This amazing home was designed by Michael Barron-Wike, AIA to maximize the views and fit perfectly into the hillside. Serendipity has the Craftsman look, inside and out. The first impression when entering is a wonderful combination of windows and wood; 34 Anderson windows, five skylights, Brazilian cherry flooring, maple custom cabinets, high open beam ceilings, rich cedar trim, and Mission style furniture. The great room provides breathtaking views. Looking through the huge picture window, one can see the Gualala River, the beach, the Gualala Point cliffs, and the crashing waves.
Although you cannot see the town, all of this is a short walk from Gualala's many wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, and stores. Most of our guests choose to eat at home, however. The kitchen is beautiful - Granite counters, top end appliances, and fully-equipped including an ice cream maker.
The two master bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house for maximum privacy for two couples. Each bedroom has a luxurious queen bed, and ensuite or adjacent bathroom. The kids will love sleeping in the great room, either on the fold-out sofa with a plush comfort sleeper mattress, or the 18 foot wide window seat. The great room entertainment center is stocked with an LED Smart TV, DVDs and the drawers in the window seat are filled with games and toys.
Every step through the house offers another view from inside, or outside on either of the two decks. The house is a feast for all the senses. The ocean sound is always present, birds of all types fly by, and seals play below. We have seen whales relax below us for hours. Mid-April to mid-May is the peak whale season. The mother and baby grey whales hug the coast on their way north from Baja. They love to stop and rinse the barnacles off in the fresh water of the river mouth below our house. The last few years we have seen Humpback whales in the fall and Bald Eagles year-round. The spa deck captures river and ocean views, stunning at sunset. We offer free wireless internet, so it's easy to work, even from the deck. Until you start yelling when you see one, nobody has to know you have been whale watching while working.
The house was lovingly built by Gregg Warner and many other local crafts-persons. It incorporates luxury with environmental concern. We used concrete shingle siding, composite decking, and sustainably grown hardwood flooring. We installed a four KW solar panel below the house, as well as a tankless water heater, and other energy efficient appliances. Serendipity was featured on the Soroptimist's Coastal Home Architectural Tour.
As you can tell, we love this house, and judging from the glowing comments in our guest book, you will too. 'The most beautiful environment we've been in for years...' 'My husband's a General Contractor, and he could find no flaws...' 'Congratulations to the owners, the architect and the builders in bringing this vision to reality...'
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND RULES
- Maximum occupancy shall be 6.
- Maximum number of vehicles shall be 2, parked in the small driveway.
- Quiet hours must be observed between 10pm and 7am every day.
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