Sold $1,275,000 SOLD (List: 1.088M) - Single Family Home
Amid the winding residential streets of Alameda’s esteemed Harbor Bay Isle community, just two blocks from the northwestern shoreline, awaits 130 Cumberland Way—an enchanting union of contemporary design and utopian landscaping. Home to only two owners since its construction in 1986, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath is a study in harmony: the interior captivates with its wide open, renovated, and private spaces, while the lush atmosphere of the rear garden enchants—resulting in a home that is guaranteed to delight.
Double front doors open into a soaring entry and formal living room, where inlaid marble floors gleam across the open-plan main level. The space emanates a sense of luminosity with its height and expansive, light-catching windows. Multiple seating areas offer versatility for gatherings, and a walk-around fireplace with extended raised brick hearth connects to a wet bar, convenient for accommodating visitors and personal enjoyment alike.
Seamlessly adjoining is the formal dining area, where Andersen French doors open to the abundant greenery of the back patio area. The nearby eat-in kitchen, with its central greenhouse window, assures the lushness of the gardens close at hand. Here, ample cabinetry and wide, tiled countertops (as well as a walk-in pantry) provide an ideal environment for any home chef. Other amenities include a KitchenAid double stove and refrigerator, countertop range, and Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher. A breakfast bar and casual dining area offer spectacular outdoor views.
Following the home’s circular flow, we find ourselves in the family room, ideal for relaxation or home entertainment. The space is wired for surround sound with controls in the nearby pantry. A sliding door gives back yard access, again ushering light and fresh air indoors. The main level also features a half bath and dedicated laundry room with washer, dryer, and utility sink, as well as linen/storage cabinets.
The home’s second level landing affords an aerial view of the grand room below, and a lovely niche for seating and artwork display. With its gabled ceiling, the sleeping area of the master suite looks out onto the back yard. The master bath is spacious and striking, with its Shoji-style sliding closet doors, corner windows, air bath tub with waterfall faucet, glass-paned shower, Hansgrohe fixtures, Italian vanity, and water closet.
All three additional upper-level bedrooms are carpeted, each with respective ample closet space. One is equipped with a lengthy built-in corner workstation and chair-rail molding, potentially making for a great library or office space, while another is unique in its design with a charming window seat, bestowing its occupant with pleasant neighborhood views. A full upstairs bath accompanies these bedrooms.
Meticulously landscaped and designed to create an aura of tropical seclusion, the back yard is truly magnificent: with African slate walkways, a raised wooden deck, multiple seating areas, 7-person spa with standing full-body massage compartment, lofty arbor, waterfall, Bird of Paradise plants, palms, mature deciduous trees, and lighted pathways, the space is an undeniably gorgeous haven for both celebration and quiet reflection.
Other notable features of the home include a two-car attached garage (with automatic door opener, hanging shelves, cabinets, and workbench), independent upstairs and downstairs heating control, and a 100-year roof (installed in 2005). The neighborhood has 24-hour security patrol, and proud, community-minded residents.
Near sought-after schools, the Harbor Bay Club, Tillman Park, and the beautiful Sheffield Way greenbelt, 130 Cumberland Way is a home unparalleled—balancing thoughtful design and convenience with verdant, breezy serenity.