Located on the corner of one of Alameda’s most prestigious streets and the former home of Metropolitan Opera star Frederica von Stade, 1200 San Antonio is a 5BD/5.5+BA jewel of the Gold Coast, boasting stunning Tudor revival architectural details and luxurious upgrades throughout its expansive 6,497 square feet.
The moment you enter 1200 San Antonio, the home’s effortless fusing of vintage details with modern luxury take your breath away, starting with its grand foyer, which showcases remarkable period woodwork and beamed ceilings as well as a dramatic staircase. To one side of the foyer, you will find a stately common area featuring a formal living room warmed by a dramatic fireplace with original ornate woodwork, and with pocket doors that lead to a light-filled, versatile room that could function as an office, game room, music room, or library. Cross to the other side of the foyer and you will find still more grand pleasures, including a palatial dining room with room for a table for 12 and a second dramatic, elegant fireplace, as well as a delightful sun porch, lit by tall French doors capped by sunburst windows and skylights and finished with a slate floor. Open from the sun porch is the home’s dazzlingly renovated eat-in kitchen, which features a commercial gas range with grill, Sub-Zero refrigerator, marble backsplash and waterfall countertops, slate floor, built-in wine storage, breakfast bar, and plenty of room for a large dining table.
Steps from the kitchen and sunroom of 1200 San Antonio and a beautiful deck and garden await, with drought tolerant landscaping, multiple seating areas, and a luxurious tiled in-ground spa, making the home’s outdoor areas ideal for entertaining or quiet nights at home.
1200 San Antonio features two additional, dramatic upper levels. As you ascend the home’s grand staircase lit by dramatic stained glass, you take in the second level, which has two en-suite bedrooms, including the home’s first magnificent owner’s suite, with high ceilings, a bath with dual sinks and an enormous soaking tub with rain shower, and a boudoir area, ideal for a sitting room, that is lit by French doors leading to a balcony. The second en-suite bedroom on the second level also has a beautiful sitting area, with large windows that overlook the rear garden. This level also includes yet another bright, spacious sitting area with a wet bar, as well as a large laundry room.
Two staircases on the second level of 1200 San Antonio lead to the home’s breathtaking top level, which has yet another owner’s suite. Here you will find a spacious bedroom flanked by two separate, luxurious marble baths, each with its own walk-in closet. This level includes a large sitting room that leads to its own patio and an additional bedroom.
1200 San Antonio also has an expansive lower level with a media room with brick fireplace, a full bath, a gym, a game room, and a 150-bottle wine cellar.
Highlights at a Glance:
- Iconic Tudor revival Alameda home on the Gold Coast
- 6,497 square feet
- Former home Metropolitan Opera star Frederica von Stade
- Original details and luxurious upgrades throughout
- Dramatic foyer and staircase
- Formal living and dining rooms with ornate wood carved fireplaces
- Sun porch with slate floors
- Dazzling eat-in kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, commercial gas range, marble backsplash and counters, and slate floors
- Large deck and garden with drought-tolerant landscaping
- Tiled in-ground spa
- Owner’s suite on second level with attached boudoir/sitting room
- Second level media room with wet bar
- Breathtaking third level with dramatic en-suite bedroom with separate marble baths, each with its own walk-in closet
- Third level common area with patio
- Expansive lower level with family/media room with fireplace, wine cellar, gym, and game room
- Garden with drought-tolerant landscaping
- Two-car garage with additional one-car carport
- Originally designed by San Francisco architects Matthew O’Brien and Carl Werner for Alameda physician William Lum
- Built in 1910