Sold $1,550,000 SOLD ($1,395,000 List Price) - Single Family Home
A light-filled, gorgeously maintained 3+BD/2BA, 2222 sq ft, Spanish Revival, 3029 Bayo Vista is a brilliant example of the many architectural styles found in the sought-after Fernside neighborhood, blending period details with stylish modern upgrades. Soaring curved ceilings with crown molding, gleaming parquet and hardwood floors, and sunny floor-to-ceiling windows add grace and beauty, while the updated kitchen and baths, huge family/rec room addition, and backyard patio with lovely pergola add modern convenience. The home is ideally situated near Edison School, Lincoln Park, Park Street shops and restaurants, the High Street Bridge, and the SF ferry.
Stepping stones lead across a lush lawn, and mature bushes and trees frame the wide steps to the shaded traditional porch and polished plank front door.
The expansive tiled entryway opens onto the spacious living room through an arched doorway typical of the period. Burnished diamond parquet floors glow in the natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, and the traditional high curved ceilings and carved crown molding add a sense of elegance. A stone fireplace flanked by windows graces one wall, and a second archway leads to the classic formal dining room.
On the other side of the entryway, a sunny breakfast room features hardwood floors and a vintage built-in hutch with glass doors for display. The adjacent updated kitchen features a 5-burner gas stove, tile counters and backsplash, a garden window overlooking the side yard, vintage cabinets for abundant storage, and a tall pantry cabinet for a well-stocked kitchen.
Off the kitchen is a bedroom with hardwood floors, double windows, and a large walk-in closet. Directly across the hall is a full bath with tile floor, tiled step-in shower, and built-in cabinets.
Upstairs, windows flood the two generous bedrooms with natural light, and each has a multi-paned glass door opening onto a charming balcony. Large closets provide ample storage space. The bedrooms share a beautifully modernized bath with shower over tub, vintage tile floor, wainscoting and vanity, and a large linen closet.
At the back of the home, a few steps below the main level is a complete laundry room with washer/dryer, utility sink, abundant cabinets and shelves, and a quirky ironing board closet reminiscent of another era. A separate entrance opens to the side yard and detached garage.
Beyond the laundry room is a huge, light-filled family/rec room, beautifully designed with cork floor, recessed lights, built-in seating, shiplap siding, wet bar, and windows on three sides. French doors open onto a backyard designed for entertaining with hardscaped bench seating and beautiful pergola.
Situated in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Alameda, close to parks, beaches, shops, 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.
Detached over-sized garage with built-in storage