Sold $1,435,000 (List Price: $1,095,000) - Single Family Home
Situated on an expansive corner lot on Alameda’s Bay Farm Island, 172 Brighton Road is a 3BD/2BA, 1522 sq ft Contemporary, exquisitely remodeled with no expense spared – from the custom walnut front door to the soft recessed lighting to the Hansgrohe bathroom fixtures to the Restoration Hardware drawer pulls in the kitchen. The very best of sleek, sophisticated, modern upgrades are emblematic of the pride of ownership that drove the remodel process and design. The home includes an open common area, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen with sunny breakfast nook and convenient breakfast bar, spacious owner’s suite with luxurious bath, and abundant storage opportunities. Beautifully landscaped, the home enjoys a back garden ideal for entertaining with a covered patio, redwood deck, lush lawn, and raised planting beds. The finished two-car garage has been fortified with extra insulation and attic storage above. Conveniently located, the home is near the Harbor Bay Club, Harbor Bay shopping center, the SF Ferry, the bridge to the main island of Alameda, and the 7-mile Bay Farm Island Loop where residents stroll, run, bike, walk dogs, and sometimes fish along the shore.
The front door of this splendid home opens onto a spacious entryway leading to a light-filled open common area with vaulted ceiling and windows on three sides that create a refreshing feeling of indoor/outdoor flow. Sliding glass doors in the sun-washed dining area open to the side yard with access to both the front and back gardens, and oversized picture windows across the room overlook an interior patio. A second set of sliding glass doors in the living room open onto the shaded back patio.
Recently remodeled and open to the common area, the sleek chef’s kitchen will delight the discerning home cook. Beautifully designed with expansive custom stone counters and decorative tile backsplash, the kitchen includes a five-burner gas range, wine fridge with glass rack, and abundant storage with semi-custom cabinets above and below the counters as well as a custom storage closet and two pantry cabinets with soft-close shelves. A stone-topped breakfast bar is perfect for quick meals, and a breakfast nook basks in the natural light illuminating large windows overlooking the enchanting front garden. A deep window over the farm sink provides a sunny space for an indoor herb garden.
The spacious owner’s suite features a built-in dressing table/vanity and walk-in Elfa closet. Sliding glass doors fill the room with light and open onto an enchanting atrium – a tranquil spot for a meditative moment or a morning cup of coffee. The adjoining split bath is a luxurious retreat with its distinctive walk-in shower with hexagonal tile floor, built-in stone-topped bench seating, and multiple showerheads. The sleek dual vanity enjoys custom countertops and mirrors beneath distinctive modern sconces. A conveniently placed linen closet provides abundant storage with soft close shelves.
The two additional bedrooms share an updated bath with tile shower over tub, vanity with custom countertops, and extra-wide mirrored medicine cabinet.
The enchanting back garden is an entertainer’s dream with a covered patio and large redwood deck with room for multiple seating areas – ideal for afternoon barbecues or evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The lush lawn is framed by raised beds of shrubs, and a trellised fence supports fragrant wisteria bushes.
This inviting home is centrally located on Bay Farm Island, a tranquil community with miles of sunny shoreline, close to the Oakland airport and with easy access to San Francisco, Oakland, and the south bay.
Custom window shades (some motorized)
Recently remodeled kitchen and bathrooms (2018)
Newer ceramic tile floors throughout (2018)
Custom Elfa walk-in closets
Toto toilet with electrical outlet for bidet
Hardwired ethernet from living room
Attic storage with access ladder in garage
Automatic drip irrigation system
Attached finished two-car garage with extra insulation