232 Cypress Street
Nestled into a tranquil and established West End neighborhood, the Woodstock Homes Corporation duet townhomes are very much a part of Alameda’s storied history. Beginning in 1940, 200 homes were built on two large parcels of land by the US Housing Authority in order to provide homes for the many men and women supporting the war effort at nearby Alameda Naval Air Station. Now a non-profit corporation controlled by the residents via an owner co-operative, this unique community offers a friendly and connected neighborhood that is reflective of the early post-war era during which the independent association was established.
This handsome, cozy home is situated on a large corner lot that features beautifully maintained landscaping and offers bright, sunny exposures. Distressed brick walkways and raised planters are in keeping with the home’s 1940s aesthetic, and a lush lawn and mature plantings perfectly complement the home in the front, side and back yards.
Inside, the cozy living room has plaster walls and a lovely, vintage hardwood floor that continues throughout the hallways and the bedrooms. The room includes a coat closet, crown moulding and corner windows that offer plenty of bright, natural light. Sliding doors offer additional light, and open to a covered brick patio and an expansive backyard that is completely fenced for privacy.
The large, eat-in kitchen is next to the living room and has been updated to include stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a stacked marble tile backsplash under white, Shaker-style cabinets. A stainless steel and glass chimney hood and an attractive ceramic tile floor give the room a contemporary finish, and large sliding windows offer a bright, southern exposure. A concealed washer and dryer are conveniently located in the kitchen, and a backdoor, leads to the side yard.
The home’s bedrooms and bathroom are located upstairs, and each has a vintage oak floor, crown moulding, plaster walls, new light fixtures and corner windows for plenty of sunlight and ventilation. Both bedrooms have easy access to a bathroom that has been updated with a white pedestal sink and a shower/bath combination with a tile surround.
A special feature of this home is the large backyard that is perfect for entertaining, gardening or just enjoying Alameda’s perfect weather. The yard is completely fenced for privacy, and includes a lawn, brick patio, raised brick planting beds, in-ground irrigation and a large storage shed that matches the house.
232 Cypress St. offers a chance to own a piece of Alameda history, and to be part of a unique and sought-after West End community. With a location that is close to the shopping and restaurants of Alameda Landing and Webster Street and provides easy access to Alameda Point and many commuter options, this home is an extraordinary gem.
Built in 1940
Woodstock Homes Cooperative
Attached single family duet
800 SF (per public records)
End unit, corner lot
Updated, eat-in kitchen
Large storage shed
Plaster walls and ceilings
Bright, sunny rooms
New light fixtures
Granite kitchen counters
Refreshed landscaping w/irrigation
Walking distance to Crown Memorial Beach, downtown Webster St. restaurants/shopping/farmers market
Nearby Alameda Landing Shopping, public & charter schools
Easy access to Webster/Posey Tube, ACTransit express to SF, SF Ferry, Alameda Point wineries, breweries, Bladium fitness
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.