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Location: Pacific Grove, California
Beautiful midcentury design comes in all forms. Sometimes you get a meticulously detailed gem that seems to have stepped straight out of the 1950s. Other times you get houses like this charming 1947-built cabin in coastal Northern California.
Equal parts polished and rustic, the 1,653-square-foot house sits on a wooded plot of land, minutes away from the beach. It has the expected midcentury touches including wood paneled walls, a sleek pitched roof, and a light brick fireplace that anchors the airy living room.
But its adherence to period style is balanced with a homey cabin vibe, which secures its place in California’s legacy of casual-yet-architecturally stunning beach town homes. The sunny dwelling has multiple skylights and windows that look out onto a landscaped backyard filled with garden paths and trees, as well as peeks of the ocean.
For those times when you plan to host a bigger beach vacation, the house comes with a cozy 200-square-foot casita that’s conveniently accessible by walking through the backyard.
Located at 1030 Benito Avenue, this cozy hideout is now on the market for $798,000.