Weathered Residence is Renewed
1207 Union Street
Story by Jim Smallman
Award Recipients: Damon Rees, Owner and Martha Tout, Designer
This elegant towered Queen Anne residence was built in 1891 by Brehaut and Diamond, a prominent firm credited with at least seventeen Victorian era homes in Alameda. David Brehaut was an architect who participated in building another twelve Alameda homes with other partners.
Restored main staircase bannister, custom milled baseboards and caps, and antique light fixtures add to the charm. The mantles were stripped and restored. New hardwood floors were installed with walnut feature strips. Practical changes included all new plumbing and electrical systems, insulation and a completely redesigned kitchen, respecting its Victorian environment. Tasteful landscaping completes the picture.