The Breaker’s Beach House in Santa Cruz
423 37th Ave, Santa Cruz
Designed by Bay Area Architect Noel Cross as the ultimate luxury beach house. This 2008 custom built home featured in Coastal Living Magazine, sits on the site of the historic Breakers Beach House: a collection of cozy motor court cottages for adventurous families in the 1930’s. Designed from the ground up to fit seamlessly into the desirable Pleasure Point neighborhood comprised of cottages, bungalows, and eclectic seaside homes, you can expect the quintessential coastal living and lifestyle. Walking through the front gate and stepping onto the boardwalk you’ll notice the native grasses and foliage as if you were walking through the dunes on your way to the beach.
As you pass an intimate patio setting, you’ll enter the house and know that you’ve stepped into an exceptional home: wide-plank natural oak-wood floors, high ceilings, and numerous large windows offer a both polished and rustic atmosphere that feels open and airy. The lower level offers ample accommodations for both family and friends, enhancing your enjoyment of the home. Ascending the wide oak and steel stairway to reach the great room, you’ll be greeted by a gorgeous Monterey Bay view. The Great Room, featuring high vaulted ceilings and huge windows, seamlessly blends kitchen, dining, and living areas for a sophisticated, yet feeling of the Santa Cruz beach lifestyle.
Entertain like a pro in a custom kitchen featuring Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Whether sitting at the peninsula dining area or out on the deck gazing at the Monterey Bay, you can enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends. When it’s time to put the day behind you, retire to your Master Suite with its own bay-facing deck. When you awake in the morning, grab your surf or paddleboard from onsite storage and head to the Point Market for breakfast burrito before you paddle out on the bay. Or, head to your home office to take care of business. Yes, this could all be yours: the surf, tranquility, luxurious living, all in your new Santa Cruz home.
FROM ARCHITECT NOEL CROSS
A casual assemblage of local vernacular architecture informed by the consistent scale and simple materials of nearby cottages, shacks, and bungalows. These influences were distilled down to a palette of board and batt, clapboard, and cedar shiplap, and synthesized with the bolder forms that evoke images of nearby Capitola Wharf, beach guard towers, and the client’s surf shack program requirements.