This striking lagoon view provides a daily vacation atmosphere just outside this home at 137 Jervis Bay in Alameda's desirable Costa Brava neighborhood of Harbor Bay.  Serene and soothing, this home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in approximately 2364 sf of living space. While it appears to be on a far away holiday retreat, it is, in fact, just moments from Alameda and Oakland.  

 The relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere seen above, begins at the door of the house.   Restful white and beige colors contrast pleasantly with the red of the tile roof, and the greenery of the well established front garden area-complete with its own shade tree.  A spacious two car garage provides off street parking.  

 The entry to the home reveals the captivating sense of sun and light that streams in from virtually every floor and window of this gleaming home.  

Underneath the dramatic vaulted ceiling, and the virtual walls of windows, this stunning living room and dining room offer a gracious and welcoming atmosphere for both friends and residents.  There is an easy and comfortable transition between both rooms that is ideal for entertaining, day or night.  Worthy of note-there is additional living space to the left of the entry which is easily converted into a family room or study, if desired.  

 A reverse living room perspective reveals the outstanding set of stairs that lead to the second floor and the bedrooms above, providing direct access from the entryway, if desired.  

Moving further into the home is this perfect indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining combination.  On cooler Bay area evenings, this glass enclosed dining room features views of the gardens, the lush patio area and the lagoon just beyond.  As the pleasant warmth of the sun arrives each day, the large sliding glass door opens out to the patio, allowing delightful al fresco dining.  

It would be hard to find a more delightful place to prepare food.  This ambiance should please the fussiest of chefs.  An expansive Bay window provides marvelous views to enjoy while preparing a meal, and the lengthy counter below the window provides the workspace. Be sure to note the service window to the lower right, making food delivery to the patio a breeze.  


 A view towards the dining room reveals the other amenities that are featured here.  Included are a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, and a free standing range/oven. 

This perspective reveals the truly expansive amount of cabinet and storage space that is available at virtually every level.  No matter what your favorite china, serving, or preparation dish storage needs are, there is a unique space awaiting it.  Off to the left is a cozy window space that provides a nook for an eat in kitchen table and chairs-ideal for a quick breakfast or lunch on busy days.  

There are four bedrooms in the home, three of which will be shown for your consideration and review.   The first, shown above and directly below, is expansive in size, and, as would be expected, has a wall of view windows.  There is no question that there are many permutations of floor plans here given the length and width of the setting, so it would be a delight to imagine and create a unique living space.

This corner of the bedroom that is seen above, is cozy and soothing, and provides an ideal place for quiet retreat with a good book and a cup of tea.  

Also on the second floor are two bathrooms, the first of which is seen here.  Included here is this handsome and spacious walk in shower, and a sizable dual sink offering a full length mirror and plentiful above and below counter and storage space.  

A second bedroom is comfortably sized, and has room for a mid-sized chest of drawers, and  a soft chair, along with the pair of nightstands.  

The third bedroom is highlighted by its far left wall window space which comfortably houses a desk and chair, but could easily accommodate a set of soft chairs, or a cozy under the window seat.   Be sure to note the large closet space to the left. 


 In addition to another second floor bathroom, there is this gleaming half bathroom and adjacent laundry space on the first floor.  

This charming rear outdoor seating area, located among the backyard greenery and rose bushes, is about as pleasant as one could wish for.  

 Another perspective provides a perfect vignette of what lagoon side living offers.  This ever changing setting varies with the time of day and season of the year, but will never disappoint.

Additional bonuses include a community pool and spa, multiple parks and walking trails, nearby schools, an 18 hole golf course, and efficient and rapid transportation to the cities of Oakland and Alameda and Oakland International Airport.  

If this home, or another, has caught your interest and attention, please call me with your questions at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Rose Krinks of Keller Williams Realty)


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