Sold $2,650,000 (List Price: 1,995,000) - Single Family Home
An exquisite, light-filled 4BD/3.5BA, two-story Craftsman on Alameda’s most coveted Gold Coast street, 1327 Bay boasts a rare configuration of three en suite bedrooms (with additional fourth bedroom/office on the same level), sprawling yard, organic gardens, solar power (owned), as well as a partially finished detached garage with ADU potential*. The home balances original details of the historic architectural style with distinctive modern updates. Period details include high ceilings, wood wainscoting and trim, traditional built-ins, inglenook and brick fireplaces, leaded glass windows, and gleaming hardwood floors. The spacious chef’s kitchen with breakfast area and skylights opens onto an expansive deck with organic gardens and fruit trees beyond. The yard also features a hot tub, level playing areas, and abundant plants and flowering shrubs, providing the perfect setting for summer entertaining or relaxing at the end of the day. 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.
Towering trees ground the home in its history, and the traditional pillared porch is an ideal place to take your morning coffee and put your feet up while you soak in the tranquility of the front garden and chat with passing neighbors. Inside, large casement windows flood the gracious living room with natural light, and a distinctive inglenook fireplace of rustic brick flanked by built-in shelves and bench seating adds a vintage charm.
Anchored by a stone-topped island with built-in 6-burner Dacor gas range and dual oven, the enormous open chef’s kitchen has been beautifully remodeled with stone countertops and backsplash, abundant cabinets, a stainless steel farm sink, and microwave drawer. At one end of the kitchen, a generous breakfast nook features corner banquette seating and modern open shelves for your cookbooks or kitchen collectibles. Dual skylights invite the sun, and a glass door to the rear deck is flanked by tall window panels creating a gorgeous indoor/outdoor flow.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the formal dining room is a study in elegance with sunny double-hung windows and built-in window seat overlooking the front porch. A traditional brick fireplace and period built-in hutch with leaded glass cabinets graces one wall. Also on this level is a convenient powder room and a laundry room with utility sink, front-loading washer and dryer, and a multi-pane glass door to the back deck.
Upstairs, four bedrooms open off the spacious landing. The gracious owner’s suite is a private retreat featuring a sitting area with leaded glass casement windows overlooking the front garden. The adjoining bath has been remodeled with a tiled walk-in shower with decorative accents, dual vanity with large mirror, and recessed lighting.
Adjacent to the owner’s suite, the secondary bedroom is also en suite with a sitting area and adjoining full bath with walk-in shower, stone-topped vanity, and open shelves for storage. A third en suite bedroom enjoys double-hung windows and a sloping ceiling that follows the roofline for a vintage feel. The modern bath features a shower over tub with tile surround, tile vanity, and linen closet for storage. The fourth bedroom overlooks the sunny rear garden and would be suitable for a home office, if desired.
The expansive rear garden is enclosed for privacy, and perfect for entertaining. Shaded by a towering eucalyptus, the newly-built redwood deck runs the width of the home and a brick patio provides plenty of additional space for a neighborhood barbecue or quiet alfresco dining. A Cove 2000 hot tub is the ideal spot for relaxing after a hectic day. Several raised planting beds offer a ready-made opportunity for growing your own organic fruits and vegetables, and a storage shed provides space for garden implements and tools.
Down the street from Franklin Park Pool and School, near the twice-weekly farmer’s market, Crown Memorial State Beach, and moments from excellent Park and Webster Street amenities. 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.
38 solar panels power +/- 80% of the house
Tandem off-street parking and detached garage
New redwood deck (2021)
Cal 2000 hot tub installed on poured concrete slab
Drip irrigation system
Newer roof (2020)
Upgraded attic insulation (2021)
Sump pump for basement drainage
*Please verify with CIty of Alameda