Sold $1,400,000 SOLD (List: 885K) - Single Family Home
Follow a winding stone path leading from a lush garden to the front door, and you’ll find yourself at 2936 Fernside Boulevard, a generously large house with many modern upgrades in the sought-after East End/Fernside District of Alameda.
The house is an oasis, with a beautifully bold and inviting surrounding garden. Robust foliage surrounds the house, including a giant bird of paradise, blossoming succulents, grasses, and—true to the street’s namesake—gorgeous emerald ferns. One of the unique features of the property is its brick pavement mixed with decorative ceramic tiling, which is gracefully integrated throughout the design of the front and back yards.
The house greets you with artistic touches – a mosaic at the front door, an elegant hanging bell light shining through an arched entryway, high vaulted ceilings and richly toned hardwood floors throughout the family and living rooms.
The interior features an open floor layout, with bright, airy arches flowing from living to dining room to kitchen to family room. This mission style house invites sunshine through its many skylights and large windows. In addition to natural lighting, recessed ceiling lights are installed throughout the house.
The generously sized cooks’ kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and ample cupboards.
Beyond the family room lies a half bath and a laundry room (complete with washer and dryer), storage space, and garage access. With a spacious driveway as well as ample street parking, the two-car tandem garage may be transformed into a yoga studio or weight room.
Follow the stairs up to the second floor which holds two bedrooms, each with generous closets, and a renovated full bath.
The third level feels like a private retreat from the rest of the house. As you approach the master bedroom you see a door tucked away on the left. While it may appear to be a simple linen closet from the outside, the door leads to a sizable bonus room, which could easily serve as a playroom, den, or private music studio.
The enormous light filled master bedroom suite boasts large windows and a high ceiling. Inside the gracious bath, you’ll find a double vanity, soaking tub, a standalone shower, and a large walk-in closet.
Extra insulation shields the house from outside noise. Pella dual-paned windows with enclosed blinds add an element of privacy.
The fully landscaped backyard is rich with citrus and lush plantings. Spacious enough for hosting summer barbeques and garden parties, the backyard also holds a raised jacuzzi tub under a protected patio.
Very close to the Edison School, Nob Hill Foods center, Park Street, the beach, South Shore shopping, the location provides a tremendous quality of life. With easy access to two bridges and the bus stop literally next door, 2936 Fernside Boulevard is also an ideal location for commuters.