With its deep porch, high ceilings, bead board wainscoting, and nautical touches throughout, this Mendocino Village historic home looks like it was torn right from the pages of Coastal Living! The exposed rafters and divided light windows frame dramatic, unobstructed views across protected Headlands State Park to the craggy cliffs and crashing surf beyond. And when those North Coast storms blow, you’ll be safe and warm snuggled up in front of a beautiful river rock fireplace with a front row seat as the drama unfolds outside.
No expense was spared in the restoration of this classic home. From the living room hearth, to the bathrooms and exterior walkways, each stone was hand-selected from a nearby beach and individually set by a master stone mason. In the kitchen, cobalt-blue bead board cabinets, hardwood countertops, gleaming brass fixtures and a picture-perfect view out over the back gardens make the preparation of any meal a delight. Upstairs, the bedrooms showcase exposed beams, bead board ceilings and postcard views, with the master featuring an ensuite clawfoot tub.
Also included is an artist/writer’s studio in the back gardens with a beautiful stone floor and picture window covered by barn doors that swing open to expose an inspirational view out over the headlands.
Located in the Village of Mendocino.
3 berooms, 2 bathroom.
Protect views – adjacent to the Headlands State Park.
Classic details—broad porch, high ceilings, exposed rafters—of a century-old house.
Gleaming hardwood floors and wainscoting.
Separate Artist/Writer’s Studio.
Manicured front and back gardens.
Rugged Northern California coastal village, the picturesque hub of Mendocino County, is a chance to aerate body and soul. Mendocino is a stage set of pioneer California, a cluster of low white frame Victorian buildings and old water towers nestled in the curve of a cove high above the crashing waves of the cold Pacific. Somewhere between a New England fishing village and an Old West frontier town, little Mendocino (population 1,200) looks much as it did in the 19th century, when it was a thriving logging town, shipping redwoods down to an expanding San Francisco. Located 150 miles North of San Francisco, today's visitors typically arrive after a drive through Sonoma and Napa Counties, with their vineyards, cheese- and snack-laden tasting rooms and many wines that cannot be found elsewhere. The last part of the drive to Mendocino is an exhilarating hairpin-turn coastal road through what remains of the ancient redwood forest, where huge evergreen trees obliterate the sky before opening suddenly onto a five-mile stretch of ocean road that leads directly into the village. The temperature hovers between 50 and 60 degrees year-round; sunny days are glorious; stormy days, memorably dramatic.
SUZANNE HAMLIN, New York Times