2237 Pacific Ave. | Alameda
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,071 SF | 7,500 SF Lot
Listed @ $1,195,000

Built in 1900, this stately Colonial Revival home has been part of Alameda’s storied architectural history for more than one hundred years. Located just two blocks from downtown Park Street and only minutes from the Bridgeside Shopping Center and Nob Hill Foods, the property offers a desirable and convenient central Alameda location.

2237 Pacific Ave. is a multi-family duplex, and consists of a spacious apartment on the ground floor, and a larger apartment on the second floor. Both apartments offer nearly identical floor plans that include elegant living and dining rooms, a newly updated kitchen and bathroom, a partial powder room and a laundry room. In addition, the lower apartment has two bedrooms, and a flexible bonus space that can be used as a home office or sitting room, and the upstairs apartment offers three bedrooms.

An impressively handsome home, the façade was designed with symmetry in mind. The house has identical front porch entrances that frame bay windows on the first floor, a pair of large windows on the second floor, and gracious, overhanging eaves on both floors. Simple horizontal beadboard siding creates a lovely contrast with the more decorative covered front porches that are framed by classic fluted columns.

Inside, both apartments follow a very similar floor plan that consists of very spacious living and dining rooms that are situated at the front of the house and offer coved ceilings and many decorative period mouldings.  A generously sized Jack-and-Jill bathroom is next to the dining room, and connects two large, sunlit bedrooms. A roomy split kitchen next to the dining room has been completely updated, and a laundry room is conveniently situated next to the kitchen. The upstairs apartment offers a third bedroom to the left of the entrance, and faces the street.   

Both apartments offer many of the wonderful details and finishes that make vintage homes so cherished. Original architectural elements include high, coved ceilings, bay windows, plate and picture rails, tall wainscoting, wide baseboards, plaster walls and ceilings, and decorative, fixed leaded windows that mirror the leaded glass fronts of the beautiful built-in sideboard cabinets in the dining and living rooms. A herringbone-patterned marble tile surround gives a classic upgrade to the original wood-burning fireplace in both apartment dining rooms, and blends seamlessly with a traditional white mantel with simple Craftsman-style columns. The home’s handsome hardwood floors have been newly refinished to once again reveal their original beauty.

The apartments have recently undergone the extensive renovation necessary for today’s modern needs, including a dramatic kitchen makeover, bathroom upgrades, fresh paint in every room, new lighting, and dual-pane windows in many rooms. The sizable backyard can be easily accessed from each apartment, and is large enough to be comfortably shared. The yard has been professionally landscaped, and includes new fencing, a lush lawn, raised vegetable beds and new, drought-tolerant plantings that grow alongside lovely old-growth trees. A long driveway belongs to the property, and can accommodate tandem, off-street parking.

This grand, stately home, so close to downtown, is truly a lovely example of the late 19th/early 20th century architecture for which Alameda is so well known. Transportation options are plentiful from this great location, and include easy access to BART, I-880, Google/Facebook shuttles, AC Transit bus lines, including the popular “O” bus line with direct access to SF, casual carpool and the SF Ferry.  

Notable Features of 2237 Pacific Ave. 

Built in 1900

Multi-family home

3,071 SF (per appraisal)

7500 SF Lot  (per public records)

Freshly painted inside/outside

Refreshed landscaping

Expansive backyard

Off-street parking

Central Alameda location

Close to downtown Park St., Nob Hill Foods, BART, I-880

Possibility for income potential


Vintage details

Oak floors

Coved ceilings


Built-in china hutches/cabinets

Fluted columns

High ceilings

Picture rails

Plate rails (in lower unit)

Wainscot paneling

Downstairs apartment

Formal living and dining rooms

Two bedrooms

Bonus space

Updated full bathroom and ¼ bathroom

Updated kitchen

Laundry room


Upstairs apartment

Formal living and dining rooms

Three bedrooms

One bathroom and ¼ bathroom

Updated kitchen

Redwood deck


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Sunday, September 30 @ 2 - 4:30
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Brokers Tour:
Tuesday, October 2 @ 11am - 1pm

Offers Due:
Tuesday, October 9th @ 10am

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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.

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