#3263 Ocean View Luxury Home, Steps to the Ocean, Walk to Aquarium & Cannery Row!
Just steps to the ocean! This custom European style home will make you feel like you are on the Mediterranean. Fantastic white water views of Monterey Bay, sailboats, sea life and the mountains beyond! This unique 1,850 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 deck home has all the feeling and comforts you could want from a luxury home. All of this and yet so close to the ocean, aquarium, cannery row and world famous restaurants.
This tile-roofed beauty is ideally located in an upscale neighborhood, steps to Monterey Bay, minutes from downtown Pacific Grove, Cannery Row, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and no more than 10 minutes to Monterey or 15 minutes to Carmel and Pebble Beach. At its doorstep is a popular walking and bike path along the bay's shoreline extending from Cannery Row to the jewel-like Lovers Point, past the famed succulent carpet of pink blooms, and around the point with its trademark lighthouse, and all the way to Spanish Bay and the world famous Pebble Beach.
From the moment you set foot on the property, you will feel that you have stepped into another world. A charming old wooden gate welcomes you through to a brick pathway lined with ferns and trumpet vines which lead you to the front door. You will enter a vaulted foyer with a magnificent turn of the century art nouveau stained glass chandelier, a hand carved Moroccan mirror and an intricately carved antique wood chest from India.
A hallway leads you from the entry to two bedrooms and a full bath. The first bedroom, with its garden view, has a king bed and a large walk-in closet. The second bedroom has an ocean view and a queen bed. Both bedrooms feature rustic wrought-iron chandeliers, Parisian shutters as headboards, luxury mattresses and linens, as well as Louis XVI style armchairs. The bathroom is tiled in terracotta and features a large step-down shower that can be partially filled for a shallow bath. The first floor also features a spacious laundry room with a front-loading washer and dryer.
When you climb the stairs from the entry way you will enter a spacious living room with elegant old world charm. Wood- beamed vaulted ceiling, a gas fireplace with massive carved and gilded wooden mirror over the mantle, a rich chocolate colored velvet couch, leather and tapestry side chairs, an antique library table and a leather-covered mahogany coffee table. The only touch to modernity is a large flat screen television. But if natural views are of more interest, the bay window looks out to the handsome neighboring homes, Monterey cypresses and the ocean beyond.
The master bedroom on the second floor has an air of opulence created by the wood beamed ceiling, bronze Moroccan chandelier, king size bed, large walk-in closet and a magnificent view of white water breaking against the rocks below. The large terracotta tiled bathroom with its walk-in shower, his-and-her sinks and a separate commode complete this luxurious suite.
This is a home where relaxation is a part of every room. Even the kitchen and dining room feature tranquilizing views of white-capped waves across Monterey Bay to the mountains in the far distance and encompassing an expanse of sky. Throw open any window and you can breathe in the fresh ocean air and take in the soothing sounds of lapping waves, chirping birds and the occasional barking of a bay seal.
The joy of cooking takes on new meaning in the fully-equipped, gleaming white ceramic-tiled open kitchen where you can watch the ever changing light and cloud show over the water and even catch sight of an occasional whale or a pod of dolphins. Cooks will delight in the carefully conceived layout which includes a four burner Wolf gas stove, side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. A long counter top divides the cooking and dining areas which allows the cook to serve hungry appetites without missing any of the fun and gorgeous ocean views.
In the adjacent dining area, a long wooden antique table seats up to eight beneath a European wrought-iron chandelier. Here, eating takes on a heightened dimension with the daylight views of passing fishing boats, gamboling seals and gulls gliding on the currents of sea air. As the light wains on the horizon, the hues constantly change and then fade away as the moonlight begins to sparkle over the water.
And after a serene, luxurious sleep you may rise to see the soft pastel lights of morning emerge as you loll about enjoying your morning coffee on either of the two spacious balconies off the dining area.
The home also includes a two car, non-attached garage and a driveway for 2 additional cars. There is ample on-street parking. In addition to the myriad of outstanding restaurants in the nearby communities of Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel, there is the convenience of neighborhood markets, farmer' markets and other amenities just minutes away.
This age worthy and sturdy Pacific Grove home will give you a sense of luxury and calming comfort.