Sweet Queen Anne Cottage - A Gem in Central Alameda
2 BR | 1 BA | 939 SF | 1-Car Garage | Nearby Marina & Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, Community Garden
Listed @ $665,000 | Offer Date (Contact Agent)
Classic Queen Anne cottage located in one of Alameda's lesser known, up and coming neighborhoods near the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Featuring stunning architectural exterior details maintained since the 1890's, and the charm doesn't end there. The cottage features incredible light-filled space with tall, "Italianate-style" windows more common in San Francisco homes. Lovely chestnut-colored hardwood floors throughout have recently been restored including in the kitchen. There are two bedrooms that both share a common hallway and a full bathroom with a tub shower. Off the kitchen are a laundry area and the entrance to the deck, patio and backyard and garden area.
The backyard is surprisingly large for such a modest-sized home. The rear deck has room for a small seating area. Steps down to the patio feature a large area for entertaining and BBQ's. Central to the yard is a spacious lawn area and a space to grow your own vegetables in the two planter boxes that getting plenty of sunlight. A lovely apple tree shades the rear corner of the yard near the gate to the garage and driveway at the rear of the lot. The one car garage features room for one small car and some storage.
Located on a corner lot, in a quiet Alameda neighborhood, across the street from the Bay-Eagle Community Garden. This cottage is centrally located and just a block from the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park which is currently in the construction phase. The Sweeney Park Master Plan includes natural playgrounds; a large group picnic area with a gazebo, picnic pavilion and lawn; a community garden, urban orchard and demonstration gardens; plaza areas, potentially including public art; an open classroom area; bicycle and walking trails; small picnic areas; a natural open landscape area with California native, drought-tolerant plants and pedestrian-only hiking trails; bike skills loop, plus restrooms and amenities.
This central Alameda cottage offers equally close access to the SF Ferry terminal, Webster Tube or the East End and Bay Farm bridges. Explore Mosley’s Cafe along the North Waterfront nearby and the estuary path along Alameda’s north shore. Alameda offers "Island Living” in the heart of the Bay Area. Excellent schools and active PTA’s supporting our students make Alameda an excellent choice.
“Alameda was once a peninsula connected to the Oakland docks. In 1902, a canal was dredged to enable easier shipping access, and that turned Alameda into an island. A little off the beaten track, Alameda has a laid-back vibe all its own. Despite its 80,000 residents, there’s still a small-town feeling in Alameda.
A 4th of July Parade, complete with horse-drawn carriages, embodies the small-town feel in Alameda, which has preserved much of its Victorian housing stock, cottages, and central, walkable shopping district along Park Street. The Alameda Theater on Park Street was restored to its art deco glory. Civic pride runs high here; formerly the Carnegie Library, the Alameda Free Library was transformed into a multimillion-dollar showplace that earned a Silver LEED certification. Kids play soccer on former parade grounds of the converted army barracks. Crown Memorial State Beach and Shoreline Drive attract wind surfers.
With more than 10,000 buildings constructed before 1930, there is a rich and varied architectural heritage in the area playing a role in Alameda’s real estate market conditions. Historic Queen Anne’s, more than 1,500 ornately decorated Victorians, and California Craftsmans are some of the most desirable homes here along its tree-lined streets. “
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