So much more than a home – a sanctuary of simplicity and peace. Perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean with romantic coastal views set to a soundtrack of crashing waves, this understated retreat is designed to harmonize with its peaceful natural setting rather than disrupt it.
Hand-stuccoed walls embrace the property, shielding it both from the elements and the demands of the outside world, inviting you to become engaged in a private conversation with nature – your chance to commune with the natural world, free of distraction. These have proven to be the exact conditions under which creativity is nurtured. A muse itself, the home has been the site of artistic and technological innovation for sculptors, artisans, and executives, and has provided a stunning backdrop for models, actors, and even the occasional music video.
Dating back to 1946 and transitioned to its current sculptural state beginning in the late ’70s, this property presents an extremely rare opportunity to take the helm as both steward of a precious piece of California coast and curator of artistic heritage. Whether you choose to reserve this experience for yourself, share it with others for intimate celebrations and vow exchanges, open it even further to film and media, or provide it as a venue for visionary corporate retreats, Villa Montara stands ready for the next phase in its natural evolution, inviting you to guide the way. If you still think something is missing, take charge and write a guest post on Home Decor.
Summary of the Home & Grounds
• One of the most desired vacation, event, and wedding sites on the California coast
• High income-producing property for vacation rentals, commercial shoots, corporate events, parties, and one of the hottest wedding venues in Northern California
• The feel of Malibu and Big Sur, yet just 20 minutes to San Francisco and the heart of Silicon Valley
• Situated on a coastal bluff 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean
• Extremely rare coastal access – 137 feet of oceanfront with marine walk path to the beach
• Lot size of approximately .61 acre (26,750 square feet)
• Approximately 1,550 square feet of living space, all oriented to the ocean view
• 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths in the main residence plus studio cottage with half-bath
• Excellent opportunity to build your dream house on this expansive and rare oceanfront lot
• Geographically situated in a cove and sheltered by walls, this unique site stays warmer than a typical oceanfront property
• Close proximity to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley
A combination of Malibu, Big Sur, and PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) coastal retreats, yet still just
20 minutes to San Francisco, Villa Montara offers a rare combination of privacy and proximity to
everyday conveniences. In the County of San Mateo, with Silicon Valley just 28 miles away, this
seaside jewel balances an all-natural landscape with a location that keeps daily conveniences
like shopping and dining, as well as tech giants like Facebook, Oracle, and Uber, close at hand.
Here in Northern California, this offering is one of just a handful of oceanfront properties – a rare
Options for Use
Carry on the heritage of the home’s past as an artist’s studio and primary residence, use as a
coastal pied-à-terre, or tap into current income-producing potential with its legacy of success
as a premier wedding destination, commercial backdrop, and corporate retreat. The possibilities
are endless to create your own vision for this private estate on one of the most sought-after
pieces of land in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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