2031 Buena Vista Avenue
Inspiring transformation can be seen throughout this classic Alameda 1915 home. The stunning renovation begins with an open floor plan and great layout. The living room boasting lots of natural light, has a gas fireplace with original built-in shelving on both sides, original cove ceilings, and beautifully refinished hardwood floors. The chef’s kitchen includes custom cabinetry, Quartz Countertops, LED under-counter lighting, custom wood shelving with brush brass arm lights, deep farm style stainless steel sink, large pantry, and new top of the line stainless steel appliances. There is a spacious bedroom and full bath with custom tile work and original refinished cast iron claw foot tub completing the lower floor. On the upper floor the grand master bedroom highlights original cove ceilings and a walk-in closet. The master bath includes custom tile work for the spacious shower, designer double vanity with Carrera marble top, and swivel mirrors. Two more bedrooms, a hall bathroom, and a laundry room complete the upper level.
The renovation includes new fiberglass windows, cleared pest report, sewer compliance, new tankless water heater, upgraded copper plumbing, updated electrical throughout, new furnace with ducting and Nest thermostat, new exterior stucco, new paint inside and out, refinished and new hardwood floors throughout the house.
Perfect for outdoor entertaining the newly fenced backyard, accessible from the kitchen, features a large shaded patio area, new landscaping, and built-in veggie beds for the perfect farm to table meal. The large front yard boasts a well-established lemon tree, irrigated grass area, and new landscaping. There is also a newly landscaped side yard.
The location is fantastic with a 75 walkscore (very walkable) and the home is not far from downtown Alameda with all its shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and movie theater.
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.