1716 Encinal, Alameda

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Alameda’s Victorian homes are the grandest and best preserved in the East Bay, so it’s not surprising to see a beautiful 1890 Queen Anne like this one come on the market. But this stately home does have a couple of unusual traits that make it noteworthy. It was reportedly designed by Fred Phillip Fischer, an architect of some note who was based in Alameda and was responsible for some of the more memorable Victorian homes that line the boulevards there. It also is in a pretty remarkable state of preservation. All of the great exterior details are intact, and inside not only do all of the original crown moldings, picture rails, and typical Victorian blocked casings remain, but they remain largely in their original unpainted state, which is pretty remarkable after 120 years. Even the kitchen retains a certain amount of its original casework, which makes the house feel particularly honored and authentic.

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