Drive up the winding, oak canopied driveway to this special Shangri 'La-like retreat in Aromas and you won't want to leave! The warm and inviting "beach house" color palette welcomes you in; and once you open the front door you will be enchanted by the panoramic views of the Pajaro Valley, all the way out to Highway 1 in the distance. If this isn't enough to win your heart the amazing sunsets, visible from the back deck, living room, family room and master bedroom, will absolutely take your breath away with their beauty and majesty!
Aromas is a small country town located within North Monterey County, a rural area along the 101 corridor south of San Jose and north of Salinas. The town of Aromas has an active Grange Hall and Eagles organization along with a small library, post office, country store and restaurant - giving residents the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. Aromas and the North Monterey County area, as a whole, offer a diverse mix of horse properties, agriculture, small subdivisions and gated communities. From this property, you are only about 50 miles to the San Jose International Airport or Silicon Valley, 30 miles from Santa Cruz and Carmel beaches, as well as some of the best golf courses in the world and many award winning Central Coast wineries. Additionally, Moss Landing Harbor, offering sailing, chartered fishing trips, whale watching, fresh caught crab right off the boats and several restaurants, is less than 20 minutes away. All of this making this property an ideal location for commuters, or those who like the country and are looking for a second home away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This 2900 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, with an office and separate living and family rooms has been nicely refreshed and updated. Updates includes: new interior and exterior paint, new flooring (cali bamboo, carpet & tile), new lighting and forced air heating system complete with two furnaces, energy efficient dual water heaters, section 1 repairs, driveway (lower section) freshly paved & more. The open concept, single story floor plan was designed for entertaining with the main living areas located in the center of the home, the spacious master suite, large walk-in pantry, laundry room, office with exterior access and a full bathroom on one side and two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and a separate family room with its own fireplace on the other. The large windows and sliding glass doors capitalize on one of the home's best features--its amazing views! You will find that the quartz topped dual sided eating bar between the kitchen and oversized living room provides plenty of room to interact with family and friends while preparing meals. After dinner move the seating around to the other side of the eating bar or step outside and enjoy an evening cocktail or glass of wine while watching the evening sunset paint the sky. The kitchen with its solid wood cabinetry, a double oven, a new gas cooktop with down draft ventilation and plenty of quartz countertops is sure to please the gourmet cooks and bakers of the household. The oversized living room with its brick fireplace and built-in grill offers enough space for multiple seating areas or even a pool table if you choose!
The living room provides access to the extensive back deck and refreshing in-ground pool complete with a glass wall keeping the wind at bay without compromising the lovely view. If you choose to share your Shangri 'la retreat with friends, family or business associates this area would be a wonderful spot for hosting a summer afternoon barbeque. And you won't need to worry about parking for your guests, as in addition to the two-car detached garage there is plenty of paved parking out front. The custom designed rock waterfall, greeting guests as a dramatic centerpiece of the front yard, could easily be restored; thereby adding to the Shangri'La - like essence of this property with the soothing sounds of cascading water from above.
Located on 18.6 oak studded acres you will enjoy a variety of wildlife, from resident hawks soaring above and hooting owls roosting in the trees, to the occasional deer & turkeys wandering through. Additionally, this property, with its location, size and zoning provides many options. The flat meadow like areas below the house provide nice potential for a horse property with room for a barn and an arena. Or instead, utilize this space to grow your own vineyard, flowers or other agricultural endeavor. The property is zoned LDR/2.5 and at one time was two separate parcels. Therefore, there may be an opportunity to obtain a "Certificate of Compliance" through the county for a lot split allowing, you to sell a portion of the property or keep it and perhaps build a second unit for extended family or a rental. On the market for the first time, this beloved family property offers privacy, views and a priceless tranquility that will absolutely melt your cares away and nurture your soul.
Truly a fabulous opportunity to own a very special property - call today! $1,125,000.
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