Sunday, July 18, 2-4
Sunday, July 18, 2-4
Spacious and Wonderful Colonial Revival - Near Park Street
2231 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Built at the turn of the last century, on a 7500 square foot park-like lot, this home has curb appeal, grand scale rooms, and space for all kinds of extra uses. Distinguished by its high turret, which houses the uppermost bedroom, all three levels have soaring ceilings. The home is currently configured as a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, with a full finished basement, a giant attic with development potential, and a workshop the size of a large garage.
The beautifully laid out main level has a large central entry, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an abundance of double-hung windows, high ceilings, and wood floors. The formal living room and dining room retain many original details with bay windows, wainscoting, plate rails, built-ins, and an Oak fireplace mantel. All 3 sunny bedrooms are oversized with large closets.
The large upper deck off the kitchen, enclosed by a wood railing, is protected from wind and sun and has a full view of the park-like yard. A perfect setting for outdoor dining. Upstairs is the large open attic space with wood flooring and soaring ceilings, and the uppermost bedroom. Imagine the endless possibilities in this large space with the possible addition of skylights.
An approximately, 1710 square foot ground-level/finished basement, runs the entire length and width of the home. This bonus space with high ceilings, white walls, and off-white cement-like floors is incredibly useful. The large rooms are minimally separated, keeping the space open and uplifting. The modern-style workroom/art studio is light and bright with sliding glass doors to the park-like backyard. It has glossy white cabinetry throughout and natural butcher block countertops. The bonus space also includes a separate laundry room and another large unfinished workshop.
To complete the organic feel of the home is a large open backyard with lawn, natural gardens, and fences lined with bamboo and climbing roses, as well as a long driveway for off-street RV parking. A great location, it is a block to Park Street shops, The Market Place, and close to the Park Street bridge for convenient freeway access.