I am walking along San Antonio and am ready to start up the hill on Ocean Ave. A spectacular house sits on the corner and I , along with many others, admire it . There are always several of us snapping photos of its charming gardens and architectural touches.
It sits one block from the beach. The owners proudly share views of the home they have lovingly created. Only a low stone wall separates them from their admiring fans.
They are wonderful gardeners who tend to every little detail. The planter on the gate is filled with flowers that change with the season.
The pots are carefully planned.
They have not skimped on architectural details either.
The shutters are unique
as are the brackets that hold them.
I walk around the corner and shoot over the wall.
I love the Bougainvillea- covered arbor over the corner patio.
Today there is a “FOR SALE” sign in the yard, so when I get home I check the website for interior photos.
The large great room looks warm and inviting.
As the website notes, there are many French design elements.
Around the corner I admire the front door
guarded by this handsome rooster
and gate with it plaque announcing the name of the home- “Ocean’s End”.
More pots and garden vignettes charm the eye.
They look so handsome set against the warm stone.
I am almost at the end of the house where a sign announces “Dreams Start Here”.
Through this half-open gate I see that the back yard is made of artificial turf.
How better to practice your golf putt.
The website suggests the formal dining room,
and bedrooms and baths are on the private sides of the house.
I love the chandaliers and the blue and white theme of the guest room.
The master bedroom even has an inviting fireplace
and what fun to “put on your face”at this vanity.
The asking price is $3,850,000