Nestled behind a white picket fence, rose bushes, and a landscaped front yard, a set of wide steps welcomes you to this updated vintage home that blends the best of old and new. Three bedrooms downstairs & a 500 SF bonus master bedroom w/ bath upstairs. Wood floors with inlay designs and traditional wainscoting panels warm the entryway.
The carpeted living space has a stunning pine paneled ceiling with exposed beams and recessed lights. The kitchen and dining area have oak & pine cabinets, more wainscoting detail, stone counters, a double stainless steel sink, and bright white appliances (including a gas stove) looks out through a French door over a private, back deck and patio area. A large utility room off the kitchen, offers storage space, recessed laundry hook ups and a separate entrance.
Upstairs has ingeniously taken advantage of the vintage home’s traditional roofline to create a spacious master suite with an angled ceiling, skylights, exposed beams, a ceiling fan, and cleverly situated windows and alcoves that create separate seating, work, and storage areas. A master bath with a step-in shower, skylight, and built-in cabinetry takes full advantage of the space and light.
Downstairs are three carpeted bedrooms, each with its own distinctive features. One has a separate entrance to the back deck, another has a wood-paneled ceiling and another has a roomy closet, a high shelf overlooking the room, and lovely light. The bathroom with wood detailing, faux marble counters & double sinks, plenty of cabinet space, and a tiled shower completes the layout.
The wood deck behind the house is shaded by mature trees and framed by a wood railing and matching planters for convenient container gardening just steps from the kitchen door. Steps lead down to another flagstone patio, rimmed by landscaping and perfect for relaxing and entertaining. The spacious, sunny back yard beyond is set up for gardening in raised beds and has two matching structures, a shed for storing garden tools and other gear, and a private and quiet art studio with a tiled floor, windows, and distinctive wood-paneled ceiling, perfect for a workshop or office. A peaceful, quiet get-away space. There are a variety of mature fruit trees and bushes, including Meyer lemon, Santa Rosa plum, Haas avocado, Chinese apricot, wisteria, orange, lilac, camellias, rhododendrons, fuchsia, roses, pagoda tree, tallow tree
The Seabright neighborhood surrounding this gem is steps from harbor walks, beaches, restaurants and shops, outstanding parks and schools, and is convenient to downtown Santa Cruz and commuter routes, including quick Highway 17 access.