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Located at the corner of a cul-de-sac, and just steps from picturesque lagoon paths sits 202 Encounter Bay. Built in 1990, this 4 bedroom and 3 bath 2,476 square foot home exemplifies thoughtful Mediterranean design elements paired with a modern aesthetic, creating a stylish, warm and comfortable home. The front door, situated at the side of the house for privacy, opens to a foyer with soaring ceilings. Expect to be charmed by the formal living and dining rooms enhanced by vaulted ceilings, many windows, natural light and openness of the space. The newly refreshed and cheerful kitchen will appeal to all those who love to entertain. Stretches of white countertops, ample white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and an eat-in nook are features appreciated by most home chefs. The kitchen opens to a cozy family room, ideal for gatherings which easily transitions to the outdoor low maintenance yard. A bedroom (or Office), full bath, laundry room and direct access to the attached 2-car garage, are also conveniently located on the main floor. Ascend the open staircase to the upper living quarters with new carpeting and a long mezzanine-bridge overlooking both sides of the main level below. The expansive primary bedroom suite is situated at one end of the mezzanine and enjoys a full wall of mirrored closet doors plus a view of the lagoon. The en-suite bath offers a double sink vanity, Jacuzzi-style tub, separate shower, walk-in closet and private toilet room. Two additional well-sized bedrooms with generous closets occupy the other end of the bridge adjacent to another full bathroom. The fenced, private rear and side yards include space for multiple seating areas. A generous patio is convenient to the family room and kitchen - perfect for barbecues and al-fresco entertaining. 202 Encounter Bay is a stylish, warm and inviting home in the highly desirable Harbor Bay Isle community of Costa Brava. This gracious, move-in-ready home offers easy access to the lagoon trails, SF Bay shoreline, top public schools, SF Harbor Bay Ferry, Corica Park Golf Course and is close to Harbor Bay Landing shopping, as well as Harbor Bay Business Park and Oakland Airport. Located just across the Bay Farm Island Bridge is the South Shore Shopping Center with many shops, varied restaurants, main post office; and, just across Shoreline Drive is Alameda’s popular Crown Beach with bicycle and walking paths to the parks, tennis courts and well-known wind-surfing.
Highlights at a Glance:
Alameda began as a peninsula just south of Oakland and is now an East Bay island with a laid-back feeling all its own. You will find a variety of homes and condos for sale in Alameda including cozy apartments, spacious single family homes that have been fully renovated, and gorgeous luxury mansions where no expense was spared. 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. Although Alameda is a little off the beaten path, the city has a laid-back vibe all its own. One of the unique elements of Alameda is its population: with only 80,000 residents, the population density is less than half of San Francisco, and similar to the density found in Oakland. Alameda is incredibly walkable. When locals want to explore the various shopping, landmarks, museums, and dining, they usually head to Park Street. Start your day with a visit to the Alameda Museum. Since 1948, the museum has preserved the rich history of this unique island city and offers both locals and tourists an opportunity to learn more about the great island of Alameda. After a day at the museum, there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from, including: Monkey King Pub and Grub: Featuring a unique mix of Asian-fusion cuisine, crafty cocktails, and delicious draft beer, this is also a great happy hour hangout. La Penca Azul: A family-owned favorite for over 25 years, they are also well- known for their taco truck. Original Red Onion: If you love great, locally-sourced food in a family-friendly atmosphere, you will absolutely love this restaurant. Civic pride runs high in Alameda, and many of the city’s older buildings have been fully restored or repurposed. The Alameda Theater on Park Street was restored to its art deco glory, while the Alameda Free Library was transformed from the Carnegie Library into a multimillion-dollar showplace that earned a Silver LEED certification. Alameda is also a great place for outdoor activities. Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach is the perfect place for wind-surfing and taking a morning run near the beach. Alameda is a great place to live if you love a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of festivals and activities to enjoy. One of the trademark events in Alameda is the 4th of July Parade, which features horse-drawn carriages and truly embodies the small-town feel of Alameda. Other popular events and festivals in Downtown include a Spring Festival in May and a Classic Car Show in October. No matter the time of year, there is always something fun happening in Alameda.