1419 Mound Street
2 BR | 1 BA | 1687 SF | 5760 SF Lot | 484 SF Basement
Listed @ $795,000
Built in 1912, this elegant East End Craftsman bungalow is a wonderful example of Arts and Crafts design, both inside and out. Many of the original features of this special home have been carefully preserved and offer beautiful examples of true, early twentieth century artisanship. Situated on a tranquil, tree-lined street, this lovely home features formal living and dining rooms, two bedrooms, one bathroom, a spacious kitchen, family room and detached garage.
The exterior exemplifies many classic Arts and Crafts design elements that include vintage wrought-iron railings that lead to a substantial, covered front porch, a distinctive side-gabled roofline, and decorative clinker bricks that form the front foundation, porch column and chimney.
Once inside, an elegant foyer invites you into the home and offers a preview of the hardwood floors, door casings, paneling, and wainscoting throughout the home. A wonderful period pendant lamp hangs in the foyer, matched by an equally stunning pendant lamp in the living room. The stately formal living room also features oak floors with a rosewood border and a dramatic beamed ceiling that is finished with handsome crown moulding. A pair of built-in display cabinets has beadboard backs and leaded glass fronts, and Douglas fir wainscoting completely adorns the room. The focal point of this beautiful space is the stunning brick fireplace that features an arched opening and clinker brick and stone decorations. A bay of three, double-hung windows and another pair of picture windows have their original wood trim and provide bright, natural light.
The formal dining room can be closed off from the foyer and living room with a pocket door that has divided lights. Classic board-and-batten paneling has a generous plate rail, and encircles the room. An original sideboard display cabinet is built into the wall, and incorporates many lovely Arts and Crafts details. The refinished oak floor is bordered by rosewood in a Greek-key pattern, and picture rails frame the coved ceiling.
Two bedrooms are situated at either end of the hallway, and the hallway can be closed off to ensure privacy. Both rooms are generously sized, with hardwood floors, coved ceilings, picture rails, wide baseboards, vintage window and door casements, and roomy closets. The bedroom toward the front of the house has a bay window, while the second bedroom has a lovely view of the large, oak tree in the backyard. A bathroom is conveniently situated between the bedrooms, and built-in linen closets are next to each bedroom. The family room has large picture windows overlooking the backyard and also features a spacious closet.
The detached garage is located in the backyard, and would be ideal as a workspace or office. The partial basement, accessible from inside the home, offers an additional 484 SF of space for additional storage. The backyard is completely fenced for privacy, and features new landscaping and a paved patio that sits under a magnificent, old growth California oak tree.
1419 Mound St. provides a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Alameda Craftsman history in a desirable East End location. With easy access to top performing schools, downtown, I-880, the SF Ferry and BART, this home is truly special in every way.
Notable Features of 1419 Mound St.
Built in 1912
1687 SF (per appraiser)
484 SF partial basement
5760 SF Lot (per public records)
Formal living room with fireplace, box beam ceilings & built-ins
Formal dining room with wainscoting & built-ins
Many original architectural features
Original built-ins and wood trim
Beamed living room ceiling
Vintage light fixtures
Douglas fir wainscoting
Off-street parking for multiple cars
Easy access to top schools, I-880, SF Ferry Terminal, BART, Oakland International Airport