Alameda, Calif. | $1.995 Million
A Queen Anne house built in 1892, with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house was designed by Charles Strong Shaner, an architect who worked extensively in Alameda in the late 19th century, primarily in an area known as the Gold Coast. The home, considered one of the finest examples of his work, has been featured on walking tours held by Alameda Museum. The seller, a collector of Victoriana, chose period-appropriate wallpaper for many of the rooms, and many of the light fixtures and hardware are from his collection.
Franklin Park, a small city park with a children’s playground, is a few blocks away. The city center, with public beaches on San Francisco Bay, is a five-minute drive. San Francisco is about half an hour away; downtown Oakland is a 15-minute drive.
Size: 3,211 square feet
Price per square foot: $621
Indoors: A brick path leads from the sidewalk to the front porch, which is adorned with carved-wood details and freshly painted in Victorian colors.
Beyond the front door, the foyer has redwood wainscoting and hardwood floors that continue into a living room with a fireplace, delicate floral wallpaper and crystal chandeliers that hang from ceiling medallions. On sunny days, the room is bright thanks to windows that face the street, some in a niche with space for a comfortable chair.