• MLS® #: ML81646785
  • 518 Cuesta Drive
  • Aptos, California 95003
  • $1,075,000
  • 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 1673 SQ. Feet
  • Residential

A suspended, trellised walkway leads between the street and two-car garage to an inviting bright-red, double front door with stained glass windows of this Aptos home. The door splits the perfectly proportioned home in half, with two roof angles not quite meeting overhead.

Angles are the theme inside as well, with a dramatic angled ceiling with exposed beams drawing the view out over a spacious wrap-around deck towards the ocean beyond. The deck has plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing, shaded by a trellis that lets in light and breezes and set up with a drip irrigation system for effortless container gardening. The carpeted living room has a wood-burning stove on a tiled hearth, flowing to a formal & informal dining area. The formal dining or seating area with a cozy, airy window seat nestled under angled windows overlooks the front courtyard. The informal dining area with a wall of sliding doors and windows looking out on the same deck and treetops, with a ceiling fan to move ocean breezes on warm days.

The gleaming kitchen opens to the dining area and deck. It features hardwood floors and a crisp, clean look with stone white counters, cabinets, and appliances, including a gas stove and French-door refrigerator. A raised butcher-block counter at one end creates a breakfast bar.

The master suite presents even more angles, in addition to the mirror image of the angled wood-planked ceiling with exposed beams as the living room. The angular walls are accented with wainscoting and chair-rail molding, with the spacious, carpeted bedroom yielding to a tiled bathroom floor contrasting with white cabinets and grey countertops. Sliding doors under an angled window lead out to the deck, screened by trees on all sides. The elegant master bath artfully combines several tile designs and sizes in natural hues, all on display in an open, European style walk-in shower.

A second bathroom features the same white cabinets and gray counters, with a white vessel sink and a burst of color from tiles surrounding the shower/tub combination. Two additional carpeted bedrooms and an office/landing area complete the layout, both with plenty of natural light coming through the windows and with additional track lighting. A downstairs patio, pergola, garden shed, and walkway meander through fruit trees, wildflowers, and foliage to a lush, gently sloping hillside, with the ocean beyond.

Beautifully upgraded and maintained, this elegant home offers modern amenities and clean lines in a peaceful, natural setting.

Essential Information

  • MLS® # ML81646785
  • Price$1,075,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2
  • Square Footage1673
  • Year Built1971
  • TypeResidential
  • StatusSold

Community Information

  • Address518 Cuesta Drive
  • SubdivisionRio Del Mar
  • CityAptos
  • ProvinceCalifornia
  • Postal Code95003


  • # of Garages2


  • Stories2


  • Lot Size16,640

Additional Information

  • Days on Market2017-04-15 13:54:12
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