Both of us have lovingly and faithfully renovated and restored this 1898 Victorian "colonial revival" home. I am fortunate enough to have a successful career in the hospitality industry and truly enjoy making guests comfortable and happy during their visit to Alameda. Eddie, a retired civil engineer and general contractor, has upgraded all the systems and ensures it is maintained meticulously. We were honored to receive an historical preservation award from Alameda for our work a few years ago. In my spare time I love combing consignment stores, yard sales and antique shows in search of unique vintage pieces of furniture which I enjoy re-imagining and restoring. Many of my pieces are used in the apartment which is constantly updated with new finds. Look for my pieces for sale in my Etsy store: (launching very soon) Vintage by Nicola. Things we cannot live without: our wonderful friends, our sons, and three cats, Quentin, Socks (with only three legs) and Ziggi. Now we are senior citizens and the kids have flown the coop, they are our surrogate children!