Architectural Elegance Meets Natural Beauty In Ben Lomond

Architectural Elegance Meets Natural Beauty In Ben Lomond

  • Liz Kroft
  • 06/11/24

The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to some of California’s most unique and architecturally significant residences. This region, tucked in the redwoods between Silicon Valley and the picturesque beaches of Santa Cruz, offers a distinct blend of natural beauty and thoughtful design. Here, homes are not just built; they are crafted with a deep appreciation for the surrounding landscape. This attention to detail and harmony with nature makes the Santa Cruz Mountains a haven for those seeking a serene, yet stylish, living experience.

One perfect example is the midcentury mountain home at 999 Valley View Road. Blending rustic charm with modern amenities, this architectural treasure is discreetly nestled among towering redwoods at the end of a winding road in Ben Lomond, California.


A Thoughtful Union of Nature and Design

Built in 1977 by local residents, the Anderson family, this three-bedroom, 2.5-bath sanctuary embraces its forest setting. Constructed from redwood milled on-site, the home exudes warmth and light, with wide plank oak floors and skylights that bathe the space in natural light. The striking architectural windows frame the majestic redwoods, merging the indoors with nature.


Details that Delight

The kitchen bar showcases intricate woodwork, with flowing, organic waves that add movement and texture. The living room’s wet bar features a redwood block wall, highlighting the wood's natural knots and burls. Each door knob is a piece of art, with detailed engravings and a warm brass finish, while an antique mailbox door adds a unique decorative touch.

The living area offers cozy window seats perfect for reading or daydreaming, surrounded by soft curtains for privacy. The half bath features an antique sink that adds timeless character to the space.


Blurring the Lines Between Indoors and Out

Oversized windows and multiple decks dissolve the boundaries between indoors and out. The main deck, with its forest backdrop, is ideal for entertaining. An outdoor living oasis centers around a picturesque pool deck, surrounded by lush gardens and mature fruit trees.


A True Respite in the Trees

The serene primary suite includes a private deck and a spa-inspired bath with a redwood soaking tub and walk-in shower. A detached home office provides a sun-drenched retreat for remote work, and a versatile rec room offers additional space.


Quintessential Mountain Community

While the home's architectural pedigree and seamless indoor-outdoor living are certainly standouts, the location is equally alluring. Ben Lomond is a tight-knit mountain community that marries tranquility with access to urban amenities like restaurants, shops, beaches, and more just minutes away. 

Hiking trails to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park are easily accessible from the home's front door, beckoning outdoor enthusiasts. And the historic Roaring Camp Railroads provides a nostalgic adventure through groves of ancient trees.


Discover Your Sanctuary

999 Valley View Road invites you to experience a way of life that celebrates the beauty of the natural world and the artistry of human design. For those seeking a home that is as unique as it is beautiful, this midcentury marvel in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a dream come true.

Listed by The Kroft Hulsey Team at ROOM Real Estate, this home offers an unparalleled opportunity to live in harmony with nature without sacrificing modern comforts. Experience the magic of 999 Valley View Road, where every detail tells a story and every view inspires awe.


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