EXQUISITE BAY FRONT CONTEMPORARY
The Perfect Backdrop to an Extraordinary Life
We are proud to present this rarely offered, spectacular home located on Alameda’s “Promontory Point” in the community of Harbor Bay, known for its sought-after schools, tranquil tree-lined streets, parks, and neighborhood feel.
Custom-built in 1991; this magnificent luxury home offers nearly 3500 square feet of impeccable living with dramatic views of San Francisco and the bay from multiple vantage points. This 4+ bedroom, 3.5 bath executive home sits right on the water’s edge and is a short walk to the San Francisco ferry terminal. It is further distinguished by two unique features for the area: a separate au pair/guest wing on the ground level and a private patio/outdoor space serving as a lush, tranquil central courtyard for relaxation, entertaining or play.
Entering the property, you will be struck by its unusually open floor plan leading to the breathtaking two-story “great room” with its bay-facing walls of glass, warm custom lighting, elegant stone fireplace flanked by built-in display and book cases, as well as custom crown moldings and trim work. The San Francisco Bay Trail is literally steps away.
Also on the main floor is the expansive open cook’s kitchen featuring custom ceramic floors and counters, a wall of solid oak cabinetry (with pull-out drawers and convenience enhancements), a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator, a six-burner gas cooktop, double wall-mounted convection ovens and a breakfast bar. The kitchen is open to an extra-large family room with fireplace, recessed lighting and wonderful natural light.
The kitchen graciously flows to the formal dining room with its massive bay windows featuring western San Francisco sunset views. Also nearby is a spacious storage, utility, and laundry space with a convenient built-in desk. A powder room off the formal entry completes the ground floor.
The upper level reveals a dazzling master suite with even more spectacular city and bay views. The expansive master bedroom has its own fireplace, custom lighting, a walk-in double closet and a spa-like bath that features a two-person Jacuzzi tub, a separate stall shower and double custom vanity. Two additional good-sized bedrooms (one with spacious walk-in closet) and an updated full bath complete the second floor.
9 Ennis Court is a one-of-a-kind executive property that truly must be experienced in person to appreciate its grandeur, warmth, rich appointments and the inspiring presence of the ever-changing backdrop of the San Francisco Bay.
Some of the property’s finer features:
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. Which is just the way Alameda residents like it. Just a little different, a little isolated, a little off the beaten track, Alameda has a laid back vibe all its own. Despite its close to 80,000 residents, there's still a small town feeling in Alameda.
A 4th of July, 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 recently restored to its art deco glory. Civic pride runs high here - the former Carnegie Library, the Alameda Free Library was transformed into multi-million 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 1500 ornately decorated Victorians, and California Craftsman along its tree lined streets are some of the most desirable homes here. Approximately 10,000 students enroll in the Alameda School District each year, attending eight elementary, three middle and two high schools.