Single Family Home

701 Grand Street, Alameda

List Price $3,750,000
  • 4,803 Square Ft
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3+ Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Deck
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Extra storage
  • Garden
  • Hardwood floors
  • Lagoon dock
  • Off-street parking
  • Office
  • Patio
  • Updated bath(s)
  • Updated kitchen

Surrounded by lush, elegant gardens, this iconic and coveted waterfront estate in Alameda’s Gold Coast is the rarest of opportunities with an exquisitely renovated 3+BD/2.5BA Craftsman masterpiece main home, a separate 2BD/1BA carriage house with guest apartment above, and approximately ⅔ of an acre of flat land ready to stretch out, dream, plant, swim, play or subdivide into an additional parcel for further development (please verify with City of Alameda). 

Beyond a private ivy-covered wall, the 4803 SQFT compound welcomes you with its wonderful terraces, expansive English garden, and lily pad ponds for extraordinary indoor/outdoor living, entertaining, and play. Inside the home’s foyer, you’ll catch your breath experiencing the home’s beautiful woodwork for the first time. A unique clinker brick double fireplace faces to the main living area on one side and to the other a magnificent winter garden room with a French door to the terraces. The 4003 SQFt main home’s bright living room has a beamed ceiling, skylights, and wonderful views from its many mullioned windows. Up a few steps, a flexible room perfect for home office, den, or playroom has waterfront views. Intricate wood flooring spans into the fabulous dining room with a hand-painted coffered ceiling, clever recessed lighting, a built-in bench, and a spectacular sideboard of white oak with matching towers of leaded glass cabinetry. A wonderful sitting area with more waterfront views adjoins the dining room, an ideal post-dinner retreat for conversation or a game of cards.

Perfect flow leads to the chef’s kitchen that was remodeled with an eye to match the home’s architecture while providing modern convenience. The kitchen offers modern cabinetry and counters, an eat-in island, professional-grade gas stove, an office nook, pantry, and a French door to the back deck. From the expansive deck, enjoy sunset al fresco dining or morning coffee overlooking the ever-changing lagoon and take in the  birds and wildlife. Step down to the sprawling yard, access the dock, or enjoy the seating area under the palms. A laundry area and elegant powder room complete the first floor.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom suite offers a mullioned picture window, an en-suite split bath with gorgeous tiling and large shower, and an adjoining enclosed sleeping porch with multiple windows and a waterfront view – perfect as a sitting area, walk-in closet, or another private office. Two large and sunny bedrooms (one with its own enclosed porch room) have roomy closets and share a modern full bath with a shower above the tub.

The 800 SQFT ADU sits above the original two-car tandem garage/carriage house with workshop and ample storage. With a wisteria-covered deck, the ADU feels more like a small home with its large living area, modern kitchen, stylish full bath, and two generously-sized bedrooms.

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On the property, you’ll find spacious grounds with mature landscaping, raised garden beds, multiple patio areas, a private dock to launch your kayak, multiple parking areas on the estate’s long drive, and what is known as “the back 40” – a large field ready for pool, sport court, urban farm or the possibility of subdivision or further development (please verify with City of Alameda). A well and large storage tanks provide irrigation to the property.

Cared for by a longtime owner and professional designer, the renovated home embodies the Arts & Crafts movement, yet includes important modern upgrades including: significant foundation and engineering work (steel moment frame), seismic upgrades, drainage, electrical (knob and tube recently removed from main house), and a brand new 45-year “presidential shake” roof on the main house and sections of the carriage house. The huge, full height 875 SQFT basement is ready for all your storage needs or a wine cellar or workshop.

With shopping, restaurants, public and private schools, and the beach nearby, this unicorn opportunity offers the best of island living in a home of timeless beauty along with an unparalleled investment opportunity in the East Bay.

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