Sold $1,150,000 SOLD ($1,100,000 List Price ) - Single Family Home
Artistic, chic 4+BD/2.5BA Queen Anne Victorian gem in Alameda, 938 Taylor Avenue marries modern upgrades with original, period touches including wood floors, beautiful stained glass, built-in cabinetry, handsome wood moldings, and high coved ceilings. This versatile home has been updated to include a deck off the kitchen, huge backyard with brick patio, and a potential guest suite with private entrances. Moments from parks, beaches, and the finest Alameda amenities.
Wide stairs lead up to a porch that runs the width of the house. Put your feet up, grab a glass of lemonade, and you have a perfect Sunday afternoon in this friendly Alameda neighborhood. From the porch, a beautiful front door with stained glass accents opens onto a gracious entryway with high coved ceilings, wood floors, and decorative light fixture.
To the left of the entryway, a light-bathed living room with bay windows looks out onto the street. Typical of the Victorian era, doorways are graced by carved ornamental wood trim, and light fixtures decorated by carved medallions. Double pocket doors lead to a formal dining room with embossed wallpaper, fireplace with decorative tiles, hardwood floor, and original built-in cabinetry.
A gracious breakfast room boasting period wainscotting, and built-in shelving is lit by large windows, for a leisurely breakfast in the sun. The adjacent kitchen features a gas range, tile countertops, and a window above the sink overlooking the backyard. For ease of outdoor entertaining, the kitchen door allows you to carry hors d’oeuvres on to the sunny wooden deck, or down the stairs to a brick patio large enough for neighborhood barbeques.
The bedrooms are flooded with light: one faces the porch with two tall windows, the other features a lovely bay window. The two bedrooms are connected by a powder room, and at the end of the hall is a full bath with tile floor, single solid-surface vanity, and tile shower over tub.
A bonus room with built-in shelves and a trio of large windows overlooking the beautiful backyard is a tranquil nook for a desk, or an easy chair for sitting in the sun, daydreaming about the future. On one side, stairs lead to the apartment below.
The downstairs 2BD/1BA could be an in-law suite or guest quarters. Spanish tile floors with decorative accents warm the living and dining areas. The Spanish motif carries over to the delightful full bath with attractive accent tiles in the step-in shower and a lovely embellished ceramic sink. A full kitchen boasts tile floor, gas range, breakfast bar, a large pantry, and a door leading to the backyard. A bonus office space rounds out this charming living space. This truly private space has outdoor access to the side yard, to the back yard, and to the 1-car garage.
The driveway and garage on the lower level provide off-street parking. In the garage are also washer/dryer hookups and a storage room.
Highlights at a glance:
2344 square feet
Separate guest suite on lower level
Deck and patio
Newer back fence
Newer kitchen appliances, new water heater
Attached 1-car garage