Behind a charming picket fence, beautifully landscaped with a rose-covered arbor and verdant lawn, 1266 Caroline is a 4BD/2.5 BA, 2209 square foot Cape Cod located on a peaceful cul-de-sac in Alameda’s coveted Gold Coast. Cheerful and bright, the home features burnished hardwood floors, high ceilings with crown molding, a sophisticated collection of designer wallpapers, and vintage-style wainscoting. The lower level enjoys a circular floor plan with gracious, light-filled rooms including a formal dining room, renovated chef’s kitchen and sunny breakfast nook, a spacious wood-paneled guest bedroom currently configured as a family room, and a conveniently placed powder room. Upstairs, a primary suite includes a luxurious, modern bath, and two additional bedrooms share a stylishly renovated bath. The enclosed rear yard enjoys an expansive brick patio surrounded by lush, mature landscaping - an ideal spot for relaxation or outdoor entertaining. Additional amenities include a laundry room with stacked washer and dryer, and a two-car garage with internal access. Located in the most coveted neighborhood in Alameda, the home is near Franklin School and park, the twice-weekly farmer’s market, Crown Memorial State Beach, and moments from excellent Park and Webster Street restaurants, shops, and cafes.
Off the open entryway, the sun-washed living room features a vaulted ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, and a brick fireplace flanked by large windows. Through a wide doorway, the formal dining room is an elegant space large enough for gatherings of extended family or friends. Vintage-style wainscoting and patterned wallpaper call to mind a bygone era.
The beautifully renovated kitchen features butcher block counters and textured tile backsplash, and a floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinet with soft close shelves. The discerning home chef will appreciate the professional-grade 5-burner gas range, Bosh cabinet dishwasher, and Liebherr fridge, as well as the wide greenhouse window that overlooks the backyard and provides the perfect spot for an herb garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a sunny breakfast nook with cheerful wallpaper and tall windows that fill the room with natural light. Built-in floor-to-ceiling display shelves provide space for cookbooks, serving pieces, or your favorite kitchen collectibles, and a vintage-style spice cabinet adds a charming touch. A multipane glass door opens onto an expansive patio, convenient for ferrying drinks and hors d’oeuvres out to guests.
Down the hall is a wood-paneled guest bedroom currently configured as a spacious family room, and a delightful adjacent powder room with charming wainscoting and designer wallpaper. Also on this level is a large laundry room with a stacking washer/dryer and storage cabinet, as well as internal access to the 2-car garage and a basement with abundant storage.
Upstairs, the primary suite is a spacious retreat with a high ceiling, windows on two sides, and a huge walk-in closet. The adjoining bath has been luxuriously renovated with a marble basketweave floor and a large walk-in shower with a skylight and frameless glass door. A wide marble-topped vanity provides ample storage space.
Two additional light-filled bedrooms share a generous bath stylishly renovated with basketweave tile floor, console sink, and subway tile wainscoting and shower over tub. A convenient linen closet is large enough to hold all your bath linens and bathing supplies.
The private back yard is an enchanting space with brick patios running the width of the home, providing space for multiple seating areas and alfresco entertaining. Ornamental flowering vines and plants adorn the walls and fence, and the yard is surrounded by lush, mature landscaping including citrus, Japanese maple, and princess trees, as well as beds of ferns, succulents. Strings of lights stretch overhead creating the perfect spot for a summer party.