• MLS® #: 81423736
  • 1202 Escalona Drive
  • Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • $1,445,000
  • 4 Beds, 3 Bath, 3200 SqFt
  • Residential

Each tiled step leading up to the arched entryway of this stunning home has an ocean blue accent, gradually elevating you above street level and up to an expansive perch looking out at Monterey Bay over treetops and rooftops below. The colors of the ocean and sky, mountains on the horizon, and boats on the bay are visible from oversized picture windows and spacious decks on the front of the house. Mediterranean touches throughout the house ⎯ tile, stucco, arched alcoves and doorways, curved railings, wrought iron, trellises and built-in planters on the exterior ⎯ evoke the sunny Mediterranean.
Inside oak hardwood floors and window trim contrast with the stucco walls, arched alcoves, and built-ins that make each room unique. The spacious living room has a fireplace and hearth at one end, with its own built-in alcove above the mantel and larger ones along the wall, adding architectural detail and echoing the graceful lines of the arched ceiling. A stunning picture window, flanked by two smaller ones, takes full advantage of the spectacular view, while the elevated location above street level provides a sense of peaceful privacy.
Arched openings unfold, one after the other, opening to two eating areas ⎯ one a formal dining room and the other more informal off the kitchen ⎯ and both looking out on the same stunning view enjoyed from the living room, even more accessible through French doors to a patio off the kitchen and dining area. Chandeliers add old-world charm, while recessed lighting adds a discreet modern touch. Both dining areas feature the same warm cherry inlaid wood floors as the living room. Matching built-in cabinetry alternates with more graceful alcoves and windows, offering plenty of room for storing and displaying treasures. The kitchen features a tile floor and an artistic Spanish tile accent over the gas stove, with custom cherry cabinetry and Quartz counters creating warmth and contrast with the stainless steel appliances. Clever sliding cabinet doors hide a washer and dryer without altering the cozy look of the cabinets and tile.
A short flight of stairs with a wrought iron railing and matching chandelier leads up to a master suite of a spacious bedroom with hardwood floors, a smaller side room large enough for dressers, and windows letting in sunlight and greenery, including a private patio. A hallway with arched doorways and built-in cabinetry leads to a bathroom with art deco tile work and the same arched alcoves as the rest of the house ⎯ one surrounding the bathtub in its own tiled nook.
The spacious downstairs includes a terracotta-tiled family room with its own sink/bar counter, fireplace, and built-in cabinets and bookshelves, as well as a bedroom and full bath. Plenty of room for a large family, with semi-private living areas to spread out. More French doors, patios, and steps connect the inside and outside spaces and a two-car garage.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #81423736
  • Price$1,445,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3
  • Square Footage3200
  • Year Built1929
  • TypeResidential
  • StatusSold

Community Information

  • Address1202 Escalona Drive
  • SubdivisionWestside
  • CitySanta Cruz
  • ProvinceCalifornia
  • Postal Code95060

Amenities

  • # of Garages2

Features

Dishwasher, Dryer, Family Room, Fenced Yard, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Living Room, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Deck, Dining Room, Garage, Ocean View, Patio

Interior

  • Stories2

Exterior

  • Lot Size11,325 SF

Additional Information

  • Days on Market2015-01-26 15:29:47
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