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Call Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594-3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see inside this property.
You are going to love this beautiful example of a Monterey Colonial Spanish Revival style home that dates back to when Samuel F B Morse was shaping Pebble Beach into the famous destination it is today. Located just above the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course, Beach and Tennis Club, Casa Palmero Spa, and The Lodge, this roughly 6000+/- square foot home has been expertly sited on a rare 2+ acre gently sloping parcel of land offering its new owner privacy and infinite possibilities. The current residence offers amazing details and charm seldom seen in new architecture including herring bone hardwood floors, old world plaster walls, high ceilings, large second story decks, multiple fireplaces and even a mural hand painted by a notable artist.
The main level of this classic Monterey Colonial has a modest entry, that leads you to a beautiful living room with three sets of French doors, a large fireplace and old school oak herring bone style hardwood floors. The French doors lead out to a large 1400 square foot terrace featuring a BBQ and a fireplace of its own.
To the left of the entry is a powder room and a door leading to a lower level bedroom suite, a den and a billiard room with a fireplace that also leads to the patio area. The far right side of the entry leads to the staircase to the upper level as well as the kitchen area with a butlers pantry area, breakfast nook, and the dining room featuring a hand painted mural on the walls and a French door to the patio. In addition, the main level has another bedroom suite, a mud room with laundry, plus stairs to access the lower level basement.
The upper level is home a very spacious master suite and two additional ensuites, all with nice views of Point Lobos and Carmel Bay along with the Monterey pines and oak trees in the back yard. The upper level also includes two decks totaling more than 300 square feet, one accessible from the hallway via 2 sets of French doors overlooking the front entry and the other accessed via 3 sets of French doors from the master and one French door from the adjoining bedroom with great views of Carmel Bay and the setting sun.
There is a 1000 square foot guest house that is more like spacious apartment with a living room, dining area, a small kitchen a bedroom and a bathroom.
Additional amenities include a large basement that would make a great wine cellar or additional storage, a two-car garage, plus 2.21 acres of land.
“Without Sam Morse, Pebble Beach would be a West Coast Coney Island.” - Bing Crosby
Although Samuel FB Morse is thought of as the guy that developed Pebble Beach, what isn’t widely known is that he was an early conservationist and loved the land and trees and wanted to conserve as much as he could. Read more about SFB Morse here. https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/02/03/the-boss-and-the-beginnings-of-pebble-beach/
The Lodge area of Pebble Beach includes some of the most luxurious and spectacular homes on the Monterey Peninsula. Some of the luxury homes in this part of Pebble Beach are built right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean making them some of the most sought-after ocean front homes in the world! Other homes are built on either Pebble Beach Golf Links or Cypress Point Golf Club, two of the most desirable golf courses in the world! And still other homes are built on home sites with amazing Pebble Beach ocean views of Point Lobos, Stillwater Cove, Carmel Beach, and the Pacific Ocean…Not to mention breathtaking views of some of the most famous golf holes in the world. If you are looking for a truly unique and luxurious piece of real estate, the Lodge area of Pebble Beach might just be what you are after.
The Lodge area includes all the homes built on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Cypress Point Golf Club, as well as all of the homes built along the coastline between Carmel Gate and Spyglass Hill Road where it meets the Pacific Ocean. This area also includes the “dunes” portion of Spyglass Hill Golf Course (the part of the course that is south of Spyglass Hill Road), Peter Hay Golf Course and the prestigious Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Call Mark Bruno at 831-917-8190 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.
Located close to downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, several beaches and parks, as well as Del Monte Shopping Center, this smaller, private complex is tucked securely behind a private gate.
As you enter Villa Via Joaquin through the private gate, you are greeted to a beautifully landscaped central courtyard with a water fountain. Unit 1 is the last unit on the right-hand side and is very handsome looking from the front with lots of windows and a gazebo. This townhome is a very spacious at 1964 square feet, (county records) and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 and ½ baths and is an end unit.
As you enter the home, you can’t help but notice the dramatic entry with high ceilings all the way up to the second level. This home is a reverse floor plan with the kitchen and living areas on the second floor and man what a fantastic job was done on the remodel. Full advantage was taken of this end unit configuration with windows everywhere and tons of natural light. You almost feel as if you are in a tree house with great views of the Peter’s Gate area of Monterey filtered through the trees. The living room has high vaulted ceilings with a resurfaced gas log fireplace, genuine hickory hardwood floors, a beautifully remodeled powder room, a custom wet bar, and two balconies.
The kitchen is also drenched in natural light and features newer Shaker cabinets, granite counter tops, newer stainless appliances, a skylight, and a large breakfast nook. It even has a passthrough to the formal dining room.
The lower level is home to a spacious master suite with a gas log fireplace, a private deck with open views and two closets. The spa-like bathroom features a wide vanity with Shaker style cabinets, a Carrara marble countertop with dual sinks, and a custom shower with subway tiles. In addition, there are two more bedrooms, a beautifully remodeled hall bath, and a laundry area.
Other amenities include a gated garage entry with two end parking spaces and an 8’x10’ storage room.
Villa Via Joaquin is a small 15-unit condo complex located off of El Dorado Street near Pacific Street in Monterey, CA. It is tucked back off the main roads and most people don’t even know it exists, making it a hidden gem here on the Monterey Peninsula. With a private gated courtyard, and gated garage access, it is very secure and offers a high level of privacy.
The Villa Via Joaquin condo complex is near downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, several beaches, and parks, as well as Del Monte Shopping Center, making it a great place to call home. Monterey and the surrounding areas have all sorts of activities going on every single week, including several farmer’s markets, great restaurants, shopping, whale watching, fishing, surfing…You get the idea. The lifestyle here is fantastic, and so is the climate.
Monterey's Monte Regio/Peter’s Gate neighborhood is full of an eclectic mixture of homes and people. You will find early 1900's Victorian era homes, Monterey Colonial style homes, craftsman bungalows as well as other small cottages mixed together with newer construction, various remodeled homes, duplexes and even a few condos complexes like this one. This is a favorite neighborhood for locals and those looking to move here based on its proximity to not only Monterey’s thriving downtown area, but also everything else that makes the Monterey Peninsula a great place to visit and call home. The lifestyle associated with living this close to the water with one of the world best climates is really second to none. The flatter terrain associated with this location in particular it especially nice as walking, running and bicycling just about anywhere is easier from here than in other parts of Monterey.