9-11 Regulus Court
9 - 11 Regulus Court, Alameda
4 Bedrooms (2 en suites) | 4 Bathrooms | Community Pool + Hot Tub
2,842 Combined Living Sq Ft. | 2 Garage Spaces
Sold Price $1,500,000
Architecturally Designed Combo Condo
There hasn’t been a residence quite like this ever in Marina Village let alone Alameda. The owners, one of whom is a well-known architect, designed and engineered two formerly separate condominiums into one single, seamless residence. Featuring a stunning spiral solid walnut staircase that unites both spaces, this combined residence is a marvel of design and finishes and what’s more, it’s perfectly designed for flexible living or combined households. Aristotle's’ apt phrase “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” clearly applies here. The benefits of a combination condominium are numerous - there are no shared walls with neighbors. The redesigned space allows for more living area to enjoy and the addition of more closet and storage spaces. The cost per sq ft is actually much lower than a single condo. And there are not one, but two private garage spaces. Additionally, during renovation, the structure was over-engineered with a massive seismic beam to be stronger than what was originally built. Whether one prefers the privacy of a lush outdoor garden patio or sunny decks with serene harbor or lagoon views, this home features both as well as the very best community features of living at Marina Village.
Enter the combined residence from the upstairs or the downstairs entry, both foyers feature the dramatic, solid walnut staircase gracefully anchoring the space and showcasing the spiral motif artfully repeated throughout the interior. Gleaming walnut floors adorn the living spaces, custom lighting, and impressive wood details engage you at every glance from gorgeous built-ins, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and fireplace surround.
Main Level Description
The main level living space opens up to a spacious living and dining area with floor to ceiling window views of the private patio area and surrounding lush garden. Central to the space is a wood-burning fireplace with distinctive Hepplewhite-style walnut-veneer mantel surround with inlay and a gorgeous granite tiled facade.
Continuing the theme of ornate walnut finishes, the kitchen opens up to the dining space and features a solid walnut leaded-glass sideboard with similar inlay designs of the fireplace. This marvelous kitchen interior features upper lightwell for warm ambient lighting while prepping meals, generous ceiling fixtures and under cabinet lighting. The kitchen is also lit naturally by a lovely framed window with glass shelving perfect for displays. The kitchen features convenient slide-out drawers for easy access for the serious chef. Space-saving corner drawer design maximizes space for an organized kitchen. The refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher are clad in a solid walnut panel. Instant hot water at the sink means no wasted water or time waiting. Other features of this fabulous kitchen include a built-in knife drawer to maximize counter space, a Dacor stainless range/oven with microwave, and brushed chrome hardware throughout. Gorgeous marble counters and backsplash surround this organized and functional space. Every drawer and upper cabinet space has been designed to be within easy reach and maximum efficiency and ease of use.
An arched hallway with clerestory window leads to the bedrooms and full guest bath. The guest bath downstairs features alabaster floor tiles, an illuminated stone basin on a custom curved solid wood cabinet. The guest bedroom downstairs could be used as an office or bedroom with patio door access to the garden. The spacious en suite bedroom also shares access to the private garden patio area. This lovely en suite bedroom features comfort, style and abundant space with a large walk-in closet. The en suite vanity features an artist-designed mirror, flanked by custom designed wall torchieres. The counter features satin finish granite and a shell-shaped basin with a stylish polished chrome fixture. The bath area has a tiled surround with Italian decorative trim tile and a large oval tub versatile as a shower or tub.
Garden and Patio Area
The lower patio and garden area offers a private oasis and one of the largest patios in the development. The tiled patio offers room for a seating area overlooking the fountain under a wondrously mature coral bark maple. Roses and flowering shrubs grace the garden and pathways, and for those who enjoy spending time in the garden, there is a side yard utility area perfect for potting and garden tool storage.
Upstairs Living Space + Decks
The upstairs features bright, open indoor and outdoor spaces and a great room that truly lives up to its name. Soaring vaulted ceilings open the space and feature a striking custom nautilus-spiral, suspended light fixture with directional lighting throughout this dramatic space. A full wall of decorative built-in shadow-box design cabinets, ideal for showcasing artwork with lighted displays. A full wall of cabinets below stores electronics out of sight. The bar area lit by lovely glass pendant lights, truly makes this great room spectacular. Featuring a stunning black granite curved counter echoing the spiral design elements of the staircase and custom light fixture. The bar includes a stream-shaped sink perfect for displaying chilled beverages for entertaining, a built-in wine fridge, Wolf cooktop, and a microwave. Entertain in this space and without using the main kitchen on the main level. On cool nights, enjoy the Vision glass-free brushed stainless surround gas fireplace with an open hearth. Easy remote control access lights a bed of beach stones, adding a feeling of organic texture, creating beautiful flame patterns.
A pair of patio doors open out wide to the spacious patio deck area and year-round indoor/outdoor living. From the deck, enjoy filtered views of the surrounding meadow enjoying the changing colors throughout the season. And views of the lagoon, harbor and Oakland hills are framed perfectly for sunset every evening.
The upstairs ensuite also enjoys access to the patio deck. This fabulous room is a showcase in every way, featuring comfort, style, and utility beyond compare. Naturally lit by a skylight, the room evokes warmth on even the most overcast day. The gorgeous bathroom invites you in and welcomes you to linger — marble floors of soft hues and a spectacular one-piece translucent amber glass vanity and basin float above the custom-designed drawers and cabinetry. Full-length mirrored closet doors and enchanting pendant lights make the space ideal for preparing for the day ahead.
The upstairs hallway closet features a stainless Miele washer/dryer with adjacent hall storage cabinets. The guest bath also features custom cabinetry with darker tones of dusky greys with matching dark, deep veined granite counters and slate-tiled shower surround. The vanity in this bathroom features a modern waterfall basin.
With its own private deck, the upstairs guest bedroom is a sun-filled room and perfect for creating an indoor/outdoor space -- Consider furnishing the deck with an outdoor lounge for reading or relaxing.
Other Notable Features
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts in this well-designed and artfully renovated combination condominium. Aside from the living spaces, this home features two garages, each for a single car and room for storage and a workspace. Security is also important and this home is wired for fire and alarm with Alameda police and fire departments. The homeowners association features community benefits like the pool, hot tub and hosts several events throughout the year including a garden tour, pool party and informal dinner gatherings. The association dues also include earthquake coverage in the policy.
Marina Village & Neighborhood
Marina Village features possibly the best location in Alameda for waterfront living. With the nearby Marina Village Yacht Harbor and miles of shoreline trails within steps of your door, it’s no wonder that this has become Alameda's most sought after neighborhood. And more recently, in just the past few years, major development has legitimized this area and put Marina Village on the map. Homeowners here enjoy shopping and casual dining at Alameda Landing, the nearby SF Ferry terminal and Spirits Alley on the former Alameda Naval base featuring distilleries as well as world-class wines and breweries.