Queen Anne Victorian with Room to Expand
3 Beds • 2 Baths • 1312 SF • 3904 SF Lot • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • 825,000
1041 Taylor Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
This J. A. Remmel Queen Anne Cottage with a high basement sits on a quiet Alameda street. An ideal home for possible expansion potential. With a little vision, the downstairs area can double the size of the current main level, if the city will approve. A good architect with a creative concept working in tandem with the city is the direction to take. Whether it is having higher ceilings, adding bedrooms, a family room, or more that you desire, these options all need city approval.
As you enter the home, to the right is the light-filled formal living room with a bay window and a decorative fireplace. Just to the left, is the cozy formal dining room with a window overlooking the front porch. There are three bedrooms on the main level, as well as a spacious eat-in kitchen and a full bath. The clean and functional kitchen was previously remodeled to include an eat-in area and ample countertops and storage space. The full hall bath, conveniently located next to the kitchen and two bedrooms, has a separate shower.
There is a staircase off the kitchen for easy access to the downstairs. The first room on the ground floor is currently used as a home office - an inviting room with sliding glass doors to the backyard patio and garden. Next, there is a workout room and a laundry area, as well as a workshop, storage area, and access to a one-car garage. Opposite these rooms is a comfortable and cozy family room with a large picture window facing the side garden and a full bath with a shower.
The inviting backyard has a good-sized patio for outdoor dining and relaxing and the old fashioned garden boasts a variety of fruits and lovely plants. Enjoy a bounty of lavender, lemons, figs, and avocados, ripe off the vine, or ready to preserve. Move right in and enjoy living in this tidy well kept home.
Conveniently located near Central Avenue neighborhood shops, a couple of blocks from the Gold Coast, Mastick Senior Center, Maya Lin School, and about 4 blocks to Webster Street Shopping. By car, the closest access to the 880 freeway is through the Tube. It's also located just over a block to Santa Clara Ave. bus stops to pick-up either a 51A bus for local transportation or to take the O bus to San Francisco. Also, there is a Ferry service to San Francisco from Alameda Point.
- Queen Anne Cottage designed by Alameda architect, J.A. Remmel
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 baths: upstairs hall bath with a separate shower
- Basement with expansion potential - If the city will approve; but not guaranteed
- Eat-in-kitchen with spacious cabinetry and countertops
- Formal living room with bay window and decorative fireplace
- Downstairs includes:
- office with sliding glass doors to the backyard
- family room, full bath with shower, workout room, and laundry area
- workshop, storage area, and access to a one-car garage
- Inviting backyard features a good-sized patio and mature fruit trees