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SOLD $1,080,000 | Single Level Bay Farm Home | 3 bed 2 ba | 1405 SF | Listed at $938,000 | Guy Blume

31 Cork Road, Alameda 94502

Single Level! Built in 1988, this single level has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approximately 1405 square feet and sits on a 5598 square foot lot. Vaulted ceiling in living dining area, enhanced kitchen tile counter tops, newer linoleum bathroom floors, newer toilet, good size rear yard with wood deck. Close to transportation, SF ferry, walking trails, schools and shopping.

Listed at $938,000

Open house:

Saturday 10/14 2-4:30pm

Sunday 10/15 2-4:30pm

Sunday 10/22 2-4:30pm
Single Level Bay Farm Home
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SOLD $600,000 | Modern Alameda Condo | 2 bed 2 ba | 994 SF | Listed at $575,000 | Guy Blume

Modern Alameda Condo – Steps from the Beach

339 Broadway #212, Alameda 94501


Overview: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Approx. 994 square feet, and one-car carport parking

This bright and modern top floor condo with a private deck enjoys lovely views of the Alameda Lagoon. Just a block away are miles of running and biking trails along the water’s edge. Evenings will surely include sinking toes into the sand and watching tangerine sunsets unfold over the San Francisco skyline.

Inside, the attractively updated condo features:

● Updated kitchen

● Large living room with broad sliding glass doors drawing natural light into the unit

● Master suite with fully remodeled bathroom

● Well-sized second bedroom with closet and adjacent full stylish bath

● Oversized balcony with a panoramic view of the lagoon

In the condo community is a long grassy lawn for play and a pool for sunny days lounging and splashing in the turquoise water. Also included is an elevator to the top floor. Multiple laundry rooms are available outside the unit and are free of charge to use.

Nearby schools include, Frank Otis Elementary School, The Child Unique Montessori School and Alameda High School. The closest grocery stores are Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Encinal Market. Nearby coffee shops include, Panera Bread, Starbucks and Bagel Street Cafe. Nearby restaurants include, the highly acclaimed Trabocco, as well as MOD Pizza and Sushi House. Nearby parks are Krusi Park, Jackson Park, Towata Park and Tillman Park.

Listed at $575,000

Open house:

Sunday, September 10th and 17th, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Modern Alameda Condo


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SOLD $1,205,000 | East End Home | 3 bed 2 ba | 1829 SF | Listed at $849,000 | Guy Blume

1549 High Street Alameda, CA 94501


Built in 1911, this 3-bedroom home with over 1800 sq.ft. on a corner lot, is on the market for the first time in nearly 60 years. Refinished wood floors, stone fireplace, newer paint, dual pane windows, light fixture, dishwasher. Century old detail with brass elements and Art Nouveau stained glass. Foundation raised in 1961 to allow an approx. 6-foot high cement full basement. Back yard. Roof and chimney replaced in the last 20 years. Potential to add master bathroom, convert the unfinished tall attic space or dig out the basement to add another 800 sq.ft. or ADU.

What I love about this home:

I love the size, shape and overall uniqueness that this house offers. Right from the start the house looks like a cross between Victorian and Craftsman. Inside there are push button light switches and brass plates, lead glass windows, Art Nouveau stain glass, original brass cabinet hardware and light fixtures throughout mixed with updated contemporary light fixtures as well. The kitchen is begging for French doors that open to a patio deck while the upstairs oversized bedroom could easily accomodate a private bathroom. The gumwood walls and beams in the dining room create an old time setting while the elegant gray and white painted living room with coved ceilings is simply gorgeous. The tall attic could be transformed into more useable space as could the six foot high basement. Throw in that the house is in Edison School and Fernside District, this house will certainly attract a lot of attention. Please note that there is only one full bathroom inside the living space while an extra working toilet is in the basement. 

Open House:

Sunday 7/9 2-4:30pm

Sunday 7/16 2-4:30pm

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SOLD $849,000 | Waterfront Condominium | 2 bed 2 ba | 1419 SF | Listed at $849,000 | Guy Blume

107 Bay Park Terrace Alameda, CA 94502


Waterfront Condominium on Bay Farm Island

Overview: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approx. 1419 square feet, 1-car garage, rear patio

Overlooking the Bay from the tranquil Brittany Landing gated community is this wonderful condominium featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a view of the green belt. Imagine evenings on the back patio savoring vivid views of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline across the shimmering water, walks and bike rides on the endless paved trails right out the door, or barbecuing and lounging by the community pool on a sunny Sunday afternoon—simply exceptional living and lifestyle.

Home Features:

— Great room combines the entry, dining and living areas, modern chandelier, and large windows with shutters; fireplace with tile surround; audio video alcove perfect for setting up a TV and sound system.

— Full kitchen featuring tile counters; refrigerator, electric range oven, microwave with vented hood, dishwater, large pantry and eat-in breakfast nook.

— Floors consist of tile, carpet and linoleum.

— Spacious master bedroom and adjacent master bathroom with dual sinks.

— Good storage with hallway coat closet and separate hallway cabinets.

— Both bathrooms have updated water fixtures with shower over tubs.

— Laundry room just off the kitchen has hookups for water and electric.

— Garage door is new fronting a one car garage with storage shelves.

All within minutes of the home are Shoreline Park, highly rated Earhart Elementary School, Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, Chuck Corica Golf Complex; Oakland International Airport and more! The breathtaking views, detailed home design, and superb location join to make 107 Bay Park Terrace a unique and magnificent opportunity.

Listed at $849,000

Open House:

Saturday 6/24 2pm-4:30pm

Sunday 6/25 2pm-4:30pm

Sunday 7/2 2pm-4:30pm

Sunday 7/23 2pm-4:30pm


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SOLD $1,155,000 | Multi-Use Victorian | 5 bed 4 ba | 2825 SF | Listed at $1,188,000 | Guy Blume

1214 Oak Street Alameda, CA 94501

5 bed, 4 bath multi-use Victorian for sale in Alameda

This multi-use Alameda Victorian, zoned for commercial & residential use, features large, bright rooms across two levels. A tremendous opportunity to own a property one block off Park Street, the location is ideal, with boutiques, cafes, and the beach right nearby.

The property may be converted back into a 2-level home or continue to be used as a commercial space. Recent building updates include a newer foundation, updated wiring and plumbing; it’s sewer lateral and auto gas shut-off compliant, and is set up with two meters to operate as separate units.

Lower-Level Commercial – Currently operating as a day school, the space includes 1,390 sq.ft. Two bedrooms, two baths and a kitchenette. Welcoming courtyard with three-foot iron gate.

Upper-Level Home – Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,435 sq.ft. The living space exudes charm the moment you walk in the front door. The large front living draws natural light through tall bay windows. The dining room features an original medallion pendant and chandelier. Two large bedrooms, one a master suite with a full bath, provide spacious escape for quiet slumber. The hallway bath has new sink, toilet, and tile floor. The spacious kitchen and breakfast area feature maple cabinetry, a new stove, microwave, and dishwasher. In the connected laundry room and pantry is a lovely touch of detail—an original stained glass door.

Converted detached garage – studio, kitchenette+bath. Per City Planning of Alameda: Accessory Dwelling is not permitted when property is a duplex. However, Accessory Dwelling is possible with single family homes.

Listed at $1,188,000

Open House:

Sunday June 25th 2:00pm – 4:30pm

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Ultimate Toddler/Preschool Indoor Activity Guide to Never Leaving the Island

I love taking my toddler to one of the many playgrounds and parks in Alameda (look out for a playground guide, coming soon!), but it’s nice to add variety to the week and it’s even nicer when we don’t have to cross a bridge or tunnel. Although summer is quickly approaching, we know that doesn’t necessarily mean sunny warm days 24/7 here in the bay. Whether you are looking for some fun indoor drop-in activities to mix things up during the week, or you are interested in signing your little one up for a dance, music or sport class, look no further. Here is your ultimate indoor activity guide to never leaving the island! These are all great indoor options in Alameda for your toddler or preschooler to play and explore — ending with a nice, long nap if all goes well.


Academy of Little Stars 

Starting at 3 years old, our youngest dancers are introduced to ballet, tap, tumbling and hip hop in a fun and nurturing environment. Classes consist of games and activities that help with rhythm, balance and coordination. Appropriate dance wear is required for participation, and includes a leotard, ballet skirt, tights, tap shoes, and full suede sole ballet shoes. How adorable! Classes are one hour in length.

When: Various day and time options, see website for more details

Where: Dance 10 Studios, 900 Santa Clara Avenue

Cost: Annual registration fee of $30; $70 per month for one class a week; $128 per month for two classes a week

photo from Dance 10 Yelp

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AquaBaby or AquaRec

Year round drop-in recreational pool time for families of all ages in this beautiful indoor pool. AquaBaby is for babies and toddlers up to 2 years old, and is a great way to experience pool time in a calm, big-kid-free environment. AquaRec is for all ages. There are lockers, showers, and family changes rooms with changing tables. My little one loves splashing and kicking around, and this activity almost always guarantees an extra long nap.

When: Mondays and Fridays 10am – 2pm for AquaBaby, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm for AquaRec

Where: AquaTech Swim School, 2203 Mariner Square Loop

Cost: $8 per swimmer for AquaBaby; $10 per swimmer for AquaRec

photo by Mei-Ling Jenks

Learn more about AquaBaby or AquaRec.


Bladium’s Fun Zone

Enjoy free Wi-Fi while your kids have a blast running, jumping and sliding around on the indoor playground of inflatables and turf fields. For kids ages 18 months to 6 years old.

When: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am–3pm (summer excluded)

Where: 800 West Tower Avenue

Cost: Family Club Members: $6; Youth Sport Members: $7.50; Non-Members: $9

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Blue Moon Learning Center

A gathering space on the West End for children and families, offering both classes and an indoor play area. The play area is equipped with an indoor play structure, fun educational toys, craft tables, reading space, and the always popular train table. It’s tiny, but cozy and clean, and a great option for an indoor activity. Children must be accompanied by an adults. Pick up some donuts at Lee’s on your way out, as it is located in the same plaza.

When: 650 Central Avenue Suite B

Where: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm

Cost: $6 per child, babies under one are free.

photo from Melissa Neveu

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Community Sing-Along

Infants and toddlers, along with their parents and caregivers, join in 45 minutes of parent-led singing, dancing, shaker play, and parachute time. On Monday, this program is before library open hours. Please enter from the rear parking lot, garden entrance. We love to pair this with a coffee date at The Beanery down the street.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:00am

Where: Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak Street

Cost: Free!

photo from Melissa Neveu

Learn more about Community Sing-Along.


Dance With Me

Play with your child during this fun-filled 45-min class full of creative movement, songs, stories and basic dance to engage the the body and mind of your preschool aged child. Perfect for children 3-4 years old, babies in arms are free!

When: Fridays 10:30-11:15am

Where: Rythmix, 2513 Blanding Avenue

Cost: Option of drop-in rate or paying for a full monthly session. Drop in -$15 for one child; $18 for two children; $20 family rate (four or more). Full session – $85 one child; $100 two children; $115 family.  

photo from Dance With Me Facebook page

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Family Yoga

Have your little one enjoy the benefits of yoga through music, storytelling and games! Family yoga is ideal for EVERYONE. Anyone ages 2+ is welcome to learn the FUNdamentals of yoga through a child’s perspective. Reep in the benefits of yoga and give your child a foundation for a healthy well being through yoga!

When: Sundays 10:30am – 11:15am

Where: Yoga Alameda, 1502 Park Street

Cost: $16 drop-in rate, class packs available for a discounted rate (Family Yoga classes include 3 family members per class admission. Additional family members welcome for an additional $5)

Learn more about Family Yoga.


Mama Goose Story Time 

Enjoy 20 minutes of age-appropriate stories, songs and finger play with your babies and toddlers. This story time is geared towards children 1-3 years old. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the activities. 

When: Saturdays 10am

Where: Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak Street

Cost: Free!

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Lil’ Kickers

A true child development program that helps kids become confident, well balanced and happy with their performance. These indoor soccer classes are child-centered, comprehensive, non-competitive and creative. Children can start at 18 months with parent or caregiver participation. And the uniforms? Too cute.

When: See website for more information on kick-off times and dates

Where: Bladium, 800 West Tower Avenue

Cost: $16.50 per class or $214.50 per 13-week session

photo from 510 Families

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Lil’ Sluggers

This child development program was created to introduce children ages 2-6 to the game of baseball. Classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and baserunning. Lil’ Sluggers provides an environment for your child to grow as an individual while having fun with baseball.

When: See website for more information on opening days

Where: Bladium, 800 West Tower Avenue

Cost: $16.50 per class or $181.50 per 11-week session

photo from Bladium Alameda Kids Facebook page

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My Play Place

A community of toddlers and parents playing together, geared for children 16 months to 3 years old. Each two hour class includes free play, circle time, snack and story time, plus a goodbye song. This is a great transition to preschool, as your child gets used to classroom routines, socializing and exploring, with the safety net of a parent or caregiver right there.

When: Monday – Friday 9:30am-11:30am (attend class once or twice a week)

Where: 1706 Lincoln Avenue

Cost: $100 per month for one day a week, $180 per month for two days a week

photo from Vanessa Mercado

Learn more about My Play Place


Music Together

This mixed age music class works from birth through age five, which follows child development researchers, grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. Curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. The range of styles provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding. Children participate at their own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. Each class is 45 minutes in length.

When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays 9:30am or 10:30am (see website for session start dates)

Where: Home of Truth, 1300 Grand Street

Cost: $228 for 10 week session

photo from Barbara Saramak

Learn more about Music Together.


Ruby’s Tumbling 

Weekly tumbling classes with parent participation (up through 3 years old) in a fun and friendly environment. Students will learn to improve their balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and develop self-confidence. Classes are 45 minutes in length. The perfect spot to expel some energy!

When: Various day and time options, see website for more details

Where: 2333 Clement Avenue

Cost: $60 per month for one day a week

photo from Mei-Ling Jenks

Learn more about Ruby’s Tumbling


The Music in Me

Join Alameda’s favorite kids music duo, Jenn and Steve of the Dilly Dallies, as they lead Laurie Berkner’s The Music in Me, a program to capture the natural musicality in every child and open the door to playfulness, joy, and the organic qualities of making music. Kids will learn about melodies and rhythm by using their voices, bodies, percussion instruments and other props to engage their imaginations. Class is geared for children 1-5 year olds, and caregivers must stay with children at all times. Each class is 45 minutes in length.

When: Current session just wrapped up (check website for future session start dates)

Where: TBD

Cost: $138 for 6 week session

photo from The Music in Me

Learn more about The Music in Me.



Alameda’s newest creative indoor play space has quickly become a favorite in our family. There is a large play structure in the middle of the room, along with a train table, basketball hoop, and play exhibits in wall nooks surrounding the room. Each nook is dedicated to a different activity, such as a bakery, car ramp, LEGO build wall, or astronaut ship. The exhibits are rotated out each quarter so the kiddos don’t get bored. There is also an open art studio with activities set up at each table, as well as a shelf of reusable materials and art supplies for unleashing your creativity.

When: Saturday-Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm

Where: 1424 Park Street

Cost: $12 per child, siblings are $10 (children under 12 months old are free with paid sibling)

photo from Melissa Neveu

Learn more about Twirl.


Wee Play

Drop-in playtime for infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years offered through the Alameda Parks Department. Activities include developmental and exploratory play, music time, and coloring. They are minimally structured which allows children to enjoy and explore on their own terms. Volunteer to set up or clean up and receive free entrance for that day!

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-1pm

Where: Alameda Veteran’s Memorial Building, 2203 Central Avenue

Cost: $6 drop-in per day per child OR $60 drop-in card for 12 visits

photo from Maria Struve

Learn more about Wee Play.


We hope this list of indoor activities for your toddler or preschooler gave you some ideas of places you haven’t tried out before. There are so many options right here in Alameda, that we don’t even have to leave the island! Another great resource for fun activities to check out is the Alameda Family Collective – this is a wonderful place to connect with other families, and actually how I met local mamas when my toddler was first born. From first hand experience, I will say that it’s definitely more fun to explore these indoor activities with friends!

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SOLD $870,000 | Waterfront Luxury Townhouse | 2 bed 2 ba | 1534 SF | Listed at $849,000 | Guy Blume

109 Bay Park Terrace Alameda, CA 94502

Waterfront Luxury Townhouse on Bay Farm Island

Overview: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approx. 1534 square feet, 1-car garage

Year Built: 1986

Overlooking the Bay from the tranquil Brittany Landing gated community is this wonderful townhouse featuring voluminous rooms across a bright and open floor plan. Imagine evenings on the deck savoring vivid views of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline across the shimmering water, walks and bike rides on the endless paved trails right out the door, or barbecuing and lounging by the community pool on a sunny Sunday afternoon—simply exceptional living and lifestyle.

Home Features
– Great room with towering vaulted ceiling, modern chandelier, and bright corner windows; fireplace with striking granite surround is an eye-catching centerpiece; walk- up bar with granite counters, detailed doors, copper sink, frosted glass lighting, floating glass shelves, and a 56-bottle wine fridge
– Designer kitchen featuring granite counters; maple cabinetry with no-slam drawers, slide outs, and a lazy Susan; stainless steel Kenmore Elite fridge, Dacor five-burner gas range, KitchenAid double oven; and a corner window enjoying a serene view of wispy trees lining the lagoon while you prepare your culinary favorites
– Morning room eating area with home organization center featuring built-in maple desk and cabinetry
– Gleaming distressed engineered wood flooring across kitchen and morning room
– Spacious bedroom and adjacent stylish full bath with traditional wainscoting and elegant striped wallpaper
– Hallway laundry closet with Kenmore Elite washer and dryer and built-in cabinetry and stone counter
– Double door entry to master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, wall of built-in cabinetry and shelving, two mirrored closets, and broad sliding glass doors to the private deck
– Refinished master bathroom with modern brass fixtures and exquisite white stone counters with thin veining accents on the dual sink vanity
– Bedroom and laundry closets include custom cedar backing
– New carpet throughoutAll within minutes of the home are Shoreline Park, highly rated Earhart Elementary School, Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, Chuck Corica Golf Complex; Oakland International Airport and more! The breathtaking views, detailed home design, and superb location join to make 109 Bay Park Terrace a unique and magnificent opportunity.

HOA Dues:  $483  |  142 Units

Amenities include gated entry, clubhouse, swimming pool, hot tub, exterior & common area maintenance.

Open House:

Sunday 5/21 2-4:30pm

Sunday 5/28 2-4:30pm

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SOLD $691,000 | Contemporary Bay Farm Townhouse | 3 bed 1.5 ba | 1280 SF | Listed at $599,000 | Guy Blume

1124 Fontana Drive Alameda, CA 94502

3 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, Approximately 1280 square feet, 2-car garage


This contemporary townhouse located in the Casitas, offers cheerful, open living spaces and brilliant Bay Farm island living. A hop, skip, and jump out the front door brings the Harbor Bay Ferry, community pool, tennis courts, Harbor Bay Landing shopping center, Chuck Corica Golf Complex, express buses, and miles of hiking and biking paths along the Bay—where one can witness each season reveal a new shade of sky over the peninsula and San Francisco. The views are gorgeous.

Home Highlights

  • Cohesive kitchen design with gray speckled granite counters, maple cabinetry, stainless steel Frigidaire fridge, and a modern hood above the glass-top range
  • Large living room centered around a wood-burning fireplace with modern tile and painted block surround
  • Dining area with adjacent sit-up kitchen bar
  • Broad glass living room doors and windows drawing natural light
  • Patio dining and barbecue area with healthy red Japanese maple
  • Half bath, coat closet, and spacious laundry room complete the first level
  • Three well-proportioned upstairs bedrooms situated to keep loved ones close
  • Master bedroom featuring walk-in closet with organizer and wide glass doors framing the flickering leaves of the vibrantly green tree outside
  • Upstairs bath beautifully contrasting the soft hues of travertine tile and the marble dual-sink vanity with walnut finished cabinetry and stainless steel fixtures
  • Throughout the home are new doors, fixtures, double-paned windows, laminate flooring with a red-oak finish, and fresh interior and exterior paint

With it social floor plan, updated design, and exceptional nearby amenities, this townhouse hits a home run. Furthermore, since it’s on the district line, 1124 Fontana can choose from two topnotch schools—Bay Farm or Amelia Earhart Elementary. The demand for this home will be high, so call or email for a viewing today!

Listed at $599,000

Open House:

Saturday 4/22 2-4:30pm

Sunday 4/23 2-4:30pm

Saturday 4/30 2-4:30pm


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SOLD $815,000 | Ultimate Urban Living | 2 bed 1.5 ba | 1682 SF | Listed at $799,000 | Guy Blume

2512 9th Street #11, Berkeley, CA 94710

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom, 1,682 square feet


The Ultimate in Urban Living in West Berkeley!

Vibrantly stylish, unique, and artistic is this three-level condo in the heart of west Berkeley, one of 16 units in its commercial/residential building. Inside, the mixture of interior materials—stained wood, painted brick, exposed steel I-beams, textured plastered walls, and Saltillo red tile flooring with occasional coyote footprints—create a cohesive avant-garde design. This is urban living at its finest.

Main Level

  • Voluminous living room with two-story ceiling, wood shelving covering an entire wall, and huge steel-framed windows (restored in 2016) filling the space with light. The rolling vintage metal ladder for the shelving puts a final brushstroke on the hip scene.
  • Office nook cutout with built-in shelving
  • Gas fireplace/stove with new three-story flume
  • Hearty, rich kitchen featuring butcher block counters, floating shelving, Dacor stainless oven, Amana stainless refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher. The award-winning Mexican potter and artist, Gorky Gonzales Quinones, designed and painted exquisite floral tiles to surround the stainless gas range.
  • Antique downstairs bathroom, laundry, and pantry doors with one-of-a-kind knobs and hardware
  • Downstairs full bath with rustic 4X4 red tile flooring and a spa tub with a blue and vanilla tile surround, exposed copper fixtures, and a towering skylight overhead.
  • Laundry room with Frigidaire washer and dryer
  • Unique brass banister and cross-hatched steel treads on stairway

Second Level

  • Bedroom with a custom built-in bed structure
  • Huge closet with etched closet doors and gliding pull out rods for an impressive wardrobe
  • Half bath with exposed copper plumbing, marble and wood vanity, and a candy apple red sink
  • Large storage nook

Third Level

  • Sunny loft-style bedroom with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, floating wood shelves, and built-in bench seating
  • Catwalk to rooftop deck with wood trellis, built-in bench, and planter barrels and pots bursting with healthy succulents and bright flowers.

The Area

The neighborhood is ripe with delicious international cuisine and superb amenities: Café Trieste, Le Pho Vietnamese, Paisan, The Rare Barrel, La Marcha Tapas Bar, Berkeley Bowl West, Iron Works Climbing Gym, Urban Ore, East Bay nursery, and Berkeley Aquatic Park. It’s also a quick hop onto Highway 13, 880 and 580 for easy commutes!

A perfect live and work combination condo, this is an opportunity to own in one of Berkeley’s hottest locations.


Sunday 4/2 2-4:30pm

Sunday 4/9 2-4:30pm

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SOLD $650,000 | East End Condo | 2 bed 2 ba | 1,163 SF | Listed at $559,000 | Guy Blume

339 Broadway Apt. 222, Alameda, CA 94501

2 beds 2 baths 1,163 SF

Spacious corner-unit condo, wraparound deck, partial water view. 2 BR, 2 BA, appx 1163 sq.ft. Bamboo and tile floors, updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, oak kitchen cabs, updated baths, large living room with incredible natural light. Shared pool, laundry. One car port. Open 3/25, 3/26

What I love about the home:

Lots of privacy for condo. Kitchen is very cute off to the side of the living area with sliding glass door and long window for plenty of light and you can see the Bay water very nice. Only one shared wall in unit. Great eastside area and view of bay. 1/4 block from beach. Walk to South Shore Mall and Park Street. Great commuter town to San Francisco. Within minutes on interstate over Bay Bridge or take Ferry on Alameda Island. Alameda is a quaint island town. Beautiful victorian homes, a beach and lots of unique shops and restaurants.

Listed at $559,000

Open House:

Saturday 3/25 2-4:30pm

Sunday 3/26 2-4:30pm

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Must Reads From the Alameda Free Library

Spring break is just around the corner! Your kids are likely looking forward to this glorious week off of school, filled with socializing with friends and no homework. Wondering how to keep them occupied with something besides your Netflix account? We teamed up with Eva Volin, Supervising Children’s Librarian (with help from Peggie Dorrance and Virginia Dermont-Hill), and Hallie Fields, Teen Services Librarian, to bring you eight relatively new and fun books your kids will enjoy. Here is your list of must reads from the Alameda Free Library!

Spring Break Must Reads from the Alameda Free Library (ages 5-12):

The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat from the series Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie like Reading!

Mo Willems has struck gold with his lovable characters Elephant and Piggie, (just ask your kids) and is now publishing other hilarious stories about such things as how 4 friends manage to split 3 cookies equally. It is laugh out loud funny!

Masterminds by Gordon Korman    

Master story teller Gordon Korman strikes again with this page turning tale featuring a group of kids from Serenity, Arizona (a town where nothing exciting ever happens), who discover that they’ve been cloned from some of the most dangerous criminal masterminds in history. Luckily, this is the first book in the Masterminds series, you have at least two others to look forward to!

LeRoy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo first in the series Tales from Deckawoo Drive.

Fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series will absolutely love the first in the series of Tales from Deckawoo Drive, featuring LeRoy Ninker who has everything a cowboy needs except a horse. At least, that is, until he meets Maybelline, the horse of his dreams.

Treasure Hunters Book 4: Peril at the Top of the World by James Patterson.

The latest title in James Patterson’s Treasure Hunters series is an exciting, fun-filled page turner. Readers will follow the four Kidd siblings through their adventures with spies, treasures, and very silly bad guys.

Spring Break Must Reads from the Alameda Free Library (ages 13-18):

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

12 hours, one pending deportation of Natasha’s family, one college acceptance interview with Yale, and one chance to make the girl of your dreams fall in love with you before it’s too late.

The Reader by Traci Chee

Everyone Sefia knows has been murdered or kidnapped and she must use the mysterious book her father left as her only clue to what is happening–but reading for anyone outside of the elite class is forbidden. Sefia must go against the rules to learn to read and unlock the secrets of her world.

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Mercy Wong is a Chinese American student in San Francisco in 1906 when the big earthquake devastates the city. Mercy will have to navigate the prejudices of her school peers while helping everyone survive the natural disaster.

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

Kate and Mark develop a friendship during Pride Week in San Francisco when Kate runs away from meeting her long time virtual crush and Mark gets his heart stomped on by his first love.

Who are Eva and Hallie?

We asked Eva about her favorite part of her job, and this is what she had to share:

One of the great things about this job is not only getting to work with children, but getting to interact with the whole family. Reading should be a family activity and learning is something that happens throughout one’s life, so being able to provide programs, books, and other materials that help make that happen is a pretty wonderful thing.

I also really like doing story time. 

We asked Hallie why she became a librarian and this is what she had to share:

I knew I wanted to be a librarian since I was a little kid and I would come home from story time at the library and pretend to be the librarian. It started because I loved books and reading but once I got to high school I knew I wanted to be a librarian so that I could help people. I decided to become a librarian and get my Master’s Degree because I wanted to provide equal and open access to everyone. 

credit: Yelp Alameda Free Main Library

Wishing you all a wonderful spring break filled with sunshine, friends, and great reads. And maybe some extra sleep? We can only dream.

Learn more about the Alameda Free Library here.

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Christmas Tree Lane |Thompson Ave Alameda

We would love to get your vote on which Christmas Tree Lane display is your favorite. We love Christmas Tree Lane on Thompson in Alameda, and many of our residents do. We all walk, drive and scooter by for a peak during the holidays. I know several people who live on the street, and they put so much heart into bringing joy to families this time of year. We are so grateful because it is just one of the ways this town is so special.

We wanted to see which displays you love the most. This isn’t so much about the picture, but a vote for your the display you love. Comment on the display you love to enter to win a cool prize!

If you don’t see your favorite post your own pic to Instagram with #ilovealameda and we will add it! Or email us with an attachment to

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