Property Details

1511 Broadway Avenue, Alameda

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Sold $1,600,000 SOLD (List Price $1,195,000) - Single Family Home
1835 Square Feet3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms Print this page

The personal home of a design and color consultant featured on HGTV, 1511 Broadway is a sumptuously restored and refined, light-filled 3BD/2BA Craftsman with 1835 square feet, gabled roof, dormer, and front sitting porch featuring period cutouts. Remodeled with a keen eye to maintaining the integrity of the architectural style, the home retains exquisite period amenities such as soaring coved and box beam coffered ceilings, wide wood-framed doorways with carved wood pillars, bay windows, gleaming hardwood floors, plate rails, and original built-in cabinetry and hardware. The updated eat-in chef’s kitchen and modernized baths provide comfort and convenience. Other features include an expansive deck, enchanting backyard with native, drought-tolerant landscaping and fountain, and a finished detached garage converted for use as an artist’s studio, yoga room, or home office. Centrally located in the coveted East End neighborhood, the home is near Edison School, Park Street amenities, beaches, cafes, parks, and the SF ferry, with a walkability score of 96, this home offers the best of Alameda living.

Framed by tall wainscoting and plate rails, the spacious entryway of this lovely home opens onto the wide pillared doorway of the gracious living room with its light oak floor and coved ceiling. Natural light streams in through the double-hung corner windows, and stained glass windows flank the wood-framed tile fireplace with Norwegian Jotul gas insert.

Beneath the elegant box coffered ceiling, the formal dining room glows in the light from a brilliant bay window. A period built-in hutch houses cabinets and drawers below with leaded glass-doored shelves above, and a second fireplace graces one wall.

The adjacent eat-in chef’s kitchen has been beautifully remodeled and features eco-conscious cork floor, soapstone countertops, subway tile backsplash with tumbled glass inserts, and double windows above a deep farm sink. The discerning home chef will also appreciate the ample counter space and solid oak-faced cabinets for storage as well as the Bosch dishwasher, 6-burner Bertazzoni gas range with pot filler, Bosch hood, and Fisher & Paykel refrigerator. Conveniently placed for outdoor entertaining, a glass door opens onto a sunny Timbertech deck, so you can easily carry drinks and hors d’oeuvres to guests for an al fresco party.

Lit by windows on two sides, the sunny owner’s suite overlooks the enchanting backyard and features a large Elfa closet and custom whitewashed fir floors. The adjoining full bath includes a separate heating system, Japanese Inax toilet, and waterproof composite floor. A sumptuous walk-in shower with frameless glass enclosure features a French soapstone floor and Lefroy Brooks thermostatic rain and handheld showerheads.

The two remaining bedrooms, one with a large bay window and two walk-in Elfa closets, share a full bath, remodeled with a lovely balance of period touches and modern convenience. The oversized period cast iron tub is perfect for luxurious soaks, and the thermostatic overhead and handheld showerheads by Perrin & Rowe provide instant hot water. The bath also boasts a custom marble floor, Italian Carrara marble subway tile, period medicine cabinet and sconces, and a custom corner cabinet for storage.

Beautifully landscaped with angel’s trumpet, Japanese maple and citrus trees, climbing roses, wisteria, and other native plantings, the enclosed backyard is a lovely Napa-inspired retreat for quiet contemplation against the backdrop of a sparkling fountain. The railed Chevron-style deck and pavered patio also offer opportunities for casual entertaining or private al fresco dining.

Accessed through the backyard and adorned by fragrant climbing Lady Banks roses and wisteria, the detached 250 sq ft garage has been stylishly remodeled for use as a private office, yoga studio, or children’s playhouse.

Ideally situated in the coveted East End neighborhood, the home is near Edison School, Park 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.

Additional highlights:
* Off-street tandem parking
* Huge attic with pull-down stairs
* Solar attic fan
* 855 square foot basement with laundry area and development potential (Please verify possibilities with City of
* Updated electrical system
* Operational double hung windows, some with original glass
* Earthquake retrofit (house bolted to foundation, shear walls throughout basement)
* New copper plumbing from the street meter and throughout the house
* Drip irrigation system with timer
* Motion detecting lights