Sold $1,840,000 SOLD (List: 1.475M) - Single Family Home
A HOME FOR THE AGES: ROMANTIC GOLD COAST TUDOR
Built for the family of a banker in 1936 and home to only two other households in the decades since, this stately Tudor-style home at 1016 Grand in Alameda promises tranquility, contentment, and a proud heritage. Romantic and inviting, you’ll discover this nearly 3000 square foot, 4-bedroom, 3-bath space brimming with vintage details that delight, while complemented with modern thoughtfulness.
A rose-lined pathway through the front garden leads to the home’s entryway, where a skylight and stained glass window illuminate the amber hardwood flooring of the foyer. On the main level is the home’s radiant and expansive living area, featuring a wooden-beamed ceiling, bay window, and a regal fireplace capped with an elegant wooden mantle.
The formal dining room sparkles with light and elegance, with its recessed arched cove and glass door opening to the splendor of the back gardens. Also opening outward is the adjacent library; its brick fireplace, built-in shelving, and bay window seat suggest repose and refinement.
Sunlight and wide views of lush foliage grace the home’s secondary dining area and kitchen, which has been updated with a new sink, fridge, dishwasher, and stove. A double oven, stainless steel hood and backsplash, and plentiful storage capacity add to the space’s allure. The nearby laundry room includes Meile washer and dryer.
Also on the lower level is a single bedroom exhibiting built-in shelving, wainscoting and fanciful trim, and a full bath with classic black-and-white floor tiling.
The second level’s three bedrooms and two full baths (one jetted tub) include a lovely master suite, featuring an arched entry, corner windows, tasteful wall sconces, and a walk-in closet. A sun porch offers a private space in which to read, work, or take in the serenity of the gardens below. Tile work in both the master bath and upstairs bath echo motifs.
Perhaps one of the property’s most enticing sanctuaries is the back yard itself. A meandering path weaves amid a fully irrigated and landscaped over-sized lot—a true garden fantasy. Mature pines tower on the periphery, while Japanese maples and roses flourish within. A shade pool and fountain provide a sense of magic to the space’s seclusion and endless possibilities for entertainment and family joy.
A two car detached garage sits at the end of a gated driveway, behind which awaits large raised garden beds and a craft/workshop room. Other notable features include abundant storage space throughout the house in the form of closets, built-in cabinets, attic and partial basement, a new drought-tolerant front garden, wrought-iron staircase and front porch railings, partial fired-brick exterior, and an abundance of original hardware throughout.
1016 Grand invites exploration and ease with its continuity of indoor and outdoor space. Imbued in its design with a sense of nobility, this is a home waiting to embrace a new family history.