Sold $1,950,000 (List Price: $1,195,000) - Single Family Home
A light-filled home on a peaceful street in Alameda’s East End, 2828 Windsor is a 3+BD/2.5BA Traditional with a formal dining room, updated chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook, updated baths, expansive family/game room, bonus room/home office, and potential guest quarters with a large en suite bedroom. Beautifully landscaped front and back gardens include lush flowering plants, fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, multiple patios, and a charming play structure. Additional amenities include an indoor laundry area and two-car garage with internal access. Moments from Lincoln Park and Pool, Park Street shops and restaurants, beaches, cafes, parks, the home is also near the SF ferry and other public transportation options including the Transbay bus lines to Oakland and San Francisco.
The front garden is a profusion of flowers and shrubs with delicate ranunculus and sweet peas, a Mission fig tree, and a variety of succulents. Inside, behind the cheerful blue front door, the entryway opens onto a gracious living room with traditional high ceilings, recessed light, and gleaming hardwood floors. A wide picture window fills the room with natural light, and a brick fireplace is flanked by double-hung windows. Through an arched doorway, the adjacent formal dining room is large enough for dinner with extended family or friends, yet also an elegant space for intimate candle-lit dinners.
The spacious chef’s kitchen has been stylishly remodeled with new hardwood floor and recessed lighting, expansive stone countertops, and subway tile backsplash. The practiced home chef will appreciate the abundant cabinets and 6-burner GE Monogram professional gas range. The kitchen is open to the sunny breakfast nook with vintage built-in corner hutch for storage of table linens and display of kitchen collectibles.
Down the hall, two generous bedrooms – each with corner windows and large closet – share a full bath with vintage tile wainscoting, walk-in shower and separate tub, tile-topped vanity, and a convenient linen closet with ample room for luxury bath linens, scented bath oils, and other necessities.
From the living room, a floating staircase leads down to an expansive, open family/game room large enough for a sitting area and foosball or ping pong table, and an adjacent bonus room would be ideal for use as a study or sewing room. A secondary staircase off the upstairs hallway leads to a large, light-filled en suite bedroom with dressing area and full bath. Also on this level are a laundry area and convenient powder room.
The sun-washed back garden is a private oasis with a covered terra cotta patio and an expansive gated brick patio perfect for afternoon barbecues or evening coffee. Stepping stones lead to a second flagstone patio with a delightful treehouse play structure. Form meets function in this tranquil garden – a peaceful place for relaxation surrounded by Hass avocado, Mission fig, Blenheim apricot, Coffee Cake Fuyu persimmon, and apple trees that produce abundant fruit, and raised beds planted with vegetables and flowers that provide an organic bounty.
The home is ideally located in the island city of Alameda with its small-town vibe and first-class amenities, with 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.
Attached 2-car garage with interior access
New hardwood floor in kitchen
New recessed lighting
New downstairs floors
New dual-pane windows throughout
Dual flush toilets
Tankless water heater