When the bonkers bungalow at 1029 Broadway in Alameda came on the market, we marveled at its oddball collection of sci-fi flourishes. There's a bedroom with cutout lava-pit walls, fake jellyfish hanging from the ceiling, and mountains sculpted onto part of the roof—and that's a mere sampling of the home's over-the-top intergalactic vibe, with planets, celestial scenes, and crystals throughout. The bungalow is amazing in its own wacky way, but we figured that it may take some time to sell. But no: the home went into contract just over two weeks after hitting the market and sold for $806,500, which is a considerable $131,500 over its original ask of $675,000.
The sellers, a couple named Jeff and Ed, designed the home with influences like "Jules Verne, Atlantis, grottos, and desert landscapes, with nods to sincere fiction, outer space, and mid-century kitsch." We haven't heard yet whether or not the new buyer is a fan of these things, too, or if the plan is to return the wild home to Earth. We've been fans of keeping the crazy since we first saw this place, and we'll keep you updated if we find out more.
· Bonkers Alameda Bungalow With Intergalactic Vibe Asks $675K [Curbed SF]
· 1029 Broadway [Redfin]
· 1029 Broadway [Official Site]