Designed by world-renowned Field Architecture, the home’s inspiration was the monarch butterfly, known for its annual migrations along the coastal corridors. Inside and out, roofs and ceilings follow the graceful lines of the wings, while to-the-floor glass on both levels invites the outdoors in from every vantage point. Floors are beautifully cast in Brazilian cherry, lighting is perfectly placed, and floating staircases are signatures leading to distinctly separate wings.
The grounds are equally captivating with native plantings, a tucked-away spa, fountain art, and paths all sheltered by an ocean-view berm from which to savor the views.
Electric-gated, crushed-stone driveway and motor court with significant off-street parking
Architectural and Interior Design Features
Brazilian cherry wood floors in public rooms; curved ceiling edge framing the living area replicates the Monarch butterfly design found outside; shoji sliding screens conceal the openings to all personal accommodations providing privacy yet natural light
Double mahogany doors enter a wide-open space that extends throughout the home with sightlines to the rear gardens through a two-story wall of glass; two open-tread staircases in double volume hallways ascend to opposite sides of the home
Tremendous open space across the rear of the home lined from wall-to-wall with windows and glass doors; a fireplace with cantilevered hearth is outlined in honed granite with polished edges; two sculptural lights define the dining area
Mahogany cabinetry, including island, all topped in granite slab with full-height backsplashes
Stainless Steel Appliances
KitchenAid 6-burner gas cooktop; two KitchenAid ovens; GE microwave; KitchenAid dishwasher; LG refrigerator
Main-Level Bedroom Suite
Bedroom with en suite bath, in granite and stone-like tile, with tub and overhead shower
Office and Conference Room
Two large rooms, with double pocket door connection, currently used for office space (with potential for conversion to bedrooms)
Main-Level Bedrooms and Bath
Three bedrooms, two with direct access to a shared bath with individual granite-topped vanities and common area with steam shower
Upstairs Master Bedroom Suite
Private staircase, ocean views, sitting area with remote-control heat-efficient fireplace, and customized walk-in closet; en suite bath has heated floors, a dual-sink granite vanity, and open shower for two
Upstairs Bedroom Suite
Two sitting areas, all with ocean views and one with gas stove, and en suite bath with heated floors and open rainspout shower
First-floor living area (plumbed for a kitchen) and bathroom with shower; upstairs sleeping loft with ocean views; private front patio
Professionally landscaped perimeter grounds with native plantings and grasses, wrap around patios, basalt fountain sculptures, and free-standing spa; inground lighting, irrigation, and excellent drainage systems; level grassy meadow/recreation area
Total of approximately 84 acres with approximately 5 acres fully fenced with walking trail and berm with sitting area and ocean views
Located on California’s Central Coast, 56 miles south of San Francisco and 22 miles north of Santa Cruz this property offers the best of both worlds – tranquil coastal living with easy access to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Redwood-forested mountains meet coastline for picturesque scenery and ample land and sea recreation options like hiking, kite and wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, surf boarding, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Visitors and residents alike also enjoy taking advantage of neighboring state parks – Butano, Año Nuevo, and Big Basin Redwoods, wineries, museums, farmer’s markets, and the burgeoning beer and wine scene.