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Iconic Retreat on the Beach. Sited above the pristine waters, overlooking the lighthouse and half-mile long Seabright beach, this one-of-a-kind oceanfront compound has been meticulously crafted to provide a quality of living impossible to recreate. Enjoy the majestic views and reset with every sundown from the spacious ocean-facing yard with a variety of seating areas, fire pits, and hot tubs, with the sunny, south-facing beach always just steps away. A selection of autonomous homes designed by Eric Beckstrom and associates offers elegant yet casual coastal living grounded with natural materials, featuring stunning clear heart redwood, oak, and stone all carefully woven together and combined with modern amenities and infrastructure. The result is a property of incredible lifestyle, comfort, luxury, and quality with easy access to the area's most popular amenities. Built to last generations, the chance to live the ultimate California coastal dream is here.
2030 E Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 8 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,156 SqFt
  • 0.405 Acres
Secure, private, family compound, consisting of 3 parcels totaling 5.7 acres. Stunning ocean view estate overlooks open space on the western edge of Santa Cruz in one of the areas most sought after locations. High ceilings and walls of windows flood every room with natural light and provide the feeling of serenity while living elevated among the treetops. Radiant floors, a chefs dream kitchen with a labradorite center island, hydraulic elevator, and video security system are just a few of the notable features. The gated entrance opens to beautifully landscaped park-like acreage including areas of undisturbed habitat frequented by deer, turkeys, and hawks. The property has a private well, PV solar array and natural gas generator. This one of a kind property also features an amazing fully equipped one-bedroom guest house, as well as a bunker like separate office space. Relax by the solar heated infinity edge pool. 3 adjoining parcels are offered separately or combined. MederStreet.com
635 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,493 SqFt
  • 2.525 Acres
Rare opportunity to live in a front row home! Views of surf break & beaches, California Coastline & sea life. Turnkey condition & contemporary architecture has been remodeled providing gorgeous amenities. Perfect floor plan allows rooms to share views of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Capitola & Privates. Living & dining rooms & kitchen have multiple French doors that lead out to oversized backyard. Fireplace in living room for those foggy nights.Kitchen has beautiful granite counters, abundant cabinets & drawers + island. All stainless appliances + 2 ovens. Family room is perfect location to chat. Upstairs - A large sun warmed balcony with magnificent views of the swells, surfers & City Lights from 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in close too. This sensuous home has a curved wall, custom signed Noguchi Lighting, Custom lights in kitchen & upstairs bathroom. Radiant & hydronic heat, allergy free improvements, Solar heating. Yet an easy-care simplicity so in tune in a beach home.
4440 Opal Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,400 SqFt
  • 0.234 Acres
Stunning custom-built Rennie Boyd designed contemporary home in the highly desirable Meder Street Upper Westside neighborhood. This estate offers ocean views, rolling meadows and oak trees. Truly a nature lovers paradise. Incredible gated property on 2 parcels totaling 7+ acres. 4,284+ sqft  3 bed 3.5 bath Green home with Durisol block construction (555 Meder St). Horse facilities include a 6 stall barn with wash rack, kitchen, bathroom, tack room, and hay room. There is also an arena, paddocks & round pen. The salt water pool is solar heated. Koi pond that sits next to a beautiful meditation room. In addition to the main house, there is a 2,750+ sqft 4 bed 3 bath guest house with studio adjacent to the primary residence on a separate parcel. 10 minutes to the beach and downtown and 13 minutes to Highway 17. Guest house with studio rents for $60,000 a year. This is a link to the Coldwell Banker Realty COVID-19 Prevention Plan for In-Person Visits: https://bit.ly/CBPrevPlan .
555 & 541 Meder ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,034 SqFt
  • 7 Acres
THIS ONE OF A KIND FAMILY COMPOUND has it all! Set in beautiful Santa Cruz, the 63 acres of breathtaking beauty is ready for the next generation of stewards to enjoy. The expansive gated estate property features a main home, Chardonnay and Pinot vineyard, guest house, bridal cottage, cabana style pool, palms, lawns and ornamental trees privately surrounded by magnificent redwoods. The Event Barn is complete w/banquet room, dance floor, bar, commercial kitchen, game room, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a charming aviary, a windmill and an enchanting wine grotto. A chapel overlooks Monterey Bay, a replica of one in the hills above Genoa, Italy. For activities, there are tennis and bocce courts and horseshoe pits, all set up for private events and parties. Zoning is SU and allows for wineries, small AG use, home occupations and community gathering. Bring your imagination and bring your family friends! Close in, private and serene, NEW PRICE!
1690 Glen Canyon RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 62.977 Acres
Epic Views from this Modern Masterpiece capturing the awe inspiring unobstructed panoramic views of the entire Monterey Bay! Total remodel/addition completed in 2019. 3300 Sqft of exquisite living space. Open floor plan with glass walls that bring the outside views in!. Foyer with floating stairs that lead up to Living Area, Dining Area, Gourmet Chefs kitchen with Butlers Pantry. Master Suite offers ultimate dream closet, private deck with hot tub & spa like bath! Entire upstairs wrapped by decks with eagle nest views. Family room, Guest suite with private outdoor shower area & 3rd Bedroom all have walls of glass leading pool side. Fully equipped Laundry room completes this floor. Salt Water Solar Heated Pool with resort style atmosphere. 3 car garage with built ins, power for Tesla. Smart phone can control heating, AC, security, entry gate, lights & shades! Generator & Solar Panels! Great commute location with San Jose Airport only 30 minutes away! Go to www.360BeelDr.com to see more!
360 Beel DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,378 SqFt
  • 2.154 Acres
Nestled into the sought after and gated Pasatiempo community, this impressive estate on the 17th green is a rare offering. The enchanting home is set back far from the road, situated at the end of a long  driveway, making it one of the few truly private properties within the Pasatiempo community. This magnificent estate fronts the world-class Pasatiempo Golf Course boasting expansive views of the golf course and of the Monterey Bay. If you admire beautiful architecture then you will be mesmerized by this lovely home which was designed by William Wurster. This grand abode is rich with history and features a floor plan which is ideal for entertaining as well as for comfortable living. The serene setting provides a tranquil environment for escaping the hustle & bustle of the outside world. On the market for the first time in 24 years, this one-of-a-kind coastal estate is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! 3D Virtual tour is available for viewing interior.
62 Pasatiempo DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 5,548 SqFt
  • 0.852 Acres
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST OCEANFRONT PROPERTIES IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY! PERMITTED SEAWALL, GABION BASKETS AND SITTING ON TOP OF A LIMESTONE ROCK FORMATION. Calling a home iconic is a bold statement from a confident real estate brokerage knowing they're offering one of the most alluring whimsical architectural homes seen in Santa Cruz County. Designed in 1926 by Clarence Tantau of San Francisco the same architect who designed the Del Monte Hotel (now the Post Naval Grad School in Monterey), the Pasatiempo Golf Course Clubhouse and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Clubhouse this Home quite possibly could arguably be his best feat. This Cape Cod beauty is elegantly perched on the limestone cliffs looking back onto the sandy beaches between 20th-26th Avenues and northward onto the picturesque rocky shores of Santa Maria Cliffs and Sunny Cove. Every window frames dramatic views looking over epic surf, fishing holes and an abundance of wildlife from birds, otters, dolphins, and whales.
101 18th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,480 SqFt
  • 0.176 Acres
The Golden Gate Villa sits perfectly perched in the iconic Beach Hill neighborhood above the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk overlooking the Monterey Bay coastline and out across the city lights and sunsets over downtown Santa Cruz. Designed by Thomas Welsh in Queen Anne Victorian style built-in 1891 much of its original character is preserved to this day. One of the rooms is modeled after the Palace of Versailles with a pure Onyx-faced fireplace and gold-plated chandelier. There are 20 museum grade Tiffany quality stained glass windows throughout the house along with much attention to intricate details. Currently set up as a rental income property offering 10 Suites, 11.5 Bathrooms, including a penthouse overlooking the ocean and the city, and guest carriage house. There is beautifully landscaped grounds & ample off-street parking. It would also be the perfect set up for a grand estate, family compound, corporate housing, bed & breakfast, etc. An incredible opportunity to make this yours!
924 3rd ST
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 10 Beds
  • 12 Baths
  • 10,500 SqFt
  • 0.476 Acres
One of the most desirable locations for good surf & sandy beaches along the California coast. An unparalleled coastal lifestyle awaits at this stunning beach residence, oriented to maximize ocean views & sunsets. Built for a Silicon Valley tech pioneer ahead of its time in innovation with a devotion to architectural design excellence. Curved steel & glass entry doors connect the home's foyer along with an elevator for convenience. The main level offers open concept living with an acoustically engineered ceiling that flows seamlessly to walls of windows & tilt-sliders opening to the ocean view wrap around deck with glass lit floors. All bedrooms offer high tech conveniences, radiant heat floors &, ensuite baths.  Four of the bedrooms adjoin to a central spacious family room/office area perfect for work & play. Enjoy a state of the art media room with custom-engineered sound walls & acoustics. Landscaped grounds & terraced gardens offer multiple gathering places on this oversized parcel.
330 15th AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,027 SqFt
  • 0.195 Acres
Fabulous remodeled contemporary home, right on the cliff with amazing ocean views. Open floor plan, high ceilings, light and bright with walls of windows.  Kitchen has high end Viking stainless steel appliances, opens to family room, and has ocean views as well.  Three bedrooms, plus an office and media room.   See disclosure pkg link for in-person visit rules.
2020 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,727 SqFt
  • 0.132 Acres
Once in a long while a very special home becomes available for sale...welcome to  475 Brisa del Mar aptly named Sea Breeze Haven.  The enclave is situated in a unique setting with only twelve homes that share an additional 150 acre redwood forest with ocean views.  A 700 acre preserve surrounds Redwood Meadows Ranch creating a remarkable oasis from the hustle and bustle while remaining  a convenient distance to abundant amenities.   A truly magical place, the architecture is of the English Arts and Crafts style reminiscent of times past.  Sea Breeze Haven encompasses the main home and two separate guest cottages all with cherished privacy.  With a total of five bedrooms and four full and two half baths, there is ample room for family and friends.  View the sun descend over the ocean while enjoying  the scent of the old growth redwood forest surrounding the sanctuary.  Gated access and proximity to Silicon Valley make Sea Breeze Haven the perfect place to call home!
475 Brisa Del Mar
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 4.618 Acres
Front row oceanfront among a prestigious enclave of properties w/commanding Monterey Bay views next to Black Pt privately nestled between Twin Lakes Beach & Sunny Cove. Rare opportunity to own one of the premier locations along the Santa Cruz coastline w/almost 1/2 AC flat bluff top lot on a cul de sac. Single level cottage has 2BRs/2BAs w/hardwood floors, gas fireplace in dining/living area, cozy office nook w/outstanding views, newer windows & doors, updated baths & kitchen. There is also a separate 2BR/1BA guest suite, 1 car garage & large parking area. Plenty of room for entertaining w/multiple patios, decks, & lawn w/built in BBQ & hot tub. Under built for the oversized lot, this offers the new owner the ability to add on or rebuild the house of your dreams w/a place to watch spellbinding ocean sunsets. You may never want to leave home, but if you do, you are a short distance to restaurants & activities at the Yacht Harbor & the popular Pleasure Pt area.
90 Geoffroy DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,520 SqFt
  • 0.404 Acres
ZenBeachPad.com for Video Tour, 3D Tour, Floorplans & Pictures.  Newer Mediterranean Dream Home 2 houses to the Pacific Ocean.  Completed by 2017, this breathtaking custom home was built as a getaway by a Silicon Valley Home Builder for his family's private use.  No expense was spared in the design, materials or craftsmanship that lovingly crafted this rare masterpiece.  Located on a private, dedicated street for the exclusive use of this and NO other home.  All the benefits of a West Cliff Dr., Ocean facing location without the beach goers blocking your parking, parading, partying and disturbing your Zen.  Soaring 10+ feet ceilings greet you as you open the solid steel door.  Soak in the gleaming hardwood floors with inset cherry borders, custom finishes, crown molding, recessed LED and custom lighting.  A solid stone center island accentuates an over-sized kitchen crafted with Cherry Wood Cabinets and Stainless designer appliances.  Location, Privacy and New Home Vibe, welcome home!
130 Bethany CURV
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,656 SqFt
  • 0.138 Acres
Live inspired in a beautiful, spacious & flexible home on serene 4ac. setting, pastoral views, private rural feel. Meticulously designed/crafted by New England architect Robert W. Adams. 5Bd, 4.5Ba, 6,834 Sq Ft w/18 Douglas Fir timber frame ceilings, stained concrete radiant flooring, 2 Montigo fireplaces, comfortable open plan, family kitchen with large island, built-in granite table seating for 8, formal dining room, outside cooking area & generous wraparound deck. All essentials on main floor w/ multiple flex spaces offering great work from home / multigen living / extended sheltering options: 600sf loft, three offices, full CrossFit gym/artist workshop/guest suite/2nd garage. Custom features: handmade Sapele cabinetry, abundant storage, 5 wide staircase, mudroom w/cubbies, copper downspouts, RCM roofing, sep. laundry, full house audio, central vac, security system, SportCourt, vegetable garden, play lawn, det. ADU & room for private trails.  Easy access to town, beach, commute.
2562 Glen Canyon RD
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,834 SqFt
  • 4.034 Acres
BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS! Welcome to this one of the kind, luxurious elegant estate which sits on a 6.2-acre private property consisting of two homes. Main is a custom built modern Japanese house overlooking 180 degrees of ocean view with many Japanese features; 100 year lasting roof-tiles, entertainment rooms with amenities for tea ceremony - tatami-mat, hinoki & kokutan woods, a recessed floor horigotatsu and 300-yr-old antique wood carvings ranma all imported from Japan. Master suite and two additional suites with lofts are on the 2nd floor overlooking the ocean and additional guest suite is on the 1st floor. Property also offers radiant floor heating, built in vacuum system, gourmet chef's kitchen with subzero refrigerator, bar with entertainment system, a Koi pond, Brazilian Ironwood deck, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and more. 1940 sqft 2nd house is tenant occupied. 5 minutes to HWY1, 7 minutes to HWY17, and under 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. VR tour: www.260castledr.com
260 Castle DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,127 SqFt
  • 6.200 Acres
No need for vacation when you live here! This two level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is rare amongst the California Coast, with unobstructed breathtaking views overlooking Monterey Bay. Originally built in 1946, it has recently been re-done top to bottom, complete with Seawall, brand new gourmet kitchen appliances and marble counter-tops. Beautiful flooring upstairs and complete privacy downstairs with its own entrance, wet bar, bedrooms and lower deck. Every room is light, bright and affords spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. The yard includes low maintenance landscaping, an outdoor shower and multiple decks and sitting areas to enjoy the beauty of the beach. If you enjoy the sound of the waves, or just the simple joy of rolling out of bed for a stroll along the beach, this is the property for you! Walk to nearby breweries, charming restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, boutiques and more! This beachfront beauty won't last long, California coastal properties like this are rare.
105 Seabright AVE
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,620 SqFt
  • 0.242 Acres
Fourth of July....Look No More!!!  Your oceanfront dream and home office awaits... Once in a lifetime opportunity to live on the premiere street in Santa Cruz. Views from Mitchell's Cove to Monterey, dolphins, migrating whales and sunsets; incredible! Please view tour online. Located on a rarely available double 13,000+ sf  professionally landscaped lot with space to expand or for a cottage (buyer to verify) or pool. Custom built with flexible floor plan that includes a guest suite with separate entrance & balcony. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook; perfect for morning coffee while watching the dolphins & whales. There are formal dining and living rooms with refinished hardwood floors & gas starter fireplaces overlooking the Pacific Ocean.   *Furniture Negotiable* With an over-sized 2 car garage & 300 sq ft. finished basement you will have room for all your bikes, boards & beach toys; the epitome of California Coastal Living!
950 W Cliff DR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,732 SqFt
  • 0.307 Acres
4.05 Acres upper Westside. One of the last large sites in near University.  Approx 1.97 acres nearly level, remainder slopes toward Harvey West with oaks/other trees. Home looks to large open field w/privacy. 2480 SF home built in 1950s, designed by renowned architect Joe Esherick. 5 br/3ba, living room, dining area, kitchen + laundry room. Living rm has lofty ceilings + expansive windows looking onto greenery + acreage beyond 1090 SF of decking. Features include wide plank hardwood floors in living room, brick fireplace, broad eve overhangs.Quality was good for the era. The house needs major renovations, but stands the test of a timeless design. Zoned R-1-10 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. SEE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND in MLS for info and/or contact agent.
118 Ortalon CIR
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,476 SqFt
  • 4.005 Acres
Within the top-rated Scotts Valley School District & nestled into the gated Pasatiempo community (on a private road), this zen-like abode boasts awe-inspiring views of the Monterey Bay, the world-class Pasatiempo golf course & majestic forests. Enter this warm, inviting home thru over-sized redwood doors & you will be amazed by the jaw dropping ocean/golf course views from a spectacular great room. This luxurious abode features high ceilings, walls of windows, an updated kitchen, spacious dining room, separate family room, a home theater + FIVE bd/ba suites-including a grand master suite with HUGE walk-in closet. With great separation of space, providing private space for each family member, this 3-level floor plan is IDEAL for sheltering with your family. The roomy 3 car garage includes an electric vehicle hookup. There is also a dedicated golf cart garage! Imagine the lifestyle you can have living in this tranquil setting surrounded by nature, just five minutes from Santa Cruz & SV!
11 Panorama LN
SANTA CRUZ, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,019 SqFt
  • 0.768 Acres

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