Cliffside Contemporary

 A gated entry creates a hidden sanctuary for this serene and dramatic 21st century contemporary. Nestled on the cliffs above Abalone Cove, a koi pond, integrated into a classic Italian fountain, graces the entrance. A grand 60' Atrium entrance, with double staircase, soars to a glass gabled roof.

The high-ceilinged living room is spacious and stylish, yet comfortable, complemented by a treasury of windows and stunning classical columns that frame the ocean view. Hand-painted floral ceilings and Schonbek crystal chandeliers decorate an elegant dining room. Butterflies and birds visit inside the house in springtime, while the idyllic Cove view and an Infinity pool tempt occupants outside to enjoy the patio, ideal for al fresco dining. Elements of nature…wood, glass, stone, marble, and metal all tranquilly coexist.

The owner, who "collects for the sheer love of design," is also a consummate artist who works her magic throughout her 6000+ square foot home in faux and decorative painting, oil landscapes, ceramic art and tiles. Family treasures…a great, great grandmother's rocking chair, a grandparents' Japanese wedding chest, a brother's comic book collection all are at home in this harmonious environment.