Not far from SF yet worlds away, this $2.495M ocean-view estate borders a state park

Nestled at the base of Montara Mountain, this two-acre horse estate offers a life very different from that of the city, yet isn’t really all that far away. You can drive from here to San Francisco in a half-hour. The price: $2.495 million.

The home

Inside the main home on 750 San Pedro Mountain Rd. in Montara are 2,998 square feet. This includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

There is a split living room. One side, which currently serves as a game room, is warmed by a fireplace; the other, a capacious space with dramatic high-beamed ceilings, wood floors, and glass doors that open to the patio, is warmed by a wood stove.

The patio looks out on the property as well as the Pacific Ocean.

This home was built in 1950, and that retro appeal shows well in the kitchen, which is modern enough for today’s cook but still feels original.

There is both a large formal dining room and a cozy dining nook that flanks an old -ashioned stove.

The property

Ideal for horses, this estate offers 2.02 acres of land as well as boarding stalls.

The property is situated adjacent to open space, particularly the McNee Ranch State Park. Riders would have access to miles of trails, including ones that lead to the beach nearby.

A three-car garage includes a built-in workshop.

The location, though it seems far from any urban concerns, is reasonably close to San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. You can drive to Palo Alto in about an hour.  It’s a short drive to Half Moon Bay and Pacifica.

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Yet it’s also a rare, private estate, with over two acres, horse boarding, and views of both forest and sea.

“I’ve lived in this area my whole life,” listing agent Nate Serdy of Compass said. “I know how special and unusual this property is.”

Serdy and his mother, Rose Serdy are the co-listing agents selling this home.

The deal

In 1997, you might have been able to buy this property for substantially less. It traded hands then for $617,500. It’s been in the same family ever since.

Today, the price is $2.495 million.

See the complete listing here.

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.

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