2565 Golden Gate Avenue - Pacific Panorama Retreat

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2565 Golden Gate Avenue - Pacific Panorama Retreat

Unobstructed ocean views perfect this gray-gabled, Nantucket-style contemporary. Perched high above the sea in Summerland, this gracious 2291+/- sq. ft. home is bright and open with cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and spacious living areas exemplify casual chic.

Setting the relaxed yet refined tone is the front entrance bound by white rail fences and a gorgeous rock garden filled with diminutive succulents. The sophisticated, paneled foyer is ideal for displaying fine art. Set to one side is a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances from Bosch, Kenmore, and Kitchen Aid. Double ovens will please the most discriminating epicurean. A delightful family room, which also could be used as a comfortable breakfast room, is a sunny refuge with a ceiling fan set high in the beamed ceiling. Sliders open to a walkway leading to the front garden patio, a tranquil spot for enjoying morning coffee or relaxing under the shade of a red-flowering bottlebrush tree.

The formal dining room with recessed lighting overlooks a breathtaking backdrop of blue sea. Perfect for entertaining is the adjoining sunken living room which further frames the stunning ocean panorama with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. A corner gas fireplace adds warmth and elegance. This grand space extends to the wide wooden deck covered by a picturesque trellis. Just below is a refined lawn hedged by lush plantings set above an expansive scene of Pacific waves and the Channel Islands beyond. The deck leads down to the garden, accentuating the marvelous indoor/outdoor harmony of the property. Colorful sweeps of iris, bird-of-paradise, and perennials, bordering a trim lawn, are a gardener's delight. This dual level backyard area includes a gravel pathway, quaint patio, and plenty of opportunity to revel in the sun-drenched greenery and sea breezes.

The glorious first floor master suite features a breathtaking vista through glass doors. Here is an intimate deck space perfect for stargazing or watching the nuances of light playing on the ocean throughout the day. Dual, mirrored his-and-her closets are extra large. Double sinks in the master bath are outfitted with burnished fixtures and edged with cool, gray tile. The separate toilet and shower/tub area is fully tiled.

The first floor is complete with the convenience of a full laundry room, including a sink. The guest half bathroom is distinguished by a contemporary marble sink. Hallway closets maintain extra storage space. A two-car garage is attached.

A wide stairway leads to the second-floor sanctuary with additional bedrooms. The second bedroom enjoys spectacular sea views from three exposures. This serene space is enhanced by soaring ceilings and extra large closets. A third bedroom, which also could be used as an office, boasts inspiring ocean and mountain views. Mirrored closets offer plenty of storage space. The upstairs rooms share an attractive bath covered in cool gray tiles and accented with pewter fixtures. A window provides a glimpse of mountain peaks, adding a touch of natural drama.

Ideally situated a short walk from the fabulous antique shops and boutiques of Summerland, and within minutes to renowned beaches, this property is a truly relaxing, coastal retreat.