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Our Story Begins in a Glamorous Historic District of Leonardville...
Sail away to the island city of Alameda where history is rich in the air with this rare legacy Queen Anne Victorian in the vibrant thriving Bronze Coast neighborhood. An authentic J.L. Leonard residence built-in 1890 for Captain Rowland Clapp, Master Mariner, this 3,200+ sq. ft. crowning beauty has been lovingly maintained and renovated, brick by brick, floorboard by glossy floorboard. Leonardville, the Alameda enclave named after this renowned architect, is sought after for its tree-lined streets which you can enjoy from your own rocker-friendly front porch, easy proximity to Park Avenue shops, restaurants (Burma Superstar, anyone?), and walking-distance beach access. St. Joseph Notre Dame and Franklin Elementary are mere blocks away. Earning its place as one of the Bay Area’s best neighborhoods with great schools, you can easily ferry to SF, or frequent popular local breweries, eateries, and distilleries with spectacular waterfront views. Famed for designing high-end properties and neighborhoods, Joseph Leonard was also known as a dashing yachtsman, a visionary who once staged an onboard musical theater performance complete with fireworks and a 100-person chorus. His homes reflect this verve with their varied textures, high-quality materials, and signature staircase banners, all proudly preserved and displayed in this superior example of his work at 1810 Clinton
...And Ends with your Forever Home at 1810 Clinton Avenue.
Your best life awaits at 1810 Clinton, resplendent with natural light, accented by gorgeous original detailing and carefully curated updates intended to reflect its vintage character. Artisan lighting featuring ‘carriage house’ fixtures and chandeliers, millwork, and custom built-ins, even the fireplace’s ornamental mantelpiece seamlessly unite past with present. Grand entertaining starts in the foyer, then can spill out into formal living and dining rooms designed to either retain an open-concept feel or be divided by a wall of original sliding pocket doors, a classic mark of homes of this époque. The kitchen has been magically remodeled to tie modern appliances, including a pro-6-burner range, into a warm aesthetic characterized by a slab farmhouse table and white brick backsplash. Drenched in sunlight, it overlooks the rear patio yard. Similarly, the bathrooms have a sleek contemporary mood, sporting Carrara marble vanities and glass showers, but retain their charm with tiles and the gleaming clawfoot tub in the whimsical ‘mermaid’ bathroom. Top floor include 4 bright and personable bedrooms, one of which serves as library/office with lovely outdoor balcony. The loft attic offers extra storage space and even expansion potential. The full-floor downstairs legal in-law unit comes with a galley kitchenette, large bedroom and bathroom, and ample living room. Fantastic income opportunity or suitable for visiting family, guests, or as an organic extension of the main house as a recreational/media space. The unit has its own private entrance and separate laundry room too. Outdoors, bask in Alameda’s notoriously temperate climate from your romantic balcony or the back patio with room to dine, garden, and sun. The patio fence in fact can expanded out to increase the size of the backyard. Enclose the front yard and you’ve got plenty of outdoor space. Parking in rear & redone 2011 foundation round out this handsome home.
- Premium Anderson windows
- Full-scale kitchen and bathroom renovation - Completed in 2018
- New roof installed between 2014-2016
- Foundation replaced 2010