home in today’s Alameda market…rarer still to find one with rich architectural charm on wonderful Moreland Drive just two blocks from Edison Elementary School.
Built in 1927, this beautiful home features over 2100 square feet of thoughtfully designed living space and architectural detailing, exemplified by the dramatic turreted entry and the beautiful formal living room with its tiled wood-burning fireplace, refinished match-stick hardwood flooring, and spectacular arched windows. The theme continues in the spacious formal dining room with elegant mahogany trimmed French doors and a wall of windows — the perfect room for intimate gatherings or holiday dinners.
The sunny kitchen features oak cabinets with tile flooring and countertops, modern appliances and a lovely greenhouse window. Adjacent to the kitchen is the charming breakfast room with leaded glass windows and a built-in china cabinet.
Up a half flight stairs is a large transition space, full bath and three spacious bedrooms. Another half flight leads to the a private family room or fifth bedroom, as well as the magical “cupola” room — a romantic hideaway for a private office or meditation retreat with clever built-ins and gorgeous exposed redwood architecture. The upper level also provides a walk-in attic access with ample storage (expansion potential?).
The lower level features the fourth bedroom, a full bath with laundry closet and backyard access, and a large basement with multiple spaces for storage and a large, open space currently being used as a game room with pool table.
The 5000 square foot level lot features many lovely landscaping vignettes. The front yard lawn and planter beds highlight the home’s spectacular architectural features and curb appeal (notice how the exterior lighting fixtures echo the street lamps along Moreland). The back yard is a private retreat featuring flagstone walkways, espaliered fruit trees (apples, pears and plums), a sunny lawn area, mature perimeter plantings and raised vegetable or flower beds — perfect for outdoor entertaining or cultivating your green thumb.
Additional features include an oversized attached garage with internal access and additional storage, a tankless water heater, bolted foundation, French drainage system, many structural upgrades over the years, and Anderson tilt-pack, dual-paned windows throughout much of the home.
We invite you to come visit this beautiful home and experience why Alameda’s East End has become one of the most desirable real estate destinations in the Bay Area.
See more at: http://www.1711moreland.com/