Largely regarded as the most famous house in Alameda, California, the John A. Anthony house is one of the most stunning homes we’ve ever seen in person.
Built in 1876, it is a glowing example of Italianate architecture built for Anthony, chief freight agent for Central Pacific Railroad in San Francisco. In its early years, the home saw numerous soirees with all the fancy railroad execs.
The property remained in the Anthony family for a whopping 95 years, finally being sold to the carefully-chosen Glover family in 1971. Its railroad lineage continued: Glover was a railroad engineer. The house went up for sale again last year and early this year, hitting the market for $3 million dollars. As far as we can tell, it hasn’t sold yet and the listing has been removed.
The home — which sits upon 1/3 of an acre and features English gardens and a carriage house — has been painted, photographed and written about numerous times over the years. With 2,400+ square feet, three bedrooms, one bathroom, a library and more, it ultimately sold for $3 million. See interior photos here.