1531 Sherman Street
Alameda, CA 94501
1531 Sherman is a classic turn-of-the-century property that has been completely re-envisioned as an exquisite light infused home is both stylish and functional. This handsome home with newly painted exterior is perched above street level in the heart of Alameda, one the most vibrant cities in the East Bay Area. Originally a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom residence, this home now offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
As you enter through the front door you will immediately notice the beautifully crafted finishes of this charming circa 1900 property. Focus and attention have been paid to period details with a high quality restoration along with updates for modern function and convenience. The shared wall between the kitchen and dining room has been removed, unveiling a continual visual connection through all of the main floor. The result is an open floor plan that many of today's home buyers prefer. Each room transitions seamlessly into another. Large custom windows framed with reconditioned original moldings allow the natural light to permeate the entire home. High ceilings create just the right amount of openness without compromising the warmth and intimacy of the home. Beautiful refinished and new period-correct dark Oak hardwood floors add depth throughout the house. Wainscot, high baseboard and solid 5 panel interior doors reflect a focus on the character and charm of this historic home.
The formal entry is sun soaked by 3 windows and a decorative oval leaded glass window on the front entry door. It has a closet for coats, and enough space for a small seating area. The living room is elegantly defined by traditional cove ceilings, large bay windows, and framed archway. The dining room is perfectly situated between the living room and the amazing kitchen. It is both formal and comfortable with wonderful light let in by 3 beautiful framed windows in a bay. This room also features period boarder oak floors, wainscot and a period light fixture.
Once closed off as a separate room, the kitchen is now a work of art and has been transformed into the heart of the home. It has been redesigned to modern and elegant taste. It features quality shaker cabinetry, gorgeous marble counter tops, marble tile back splash, stainless steel appliances, and pendant lighting. You will want to spend more time in this open kitchen refining your culinary techniques while entertaining your family and guests.
The two original bedrooms are of a comfortable size and reflect their period character. High ceilings, school light fixtures and period boarder oak floors compliment the large windows with large period moldings. The main bathroom also reflects timeless style with black-and-white ceramic tile floor, pedestal sink and tub-to-ceiling subway tile.
At the back of the house the elegant master suite is very private, spacious and beautifully detailed. Large framed picture windows fill the room with natural light and look out to the lush green backyard. A master bathroom is included behind a handsome barn door. It offers a dual sink vanity, large shower with glass surround, stunning decorative tile work, and quality high end fixtures.
A convenient main-floor laundry closet for a washer and dryer has been added at the back of the home. Gone are the days of taking numerous trips down to the basement to do the family laundry in this home.
A new staircase was built to access the ground level. Basement provides significant extra space for storage and potential to expand. Attached garage with new garage door will fit 1 car. Visible from the large triple windows in the master bedroom is the spacious back yard. A just right sized lush green lawn is surrounded by flower beds and just beyond the white picket fence, an even larger second yard awaits. Here imagination is the only limitation, with mature fruit trees and an extensive area for gardening, adding raised beds or endless possibilities for children to play in a private, fully-enclosed area.
The central location of 1531 Sherman adds more value to this lovely home. Where do you begin? This property is close to most every convenience on the island. Within very close proximity of this home are charming local shops and eateries on Lincoln Avenue. Three blocks away is Franklin Elementary School. A short drive in town will take you to Target at Alameda Landing Center, the Webster Street district, South Shore Center, Park Street Shopping district, and more. With all the shopping, gourmet restaurants, and amenities here on the island, you'll never want to leave. This property is truly a place to call home.