Colorful Seaside Architecture Packs a Punch with Vivid Colors
Despite the fact that this stunning oceanfront residence in the Mendocino County enclave of Albion was not constructed by famed architect Ricardo Legorreta, his signature design touches can be found throughout the striking oceanfront retreat, which features a vivid color palette, geometric shapes, water fountains and sculptures that combine to create a powerful contrast.
This contemporary spread is priced for less than $4 million and comes with one especially desirable feature: a front-row view of the Pacific Ocean, providing a clear view of migrating whales and dolphin pods through floor-to-ceiling glass walls in almost every room, as well as an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.
Located along scenic Highway 1, near the historic village of Mendocino, this beautifully landscaped turnkey property sits atop a blufftop promontory. It occupies an almost 9-acre parcel of land that can be accessed through a pinetree-shaded road and a gated lava rock driveway that is lined with lavender flowers.
This brightly colored structure, referred to as "Westmar," was constructed in 2002 and has since been recently updated, and it consists of two bedrooms and four bathrooms in about 3,300 square feet of living space on a single level. With high ceilings, radiant-heated stone floors, and a mix of custom French, Italian and Japanese décor and furnishings, the home boasts a mixture of high ceilings and radiant-heated stone floors.
There is a walled courtyard anchored by a sculpture-adorned water fountain that greets the vividly colored house, which opens via double doors to reveal a great room that has a fireside living area and a connected dining area both bathed in yellow light.
There is an accompanying island with high-end appliances and a built-in banquette seating area adjacent to a curved kitchen and a dining nook that is also fitted with blue cabinets, a circular island with high-end appliances, and high-end appliances.
Among the features in the master retreat is an adjoining gym, dual walk-in closets and an en-suite bath; nearby is an extra bedroom with an ensuite bath, a media room and a library, as well as an additional ensuite bedroom.
It is situated on flat and grassy grounds, which are home to herb gardens, rose gardens, and a sprawling ocean-view terrace nestled alongside a sculptural water feature surrounded by lush shrubs and flowers. It also comes with a three-car garage, spacious motorcourt, CCTV, a generator of commercial quality, as well as a surveillance system.
Sarah Schoeneman is representing the seller on the listing, which is held by Mendo Sotheby's International Realty.