The Moss Beach home is one of just 20 properties along this serene stretch of California coastline.

By Marisa Spyker

If we had to dream up our version of the perfect California home, here’s a checklist of things we’d include: a perfectly private location on a rugged piece of oceanfront land; breezy interiors with sky-high vaulted ceilings; walls of windows showcasing killer ocean views; and loads of outdoor space, including a private pathway to your own personal little beach.

Good news: this 1,940-square-foot beachfront beauty has all that and more.

Cherie Cordellos
Cherie Cordellos

Perched along a coveted stretch of coastline that feels blissfully remote yet is just a quick drive to San Francisco, the Moss Beach home was built in the ‘70s by female architect Edith Jacobsen to use as her personal retreat.

Walls of windows clad the back exterior, taking full advantage of the sweeping ocean views the location affords. The home’s contemporary glass façade and dramatic rooflines are balanced by classic and cozy cedar shingled siding.

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The sophisticated aesthetic continues inside with vaulted and beamed ceilings clad in light wood, stone floors, and other sleek finishes. An earthy palette allows the views to truly steal the show.   

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The indoor spaces effortlessly flow outdoors, where multiple hangout spots include a lounge anchored by a massive stone fireplace, a covered dining nook, cozy fire pit, and a putting green that connects with the home’s bar and wine room. (Talk about a party house!)

Cherie Cordellos

If you’re interested in snagging this architectural work of art, the house is currently up for grabs for the first time in a while for a cool $3,600,000. And considering you’d be one of only 20 to own a home on this perfect stretch of land, that sounds like a worthy deal to us.

Cherie Cordellos
Cherie Cordellos
Cherie Cordellos
Cherie Cordellos