Property Details

1049 San Antonio Avenue, Alameda

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Sold $2,550,000 SOLD (List Price: $1,995,000) - Single Family Home
3033 Square Feet4 Bedrooms2.5 Bathrooms Print this page

A Colonial Revival treasure in Alameda’s Gold Coast, 1049 San Antonio is a lovingly maintained and stylishly remodeled 4+BD/2.5BA 3033 sq ft home with traditional period finishes, an unusually deep lot, in-ground swimming pool, landscaped gardens, and an oversized detached garage that teases the imagination about future ADU development. Soaring ceilings with crown moldings and gleaming hardwood floors add charm, while the exquisitely remodeled chef’s kitchen and updated baths offer modern convenience. The home includes a formal dining room, spacious owner’s suite, 3 bedrooms on one level (two with connecting bonus room), huge amounts of storage, full basement, and plentiful off-street parking. Centrally located near Franklin Park and School, Park and Webster Street amenities, beaches, cafes, and the SF ferry. With a walkability score of 88 and a biking score of 77, this home offers the best of Alameda living.

From the traditional side porch, the beautiful front door is flanked by tall windows and opens onto a spacious entryway with high ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and the original brass doorbell chimes from another era.

To one side of the entryway, the beautifully proportioned living room is a study in elegance with graceful crown molding and abundant natural light casting a warm glow on burnished floors of Douglas fir. A decorative tile fireplace flanked by glass-doored built-in cabinets graces one wall. On the other side, behind a glass-paned pocket door, the spacious formal dining room features a coved ceiling, gleaming wood floors, and a row of windows that catch the afternoon sun. Large enough to host celebratory dinners for extended family and friends, the room is also fitting for more intimate candle-lit dinners.

For more informal meals, the exquisitely updated chef’s kitchen includes a generous breakfast nook and separate breakfast bar. A dream come true for the serious home chef, the kitchen blends style and function with a Thermador 6-burner professional range and pot filler, Thermador oven warming drawer and microwave, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, and Thermador fridge. Modern finishes include stone countertops, recessed lighting, and warm Douglas fir cabinets.

Off the kitchen at the back of the home, a bedroom/office includes a built-in desk and shelves, and French doors that open onto the back deck. Also on this level are a conveniently placed powder room and a generous laundry room with utility sink, counter, and cabinets.

Upstairs, the spacious owner’s suite is lit by sunny windows on the street, fitted with plantation shutters for privacy. An elegant stone fireplace with wood surround adds distinction, and dual walk-in closets with built-in shelves provide abundant storage. The adjoining spa-like bath features radiant heat, a walk-in tile shower, and wood vanity for storage. A linen closet provides plenty of space for fluffy towels and the foams, bubbles, and salts needed for luxurious bathing in the huge freestanding soaking tub.

Two additional bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and large windows, share a generous full bath with a dual sink vanity and large walk-in shower. A bonus room adjacent to the two bedrooms could be configured as an office, study, studio, media room, or nursery with its built-in cabinets and bench seat.

The enclosed back yard is an expansive space with ample room for neighborhood barbeques, birthday celebrations, or elegant alfresco entertaining. The yard includes a wood deck, substantial patio lined by mature citrus trees, and a heated pool(!). Beyond the patio, a lush lawn is surrounded by mature trees, raised planting beds, and a pergola with climbing wisteria.
A detached garage has been finished with a new concrete floor and skylight – ideal for a game room, studio, or office. Wired for electricity, and plumbed for possible use as an ADU (Buyer to investigate and verify improvement possibilities with the City of Alameda Planning Department).

Ideally situated in the coveted Gold Coast neighborhood, the home is near Franklin Park and School, Park and Webster Street amenities, beaches, cafes, parks, the SF ferry, and other public transportation. Elsewhere in the city, the small-town sensibility of Alameda is evident in its twice-weekly farmer’s market, picnic areas and summer concerts at Crab Cove, Crown Beach with its annual sandcastle competition, the longest 4th of July parade in the country, and twice-yearly art and wine fairs.

Additional Highlights:
Finished basement wired for electricity
Outbuilding for storage
Security system