The year is 1977. The town is Santa Cruz. And the vibe is hippie-chic with a shingled facade and stoney chimney. This beach house in the California’s loopiest coastal town is a treat for anyone who wants to feel like they’re back chilling with a glass of Chablis and half a blunt while debating the merits of the Carter administration.
Coming in at three beds, two and a half baths, and 2,150 square feet, the whimsical house at 227 Third Avenue features nautical/rainbow mosaic tile work that feels like a hallucinogenic trip come to life. The stone-cement tub in the bathroom is jaw-droppingly original if not very practical. And the exposed wood-clad beams are impressive to behold.
The perfect beach house for someone who wants to escape San Francisco on weekends. Or for someone with very specific tastes.
Asking is $1,800,000.