138 Lawrence Rd  | Harbor Bay Isle | Columbia HOA | Alameda
4 BR | 3 BA  | 2,685 SF | 4,330 SF Lot

Situated in a coveted Harbor Bay Isle neighborhood, this lovely home is just a short walk to the SF Ferry, SF Bay shoreline trails, top schools, parks & more! Built in 1992 and completely updated throughout, this expansive home offers an open living room/dining room, kitchen overlooking family room, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, an unusually large 3-car garage, and a spacious backyard that's perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying time outdoors.

French front doors open up to a dramatic, open space with 12-foot vaulted ceilings, enhanced with many architecturally significant windows and skylights that allow light to pour into these beautiful rooms. A stunning, open staircase with a beautiful wrought-iron railing is the centerpiece of this impressive space, gently curving to an open second floor landing. Wide French doors in the dining room open to one of two backyard patios, providing views and easy access to the outdoors. Newer hardwood floors add to the elegance throughout the lower level, and are as durable as they are attractive.

A large, beautifully remodeled kitchen is located next to the dining room, and offers plenty of white cabinets offset by gray quartz counters and a Carrara tile backsplash. Stainless steel appliances include an LG French-door refrigerator, a Bosch gas cooktop, double ovens, and dishwasher. A large breakfast bar topped with gray quartz separates the kitchen from the large, sunny family room featuring a gas fireplace with sophisticated porcelain tiles covering the hearth and surround. This open, welcoming space enjoys views of the backyard, creating a lovely place to gather and relax.

One of the many attractive features of this home is a main level bedroom and full bathroom that provide an ideal location for guests, an au pair suite or a home office. The bedroom and bathroom are tucked away from the first floor public rooms, offering additional privacy. Three bedrooms are situated on the second floor, including an expansive master bedroom suite with 11-foot vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet with organizers that can easily accommodate more than one wardrobe. The spa-like master bathroom has skylights built into a vaulted ceiling, two vanities with quartz tops, a built-in vanity table, private water closet, a soaking tub and a frameless glass-enclosed shower. Two more spacious bedrooms are down the hall from the master bedroom, as well as a divided bathroom that has a double vanity topped with quartz, a bath/shower combination and skylights for plenty of natural light.

This is truly a California home in so many ways, undoubtedly designed to take full advantage of Alameda's gorgeous, sunny weather. Windows are everywhere, including large picture windows, clerestory windows, skylights and glass doors that open to the fabulous backyard. The public rooms are casual yet elegant, inviting as well as dramatic, cozy yet spacious. Wonderfully proportioned, light-filled rooms make this home timeless in its design and the quality of its features. Step outside and you are minutes from SF Ferry access, shoreline walking/biking trails, parks and top schools - this is a special home indeed.   


Notable Features of 138 Lawrence Road:

Built in 1992

Approx. 2,685 SF (per appraisal)

4,330 SF Lot  (per public records)

Open living and dining rooms

Four bedrooms

Three bathrooms

Kitchen/family room

Laundry room

Attached, 3-car garage

Vaulted/cathedral ceilings

Hardwood floors

Dual-pane windows

Skylights, clerestory windows

Two backyard patios

No neighbors behind the property  

Refreshed landscaping

Short walk/bike ride to SF Ferry/shoreline trails

5-minute walk to AC Transit Transbay OX bus to SF

Easy access to I-880, BART, Tech shuttles


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.


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