Sold $875,000 SOLD (List: 699K) - Single Family Home
Enchanting Tudor on Wonderful Moreland Drive
Let us welcome you to 1823 Moreland Drive, a lovely Tudor-style home in Alameda’s Fernside neighborhood, one of the area’s most desirable and beloved communities. Built in 1929, this split-level 3 bedroom, 1 bath (per public records) exudes both comfort and dignity.
A lush maidenhair tree adorns the property’s front lawn, swaying above the pointed turret, arched doorway, and post-and-beam facade that comprise the residence’s majestic, freshly painted slate gray exterior.
Consider a morning meal or cup of coffee in the breakfast nook, a delightful space adjacent to the home’s kitchen and foyer, where light gleams through bay windows against built-in cabinetry and hardwood floors.
Lifting high into a graceful arch, the living room’s coved ceiling creates an open and expansive area for relaxation and enjoyment. A broad front window delivers views of coveted Moreland Drive and a flourishing Japanese maple in the front garden, while tall side windows illuminate the room’s many pleasures. A beautiful fireplace with niched overmantle, elegant symmetry, and a tastefully tiled earth-tone hearth stands at the center, while the warm red-amber tones of floorboards and subtle woodwork provide a perfect grounding balance to the space’s impressive breadth.
A formal dining room extends directly from the main living area, where stylish crown and chair rail molding add notes of refinement and quiet sophistication to the ever-present sense of familiarity and ease.
Playful checkered flooring, ample cabinetry, and a gas stove accentuate the kitchen’s innate openness and cheer. Just down the hallway, the bathroom features a pedestal sink, delicate blue and white tiling, and glass-paned seated shower.
The home’s main level bedroom offers ample space and tranquil backyard views; a few steps upward the mid-level bedroom charms with its cozy atmosphere and darling alcove. On the uppermost level, sun beams through multiple skylights, pleasantly mirroring the space’s remarkable angles and unique geometry. A flexible space, this finished attic affords copious storage possibilities as well.
A sub-level laundry/bonus room with washer and dryer opens directly into the tree-bordered back yard, where a mulched garden, raised vegetable bed, citrus trees, and brick patio area await your imagination. The nearby single-car detached garage and extended driveway have been ornamented with an espaliered apple tree and rosemary. Off-street parking is also available on the long driveway.
1823 Moreland boasts extraordinary surroundings: close to Edison Elementary, Nob Hill shopping, Lincoln Park public pool, bridges, and only minutes away from Park Street. There are limitless opportunities to engage in and treasure the area’s vibrant amenities. Come explore this home—rich in character, proud in heritage, and superbly situated in Fernside, Alameda.