Nestled into the coveted Ballena Bay Harbor neighborhood, 1229 Ballena Boulevard is a stunning, light-filled 4BD/2.5BA* waterfront home with a deeded private slip that can accommodate boats to 38’ (please verify with HOA). Both gracious and elegant, this 2,452 square foot home shines with stylish, custom touches and a luxurious, vacation-like aesthetic. 

As you approach this remarkable home from shore, you first pass through its spacious and welcoming patio. Pass through the entryway and an utterly tranquil and sophisticated space unfolds before you. In the home’s gleaming chef’s kitchen visitors will find beautiful granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, a breakfast bar, ample cabinetry, and stainless steel LG appliances; attached to the kitchen is a spacious family room.

Continued exploration of the entry level of 1229 Ballena reveals still more stylish delights, including an open concept living/dining area that awes with marina views. The dining area features a grand and distinctive light fixture, while the sunken living room includes multiple seating areas, a gas-burning fireplace with carved marble mantle, and sliding glass doors leading to the home’s expansive deck, which offers bay and marina views and direct access to the dock. Hardwood floors provide continuity throughout the common area. Also on the entry level: a powder room with vessel sink, a laundry room, and internal access to the home’s garage. 

Ascend the staircase of 1229 Ballena and you will find two spacious bedrooms with large closets; one includes an inviting private deck. These bedrooms share an updated hallway bath which is graced by a dramatic marble double vanity, glass tile floor, and shower-over-tub with jets. Continue through the upper level and you will find a show-stopping, two-room owner’s suite that overlooks the water. The owner’s suite’s spacious sitting area is lit by floor-to-ceiling picture windows and includes a large walk-in closet with custom shelving while pocket doors lead to the bedroom, which features vaulted ceilings and a private deck with bay and marina views. The luxurious owner’s suite bath includes an expansive dressing area, marble-topped vanity with dual sinks, and shower-over-tub. The entire suite can easily be converted back to two bedrooms, if desired.

At 1229 Ballena, a gracious and versatile floorplan, opulent details, and waterfront style make for a lavish aesthetic sure to enchant.

*Currently configured as 3+ bedroom with oversized owner’s suite with sitting room overlooking the bay and marina.

Highlights at a Glance:

  • Luxurious 4BD/2.5BA waterfront townhome
  • Beautifully updated with stylish fixtures and finishes
  • 2,452 square feet
  • Deeded private slip that can accommodate boats to 38' (please verify with HOA)
  • Chef’s kitchen with attached family room
  • Dramatic open concept living/dining area with stunning marina views
  • Sheltered patio and waterfront deck
  • Owner’s suite with sitting area and private deck
  • Garage with internal access
  • Laundry room on entry level
  • HOA fees $750/month
  • Built in 1969


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.



David Gunderman

Real Estate BrokerKeller Williams Luxury InternationalCalDRE# 01313613(510) 205-4369

Andrew Raskopf-Gunderman

Real Estate BrokerKeller Williams Luxury InternationalCalDRE# 01394348(510) 205-3575