- Monterey Home for Sale with Ocean Views and a Guest Unit
- Address: 359 Watson St., Monterey, CA 93940
- Price: $998,000
- MLS# ML81794948
- Bedrooms: 3 plus a Bonus Room
- Bathrooms: 3 Full
- Total Livable Size: 2068 SF (Third Party Vender)
- Main House: 1609 SF 2 beds, 2 baths plus a bonus room
- Guest Unit: 459 SF 1 bed, 1 bath
- Basement: 257 SF
- Lot Size: 5826 SF (County)
- Architectural Style: 1930’s Bungalow
- Views: Ocean View, Monterey Bay View, Del Monte Beach View
Contact Mark Bruno with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available or to set up an appointment for a private showing (831) 917-8190.
Remodeled Home for Sale with Ocean Views and a Guest Unit
359 Watson Street is your opportunity to own a Monterey ocean view home with a guest unit in the Old Town Monterey neighborhood that locals refer to as Spaghetti Hill. You will love the location as it is close to the world-famous Cannery Row, the Monterey Wharf, the Defense Language Institute (DLI), downtown Monterey and it even has a neighborhood pub called Duffy Hunters.
The main house at 359 Watson Street is a 1928 Bungalow style house with great curb appeal and charm. It is roughly 1600 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths plus it has a bonus room that has been used as a third bedroom in the past, this home has the charm of yesteryear in a nicely updated package.
When you walk through the front door into the living room, you can’t help but notice the wainscoting in every room as well as the original plaster work by true craftsman of the day. They just don’t make them like this anymore! There is new carpet and fresh paint on the ceiling, walls and wainscoting. The fireplace is covered with what appears to be Carmel Stone and the two diamond shaped windows on either side add a unique touch.
The kitchen has been nicely updated from original and includes newer Shaker style kitchen cabinets, marble counter tops, newer appliances and a black, grey and white tile backsplash to tie it all together. There is a large dining area or what be a small nook for a kitchen table and still a good size family room. This space has a great view of Del Monte Beach and the Monterey Bay through the sliding glass windows. There is a 256 square foot deck off the sliding glass doors that also has great views of the water and beach.
The two bedrooms are both larger than they appear. The front bedroom has a large closet while the rear bedroom has a smaller, more traditional closet of the period. Both rooms have wainscoting on the walls along with fresh paint everywhere and new carpet. The rear bedroom has nice views of Del Monte Beach and the Monterey Bay.
There are two remodeled bathrooms, one with dual vanities, granite countertops, tile floors and a tile shower over a tub. The other has a walk-in shower covered with limestone tiles and a single vanity.
The nearly 460 square foot lower level guest unit is accessed through a set of sliding glass doors from the rear of the house. It includes a living room, small kitchenette, a nice sized bedroom and a bathroom. The small kitchenette area has a small counter with a sink and room for a refrigerator.
Old Town Monterey (Spaghetti Hill)
The Old Town Monterey neighborhood, or what the local Sicilians refer to as Spaghetti Hill, is where the local Sicilian fisherman first settled back in 1890. Of course, they would settle here, this neighborhood is located just a couple blocks above the Monterey Wharf!
Today, Old Town Monterey is a great place to live as it is in close proximity to most of what Monterey has to offer. It is bordered by the Presidio of Monterey (including the DLI) to the west and north, Larkin Street to the East and Madison Street to the south. Downtown Monterey, which is home to the best Farmers Market in the area on Tuesday’s, has great restaurants, banks, shops and nightlife, making it a popular walk in destination from Spaghetti Hill. The Monterey Wharf and Harbor are just a few blocks down the hill and although it is a huge tourist attraction, is a great place to go out to eat, pick up some locally caught fresh seafood or just hang out and take in the atmosphere. The famous Cannery Row is within walking distance as are several beaches, not to mention the bike trail that runs from Pacific Grove’s Lovers Point all the way past Marina!
If you are looking for a great house with plenty of flexibility, an ocean view and in a great location, you need to take a look at 359 Watson in Monterey’s Old Town neighborhood!