This two-story beach home looks out over the beautiful sunsets and sandy coastline of Monterey Bay. Upgrades throughout the house evoke the stylish but comfortable charm of Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, with warm pine wood floors contrasting with beadboard wainscoting walls and exposed beam ceilings. The kitchen, dining, and living spaces along the ocean-facing side of the house upstairs face a wall of windows that draw you to the ocean and its kaleidoscope of colors and scenery, always changing with the weather and seasons. A sunny deck offers even more options for ocean gazing, while the beach itself is just a few steps away through a private easement.
The open space upstairs includes a living room with built-in custom cabinetry and bookshelves framing a wood-burning fireplace. Cushioned built-in benches with additional storage beneath anchor a cozy dining area off the kitchen. Other dining and entertaining options include a dining area with views at the other end of the living room and a counter bar facing the open kitchen. The state-of-the-art kitchen features a chef-grade Viking gas range with warming oven and range hood, Bosch dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, deep sink, custom cabinetry, and butcher block counter — all facing the living space and stunning views beyond.
In the home’s four bedrooms, the charming beach house touches continue with more built-in custom cabinetry and wainscoting, as well as wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms and pine floors in the hallways. Two upgraded bathrooms feature a glassed-in shower in one and tub in the other, both with decorative tile, new fixtures, and natural light. The cozy reading nook, has it’s own clever built-in storage cabinet and comfortable cushioned bench, offer a great corner for curling up with a good book or taking a post-beach nap.
At the lower entrance, the cushioned bench and hooks offer handy, attractive storage for sandy shoes and beachwear. A storage room adjoining the house has its own awning and features an outdoor shower, indoor laundry area, utility sink, more cabinets for storage, and plenty of room for the all the gear this enticing location suggests: surfboards, bikes, hiking and running shoes, and of course portable beach chairs for those days when the stunning view from the deck is just too far away from sand, sea, and seagulls.