501 Tideway is a magnificent 4BD/3.5BA 3,034 square foot Alameda home located on a quiet cul de sac (with considerable guest parking), steps from its own private 40-foot boat dock. As you enter this dramatic home, you are immediately drawn from its gracious entryway to its stylish eat-in chef’s kitchen/family room, which has been recently upgraded and features lovingly selected details, including striking soapstone countertops with breakfast bar, deep Swanstone double sink, marble backsplash, matching stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances (including a 6-burner gas range with griddle), ample sleek cabinets that reach to the ceiling, and a honed, chisel-edged marble floor. From there, you are drawn to the gracious formal dining room and on into the elegant sunken living room, which has 10-foot ceilings, crown moldings, a fireplace with a custom soapstone and limestone mantle, and access to the delightful west-facing front patio.

The first level of 501 Tideway also includes a powder room, a deep and spacious closet with wine storage, and access via the kitchen to one of the home’s most distinguished features: its stunning and spacious rear patio and garden. The expansive patio is paved with limestone, and from it, visitors can descend to a second paver patio and garden, which features a delightful fountain and is planted with mature rose bushes as well as mulberry, red cherry, black cherry, lime, apricot, plum, and pomegranate trees. Wander down to the south end of the garden and you will find an aviary and an exclusive, enclosed, and dramatic easement festooned with grapevines that leads straight to the bayshore.

The upper levels of 501 Tideway, accessible by way of a light-filled floating staircase, reveal still more drama and style. On the second level, you will find two en-suite bedrooms, the first of which features a vaulted ceiling, its own deck framed by palm trees, a beautiful walk-in closet, and an ingeniously designed bath double bath: in the first area you find the home’s hallmark marble floors and a soapstone vanity, and in the second there is a yet another built-in soapstone vanity, deep BainUltra ThermoMasseur soaking tub, marble-lined shower, and separate toilet. This level also includes a second en-suite bedroom with a bath that is also accessible from the hallway, a third bedroom, and a laundry room with marble floors and quartz countertop.

On the uppermost level of 501 Tideway you will find a delightful loft-like space lit by skylights, with a walk-in closet and a third full bath, making it an ideal additional en-suite bedroom, guest suite, or media room.

Highlights at a Glance:

  • Magnificent 4BD/3.5BA Alameda home
  • Steps from private 40-foot boat dock with 30-amp electrical
  • 3,034 square feet
  • Spacious, stylish, and updated eat-in chef’s kitchen
  • Marble floors
  • Formal living and dining rooms
  • Fireplace with custom soapstone and limestone mantle
  • Multiple patios
  • Rear garden with fountain, planted with roses and mature fruit trees
  • Easement access to waterfront
  • Multiple en-suite bedrooms
  • Owner’s suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, and luxurious, ingeniously updated double bath
  • Spacious laundry room
  • Custom window treatments
  • Uppermost level with common area, walk-in closet, and full bath
  • Two-car garage with internal access and additional storage
  • Built in 1987



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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David Gunderman

David Gunderman

Real Estate BrokerThe Gunderman Group / Golden Gate Sotheby'scalDRE# 01313613510.205.4369

Andrew Gunderman-Raskopf

Andrew Gunderman-Raskopf

Real Estate BrokerThe Gunderman Group / Alain Pinel RealtorscalDRE# 01394348510.205.3575