Welcome to this lovely townhome set on a peaceful cul de sac, overlooking gardens, with multiple improvements and upgrades already in place. The only thing missing is you!
This townhome truly lives like a detached home. It offers ample living space on each of its three levels: The entry sits down a short walkway. The front door opens onto a large tiled area where you can drop your keys and bags when you arrive home at the end of a long day. This area also connects to the 2-car side-by-side garage (accessed off a rear alley). A large bedroom is also set on this level. It has windows that overlook the front garden and a full en suite bathroom. This first floor bedroom might easily be converted to use as a home office, media room, yoga room, or as a guest bedrooms for visits from friends and family members, as your needs dictate. The primary suite and an additional bedroom are both on the top floor, each with their own en suite bathroom.
The middle floor serves as the primary entertaining area. Here, an open floor plan encompasses a large living room, dining area and kitchen (with walk-in pantry and an island that's just perfect for serving hors d'ouevres and beverages). These public areas are supplemented by two covered balconies, which capture views and sunlight from both north and south, and allow for easy indoor/outdoor flow. You and your guests can mingle and enjoy the views of the surrounding scenery, including peekaboo views of the Oakland Estuary and the Oakland hills in the background. The balcony off the kitchen is also quite inviting for "quiet time" with your cup of coffee and your laptop or a newspaper in the morning. A grill may also be set up on one of the balconies for those who are passionate about achieving the "perfect char".
At only 6 years old, every detail of the home is in prime condition and the finishes and touches are fully up to modern aesthetic tastes and standards, yet the property has been in place long enough that all of the "new home bugs" have been dealt with by the sellers (who were this home's original owners). Property features include full-house A/C for year-round comfort, premium kitchen appliances such as a Bertozzi range/oven, a spacious walk-in pantry, large soaking tub in the primary bathroom, and an on-demand hot water heater.
The home's location is an asset in itself. This property - and the other homes in this small community along Diller Street - all share in the benefits of carefully designed landscaping and natural swales planted by the developer (Tri Pointe Homes) and maintained by the HOA. Furthermore, with no through streets and no passing traffic nearby, 492 Diller enjoys a level of privacy and a sense of security mostly unavailable in more densely built neighborhoods or on busy nearby streets and thoroughfares. Although it is set apart from the busier aspects of Alameda Landing, this home is no more than a block from the Oakland Estuary and waterfront public pathway, and roughly two blocks from the popular Alameda Landing market shops. You may avoid getting into your car to run errands or to find a hiking trail for days at a time. 492 Diller offers a sense of peace that suggests it's worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Bay Area urban life.
Nearby transportation includes the ferry, a free local shuttle to Oakland BART stations. The City of Alameda also has plans to set up water taxi service from a spot about two blocks away, carrying passengers across to Jack London Square and its great restaurants and nearby venues.