1449 Sixth Street is a beautiful 3+BD/3BA Craftsman home in the heart of Alameda’s West End neighborhood featuring a newly remodeled lower level. Highlights include +/- 2,734 sq ft of living area, a rare primary suite with walk-in closet, 10-foot coved ceilings, spacious formal dining room, bay windows, modern kitchen/baths, and original 1’ inch Norwegian hardwood floors. Stylish details such as glass-inlay oak double pocket doors, box beam ceiling, leaded window, oak window frames/trim, and art deco chandeliers throughout add a vintage charm. The kitchen is a budding chef’s dream with a Wolf industrial 4-burner gas range, oversized chef’s island, breakfast bar, and Bosch dishwasher. This home also enjoys abundant natural light. The living room windows gleam with the morning sun, while the south-facing windows in the dining room and kitchen skylight are perfectly positioned to catch the afternoon light. The walk-in coat closet in the entry allows access into the attic -- another approximately 1,623 sq ft that could be converted into more living space. The main floor contains two bedrooms including the primary suite which has been expanded to include a walk-in closet, built-in shelves, and attached bath with walk-in shower and dual sinks. A modern, newly developed downstairs expands the living space with an additional bedroom, bath (with shower over tub), wine cellar, and office (that can be converted into another bedroom). This space also offers a family/entertainment room, laundry room with two large front load washers and dryers, and multiple storage rooms (including one deep closet for those bulky, hard to store items). There’s even a set of wall shelves that camouflages a secret door to a hidden room! With its separate entrance, this could make an ideal in-law or rental. The detached garage and wide driveway provide ample off-street parking while the rear yard is perfect for outdoor BBQ with a Trex deck, high-quality artificial grass, and fence with peek-a-boo window for chatting with the neighbors. Enjoy fresh eggs with the built-in chicken coop running along one side of the fence, while the other displays sunny daffodils and a small evergreen. A majestic orange tree stands in the center of the yard offering shade during hotter summer days as well as a thriving mandarin tree.
The home is just a few blocks from shops and restaurants, close to beaches, and 5 minutes from the ferry and bus to San Francisco for an easy commute. West End offers walking or biking along “slow streets” to locally owned businesses including coffee shops, bars, and restaurants of all types. Washington Park and dog park are nearby, as is Spirits Alley on the former Naval Base, with famed monthly flea market, and the new Waterfront Park with walking paths where you can take in view of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.