Sold $1,625,000 (List Price: $1,195,000) - Single Family Home
Behind a charming picket fence on a level corner lot in the coveted East End neighborhood of Alameda, 1001 Post Street is a light-filled 4BD/2BA, 2198 sq ft Mid-Century Traditional with stylish modern upgrades. The home enjoys gleaming hardwood floors, distinctive arched doorways, a gracious living room, formal dining room, and second story luxurious owner’s suite with spa-like bath. Other features include a modern updated kitchen and baths, an expansive family/media room, detached garage, and enclosed front and back yards perfect for entertaining or relaxing. All of this is available in one of Alameda’s most coveted neighborhoods, near excellent schools, Lincoln and Krusi parks, and moments from Park Street amenities, beaches, cafes, and the locally-owned Encinal Market (where everybody knows your name). Ideally situated for commuters, the home is convenient to the SF ferry, AC transit bus lines, BART, and the Oakland Airport for more distant travel.
A gate beneath a romantic arbor adorned by fragrant night blooming jasmine opens onto a lush lawn and stone pathway leading to a covered front porch. Inside the home, a gracious living room is lit by a picture window overlooking the front lawn, and a fireplace is flanked by high windows. Through an arched doorway is a formal dining room large enough for holiday dinners with extended family and friends.
Remodeled with a stylish nod to its 1950s origins, the updated kitchen enjoys a black and white checkerboard floor and subway tile backsplash with matching decorative accents. Modern updates include solid surface counters, a big greenhouse window over the deep sink, and a five-burner gas range and convection oven framed by open shelves for cookbooks, frequently used spices, or display of your kitchen collectibles. The adjacent breakfast nook is perfect for casual meals with sunny corner windows overlooking the front porch.
On this level, three generous bedrooms – two with corner windows and custom closet organizers – share a generous bath with delightful vintage-style tile floor and bath surround, a step-in shower, and pedestal sink. The wide hallway features a large linen closet and built-in shelves and leafs to an expansive, light-filled family room with additional built-in shelves, windows on two sides, and a door to the private back yard.
Upstairs, on its own floor, the luxurious owner’s suite is a spacious retreat where mature flowering trees create a treehouse aesthetic, and high windows provide views of the Oakland hills. Custom French doors open onto the adjoining spa-like split bath with soft recessed lighting, a full length custom mirror, huge walk-in shower with travertine walls and dual showerheads, and a two-person jetted tub with travertine surround perfect for relaxing at the end of a hectic day. An expansive stone vanity with dual sinks provides abundant storage for bathroom necessities and a cedar-lined walk-in closet with custom built-ins provides additional wardrobe storage spaces.
Shaded by tall trees, the enclosed back yard enjoys a covered patio and mature landscaping – perfect for al fresco entertaining, a children’s play area, or quiet contemplation.
Custom window coverings
Newer kitchen appliances (2019-2020)
Refinished hardwood floors
New carpet in owner’s suite
Custom closet organizers
Generous laundry room with front-loading W/D
Abundant closets throughout with accessible attic space for additional storage
Tankless water heater
Professional landscaping and sprinkler/drip irrigation system