Sold $1,720,000 SOLD ($1,695,000 List Price) - Single Family Home
A gorgeous, light-filled 4BD/2.5BA, 2511 sq ft Colonial Revival, 2064 Alameda Avenue is a true gem resting on a quiet tree-lined street in the coveted Bronze Coast neighborhood of Alameda. Twelve-foot ceilings and period details such as original built-in cabinetry and leaded glass windows, vintage pocket doors, ornate light fixtures, and decorative scrollwork add charm, while the beautifully upgraded baths, chef’s kitchen with custom touches, and luxurious owner’s suite add elegant comfort and modern convenience. The home also features 4 spacious bedrooms on one level, a detached 2-car garage, and a magnificent back garden beautifully landscaped with an ipe deck and brick patio ideally suited to alfresco entertaining. Near Park Street amenities, beaches, cafes, parks, and the SF ferry, with a walkability score of 88 and a biking score of 77, this home offers the best of Alameda living.
Take your morning coffee out onto the traditional columned porch, shaded by an English oak tree, and enjoy the beauty of the front garden overflowing with beach grasses, succulents, fortnight lilies, and blue agapanthus, as well as lavender, rosemary, and fruit trees.
A spacious foyer with soaring ceilings, original Douglas fir floors, and a period chandelier welcomes you into the home and introduces you to the first of two staircases leading to the second level.
Flooded with natural light pouring through the original leaded glass windows, the elegant living room features gleaming Douglas fir floors and built-in cabinetry with multi-paned glass doors. Through pocket doors typical of the period, the living room opens onto a gracious formal dining room large enough for celebratory dinners with extended family and friends. A beautiful bay window fills the room with light, and a fireplace with original tiled hearth and mirrored mantle graces one wall.
The updated chef’s kitchen features Carrara marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, Sub-Zero refrigerator, a new 6-burner gas cooktop with Thermador hood, and two built-in ovens, one convection. The expansive marble-topped island has a chef’s prep sink, and the kitchen’s custom cherry cabinets provide ample storage. A custom-designed pantry features sliding drawers and shelves to enable easy access to deep cabinets and provides abundant space for a well-stocked kitchen. Custom French doors lead to the beautiful deck.
Also on this level are a generously proportioned family room open to the kitchen, and a conveniently placed powder room.
The stunning main staircase features the original intricate scrollwork, and a charming secondary “secret” staircase leads up to the back of the house. Upstairs, a wide central hallway opens onto four spacious bedrooms. The expansive owner’s suite is a luxurious retreat with a wall of built-in cabinetry and huge windows overlooking the legacy live oak tree in the expansive backyard. A separate dressing room and walk-in closet feature multi-level hanging space and built-in shelving. The adjacent split bath boasts a walk-in glass shower and a stunning cherrywood double vanity topped with unique Carrara yellow marble and modern Kallista undermount sinks.
The two spacious front bedrooms are lit by leaded glass windows and offer ample closet space. A large window in the fourth bedroom provides abundant light, and overlooks the side yard and a stunning palm tree.
The shared bath features an elegant 6-foot freestanding clawfoot tub for relaxing, comfortable, full-body soaks and is outfitted for showering, too, with a new rain showerhead. Built-in cabinets provide plenty of space for fluffy towels, bath sheets, and the foams, bubbles, and salts you will need for sumptuous bathing.
The enclosed back garden is a tranquil retreat where twinkle lights and a bubbling antique fountain create a magical urban oasis. A legacy Pacific live oak tree provides a whispering canopy above an enchanting dining space on the ipe deck, and a nearby brick patio offers a quiet nook where you can put your feet up and relax. A tall fence ensures privacy, and fragrant purple and white wisteria blossoms adorn a dramatic redwood pergola. A set of gates on one side can be opened to create an expanded courtyard for larger events.
Ideally situated in the coveted Bronze Coast neighborhood, the home is near 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.
Detached two-car garage with potential for ADU
Basement laundry area with additional storage
Expansive attic storage
Earthquake retrofitting with foundation bolting and cripple wall bracing