SOLD: Private Beachfront Estate
Ideally situated on nearly 1.5 splendid acres above Summerland’s renowned sandy beach is a spacious contemporary clapboard cottage estate. The stylish 3,100 +/- sq. ft. residence embodies casual elegance. Picture windows, generous outdoor spaces, and French doors integrate the stunning ocean setting into the bright and open interior spaces. Two master suites, two additional bedrooms, large living areas, and four and one half bathrooms complete the ideal modern floor plan. Lush gardens encompass the home. A private path leads to direct beach access.
A coveted piece of secluded beachfront, the property is defined by its sweeping ocean vista and close proximity to a wide swath of sandy shoreline. Shade plants in the front garden open into an impressive rose garden on the lot’s side. A u-shaped wooden deck with built-in benches is a sublime spot for entertaining or relaxing on ocean’s edge. The spa is nestled into a charming stone terrace setting enveloped by sea breezes. A naturalistically landscaped hillside flows down to a private sandy terrace perfect for picnicking, storing kayaks, or soaking up the sun. Just a few steps away is the opportunity to enjoy the expansive Summerland Beach.
The shady front entrance greets visitors with a host of hydrangea in a verdant garden. Inside, a long foyer merges into the great room with breathtaking sea views. A vaulted beam ceiling and rustic river rock fireplace exhibit a classic beach style. Built-in beadboard bookcases and oak floors lend a cozy feeling to the large space. The connecting dining room has recessed lighting and flows into a media room with skylights and a tile floor.
A perfect gathering space, the large gourmet kitchen includes a tiled corner fireplace and an enormous bay window with a window seat for ocean gazing. A huge center island has a stove top and a plethora of storage departments. The space’s stylish beach casual look is enhanced by bright blue and white tile and oak flooring. A stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator, Jenn-Air dishwasher, and Thermador double-oven are an epicurean’s delight. French doors open to the large wraparound deck overlooking the ocean. Adjoining utilitarian spaces include a large pantry and closet with full-size washer and dryer units. The guest powder room features an extra large contemporary sink with polished nickel fixtures.
Conveniently located on the ground floor is the first of the master suites with French doors opening to the stone terrace hosting a hot tub. Imagine waking up to expansive views of sun-kissed surf or falling to sleep with a picture window view of a starry night sky above the dark sea. Always there is the gentle backdrop sound of waves along the shore, just a stone’s throw away. A large nook with built-ins provides the perfect setting for a bed. The attached full bath features a double sink with smooth, sand-colored Silestone. Generous closets include plenty of storage space and shelving.
The second master suite is a gracious private sanctuary with a picture window and intimate balcony overlooking the sparkling sea. A grand fireplace with azure blue tile brightens the room. Recessed lighting, a vaulted beam ceiling, and ceiling fan add to the thoughtful finishes. A liberally proportioned walk-in closet boasts built-in shelving. The spacious bath has tiled double sinks and a separate area with a corner shower and white tiled tub. A skylight floods sunshine into every corner.
A luxuriously soft, sand-colored carpet extends throughout all the bedrooms. The two additional downstairs bedrooms have vaulted pine ceilings and private attached full bathrooms. One bedroom enjoys two ocean views windows, a huge closet, and French doors opening to the seaside deck. The other bedroom opens to the lush front garden and is lit by a large skylight.
A two-car garage is attached. Summerland’s shopping district and a new market is an easy walk. Quick access to Highway 101.
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