Property Details

2500 Otis Drive, Alameda

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Spoken For $995,000 List Price - Single Family Home
1821 Square Feet3 Bedrooms1.5 Bathrooms1 Car Garage Print this page

Situated on a large, beautifully landscaped corner lot in Alameda’s sought-after East End, 2500 Otis is a charming, historic 3BD/1.5BA 1821 sq ft split-level Art Deco with modern interior, cross-gabled roof and front porch featuring period arch and cutouts. A brilliant example of the many architectural styles found in the island city, this light-filled home is a blend of period details and stylish upgrades, boasting gleaming hardwood floors, soaring ceilings with crown molding, and sunny picture windows. The recently remodeled baths and updated eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and separate breakfast nook provide modern comfort and convenience. Additional features include a formal dining room, large family room, detached garage, and an inviting enclosed backyard with covered patio. Mere blocks from the Park Street hub, South Shore shops, and the best of Alameda’s parks, beaches, and restaurants.

The expansive entryway opens onto the spacious living room through an arched doorway typical of the period. Burnished hardwood floors glow in the natural light streaming through oversized picture windows, and the traditional high ceilings and crown molding add a sense of elegance. A vintage built-in hutch graces one wall, and a stone fireplace is flanked by windows for additional light.

To one side, a wide arched doorway leads to the classic formal dining room separated from the kitchen by a convenient breakfast bar. – a perfect configuration for chatting with guests during meal prep. The completely renovated and beautifully updated kitchen features expansive stone countertops with subway tile backsplash and abundant cabinets for storage, as well as a 5-burner gas range and wine fridge. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room with a lovely bay window – a quiet spot to start your day with morning coffee.

Off the kitchen is a bedroom with hardwood floors, double windows, and a huge closet with built-in drawers. Directly across the hall, the newly updated full bath features chevron patterned tile floor, a subway-tiled shower over deep soaking tub, stone-topped vanity for storage, and whimsical subway tile wainscoting. Up a short flight of steps are two additional bedrooms with sunny windows, one overlooking the expansive back yard.

A few steps down to the lower level is an expansive family or rec room with built-in shelves and sliding glass doors to a covered backyard patio. A second door opens onto the side yard with a gate to the street. Also on this level is a laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer and a conveniently placed half bath.

The expansive back yard is completely enclosed with a lovely trellis and raised beds with a variety of plants, including a smoke tree, tibouchina, and espalier apple tree. A partially covered patio provides plenty of room for entertaining family and friends, and an existing sandbox suggests a perfect play area for children. The detached 1-car garage is also enclosed within the back yard behind double gates leading out to the street.

Situated in the East End neighborhood of Alameda, the home is centrally located and truly close to almost everything the city has to offer. Mere blocks from the Park Street hub, South Shore shops, and the best of Alameda’s parks, beaches, and restaurants. 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:
Newly renovated bath
Newer stainless steel appliances
Newer backyard fence
Tankless water heater