271 Molina Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offered at $1,399,000
A GATED GARDEN ESTATE COMPOUND IN BONNY DOON
3BD | 3BA | 2,100 sqft | 2.272 Acres| ML81851276
2,100 Sq Ft.
Fall in love with the magic of this gated garden estate compound, on a fully-fenced tranquil 2.27-acre dreamland with its own spring-fed pond plus a semi-permanently installed luxury 38’ fifth wheel guest abode. Its location is at once convenient to civilization yet worlds away, nestled in the close-knit community of Bonny Doon along the North Coast of Santa Cruz County.
The main residence is a solid craftsman, recently renovated, and boasting an open floor plan of exposed-beam vaulted ceilings, where multiple skylights and picture windows invite the sun to create a peaceful, airy feel amidst an expansive living room, where you can cozy up next to the wood stove in the morning as you watch the birds, while looking out onto a park-like setting. The chef’s kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances like its Gagenau cooktop and Miele dishwasher, with granite countertops and breakfast bar that seamlessly flows into its spacious dining area that looks out over the newly rebuilt redwood main deck. Read More
Upstairs, enjoy views of the sunny gardens and treetops from the two spacious master suites, both with walk-in closets and convenient access to the laundry room. The expansive decks and grounds create an entertainer's paradise. Open the French doors off the living room and relax in the hot tub—where living above the fog line makes star gazing and meteor shower viewing a regular part of the nightly experience.
Looking for tranquility? Meander down the whimsical, winding pathways and find yourself on the deck of the property’s private pond, whose source is believed to be the headwaters for Laguna Creek, the major watershed in Bonny Doon, surrounded with lush vegetation. Watch the hummingbirds, hawks, and dragonflies, or have the kids catch some salamanders. Want a snack? Find one of the mature fruit trees in the terraced orchard and enjoy a plum, apple, pomegranate, fig, pluot, lemon, Asian pear, or harvest the abundant olives.
The compound has everything you could want for infrastructure, including central air-conditioning and reliable systems that afford you such modern comforts amidst the scenic beauty that surrounds it. There is ample backup with a brand new 17KW Briggs & Stratton generator that powers the whole property with its own dedicated propane tank. And the well has great flow with its maintenance shared with a longtime reliable neighbor.
Working from home? High-speed internet plus a small separate studio with ample light and power make stepping into the office a breeze. And the luxury fifth wheel guest abode connects directly to the property's septic and is served by an independent propane tank and twin solar panels. This “not-so-tiny” home presides over its own private setting, with separate large parking area plus an oversized shed with a bonus washer and dryer, plus separately fenced yard, deck, and gardens.
The grounds of the property have been manicured over the course of many years to perfectly highlight and adorn the spectacular setting with the optimal blend of native and ornamental varieties. Thoughtful tree work provides both tried and true fire hardening and abundant sun throughout, so you'll never feel like you're in a dark forest, and yet still able to find shade under the old-growth redwoods and broad variety of mature landscaping in a safe and private setting throughout the year.
There is also an enormous, kid-friendly, 100% organic garden with rich soil that features raised beds with automatic drip irrigation, ready to make your dream garden come alive. Thanks to the many drought-tolerant species and pathways that wend around the property, you'll find flowers that bloom all year, perfect to always have a fresh bouquet on the table. And in the midst of the sought-after Bonny Doon Elementary school district, its lands are perfect for fairy gardens and treehouses.
This lovingly maintained, turn-key estate has received countless improvements and is primed to welcome you to enjoy the best things in life, amidst the most beautiful of settings in an area with several other high caliber homes that dot the countryside. Come see for yourself, and experience a higher level of happiness that awaits you here.
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