Perched 60 feet above the Pacific, panoramic ocean views and a soundtrack of undulating waves takes center stage from almost every room.  Custom built by the current owners with both privacy and entertaining in mind, the understated exterior was designed to harmonize with its peaceful natural surroundings.  Inside, you'll notice the explosion of natural light as ocean and shoreline views unfold.  An architectural statement glass ceiling above the central atrium combines with interior clerestory openings to fill the home with abundant light - no matter what the coastal climate brings. Multiple seating areas offer edge-of-the-world windows that extend floor to ceiling, framed by glass doors to two fresh-air patios for a seamless connection to the sights and sounds.  Throughout, the interiors blend the casual comfort of barefoot living with sand-hued limestone floors and the elegance and sophistication of a well-appointed estate.  There are 3 bedroom suites, including an oceanfront master offering hypnotic sounds and mesmerizing views, plus a dedicated office with private entrance. Whether a primary residence that's just a short commute to Silicon Valley or San Francisco tech centers, or a weekend beach get-away, this home offers a rare opportunity to own a precious piece of the California coastline.

At a Glance

• Captivating oceanfront views from both levels

• The perfect full-time residence or weekend beach home

• 3 bedrooms each with en suite bath, plus office with half-bath

• Approximately 3,506 sq. feet

• Positioned on bedrock approximately 60 feet above the ocean

• Geotech report completed

• Lot size of approx. 8,175 sq. feet

• Bordered by Coastal Trail, offering easy, convenient access

• Just 20 miles to the Peninsula or San Francisco

Upstairs Master Suite

Foyer with coffee bar, refrigerator and double mirrored doors opening to a customized walk-in closet; bedroom has dramatic ocean views through an entire wall of windows, a gas-log fireplace, wall-mounted media wiring, and French door to a private patio; en suite bath in Calacatta marble has a dual-sink vanity, large shower, and private commode room.

Ocean-Front Lounge

Fully open from the atrium, and defined by cherry wood floors, the lounge is lined from wall-to-wall with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing mesmerizing ocean views plus French doors at each end opening to view balconies; a fireplace at one end is lined to-the-ceiling in slate

Formal Dining

Sharing the lounge’s fireplace, the formal dining area has a vaulted ceiling with chandelier, wide opening to the atrium, and built-in display cabinetry with inset lighting


Thermador 5-burner gas cooktop; 2 Jenn-Air ovens plus warming drawer; KitchenAid dishwasher; U-Line beverage cooler; GE Profile refrigerator with cabinet panels


Custom cherry cabinetry, with inlaid contrasting feature strips, is topped in granite slab, including a peninsula counter and elevated breakfast/wine bar connecting with the atrium; a casual dining area has sliding glass doors to a private garden patio

Glass-Roofed Atrium

Dramatic central room beneath a two-story, cathedral all-glass ceiling with immediate sightlines to the Pacific Ocean; encircling the space are clerestory openings, a curved balcony overlook from the upper level, and perfectly placed spot lighting; limestone tiles in a sand hue finish the floor


One of just two homes located at the end of a private lane and fronting the Coastal Trail; offstreet parking for guests


Varnished wood-paneled door with solid brass hardware flanked by a leaded glass side light opens to a traditional foyer

And so much more...

• Custom solid cherry wood plank staircase with solid brass handrail

• Laundry room with sink and Samsung washer and dryer

• Attached 2-car garage with built-ins

• Designed to maximize passive heating and cooling

• Distributed sound speakers throughout

• Security alarm

• Screens on French doors provide fresh air and ocean sounds

• Second-floor landing has library storage built into the semicircular overlook

• Significant built-in cabinetry and storage throughout

• Wrap-around stone patios connected by landscaped walkways provide enchanting venues for outdoor living with ample space for gardening

• Located within the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Montara State Marine Reserve, enabling sea life and birds to flourish here


You might miss Moss Beach if you aren’t paying attention…  The most noticeable landmarks if you’re paying attention are the Distillery sign, the yellow corner grocery building along side a small strip of businesses which also includes the Sheriff’s substation, the Moss Beach post office, a popular yoga/pilates studio, and a wine bar.

For young families, a day spent between Moss Beach Park and the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve will practically guarantee a solid night’s sleep!  There are even some hidden gems that you’d have to know about to enjoy, such as a jungle-gym type playground and hidden beaches where only a "local" can find.

According to authors’ Kathleen Manning and Jerry Crow’s “Half Moon Bay” publication, Juergen Wienke left Germany in 1881 and ended up in this area he named “Moss Beach”  for its prolific sea moss and edible seaweed.  He built a hotel on Wienke Way that burned down in 1911 and was never rebuilt.  There are now a few homes on Wienke Way.  However, the many cypress trees he planted remain beautiful landmarks in Moss Beach.  A dramatic cove of cypress trees on the Moss Beach bluffs was the setting of the movie, Memoirs of a Geisha.

Strand - the neighborhood of 101 Niagra
This area refers to a neighborhood near the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and along the ocean bluffs just to the north of the tide pools.  Many oceanfront homes were beach cottages for wealth San Francisco residents who would take the train to their "beach home".  Over time, many homes have been rebuilt and become full time residences.

Walk to quick grocery, beaches, Coastal Trail, yoga, and more.


Open Houses:
Sunday, 5/19/2019, 2-4PM

Brokers Tour:
Tuesday, 5/14/2019

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Marian Bennett
[email protected]

Rick Bennett
[email protected]


Marian S. Bennett

REALTOR®Serving the Half Moon Bay CoastsideGolden Gate Sotheby's International RealtycalDRE# 01463986650.678.1108

MLS: ML81751542