A brick walkway forms a path through water-wise plants and shrubs to the front door of this artfully renovated Westside Santa Cruz home. Inside, beautiful Hickory floors alternate lighter and darker woods in every room except the tiled bathrooms. The open floor plan brings in natural light through large floor-to-ceiling windows and lets it flow through arched entryways between rooms.
The first arched opening leads to an airy, light-filled living room, with a cozy fireplace flanked by a brick hearth and built-in bookshelves on each side. The next arch leads to the elegant dining room, which opens to the kitchen over a granite breakfast counter and features wood-framed sliding doors to an attractive brick patio behind the house. In the kitchen, the same granite counters offer plenty of practical work-space. The counters contrast with the bright white cabinets and appliances for a clean look, with plenty of light from recessed lights and large windows looking out on the patio.
Tucked around the corner from the dining room is a spacious, dramatic great room, with exposed beams and a vaulted wood ceiling that echoes the floors. The room is spacious enough for entertaining space, comfortable TV or movie viewing for a crowd, and a home office with room for a desk and cabinetry. Joining the stunning floors and ceiling is a stone-lined hearth with a cozy wood-burning stove.
The house also features a master bedroom with a completely renovated master bath, featuring a spacious glassed-in shower with a block-glass window to let in light, tile counters and floors, and ample storage space. Two smaller bedrooms feature the same beautiful floors and windows, as well as closet space. A second bathroom echoes the block-glass design of the master bathroom over its tub and shower, as well as glossy counters and tile designs over the tub. A laundry room connecting the house and two-car garage has its own window outside, plenty of counter space for folding laundry or other projects, a utility sink, and storage cabinets above and on each side of the washer/dryer opening ⎯ and even features the same hardwood floors as the rest of the house.
A brick walkway from the patio leads to an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) studio space with a carpeted main bedroom, recessed lighting, a ceiling fan for warm days, and storage separating the bedroom from a full kitchen and bath. The kitchen linoleum is designed with Mediterranean pastels, with the sunny yellow color echoed on the counters. French doors lead to the ADU’s own little patio and garden.
The oversized yard has a so much to offer, from a play area with swing set & slide, to the raised bed garden area for vegetables. There is also a brick patio area perfect for entertaining and BBQ’s and enjoying the quiet & peaceful greenery.
Easy walking distance to Westlake Park, Westlake Elementary School, and UCSC.
Dishwasher, Dryer, Family Room, Fenced Yard, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Living Room, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Deck, Dining Room, Garage