- 8 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Size 4,761 SQ FT
- Lot Size 8200 SQ FT
- MLS# 40757129
- Offered at $2,499,000
About This Property
This is a Joseph A. Leonard home, intended for his own residence on a rare, double lot. It has been beautifully updated while maintaining the exquisite details. Dramatic high ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors and much original woodwork provide a lovely backdrop to contemporary colors and updated kitchen and baths.
The floor plan is wonderful for entertaining. Gleaming hardwood floors greet you in the large foyer and extend throughout most of the first floor. The double living room is light and bright, with room for a concert grand piano, generous space near the wood-burning fireplace, and abundant windows including a charming bay window with built-in seating. Pocket doors can separate the living room from the large dining room, and French doors lead to the deck and yard. An elegant staircase rises to the 5 bedrooms and upper bath.
The kitchen features granite and butcher-block counters, a pantry, 5' Wolf range with 6 burners and griddle, stainless hood and backsplash, dishwasher, and built-in seating at the breakfast nook, There is a full bath on this level with a shower that can become a steam room; the laundry room is off the cozy den/family room.
The home has over 4750 square feet on a 8200+ square foot lot, with gracious living space, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, den and laundry in the main house. The downstairs apartment with separate entrance has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, a large eat-in kitchen, open living and dining rooms, laundry room, and plenty of natural light. .
This Victorian masterpiece is in a lovely location in central Alameda, with a walk score of 78. Just a few blocks away is Franklin Park with tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool, play structures and open space. South Shore Center (Trader Joe's, Kohls and more) is half a mile away and Crown State Beach is just beyond. Fruitvale BART, the Bay Bridge, and ferries are close, offering a convenient commute in a charming town with good schools, good restaurants,and pretty beaches. What a beautiful place to call HOME!