This soothing view of the Alameda Bay Farm Island lagoon awaits you at 143 Diapian Bay.  This is but a portion of the spacious fenced in patio area that fronts onto the water.  Featuring 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, in approximately 2400 sf of living space, this ideally located home is a unique spot for gracious living. 

 Surrounded by beaches and walkways on San Francisco Bay, Bay Farm Island boasts a lazy lagoon that runs through it, and offers delightful parks, tennis courts, a community pool, and an excellent golf course.  Just moments from busy downtown Alameda and Oakland, it is still retains a vacation like atmosphere.  

 This house is especially handsome on the exterior, and provides a privacy from the street with the major living area located towards the center and rear of the home.

 This view reveals why the majority of living is done towards the rear of the home.  The residence has been designed and located to take full advantage of this outstanding location.  This soothing waterside view is available every day of the year, yet it changes in effect with the time of day, and season of year.   

 Entry into the home reveals this gleaming living room and dining room combination that is enhanced with virtually floor to ceiling windows along both walls.  The soaring ceiling creates a lofty and impressive vertical space. 

The free flowing space between the rooms provides an ideal opportunity for entertaining friends, encouraging them to move freely from one living space to another.  The fireplace to the left is a perfect spot for gathering about on cooler winter evenings.   

Just off the living room is this charming dining area that is as flexible as it is attractive.  While it is perfect for an early Sunday morning brunch, complete with water views, it is equally ideal for a small formal dinner or a luncheon party.  Its desirable recessed ceiling adds just a bit more elegance to the ambiance. 

A sliding glass door allows easy passage to the outside gardens should a buffet format be desired where guests can move freely from the table to the yard with their refreshments.  

 There is an easy transition from the dining area to the kitchen, providing efficient access for service of food.  The room is quite generous in size with plentiful working and preparation space.  The island in the center doubles as a work space and an eat in site for quick and simple breakfasts and lunches .

Just off the kitchen, as will be seen in the floor plans at the end of the presentation, is a space that is designed as a family room, but is flexible enough for a variety of applications.  

 What a pleasure to be able to throw open these lovely bay windows, and enjoy this soothing waterside view, and converse with guests and residents.  

 There are 4 bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration and review.  The first, seen here sits adjacent to the water, and provides an outstanding waterside view of the lagoon.  

 A wider view of the room reveals its generous size and flexibility of design space.  The glowing light that flows in from its expansive windows provides a soothing ambiance that is truly desirable, and the room is most certainly a perfect place to return to at the end of a long day.  

 A second bedroom is equally generous in size, and can easily handle a comfortably sized bed and a pair of soft chairs on either side of the window, if desired.  

 The third bedroom has been imaginatively conceived as an office/sitting room space.  Both this room, and the second bedroom above are equally flexible for this use.  

 There are 2 1/12 bathrooms in the home.  This handsomely upgraded bathroom reflects the consideration given to creating an outstanding living space.  The desirable double sinks are complimented with a large overhead mirror.  Storage space abounds-both under the sink, and to the right with the glass fronted cabinet, and lower 

 The shower, seen here, is reflected in the bathroom mirror above, and has an imaginative window view to the greenery outside.  

 If this kind of serenity is something that you would like to enjoy in your new home, please call me with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280. It is worth noting that the listing agents state that the home has had close to $150,000 in upgrades.  It is being offered for sale for $1,595,000. 

(Listing Courtesy of Ringo Liu and Nancy Mach of Keller Williams Real Estate)

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