May 24, 2017

1240 St Charles St, Alameda

Landmarked 3,907 square foot 5 bedroom 3 bath Gold Coast Colonial Revival with Queen Anne elements constructed in 1897 for San Francisco businessman Daniel Bruton and his wife Helen. Also of historical importance is the fact that Brutons' three daughters, who all became well-known artists in the 1920s and 1930s and used a portion of the building as studio space. Although their work is not well known now, the Bruton sisters were probably the most important local artists of that period. Their work included mosaics that can still be seen at the San Francisco Zoo.

Cost to build was $4,160. Last sold for $938K in 1999. Current estimates value the property at about $2.4 million.

View of the new ornamental plaster panel (left) and the deteriorated original which it replaced. The new plasterwork is by Lorna Komlmeyer (2011)


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