Sold $1,607,000 (List Price: $1,095,000) - Single Family Home
Resting on a street lined with palm trees in Alameda’s historic Burbank-Portola Heritage Area, 1372 Burbank is a chic 4BD/2BA Craftsman enjoying an elegant balance between vintage character and stylish modern upgrades. Vintage elements include gleaming oak floors with decorative inlay, a box beam coffered ceiling, double hung windows with wood trim, and traditional built-in cabinetry, while the sleek, sophisticated chef’s kitchen and updated baths add elegant modern convenience. A gated back yard with expansive deck is a tranquil oasis with space for organic gardening. Mere minutes from Washington Park, Crown Memorial Beach, and Crab Cove, the home is moments from Webster Street cafes, shops, and restaurants, as well as the SF Ferry and TransBay bus lines.
Supported by distinctive Craftsman pillars, the traditional porch is the perfect spot to put your feet up while you sip your morning coffee or weekend lemonade and chat with your neighbors as they head over to Washington Park for a soccer game or take their bikes out for a ride on one of the many nearby bike trails.
Inside, warm sunlight pours through wide windows, filling the gracious living room with natural light. A klinker brick fireplace flanked by high windows graces one wall, and period built-in cabinets with glass doors are ideal for display of books or collectibles. The adjacent formal dining room is a tribute to the style of the era with its dramatic coffered ceiling and elegant built-in hutch with drawers for storing flatware and table linens and glass-fronted cabinets to store and display your favorite serving pieces.
Sophisticated style meets the height of function in the sleek open kitchen with its large skylight shining down on expansive stone countertops, decorative tile backsplash, and abundant modern cabinets. On one side, the counter wraps around to create an ingenious breakfast bar – perfect for quick meals or for sipping wine while chatting with the cook during meal prep. The discerning home chef will appreciate the 6-burner Wolf cooktop and hood, Bosch built-in oven, Jenn-Air fridge, and Bosch dishwasher. Two custom hand-thrown ceramic pendant lights hang above the wide sink and a deep greenhouse window is the perfect spot for an edible herb garden.
Down the hallway, the spacious primary bedroom features dual closets with mirrored doors and convenient organizer, while in the secondary bedroom a wood-framed sliding glass door opens onto a railed deck. The generous shared bath features a soaking tub for luxurious bathing, and is also outfitted for showering with dual shower heads. Upstairs, two additional light-filled bedrooms with corner windows share a full bath with walk-in shower and distinctive sconces above a vanity for storage.
Anchored by an expansive deck with stadium steps, the gated back yard is a tranquil spot for afternoon barbecues or evening stargazing. A mature lemon tree provides abundant fruit, while camellia and trumpet trees provide a dazzling display of colorful blossoms. Those with a green thumb will be pleased to see custom raised planter boxes for colorful flowers or organic gardening.
The home is ideally located in the city of Alameda, where a small-town sensibility 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.
Recent kitchen remodel (2019)
Basement laundry area and storage
Detached garage with potential for office/studio
Tandem off-street parking