Sold $3,000,000 SOLD (Second highest sale in Alameda's history) - Single Family Home
ICONIC COLONIAL REVIVAL MASTERPIECE
We are proud to present one of Alameda’s iconic, landmark residences. A masterwork of Colonial Revival Architecture, this 5++ bedroom, 4.5 bath sits on two separate parcels (featuring a pool and pool house) at the end of the most sought-after block in the heart of Alameda’s Gold Coast. With walls of windows, a gracious floor plan, and impeccable upgrades, 1121 Bay Street seamlessly combines both formal and casual spaces to enhance the dynamic needs of modern life while enjoying the elegance and grace of the past.
1121 Bay Street is an unfolding story; an experience that resonates on myriad levels as you travel through the home discovering its riches:
The grand foyer…is nothing short of its name. Warm and welcoming, the entry sets the tone for this extraordinary home. It is a feast for the senses featuring a dramatic artisan-crafted staircase and a gorgeous bay window with an inviting window seat overlooking the formal gardens. One will begin to notice features that echo throughout the property including gleaming oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, distinguished crown moldings, period wall trims, elegant transition spaces separated by glass and French doors, custom window coverings, and a distinguished collection of Colonial chandeliers and light fixtures.
The formal living room…is a timeless “great” room; a gathering place for all ages ideal for entertaining, music, conversation, relaxation, or games. Peruse the built-in bookcases, melt into an inviting chair by the fireplace reading your favorite period novel, or linger over a game of chess in the soft bay window. Sit at the piano to play your favorite piece or Chopsticks with a curious 6 year old. Marvel at your private, formal gardens while enjoying a glass of wine poured from your extensive cellar.
The formal dining room…beckons you to add to its history of feasts and communal gatherings; to enjoy a meal by the glow of the fireplace reflecting off the paned windows of the French doors.
The eat-in, gourmet, island kitchen…is one of the finest kitchens in Alameda; designed by Carlene Anderson. With its ample floor-to-ceiling custom cabinets, professional-grade appliances, stone counters, farm and vegetable sinks, pantries, prep areas, breakfast bar, recessed and under-cabinet lighting, chandelier, designer color palette, over-the-stove pot filler – it is truly a cook’s playground. A servant’s staircase leads to the second floor, a tucked away hall leads to a whimsical powder room, and a custom workspace alcove overlooks the yard.
The family room…occupies its own wing off the kitchen with a built-in transition space and full bath; a comfortable enclave for family and friends to enjoy a good movie. A staircase transitions to the office upstairs and a fourth staircase leads to a spacious storage area over the garage which could possibly be future expanded living space.
The master bedroom suite…is unique in its breadth and amenities. The sleeping quarters enjoy southern exposure and another crackling fireplace. The master bath shares a Jacuzzi tub and standing shower, then divides into private and separate half baths, vanities and closets.
The remainder of the sleeping quarters…are flexible in their configuration and continue the themes of grandeur, artistry and convenience featuring built-ins, fireplaces, moldings, elegant multi-paned windows with lushly landscaped views. The current residents have configured two rooms as spacious offices (one of master and one off the family room below) and two spacious bedrooms separated by Jack and Jill bath.
The basement level…is accessed by a staircase off the kitchen hall. A grand room boasts the fifth fireplace and is currently outfitted with pool table, ping pong and long, built-in window seat. There is a large hobby room, 570-bottle capacity wine cellar, and a large laundry/utility area.
The exterior is lush with formal gardens, gracious sitting areas, and a rare private pool situated behind a mature hedge. The pool house boasts shower and changing facility. The gardens are resplendent of hot summer days and playtime out on the lawn.
1121 Bay Street is the ultimate destination home; a rare offering of form and function that will complement and inspire an extraordinary life.
By the numbers:
- 4,856 square feet
- 2 parcels
- 15,000 square foot double lot
- 5+ bedrooms
- 4.5 bathrooms (master is shared bathing with dual half baths for vanity and sink)
- 2 car garage
- 5 fireplaces
- 5 staircases
- 1 wine cellar
- 570 wine bottle capacity
- 1 pool and pool house1 train/hobby room (yes, a full model train room!)
- 1 family room
- 1 billiard/game/party room
- 1 opportunity of a lifetime