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Untouched midcentury beach house asks $2.35M on California coast

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The Morro Bay home was designed in the early ’70s by James Maul

Post-and-beam wooden house with large full-height windows and deck.
The 1971 home is on the market for the first time.
Photos courtesy of Tartaglia Realty

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Location: Morro Bay, California

Price: $2,350,000

On the market for the first time is this beautifully preserved 1971 modern beach house in the coastal California city of Morro Bay. Designed by architect James Maul, this modern classic incorporates a wooden construction with soaring interiors characterized by floor-to-ceiling glazing and windows all around, plus a few surprising details.

The 2,400-square-foot residence features four bedrooms, two and a half baths, and stunning living areas whose vaulted ceilings and glass expanses reach toward the ocean. In the sunken great room, cork and wood paneling combine with exposed ceiling beams and built-in furniture to create a simultaneously cozy and dramatic space. There’s even a conversation pit arranged around a pebble-floored hearth and steel fireplace.

Just a step up from the living room are the dining room and kitchen with breakfast bar, which boasts a built-in book shelf and study nook. A game area and family room, plus a loft round out the common spaces. Bedrooms are predictably spacious with generous windows, and the bathrooms are charmingly untouched.

A large deck and various outdoor seating to enjoy waterfront views round out the special midcentury-imbued property. Located at 3009 Beachcomber Drive just steps from the beach, it’s offered at $2.35 million. Watch the video below for the full experience.

Courtesy of Tartaglia Realty (h/t Estately)