Famous for its exclusivity, Bolinas has just a dusting of residential properties with private beach access.
So for anyone who's been yearning for a second home here—or perhaps a total escape from the city at last—this recently renovated oceanfront sanctuary overlooking Brighton Beach is one to snap up quick.
Dramatic Pacific panoramas peek through restored vintage windows throughout the house, and there are multiple window seats facing the water where you can catch the sunrise over Monterey Cypress trees and sunset over Duxbury Reef. The interiors offer even more than just the lure of the sea.
Built in 1935, the house blends a multitude of wood species including old growth redwood, knotty pine, Douglas fir floors, and a custom front door made of South American mahogany.
Each and every room feels like an adventure. The living room has a high ceiling with exposed beams for treehouse cabana vibes; the cozy dining area with wooded views feels like a quiet cabin escape; and the kitchen is a step back in time with an antique O'Keefe & Merritt stove in sea foam green.
Each of the bedrooms is its own private sanctuary—bright and airy with windows opening to the coast. There's also a detached master suite for guests and separate downstairs living.
A home like this isn't complete without a place to sit outside and dine al fresco—soak up the views or take the steps directly to the beach.
Location: 49 Terrace Ave. (Bolinas)
Size: 2,386 sq. ft.
Asking price: $4,250,000
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