Sold $2,520,000 (List Price: $1,995,000) - Single Family Home
An exquisite and expansive Prairie Revival treasure in Alameda’s Gold Coast, 1316 Sherman Street is a 4BD/2¼ BA, 2512 square foot home (including detached office) with thoughtful modern upgrades, traditional period finishes, oversized backyard with play structure, generous and fully equipped detached garden office, basement rec room/office, and a large detached garage. Soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, period finishes, and double-hung windows provide vintage charm, while the updated kitchen and baths offer modern convenience with architecturally consistent styling. The home includes a living room, formal dining room, breakfast room, and four generous bedrooms on one level – including the stately primary bedroom at the front, a large secondary bedroom, and a two-bedroom suite with large closets and ensuite bath. Centrally located near Franklin Park and School, Park and Webster Street amenities, beaches, cafes, and the SF ferry, the home offers the finest in Alameda living.
Shaded by tall trees, the front garden is landscaped with drought-resistant shrubs and flowering plants. A paved walkway leads through the garden and the concrete driveway is capped with native stone to harmonize with its surroundings. From the traditional side porch, the multipaned glass door opens onto a spacious foyer with high ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and two coat closets. To one side, the classically proportioned living room is lit by abundant natural light streaming through oversized picture windows, and a tile fireplace flanked by high windows and traditional built-in shelves graces one wall.
On the other side of the entry, the light-filled formal dining room features an original Craftsman built-in hutch with vintage charm. Large enough to host celebratory dinners for extended family and friends, the dining room also is fitting for more intimate candle-lit dinners.
Behind a swing door off the dining room, the beautifully remodeled chef’s kitchen is a pleasure to cook in with its Thermador 6-burner cooktop, dual built-in ovens, and moveable central island with additional space for meal prep. Stylish modern updates include stone counters and backsplash, and in a design nod to the style of the era, modern cabinets of quarter-sawn white oak reach to the ceiling.
Off the kitchen at the back of the home, a traditional breakfast room with sunny corner windows overlooking the back garden might be well suited for use as an office, study, or play area. Also on this level is a conveniently placed 1/4 bath.
Upstairs, the expansive primary bedroom is a beautiful, light-filled retreat with gleaming hardwood floors and wide windows overlooking the front garden. Running the full width of the home, this room includes dual walk-in closets for abundant storage.
The sun-washed secondary bedroom enjoys large windows overlooking offering views of the stately oaks and features a walk-in closet. The two bedrooms share the adjacent remodeled bath with a tiled shower over tub and modern stone-topped vanity with quarter-sawn oak cabinets for storage. Also on this level is a vintage linen closet with shelves and built-in drawers.
The remaining two spacious bedrooms are divided by multipaned glass French doors. The first room features a set of built-in shelves and a large walk-in closet and shares a modern bath with the en suite second bedroom. Both rooms are beautifully proportioned, one reminiscent of a sun porch surrounded by windows overlooking the lush back garden. A large closet, built-in storage cabinets, and a built-in dresser provide abundant storage in back bedroom.
At the back of the home, a private garden office marries the best of form and function with a sense of openness created by the vaulted ceiling and wall of windows overlooking the enchanting back garden. Fully wired for electricity, Internet, land lines, and CATV, the office is also fully equipped with an expansive L-shaped work surface, built-in desk, file cabinets, and bookshelves that make working from home comfortable and convenient.
Abutting the office the detached garage has been partially finished and is wired for electricity for possible use as a studio, game room, or ADU, and the long driveway provides space for additional off-street parking.
Shaded by towering oaks and large enough for a neighborhood barbeque, the enchanting back garden is perfect for entertaining with two brick patios, a lush lawn, and a ship-themed play structure built around an oak tree.
Ideally situated in the coveted Gold Coast neighborhood, the home is near Franklin Park and School, Park and Webster Street amenities, beaches, cafes, parks, the SF ferry, and other public transportation. 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, and twice-yearly art and wine fairs.
Newly refinished hardwood floors
Partially finished basement with workshop, laundry area, and fully finished rec room or office Newer furnace (2019)