2203 Lincoln Avenue | Central Alameda
3 BR | 2 BA | 1266 SF | 2699 SF Lot
Listed @ $795,000

This spectacular Victorian Queen Anne cottage was originally built in 1890, but has been completely restored and remodeled with a newer foundation, electrical and plumbing throughout. Located just 2 blocks to downtown Park Street shops & restaurants this home features a formal living room, family room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open kitchen, backyard and deck and an attached garage.

The architectural integrity of the Victorian exterior appears to have been completely maintained since it was built in the last decade of the 19th century, and is a wonderful example of the Queen Anne style. The house has an asymmetrical façade with horizontal wood siding, a striking front gable over the prominent bay windows, and ornate, painted balustrades on either side of a steep set of stairs that lead to a covered front porch and front door. Elaborate dentil moulding, relief panels and fish scale shingles adorn the house, as do the decorative brackets that support the gable pediment. The attached garage has French-style, paneled doors, and the driveway and front walkway are laid in a simple herringbone design with distressed, antique bricks. The neighboring home to the left is considered it’s “sister home” and the two are referred to by local historians as “The Twins”.

While the outside of this wonderful house speaks of a much earlier era, the inside offers contemporary comforts. The front door opens to an open floor plan that features the living room and eat-in kitchen at the front of the house, and two of the bedrooms and one bathroom toward the rear of the house.

The sunlit living room has refinished oak floors, a beautiful ceiling medallion, and three, dual pane, double-hung windows that form the striking bay window area. The open kitchen has oversized, double-hung windows for plenty of natural light, and includes oak floors, granite counters, paneled, white kitchen cabinets, recessed ceiling lights, a Maytag gas range and a built-in Maytag microwave.

The cozy master bedroom has a window seat, ten-foot ceilings, douglas fir flooring, an ornate ceiling medallion, a large mirrored closet, and decorative door trim. A second, sunlit bedroom is situated across the hall, and has vaulted ceilings, douglas fir flooring, a large mirrored closet and a double-hung window that looks out to the redwood deck and lovely backyard. The bathroom on this level has a shower/bathtub combination, a white vanity, and a spacious linen closet.

A large redwood deck is perfect for entertaining in the fabulous fenced backyard which features stone pavers, maple trees, Burmese honeysuckle and other mature and colorful landscaping.

The lower level of the home has been finished into a suite of rooms that is accessed through a separate door that opens to the backyard. This calming and contemporary space features a bedroom,family room, full bathroom, and laundry (or possible kitchenette) hookups and interior access to the garage. This wonderful space offers privacy, and can be used as a guest, teen or au pair suite, or as a home office.

2203 Lincoln Ave. offers the opportunity to own a historic Alameda property that has been thoroughly renovated. The house is conveniently situated just 2 blocks to downtown Park Street shops & restaurants and close to South Shore Shopping Center, beaches, parks, schools, BART, I-880, SF Ferry & Oakland Airport! This home is a Victorian treasure.


Notable Features of 2203 Lincoln Ave. 

Victorian Queen Anne Cottage

Built in 1890

1266 SF (per appraisal) | 2699 SF Lot (per county records)

Living room

Three bedrooms

Two bathrooms

Open kitchen

Family room

Attached garage

Refinished oak and douglas fir wood floors

Newer Berber-style carpeting in lower level

Tall ceilings in upper level

Dual pane windows

Granite kitchen counters

Updated light fixtures

Updated plumbing and electrical

Newer foundation

Large deck

Sophisticated, landscaped backyard with pavers and mature foliage



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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