Sold $1,785,000 SOLD - Single Family Home
Gorgeously renovated 4BD/3.5BA, Queen Anne Victorian in Alameda’s East End, 1315 Mound Street has been meticulously modernized to preserve its original character while creating a host of expansive and welcoming spaces and major structural upgrades. Boasting 2437 square feet and featured on the Alameda National Register of Historic Homes, 1315 Mound features exquisite period details (such as soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, bay windows, and vintage light fixtures) while the beautifully remodeled chef’s kitchen and spa-like baths add luxury and comfort. The home boasts a luxurious owner’s suite on the main level and three bedrooms on one level below, including a guest/au pair suite. A large detached garage sits on the 6,000 square foot lot beside a magnificent professionally landscaped backyard with dramatic pergola and hardscaped seating areas – a fantastic setting to relax or entertain – all in the distinctive style of Napa and the northern wine regions. Best of all, the restoration was not simply a face-lift – at the time of its completion in 2015, it included a new roof, foundation, electrical system, plumbing, furnaces, and drainage. All of this is available In Alameda’s coveted East End, moments from the Oakland airport, Park Street amenities, beaches, cafes, parks, and the locally-owned Encinal Market (where everybody knows your name).
The traditional porch, with transom window over the front door, opens onto a generous entryway whose beautiful hardwood floors are accented by a decorative inlay, and a stained glass window shines with color and elegance. Just off the entryway, a conveniently placed powder room has been exquisitely renovated with a unique vanity, wainscoting, and stone tile floor with metallic tile inlay.
The spacious living room, with its hardwood floors, high ceilings, and glorious bay window provides a sense of the Victorian period with wide doorways, elaborate scrollwork, picture rails, crown moldings, and baseboards. A remote-controlled electric fireplace with marble hearth is flanked by glowing sconces, and the bay window creates a cozy spot for a window seat overlooking the street – open the windows and get the ambience of a covered porch.
The adjacent formal dining room is beautifully proportioned and large enough for a holiday dinner with extended family or friends. A vintage light fixture descends from the carved ceiling medallion, and a bay window casts a sunny glow.
The beautifully remodeled eat-in chef’s kitchen is a pleasure to cook in with its Bosch 5-burner gas cooktop, built-in convection wall oven and microwave, and large counter-depth SubZero refrigerator. Stylish modern features include stone counters with subway tile backsplash, and the window above the farm sink is lit by a stained glass insert that provides color and privacy. Charming vintage style cupboards reach to the high ceiling, providing abundant storage, and a small breakfast nook is perfect for quick meals. A nearby glass door opens onto the deck, making this a great kitchen for summer entertaining – or just for taking a cup of coffee out to enjoy the warm weather.
The opulent owner’s suite is a private retreat with sunny windows and multi-paned glass door out to the deck. Two large walk-in closets – one in the bedroom and one in the adjoining bath – provide abundant storage. A marble floor with decorative basket weave inset, marble-topped vanity with dual sinks, and a gorgeous chandelier add sophistication to the lavishly appointed spa-like split bath, while light streams in through tall windows. The magnificent marble walk-in shower features two showerheads and an additional gigantic rain showerhead above. A luxurious clawfoot tub is ideal for soaking away the stresses of the day.
On the lower level, an expansive light-filled family/media room is lit by windows on two sides, and glass French doors open onto the patio and gorgeous backyard. A nice addition is the nearby wine fridge with cabinets on either side–a perfect reason for strolling out to the patio with a glass of sparkling champagne.
A stylish private guest suite features oversized windows for abundant light, and the adjoining spacious bath boasts a marble-topped vanity with dual sinks. A tub with subway tile backsplash and handheld showerhead is paired with a corner step-in shower lined by subway tile with a decorative inlay. A huge double closet provides storage.
Down the hall, two bedrooms share a full bath with beehive tile floor and double vanity, and a laundry room features a stone counter with utility sink and storage, as well as space for a stackable washer and dryer.
Professionally designed and landscaped, the magnificent enclosed backyard delights with its large bluestone paver patio for relaxing and entertaining (with several low-voltage electrical outlets at either end for a possible summer kitchen). The design of the yard itself is reminiscent of the Napa Valley, planted with drought-resistant native species including Western redbud tree, manzanita, wild daisies, hummingbird mint, and dwarf orange, lemon, and lime trees. The yard is fully-lit, creating a fantastic setting for a neighborhood party. Edible grapes climb a dramatic redwood pergola over the second patio, with hardscaped seating areas, LED party lights and a freestanding outdoor heater. Raised beds are planted with strawberries, and some are trellised for climbing berries as well.
Ideally situated in the coveted East End neighborhood, the home is near Lincoln Park, Park Street shops and restaurants, and the SF ferry. 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, an annual stroll down Christmas Tree Lane, and twice-yearly art and wine fairs.
Detached finished 2-car garage with EV charger
Motion detector lights
Newer roof and foundation