​ 1561 5th Street | West End

4 Bedrooms | 1.5 BAthrooms | 2,225 SF | List Price $1,195,000

Stately Vintage Craftsman Close to Downtown Webster St + Washington Park

Built in 1903, this stately Brown Shingle Craftsman is located just three blocks from the shopping and many amenities on downtown Webster St, and less than a mile to Washington Park and Crown Memorial State Beach. One of the few homes chosen for the 2020 Alameda Legacy Home Tour, this spacious two-story home features 4 bedrooms,1.5 bathrooms, a grand entrance hall, formal living and dining rooms, an open kitchen and family room, an enclosed sun porch and a 1-car garage.

The home's handsome brown shingle exterior offers wonderful curb appeal with a facade consisting of steeply pitched gables, an exposed brick chimney stack and a prominent second story bay window. A weathered brick walkway laid in a herringbone design leads to an impressive front sitting porch embellished with an elaborate tray ceiling and a series of arched openings supported by simple, yet elegant, columns.

Inside, a formal entrance hall provides insight into the home's Craftsman grandeur with warm wood wainscoting, leaded windows, a nine-foot box beam ceiling, a dramatic staircase to the second story, and a vintage hardwood floor that continues into most rooms in the house. The large, traditional living room is situated to the left of the foyer, and has a nine-foot coved ceiling, a picture rail, pocket door, a brick fireplace with a gas insert, and abundant natural light. Across the foyer from the living room, the beautiful dining room was designed for entertaining with bay windows, tall wainscot paneling, a dramatic nine-foot box beam ceiling, a stone fireplace and a stunning original built-in china cabinet/sideboard.

The kitchen is situated behind the dining room, and has been updated with stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters and durable LVP flooring. The spacious family room is open to the kitchen, and has beadboard panels, a stylish light fixture and plenty of natural light. A main floor bedroom with a roomy closet and a Murphy bed/desk combination sits next to the family room, making an ideal home office or guest room. An enclosed sun porch on this level includes a half bathroom and laundry, and opens to a large backyard deck located within easy reach of the mature lemon, orange and (two!) persimmon trees. ​ ​

The home's three additional bedrooms and main bathroom are located upstairs along a wide, airy hallway with hardwood flooring and walls lined with vintage wainscot panels. The spacious primary bedroom is to the right at the top of the stairs, and has a handsome Douglas fir floor, coved ceiling, picture rails and bay windows. The remaining two bedrooms are both generously sized with dual-pane windows, coved ceilings, Douglas fir floors and bright, natural light. The main bathroom has been remodeled to include a deep bathtub/shower combination with a gray subway tile surround, and a vintage vanity paired with a contemporary light fixture.

1561 5th Street is a vintage home lover's dream, filled with preserved original features within a pleasing floor plan that contains spacious rooms and abundant natural light throughout. With a great West End location just minutes to parks and schools, the home offers easy access to both Alameda Landing and South Shore Center shopping, and the SF Ferry to Oakland and San Francisco. This home is vintage Alameda at its best!

4 Beds

1.5 Baths

2,225 SF

6,400 SF Lot



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• Built in 1903

• 2,225 SF (per public records)

• 6,400 SF Lot ​ (per public records)

• 4 Bedrooms

• 1.5 Bathrooms (per measurement)

• Traditional living and dining rooms

• Open kitchen + family room

• Enclosed sun porch/laundry room

• Garage (190 SF, measured)

• Vintage hardwood floors

• Bay windows

• Original built-in dining room hutch/sideboard

• Wainscot paneling

• Picture rails

• 9-Foot ​ ceilings (most rooms)

• Vintage window/door trim

• 2 Fireplaces

• Dual-pane windows

• Persimmon, lemon and orange trees

• Tankless water heater

• Partial basement (237 SF, measured)

• Off-street parking + Tesla EV charger

• Close to schools, Washington Park/Crown Memorial Beach, Webster St amenities

• Easy access to Alameda Landing, South Shore Center, Spirits Alley and the SF Ferry

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The Local Lifestyle

The Neighborhood

West End is diverse in its home styles, business offerings, restaurants, & entertainment options. 

Farmer’s Market

On Tuesdays & Saturdays, shop for flowers, fresh fruit, hummus, and more at Urban Village Farmer’s Market.

Alameda Landing

A shopping area with Target, Safeway, other big box stores and myriad of restaurants - from BBQ to sushi. 

Crab Cove

Part of Crown Memorial State Beach, it has an aquarium, picnics area and host summer concerts.

Spirits Alley

Enjoy a variety of tasting rooms featuring beer, wine and spirits with amazing views of San Francisco .

Pacific Pinball Museum

Pacific Pinball Museum, a nonprofit founded in 2004, features over 90 games from the 1940’s to present.

Alameda Point 

A former naval air station, it is in transition, with innovative reuses & large, naval ship; the USS Hornet.

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Stroll through rows and rows of vendors and sellers. Give yourself plenty of time, and arrive early!


Convenient commuter options include the SF Ferry, the Webster/Posey Tube, I-880, tech shuttles, Casual Carpool, and the AC Transit transbay O bus.