Topping the list of striking features at 420 El Camino Del Mar are the home’s abundance of natural light, breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge, and thrilling design concept of architect Joseph Esherick. Esherick was the recipient of the gold medal of the American Institute of Architects in 1989, placing him in the company of other honoree giants, including Frank Lloyd Wright.
When you walk though the front door, you are welcomed by an open staircase and light flooding in from the skylight 25 feet above. This level of the home sets the stage for casual entertaining with a large family room with Golden Gate views, a wet bar and sliding glass doors opening to the front patio. A bedroom overlooking a private patio, a full bath and a flex room with a Golden Gate view that could be used as an additional bedroom, an exercise room or an office completes this floor. An elevator serves as an additional amenity.
Art collectors will appreciate the exceptional wall space and natural lighting throughout the home. The sweeping vista from the upper level is captivating as you experience the spectacular view thru a 20 foot expanse of glass. This open space highlighted by a woodburning fireplace and high ceiling height is a perfect example of Esherick’s focus on the environment relating to the user.
A large Formal Dining Room, an Eat-in kitchen overlooking the enclosed garden plus two bedrooms and a full bath are also found on this level. The third bedroom in this area is the Master Suite with Golden Gate views, his and her closets and a walk out balcony.
Esherick, as part of his unique design, created a perfect setting for both children and adults within a sophisticated landscaped patio. His goal was to provide in the front of the house, a place for flowing indoor/outdoor entertaining and play.
A full basement on ground level with outdoor access provides for an ample amount of storage. There is a spacious detached four car garage and driveway parking for two additional automobiles.