Behold the glamorous rebirth of 1421 San Antonio, situated on one of the most premier blocks in Alameda’s highly sought after Gold Coast. Built-in 1898, by the esteemed and well-regarded A.W. Pattiani, an Alameda architect/builder who built many outstanding homes around the Bay Area for his wealthy and discerning clients. This true Gold Coast showpiece enchants from the moment you pass through the utterly welcoming entryway. Maintaining the core transitional colonial style, the house has been meticulously modernized by the present owners, while remarkably preserving its historic charm. The grandiose floorplan spans over an extensively remodeled 4500 sqft, including; formal living and dining rooms, a library/study, six bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half baths, exquisite gourmet kitchen, family room, finished basement, and attic.
Upon entrance, a grand foyer reveals gleaming hardwood floors, awe-inspiring woodwork & a dramatic staircase leading upstairs, with intricately carved newels, spindles, and columns. To the right of the entrance hall sits a grand, formal living room that provides a wonderful example of the colonial revival's majestic style of embellishment for this very important entertaining room. Spacious and elegant, this room features high coved ceilings, wide baseboards, and a stunning fireplace surrounded by porcelain-slab. The room offers new oversized, wooden-clad windows with direct outlooks to Franklin park, resulting in an abundance of natural light. The formal dining room is next to the living room through an open doorway with gorgeous framing that conceals a functioning pocket door. The Victorian details in this large, stately room flow with similar characteristics of those in the living room, including a high, coved ceiling, new wooden-clad windows, intricately carved built-ins, in addition to the exquisite wainscot paneling.
The newly remodeled gourmet kitchen features custom built cabinets, stainless steel appliances with new plumbing and fixtures, including; wolf gas range, dishwasher, wall-mounted professional, chimney-style range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a stunning backdrop of tile that run all the way up to the ceiling. The extended kitchen peninsula illuminates with light from the oversized rear window panels, while at the same time offering views of the new bi-level walk-out deck, drop-in jetted tub with dazzling built-in LED’s, and the lush backyard. Across a short hallway outside the kitchen, descending a half flight of steps is the charming main-level powder room featuring new tile flooring, lighting & fixtures. Proceeding down another half flight of steps leads to a beautifully finished basement recreation room & large separate laundry room equipped with new detailed windows, flooring and recessed lighting. Adjacent to the laundry room is a dedicated concrete storage area.
Four bedrooms are located above the main level, each full of distinctive charm and character. Directly on the right is located the incredible master suite; showcasing the original bent victorian glass windows, high coved ceilings, and rich hardwood flooring. Attached is the extensively remodeled master bath which includes high-end & tech-forward fixtures, double sink, floor-to-ceiling wall tile, hand-made cement tile flooring, new lighting, fans, & towel warmer. Adjacent to the master is located the second bedroom that has been thoughtfully updated with new lighting, paint & large closet concealed by stylish barn doors. A jack-and-jill bathroom which features: updated fixtures, a new custom walk-in shower, and floor-to-ceiling tile, connects to the third bedroom, which uniquely offers a large walk-out deck overlooking the beautiful grounds of Franklin elementary. The final fourth bedroom on this floor maintains the same level of updates as throughout the home and is connected to an all-new dual entrance designer bathroom, which at one point used to be a sitting room. The marvelous converted ensuite features an iconic clawfoot tub with shower, new plumbing fixtures, vanity, tile work, lighting, exhaust fan, paint, and window treatments. Just one of the many distinctive features of this wonderful home is a third-floor attic that is reached by a staircase located next to the fourth bedroom. This huge, finished space is outlined with consistent updates to the rest of the home and features two additional bedrooms and half bath.
Set back from the street, the historic & reclaimed facade accompanied by a simple yet impeccable yard & garden will be sure to bring joy at every sight. Sitting on a nearly unprecedented quarter acre lot, the rear yard provides a majestic environment to host large parties, gatherings, or to simply enjoy Alameda’s superb weather, while an electric driveway gate offers privacy and security. With highly intelligent theme & craftsmanship alike, 1421 San Antonio is an architectural jewel, both inside and out, a truly groundbreaking property in a prized Gold Coast location that rarely comes to market. This spectacular home provides the opportunity to acquire a piece of Alameda history and a turnkey property that anyone would be proud to own.
Designed & Built-in 1898 by A.W. Pattiani | Style: Transitional Colonial Revival
6 bedrooms | 3 full bathrooms | 2 half-baths | 4500+ sqft of remodeled living space
Complete remodel: repainted inside & out, rewire & re-pipe of whole house, high-efficiency tankless water heater, new high-efficiency furnace with two-zone heating and nest thermostats
New roof, gutters, landscaping & double-paned clad wood windows
New bi-level deck with drop-in spa & secondary deck in rear setting.
New top-of-the-line kitchen, lighting, fixtures & drywall.
New enclosed garage/workshop at the end of Extended 100+ foot driveway