Sold $2,750,000 (List Price: $1,795,000) - Single Family Home
Custom remodeled with an eye to its historic pedigree, 3246 Liberty is a 4BD/3BA classic Brown Shingle Craftsman featuring the gracious rooms, high ceilings, finishes, and hardwood floors typical of the period. The home includes a formal dining room, modern chef’s kitchen with walk-in prep/pantry, family room, light-filled primary suite, ground floor en-suite guest bedroom, and sun porch/playroom shared by the two secondary second floor bedrooms. Panoramic, z-fold glass doors open from the family room onto a wide deck and lushly landscaped back garden, and a detached garage has been remodeled to house a finished home office. Located in the East End neighborhood of Alameda, the home is moments from Edison and Lincoln schools, Lincoln Park and Pool, Park Street shops and restaurants, beaches, cafes, and parks. For commuters, the home is also near the SF ferry and other public transportation options including the Transbay bus lines to Oakland and San Francisco.
Take your morning coffee out onto the traditional clinker brick porch, and enjoy the beauty of the front garden overflowing with succulents, grasses, fig, and trumpet trees, have a seat on the charming porch swing, put your feet up, and wave at the neighbors as they go by.
The spacious living room includes a modern inglenook anchored by an original clinker brick fireplace flanked by a built-in desk and a window seat overlooking the front porch. A gracious bay window with sunny window seat enfolds the adjacent formal dining room with its elegant box beam ceiling, original clinker brick fireplace, and built-in cabinetry.
The heart of the home is an expansive great room of kitchen, dining area, and family room. The custom chef’s kitchen – built by and for people who love to cook – has been stylishly remodeled with stone countertops and Heath tile backsplash, abundant custom cabinets, and distinctive pendant lights above a large stone-topped island and breakfast bar. The discerning home chef will appreciate the professional grade Bertazzoni gas range, JennAir fridge, and Bosch dishwasher, as well as the walk-in pantry and prep area with custom cabinets and butcher block countertops.
Filled with natural light, the adjoining dining area includes built-in corner bench seating with storage, and the spacious family room features a wall of display shelves and cabinets that might serve as a media center – a place for lounging around with popcorn and Netflix on a rainy day. In better weather, one wall of the family room is panoramic glass doors that fold open for extraordinary indoor/outdoor flow.
Also on this level, an en suite bedroom features a custom built-in captain’s bed and a built-in desk with open shelves above. The adjoining full bath includes a shower over a soaking tub with frameless glass door, and a large vanity with ample storage space.
Upstairs, the primary suite at the front of the home is a spacious gable room with beamed cathedral ceiling and a trio of wide windows overlooking the tranquil neighborhood. Beneath a luminous skylight, the adjoining luxurious split bath includes a large walk-in shower with frameless glass door and a wide modern vanity with dual vessel sinks and elegant tile backsplash. A huge walk-in closet/dressing room includes organizer shelves and modules.
Two additional bedrooms each include a large closet with custom shelves and organizers, and each features a charming barn door that opens onto a wide, light-filled room that might be configured as a sunroom, exercise studio, or home theater. Also on this level, a convenient laundry area eliminates the need to carry laundry up and down stairs.
The rear garden is a beautifully landscaped retreat ideal for al fresco entertaining with a patio, barbecue platform, and an expansive deck hardscaped with bench seating and planters of blueberry bushes. The lush lawn is surrounded by mature trees and a profusion of succulents, grasses, and shrubs as well as an organic vegetable bed. The detached garage has been rebuilt with a new foundation and finished for use as a rec room or home office. espaliered tree,
The home is located in the Island city of Alameda where a small-town sensibility 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.
WaterSprout Graywater system for outdoor irrigation
Tankless water heater
Solar-powered operable skylights
Full seismic upgrade
Built-in speaker system and Internet/Ethernet wiring
Detached garage with home office