Category Archives: Queen Anne

891 Union, Alameda

This imposing shingle style Queen Anne with Romanesque ashlar base was built by prolific Alameda contractor Joseph Leonard for his own family. He chose well-known Los Angeles architect C H Russell to design it despite his own quite formidable design … Continue reading

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918 18th, Oakland

The Joseph Willcutt house was designed and built by Robert Smilie for a local official of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Smilie was an Oakland-based builder and designer who was involved in many local business ventures including the famous Hotel Metropole … Continue reading

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1223 Paru, Alameda

Today we feature a beautifully preserved Alameda Queen Anne. It is one of the many showy Victorian homes designed and built on the island by the prolific partnership of Felix Marcuse and Julius Remmel. Here they have provided a bit … Continue reading

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2141 Santa Clara, Alameda

This extravagantly detailed Queen Anne is the work of Charles Shaner whose over the top designs were considered showy even by Victorian standards. More recently, it has been home to a couple of serious collectors and designers who have elevated … Continue reading

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1556 Verdi, Alameda

This lovely Queen Anne cottage is the work of prolific Alameda design-builders Marcuse and Remmel. It was reportedly the home of Felix Marcuse himself which makes it particularly special. Marcuse and Remmel built a great number of speculative homes around … Continue reading

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2631 San Jose, Alameda

This statuesque Queen Anne residence was designed and built by Joseph Leonard who was responsible for some of Alameda’s most impressive Victorian homes. Leonard built so many homes in the neighborhood that surrounded the train station at Chestnut and Encinal … Continue reading

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2203 13th Avenue, Oakland

The period after Thanksgiving is always the slowest time of year for new listings, but there are invariably a few gems that appear just in time for the holidays. This wonderfully preserved raised basement Victorian cottage is certainly one such … Continue reading

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21800 Hesperian, Hayward

The William Osterloh house is one of the best preserved Victorian era homes in Hayward. It was moved to its current location on Hesperian in order to save it from demolition and as a result it looks a bit out … Continue reading

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1405 Caroline, Alameda

This impressive Marcuse and Remmel Queen Anne has been split up into four units, but it has managed to retain a great deal of original fabric nonetheless. In fact, it is full of more period embellishment and original dark woodwork … Continue reading

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2138 Santa Clara, Alameda

The Thomsen house is a nicely preserved Alameda Queen Anne built by David Brehaut in 1892. Brehaut is perhaps best known for the exceptional home that he built for himself on San Jose Avenue with the help of Charles Shaner, … Continue reading

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