Waterfront Living at Alameda's Ballena Bay
Sold for $895,000
1,610 Sq Ft
470 Cola Ballena #C
Wake up to the tranquil sounds of Alameda’s Ballena Bay from this tri-level waterfront condo offering unobstructed marina and Bay views. Located in desirable Ballena Bay HOA just minutes to downtown Webster St, this stylish and sophisticated home offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open living room/dining room, a recently updated kitchen, a spacious third-story loft and 2-car tandem parking in the secure garage.
Built in 1971 in an architecturally innovative style that includes plenty of open space and natural light, high ceilings and dramatic angles, this timeless home design still appeals as much today as it did nearly fifty years ago. The spacious main level has gorgeous marina views and features an open living/dining room with a 14-foot vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and newer laminate flooring that’s as attractive as it is durable. Sliding doors leading to a redwood balcony and windows in the dining area with a nautical stained glass transom both take full advantage of the natural light that reflects off the water and fills the room. The recently updated kitchen has beautiful Calacatta-style quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, and includes a breakfast bar, and newer appliances.
On the lower level, the primary bedroom features an updated ensuite bathroom with a granite-topped vanity and a walk-in shower. Large enough to accommodate a king bed, the room has custom window treatments and a walk-in closet large enough for more than one wardrobe. Sliding doors open to a fenced, private patio with a glorious Japanese maple tree, and a gate that opens to the marina and walking path. A second spacious bedroom sits down the hall, and is also large enough for a king bed. Sliding doors open to the outdoor patio, providing a lovely place to enjoy a morning cup of tea while listening to the sounds of the water and the gulls over the marina. A second bathroom is conveniently situated next to the bedroom, and has a bath/shower combination.
A spacious loft above the main floor is open to the floor below, yet still offers privacy. This comfortable space features a skylight and plush carpeting, and is perfect for guests, a family/media room or a home office for working remotely.
470 Cola Ballena #C is one of the few condos in the complex that offers direct access to the Ballena Isle Yacht Club & Marina and the shoreline walking/biking path that extends to the San Francisco Bay. This great location is just minutes to downtown Webster St, Washington Park and Crown Beach, while HOA amenities include a secure parking garage with two reserved spaces (an EV charger is permissible) and a large swimming pool. Close to shops, cafes, restaurants and many convenient public transportation options, this is waterfront living at its very best!