The 2,800-square-foot space includes a swooping, parabolic roof. "We wanted there to be an architectural element that really set the house apart," listing agent and co-owner/developer Erik Gilmer says. "It's unique-looking."
"Unique" is the right word. But the newly built home, designed by San Diego-based architect Lloyd Russell, also pays homage to its Mid-Century Modern roots. "The floor plan is kind of based on some old Eichler floor plans for courtyard homes," Gilmer notes, referencing the housing developer Joseph Eichler, who created modern-style tract subdivisions in California in the 1950s.
No detail in this three-bedroom home has been overlooked. The open and airy space features vaulted ceilings finished with natural wood, wide plank oak floors, a pre-stained wood-clad exterior, walls of concrete, rosewood cabinetry, plus a modern kitchen with quartz counters. Glass walls and sliding glass doors open up the home to its outdoor spaces from multiple rooms.
Added pops of color are found in the mint-green tile backsplash in the kitchen and the blue mod tile on the master bath floor.
The property is located in a serene, quarter-acre lot at the end of a dead-end road, and is surrounded by pines, palms, and a sunny deck. Glass pocket walls completely open up in one corner, giving the home a "courtyard lifestyle with the melding of the indoors and outdoors," Gilmer notes.
The home is move-in ready, artfully furnished with a mix of vintage and new decor, some supplied by the local company Atomic Bazaar, to match the vibe of the house. And an art gallery's worth of paintings grace the walls, many by local artist Andy Davis, giving the place a hip, artsy feeling.
That's by design. Art, furniture, and house could all be yours -- but the artwork and decor must be negotiated on top of the home price.
"With these new homes, we stage them, sell them as a lifestyle property. Someone can buy everything in it," Gilmer says.
The lifestyle is plenty appealing, both inside the house and outside the front door. The Boho area of Leucadia, in Encinitas, where the home is located, is considered a primo surf town.
Head over to Ponto Beach, just about a mile away, to catch some waves. Or, walk to shopping and dining downtown on Highway 101.
"It's a very laid-back kind of environment," Gilmer says. "You don't see anyone in a suit, ever."
Which suits us just fine.