Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Unique Nantucket style historic home overlooking the Pacific Ocean designed by Clarence Tantau, architect of the Old Del Monte Hotel
2,480 SF on ocean-front 7,667 sf double lot
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Built in the 1920's
2 car attached garage
Situated on a dramatic bluff over limestone outcroppings, this home has a 270 degree vista of the Pacific Ocean with unparalleled views of the beach, the ocean and the coast. The storybook shingled home has ocean views from all rooms, including both master bedrooms, as well as the living and dining rooms and kitchen. With 3 bedroom suites, there is plenty of room for family and guests and a perfect location for relaxing and entertaining. The attached two-car garage is spacious and has room for storage. The large yard includes decking, patios, a putting green and low maintenance landscaping@ including an epic cypress tree on the cliff.
Almost 100 years old, the home is located between the Santa Cruz boardwalk and Capitola Village, on a quiet street that ends at the ocean. Built over a limestone base, it has natural protection from erosion, which is a common issue with local ocean-front homes. Many of the cliffs are eroding at the rate of several inches a year from the surf, and Santa Cruz has restricted the use of certain erosion controls. The limestone base ensures that this home will be there for many years to come.
The 2 story living room has a picturesque stone fireplace, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a huge picture window with ocean views and a stairway to the 2nd floor. This living room also has French doors to the private and protected courtyard, with water fountain, large patio and many hydrangea plants. The adjoining dining room has a large picture window also overlooking the ocean with French doors leading to the deck. The kitchen features extensive storage, a dishwasher, double ovens and a gas range top. The inside laundry and half bath are located right off the kitchen.
The first- floor master bedroom suite overlooks the ocean and features its own full bath, while the master suite on the second floor has French doors and a balcony overlooking the ocean. It also includes a gas fireplace for warmth and ambience and a large spa-like bathroom with stall shower, dual vanities and a jetted tub with ocean and beach views. The third bedroom also has its own bath and includes a dormer window seat with more beach and ocean views. All bedrooms have walk-in closets.
Not yet on the historic registry, it@s believed that making modifications could be easier than with other historic type homes. This home provides a great opportunity for adding-on or modifying and might be expanded by building up over the dining room and kitchen, if desired. The small out-building also provides potential for an additional structure.
You can be mesmerized for hours watching whales, dolphin, sea otters, pelicans as well as surfers from the expansive deck and yard.
Located in the banana belt (sunbelt) next to "Sunny" Cove beach, this special location has more sun and much less fog than other nearby ocean front properties. Tucked into the northwest shoulder inside the bay, it has much less wind than west side locations. You can even sit on the deck and see the fog coming in across the Bay at Monterey and Pebble Beach, and at night, you can see their lights twinkling in the distance.
Since there is no direct beach access from this street, there is little tourist hustle and bustle and no thru traffic. However, there are two adjacent beaches located within a block or two on both sides of the property, perfect for walking, running, swimming, surfing and dog play. Not far from anywhere in the Bay Area, this home has easy access to highway 17.