This magnificent 3,437 sq. ft. estate, was designed by Cove Britton and built in 2005. It is located on Kingsbury Drive, arguably the prettiest street in Rio Del Mar, and boasts sweeping ocean views from Monterey to Capitola. The double, 12,632 sq ft lot is professionally landscaped and framed by stately cypress trees... .. listen to the waves, watch dolphins and whales, and breathtaking sunsets from every room!
The arched front door opens to a spacious formal entry and features a lighted display niche with curved details, high ceilings and limestone flooring that welcomes both residents and guests alike.
Relaxation is a given in the calming ambiance of the downstairs living room, curled up in front of a gorgeous fireplace of Empress Green marble & cherry wood, or staring out of the French doors on either side of the room, toward the ocean or the lovely garden in the rear.
This floor also encompasses two ocean view bedrooms and two fully appointed bathrooms, with marble and limestone counter tops and limestone floors. The spaciousness of all areas is accentuated by 10 foot ceilings throughout and beautifully detailed trim and baseboards.
A large "mud room" with access to the garage and to the back yard is a practical addition to this otherwise formal home.
Now ascend to the exquisite second floor living area by way of the elegant stairway, or the convenient elevator.
A formal dining room with coffered ceilings, features a bay window and is separated from the living room by gorgeously detailed built-ins that continue on the far wall in the form of bookcases and an entertainment center. Light shines in from picture windows on both sides of the room and sparkling ocean views send an invitation to sit on the front balcony deck whose curved railing frames the coastline of Monterey, sunsets, passing wildlife, and Capitola. It is an exceptional place to experience an intimate moment or to entertain with family and friends.
The well designed kitchen has a large center island and counters topped with Blue Pearl granite slabs, top of the line appliances, decorator lighting, plenty of cabinets and a pantry …just imagine looking out at ultimate white water ocean views from the kitchen sink!…An informal eating area is the perfect spot for that first cup of coffee.
A convenient office space, a stunning powder room and the laundry room complete the tour of this wing of the home.
Yet another extraordinary ocean view can be seen from the master bedroom and the air jetted tub of the master bathroom. Soak in luxury, surrounded by white carrara marble while listening to the sound of the ocean waves and staring at the lights of Capitola and Monterey. There are also two sinks set in a marble slab, a separate shower with a rimless glass enclosure, and a generously appointed walk in closet with a skylight.
The entire home features shining Brazilian Cherry wood floors, designer colors and detailed designer molding and baseboards. All of the main living areas boast architectural ceilings. Radiant heat keeps the temperature just right and there is a security system for that extra ounce of comfort while at home or away. The front and back patios and the upstairs front balcony are made with slate.
This outstanding location offers two easy access points to Rio Del Mar or Seacliff State Beach, where one can walk for 10 miles on the sand, visit the cement ship , sit by a bonfire, and enjoy beach living. Shopping, excellent restaurants, world class golf, and hiking or biking in Niscene Marks Park are less than a mile away. It is centrally located to all areas of Santa Cruz County. The amenities of Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Monterey are ready to be experienced in just short of an hour's drive to the south. San Francisco, San Jose and the bay area to the north are a little more than an hour away.
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