Victorian-Inspired Living in Alameda, The San Francisco Bay's "Island" - $2.7MM
1415 Lafayette Street
Alameda, CA 94501
$2,700,000 | 5 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 5,249 Square Feet
.28 Acres | 2-car Garage
If you’ve ever dreamed of living in Europe, or perhaps returning to familiar Old World surroundings, 1415 Lafayette Street, Alameda offers genteel, Victorian-inspired living in the thriving, multicultural community of Alameda—the San Francisco Bay’s “Island.” During the 1800’s, wealthy San Franciscans began building their summer homes in Alameda’s sunny banana belt climate.
These elegant, European-inspired mansions mimicked their Continental counterparts in artisanal excellence and superb craftsmanship, including the home of lumber tycoon James G. Wall, and his pioneering wife Mary J. Wall—one of the first American-born women to make her way to California. Constructed in 1893 of local, old-growth redwood, befitting of a lumber baron, the Wall’s former home at 1415 Lafayette Street, features the grandest of entryways—all the better to welcome esteemed guests. An exemplary residence of its epoch, you’ll appreciate the impeccable woodworking and wainscot, paired with sublime stained glass and leaded beveled windows that cast magical rainbows throughout the home as the sun travels from East to West.