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From a distance, nestled behind its white picket fence, this beautiful home looks like a simple, charming cottage, but one step inside reveals a far more sophisticated look and feel. A tiled entryway and arched opening lead to a stunning view of Monterey Bay, with Rio del Mar unfolding below. Upstairs and downstairs, across the entire back of the house, sliding doors and a deck offer uninterrupted views of the sand & ocean beyond, framed by a canopy of green treetops.
On the main level, a combination of elegance and warmth flows from a wood-paneled ceiling, exposed beams, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a unique slate fireplace hearth spanning one side of the living room, with a custom carved wood mantel over the fireplace itself. French doors extend the living room to another carpeted room with the same stunning views, which can be closed off for privacy. The room is versatile and can be used as a bedroom suite with bathroom & walk in closet.
The living room flows to a dining area and kitchen, both overlooking the ocean view as well. The kitchen features custom cabinetry and tile work, sleek granite counters with a breakfast bar, gas range, and recessed lighting. Conveniently adjacent to the kitchen is a separate laundry area with plenty of cabinets and a trash compactor. A powder room with a pedestal sink completes the first floor layout.
Upstairs, another deck, accessible through sliding doors, gives the bedrooms the same spectacular views of Monterey Bay. Angled wood-paneled ceilings and exposed beams add a rustic feel. In the carpeted master bedroom, a fireplace echoes the living room fireplace’s custom tile and mantel work. A spacious master bath has separate sink/vanity areas, each with inlaid tile and upgraded cabinets, fixtures, and counters. The tiled shower has dual shower heads and a seat.
Another carpeted bedroom with the same view and deck features a sitting area, plantation shutters, and the angled ceiling of the master bedroom. A second full bath has a tiled shower, upgraded tile counters and fixtures, and plenty of extra storage for linens and supplies. A separate two-car garage is off to one side of the driveway, between the street and the house.
Cozy and elegant, modern and rustic, charming and dramatic all at once, this beautifully designed home takes full advantage of its scenic, peaceful perch above the Bay. A short walk to the beach and restaurants.