Sold $1,075,000 SOLD (List: 895K) - Single Family Home
Welcome to 1001 Broadway: a lovingly cared for mid-century modern home in Alameda’s sought-after East End neighborhood. Built in 1951, with contemporary updates courtesy of its current owners, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence is a haven of warmth and comfort.
Spacious formal living and dining areas greet one from the main entry, where refinished oak and cherry-doweled hardwood flooring runs throughout. Large picture windows fill the living space with light, and the room’s impressive breadth affords possibilities for numerous seating arrangements. A corner fireplace, with its wide mantel and stone hearth, provides a warm and inviting ambiance.
The dining room offers a view of the lovely front garden through its large picture window, and a central chandelier makes for an elegant space for sharing meals. From here, one can step directly into the adjacent kitchen, or access the lower secondary living spaces.
The eat-in kitchen features a wonderful dining nook set against a bay window with views of nearby lemon trees, and a breakfast bar along the expansive stone countertop. With modern fixtures and glass-tiled backsplash, the kitchen also boasts updated cherry wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including Kenmore refrigerator and dishwasher, and a KitchenAid gas range and oven.
At the far end of the kitchen, one steps down into the home’s cozy family/media room. Carpeted and with painted wood-plank walls, this room is an ideal area for relaxing or spending time with family and friends. A stylish media center offers options for entertainment, while a cast iron gas fireplace gives the room an extra glow. A large window draws in the afternoon sunshine, and Andersen French doors open into the incredible outdoor patio and private garden.
Nearby is a full bath with all modern fixtures, glass-paned shower, and beautiful black and white tilework. A hall closet provides plentiful storage, while the remodeled laundry room includes ample cabinetry, Kenmore washer/dryer, and convenient mini-fridge.
Painted wrought iron railing gracefully lines the staircase leading to the upper level. Hardwood flooring extends through the hallway and all three spacious bedrooms here. The full updated bath has a glass-paned shower, tub, contemporary fixtures, and lovely tiling. Sizeable linen cabinets offer generous storage in the hall.
The trio of upstairs bedrooms are comfortable and cheerful, and all include sliding door closets with built in drawers beneath. Two of the rooms offer space for an adjoining reading/seating area, and one features corner windows that overlook the garden.
The home’s sanctuary-like backyard is a remarkable spot. A paver patio and central fire pit create a private yet cordial atmosphere, encircled by beautiful landscaping. Low maintenance, drought tolerant plantings extend across the front yard, where ferns, hardy herbs, succulents, and stepping stone pathways can be found. Plum, lemon, and apple trees are among the gorgeous foliage.
Attached is a two car garage with dual storage closets, built in shelving and cabinetry, and a Craftsman automatic door opener. Additional features of the house include a 50-year metal roof with updated rain gutters, new water lines throughout the house, and added Andersen windows.
With the beach only a block away, you’ll have access to spectacular San Francisco skyline views, bike paths, and magnificent bay view trails. Otis Elementary, Lincoln Middle, and Alameda High School are all nearby, as is the Southshore shopping center and Park Street amenities.
1001 Broadway: a truly special home in one of the Bay Area’s most superb small towns.