No one will ever confuse Pacifica with Malibu, but it’s got its ownSpringsteen-esque windblown charm. Often, that charm is shrouded in melancholy fog, which is OK, too. Pacifica’s beachgoers pride themselves on their appreciation of the entire range of beach experiences, not just the sun-drenched ones. To them, an offshore storm is every bit as thrilling as a summer barbecue.
Since 1946, there has been a home at 2305 Beach Blvd., across the street from the beach, two blocks from the pier. In the past 62 years, though, that home has been expanded and modified. What once was a humble cottage now boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a downstairs family room.
Like most beachfront buildings, the home is oriented to take advantage of the view. A great room dominates the main level, where living, dining and kitchen areas all look out onto the water.
Since 1998, 2305 Beach Blvd. has been owned by a landscape architect who has definitely put his unique stamp on the property. That stamp is, above all else, peace. And serenity.
Two blocks away, a guy with a huge Harley-Davidson tattoo is grilling corn on the cob, and selling it for $2 an ear. You can watch him from 2305 Beach Blvd., either from the main-level deck or the roof deck.
If that is still too much for you, there are Japanese gardens, one in front and one quietly hidden from the street, behind red fencing. From here, the pier is invisible, the rhythmic pounding of the ocean a soothing backdrop to the intricate detail of the trees and plants.
And inside the house, accessible via pull-down ladder, is the most peaceful space of all: the meditation room. Here you can sit on the floor, surrounded by pillows, and shut out everything you wish to keep at length.
A good 45 minutes and you’ll be ready for that corn on the cob. They’ve got hot dogs and burgers, too.
2305 BEACH BOULEVARD
Asking Price: $1,389,000
Property Tax: $18,057*
The Property: Updated beachfront Pacifica home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, ocean views, decks, three-car garage.
Notable: Located two blocks from the Pacifica pier; includes restful meditation room and extensive Japanese gardens.
Agent: Mary Cassidy, Coldwell Banker, (415) 334-1880.
Open House: Saturday, July 19, 1 to 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, 2 to 5 p.m.