875 Oak Street

2 BR | 1.5 BA | 1363 SF | 240 SF of Bonus Finished Attic Space | 5200 SF Lot | Detached 384 SF Barn w/Upper Level

Listed @ $795,000

Offers Due 3/22

Built in 1905, this Craftsman home exemplifies the Arts and Crafts design and detailing both inside and out. The home features a formal foyer, formal living room, formal dining room, two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, eat-in kitchen, laundry area, finished attic and a detached barn in the gorgeous back yard.

Situated on a street full of vintage homes, this shingled home has wonderful curb appeal and features a wide, covered porch with ornamental columns and an architecturally significant bowed bay with a trio of windows. A dormer window complements the wide gable roof that has a deep overhang and ornamental brackets. Landscaping includes a Japanese maple tree and a mature camellia tree in addition to the new, drought-tolerant plantings that complete the front yard.

The stately front door is framed by original leaded glass sidelights and opens to an oversized formal foyer that invites you into the home. The welcoming space is finished with beautiful plaster walls, picture rails, wide baseboards and a high, coved plaster ceiling. These vintage features carry through almost the entire home. The formal foyer offers a perfect transition to the formal living and dining rooms, and is also large enough to potentially provide a future formal staircase to the second level.

The living room is a vintage home-lover’s dream with plaster walls and a high, coved ceiling. Beautiful picture rails and original window and door casements have been recently reconditioned and restored. The floors in this room and most of the living spaces have been refinished and brought back to life. Three large double-hung windows with the original wavy glass are set in a wide, bowed bay that look out to the front garden and the street.

The formal dining room is entered through a wide doorway that encases the pair of original pocket doors. The focal point of the elegant room is the stunning Arts and Crafts fireplace with rounded columns and faience tiles on the surround and the hearth. The fireplace has a simple mantel, above which is a large, built-in mirror framed by beautiful woodwork. A handsome, built-in hutch with leaded-glass doors sits to the right of the fireplace, and a second original built-in sideboard is a delightful reminder of an earlier era. The room is adorned with gorgeous Craftsman wainscoting, and the original plaster walls show off the high coved ceiling. A trio of large, double-hung windows brings abundant natural light into the room.

The spacious kitchen has what appears to be the original kitchen that overlooks the magnolia tree and backyard as well as a large room, perfect for creating a state of the art, new custom kitchen, and also suited well for now as a wonderful eat-in space within the current configuration.

The master bedroom has the same wonderful Craftsman details and styling found in the rest of the home, and overlooks the barn and a beautiful magnolia tree in the picturesque back yard. Stairs lead up to a spacious finished attic that offers natural light, new carpeting, and is perfect for a home office or play space. The attic also lends a vision of the potential for a future full second story addition.

A special feature of this home is the vintage barn that is situated in the wonderful back yard. The barn is ideal for a family room, teen hangout, playroom, office, or simply relaxing and savoring the unique space. Completely fenced for privacy, the large back yard has a lawn, raised vegetable bed, persimmon tree, fig tree, orange tree, additional drought tolerant ornamental landscaping, and a large patio beside the barn, perfect for enjoying outdoor dining and entertaining.

875 Oak St. presents a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Alameda Arts and Crafts history. Extremely popular in the early 1900s, they are treasured today for their artistic style and functional design. Located on a non-thoroughfare street with easy access to Park Street and South Shore Center, with fine restaurants and shopping, as well as the beach and top performing schools, this home is special in every way.

Notable Features of 875 Oak Street:

Built in 1905 (per public records)

1363 square feet (per public records)

240 square feet of bonus space in finished attic (per appraiser)

384 square feet of bonus space in the detached barn (per appraiser)

Formal foyer

Formal living room

Formal dining room

Two bedrooms

One updated full bathroom

One updated half bathroom

Eat-In Kitchen

Covered front porch

Paneled wainscoting

Plaster walls and ceilings

Picture rails

High, coved ceilings

Beautiful Arts and Crafts fireplace

Refinished original hardwood floors

Original Craftsman door and window casements

Original pocket doors

Many original built-ins

Leaded glass windows and cabinet fronts

Vintage brass doorknobs and rosette door trims

New attic carpeting

New, drought-tolerant landscaping with irrigation

Off-street parking

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