Balboa Terrace Neighborhood

359 San Benito Way

Offered at $2,075,000.         SOLD at $2,100,000.

Balboa Terrace Splendid
Spanish Mediterranean Home!

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 full baths

  • Sunken formal living room

  • Formal dining room

  • Wood-burning fireplace

  • Built-in bookshelves

  • Parquet hardwood floors

  • Period light fixtures

  • Gourmet kitchen

  • Breakfast area

  • Laundry area

  • Sub-basement/storage

  • Gated courtyard, spacious patio

  • Landscaped grounds

  • 2 car side-by-side parking garage

This impeccable Spanish Mediterranean home with gorgeous architectural detail built in 1928 is nestled on a wonderful block, close to Aptos Park and Playground, shops, restaurants and public transportation! A beautiful manicured garden entrance with gated courtyard and octagonal planter leads to a notable turret entry and into a gracious foyer with "checkerboard" floor and convenient coat closet. The grand sunken formal living room with vaulted ceiling boasts an imposing wood-burning fireplace with period tile surround and mantel, built-in bookshelves, arched French picture windows, attractive wall sconces and rich parquet hardwood floors. The exquisite, banquet-size formal dining room with open-beam ceiling, original crystal chandelier, built-in china alcoves and delightful views to the front garden is perfect for entertaining!

The spectacular remodeled gourmet kitchen with pleasant breakfast area and handy coffee station showcases all stainless-steel appliances, including a five-burner gas cooktop with hood, double oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave, recessed lighting, honed Carrara marble counters with subway tile backsplash, custom cabinets with slow-close drawers and a large wall-to-wall pantry.

The expansive, classic hallway with period light fixtures and both linen and coat closets leads to the home's private living quarters. The incredible master bedroom suite features a huge walk-in custom closet and an outstanding remodeled en-suite bath with dual vanity sink and big walk-in shower. Two additional good-size bedrooms and a second tastefully remodeled designer tile full bath with shower over tub and vanity sink with mirror end this floor.

The spacious patio overlooking the mature landscaped yard and garden with colorful plants and trees completes this truly special home!