West Island Arts & Crafts

Fifteen Twenty-Six 9th

Alameda CA

2 Beds

2F 1H Baths

1,288 SQFT ±


West Alameda split-level bungalow with separately metered detached out building.  Located on the west side of the island, Fifteen Twenty-Six 9th is a commuters dream.  Within a few minutes, take your choice of bus line, take the ferry, or get to your San Francisco or Silicon Valley office by car -  the choice is yours.  Seafarers will love the easy 6 minutes driving proximity to the Marina Village Yacht Harbor which offers 738 slips to accommodate boats from 8 through 30 meters, all in the calm and protected Oakland estuary.  Hoist the jib and set out on the Pacific waters of San Francisco Bay.  Birders can enjoy the plethora of wildlife that exists in and around the dunes of Crown Memorial State Beach.  

Thoughtfully and elegantly reimagined, the 1922 styling + modern sophistication evokes a warm coastal-casual patina throughout all it's 120 sq/m (See Footnotes, No.1), a vibe that can only come from the almost centennial provenance.  Steps to the front entry lead to an inviting covered front portico flanked by arts and crafts era pillars and arches and shaded by the cantilever roofline – a lovely place to gaze at countless enchanting evening sunsets.

Commencing with  the foyer, gleaming hardwood floors span the main level setting the stage with a classic sophistication and a hint of rustic charm that emanates from the chiaroscuro ebb & flow of exposed grain.    A cozy sitting salon area is updated with LED recessed lighting + dual-paned windows which can be opened as desired to let the cool San Francisco bay breezes flow in.  Period built-ins framing a tastefully updated decorative fireplace offer a perfect setting to display collectables and precious keepsakes while complementing the natural elements of the space.  The mood is light, bright, and airy, and flows effortlessly into the adjoining gathering spaces.

The open concept kitchen/dining room combo welcomes family and guests to come together for intimate occasional gatherings as well as day-to-day use.  Like the adjoining salon, the ample picture windows capture the kiss of sun rays that creates a comfortable ambiance.  No detail was left untouched in preserving the period decorative elements.  The refinished built-ins offer versatility for storage and dining service.  Energy efficient LED recessed lighting provides functional utility on demand.

The updated energy efficient kitchen is a chef's dream with its bistro-inspired subway tile backsplash, quartz slab counter-tops, stainless steel wine & soft drink beverage center, and stainless steel high BTU gas range is the heart of the home and it is flanked by windows galore to give way to the natural light.  Walls of custom cabinetry provide a myriad of spaces to store and stack your culinary must-have gadgets, gizmos, and other small appliances.  The cooking prep space has been custom equipped with an alcove for the future installation of your choice of full-sized refrigerator with ice-maker (not included in sale).

Two bedrooms and one full bath are located on the main level.  The bedrooms are spacious, light and bright with gleaming hardwood.  Up a few steps to the back bedroom, enjoy the comfortable space accentuated by a private approx. 6 sq/m lounging deck located just beyond the divided light garden doors and shaded by a canopy of mature trees.  The main level bath, strategically situated as a common facility to the sleeping quarters as well as the peripheral area, is tastefully updated with marble counter-top, mosaic-pattern tile floor, shower over soaking tub, and a generous vanity for storing bath linens, potions and parfums.

Down a half-flight of bead board flanked stairs, you will find the bonus flex space and additional partial bath with sliding barn door and finishes that blend tastefully with the contemporary aesthetic that abounds throughout the home.  The space is perfect for an office/den, craft room, or a tucked-away kids' rumpus zone.  A stack-and-store built-in system keeps things out of the way when not in need.  The adjoining interior laundry room features hot, cold, & gas hook-ups for a standard-sized dryer and washing machine.

The back courtyard offers a generous hardscape for outdoor entertaining.  Additionally, the approximately 17 sq/m (See Footnotes, No.2)  bonus cottage studio with its own bathroom + generous dual paned windows for natural light, has been tastefully updated to be both functional and stylish.  The options for this out-building are endless and may provide the owner with the possibility for income as well as a true live/work potential on site.

Marina Village Yacht Harbor
Crown Memorial State Beach
South Shore Center
College of Alameda
University of California Berkeley
Spirits Alley
Public Library
Historic Theatre
Alameda Public School District
Great Schools - Alameda School Ratings
Ohlone Audubon Society
Glassdoor - Employer Info

(1) Sq/M data is an unverified & imprecise estimate and was converted from square footage reported on public record.  Agents and broker make no representation to the accuracy of the information and shall be held harmless from errors and omissions.  Buyer to verify.
(2) Sq/M data is an unverified & imprecise estimate made from digital photos using Matterport 3D showcase Measurement Mode.  Agents and broker make no representation to the accuracy of the information and shall be held harmless from errors and omissions.  Buyer to verify.


Floor Plan

Listing presented by

Arturo (Toro) Shivers, ABR, CIPS


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Arturo "Toro" Shivers has been a lifetime resident of the beautiful and diverse San Francisco Bay Area since 1970 and has established a deep connection to the people and the vibrant culture of the local community which enables him to offer an immersive and consultative approach when interacting with buyers and sellers of real property. He offers his clients a finely-honed negotiation skill set, meticulous attention to detail, and 14 years of licensed agency experience. Arturo works with international residential buyers and sellers, both novice and experienced. His mission is to provide ethical representation always while helping clients to build net worth and achieve their financial goals through strategic real estate investing. Additionally, he makes it a priority to treat all his business relationships as unique and special, and to always offer solutions that are extensively tailored to the individual client.


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