Home of the Week: Queen Anne meets Alameda’s Gold Coast
915 Grand Street
is one of the finest examples of preserved Queen Anne Revival architecture in
Alameda. Built in 1891 by acclaimed architect A. W. Pattiani,
it is a showpiece of this distinct, yet short-lived, architectural style.
True to the period, this stunning home features
an asymmetrical facade, a front-facing gable, carved
medallions, and shake shingles. The side-sitting porch enhances a stately front
Step inside to find a grand reception hall,
featuring a dramatic staircase and beautiful vintage oak floors with inlaid
A grand, formal living room sits to the left,
and is a perfect example of the Queen Anne Revival’s flair for embellishment
with its 10-foot coved ceiling, wide baseboards, picture rails, and
wood-burning fireplace with a classic, traditional mantel.
The Victorian details in the large, formal
dining room include a high, coved ceiling, tall bay windows with their original
“wavy” glass, and a fireplace with an elegant marble hearth.
A newly remodeled kitchen showcases custom
built cabinets, a chimney-style range hood, a large island topped with butcher
block, and a walk-in pantry. Tall windows throughout provide sunlight as well
as views of the lush backyard.
Head upstairs to find four bedrooms, each with
their own charm. Consistent to all, however, are beautiful oak floors, ornately
carved ceiling medallions, and original, stately window and door trim. A second
full bathroom on this level has been freshly renovated.
A third floor attic is reached by a staircase located next to
the fourth bedroom and has the potential for an upstairs family room,
recreation room, or guest quarters.
This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of Alameda
history that is as beautiful today as it was nearly one hundred thirty years
ago. The home is listed by Kate
McCaffrey at $1,995,000.