224 16th Avenue. A Santa Cruz exotic masterpiece of architecture and design.


    Ocean Living at its Finest

224 16th Avenue, Santa Cruz
Elegant, sophisticated and infused with the latest features, this timeless home is all you'll need to enjoy spectacular ocean living.

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This is an architectural wonder that features walls of glass that fully retract thus inviting the front and rear exterior areas to become a part of the living space. With the Lanai Doors fully open, the home feels twice its size.

Located just a few steps from the beach, you can see surf conditions from the rear yard and ocean views extend all the way to the Monterey peninsula. Sunny Cove provides easy access for residents and traffic is minimal during peak seasons so "The Cove" can at times seem like a private beach.

Listed for: $1,699,950

Duane Adam
Sotheby's International Realty
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Accomplished Realtor/100's SOLD (BRE #00863593)
State Certified Appraiser (BREA AR017518)
Staging, Real Estate Film-making, Advanced Internet Marketing

These sellers chose Sotheby's... so can you.


  • Steps to Sunny Cove Beach
  • Ocean Views From Rear Yard
  • Private Courtyard with Fire Pit
  • Outdoor (Hot) Shower
  • Fully Functional Artistic Sculpted Fire Pits
  • 1st Rear Fire Pit adjacent to Hot Tub for Ambiance
  • 2nd Rear Fire Pit Designed for 25 people with 18" Perimeter for Plates
  • New Deck
  • New Fully Programmable Hot Tub
  • All New Exterior Hardscap
  • Soapstone Chiseled Edge Kitchen Counters
  • Bertazzoni Gas Range
  • Viking Quiet Cool Side by Side Refrigerator
  • Smart Furnace-Cel Phone Controllable
  • Smart Bluetooth Audio System, I-pad controllable
  • Recessed Ceilings with Custom Lighting
  • One of a Kind 8" Plank Wood Floors with Steel Inlay and Commercial Finish
  • Lanai Doors, Front and Rear
  • Sophisticated Baths with 9" Hand Carved Counters
  • Floor to Ceiling Limestone Bathroom Walls
  • Wet Bar
  • Built In Wine Cooler
  • Low Maintenance Front and Rear Yards
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 6,599 Square Foot Site


Market Conditions
(Live Oak-Santa Cruz area 45)

2012 Q4 median sales prices in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz were approximately 24% higher compared to the same quarter of 2011.

2011- $460,500
2012- $602,416

Source: MLS listings Statistics

This was caused by a combination of record low interest rates and scarce inventory as well as a spill over of buyers from the Silicon Valley market which is experiencing one of the lowest inventories on record. Another factor is that investor/buyers with 20% down can often have a positive cash flow due to increasing rents. This trend is continuing during 2013 and now may be the most opportunistic time to acquire property for the foreseeable future.

In addition to being a Realtor, Duane Adam is a Superior Court qualified expert in the field of real estate valuation, and a State Certified Appraiser.

Audio/video credit: Duane Adam

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               Watch the full story of this remarkable home

This home has a story worth telling. It was a collaboration of several artisans and a renowned architect who designed and executed one of the most imaginative creations in Santa Cruz. Watch the video and see the full story behind this wonderful beach retreat.

One of the most interesting features is the wall in the entry way that was hand crafted to resemble waves in motion. Another is the built in, hand crafted dining area benches that seat 10 people. The home has fire pits in the rear yard that were designed for multitude of dining guests.

Smart Design

As shown in the video, the home is equipped with a smart furnace that's controllable from your cel phone. It also has a Sonos audio system that allows you to select music from your i-phone or i-pad. You can quickly select a play list for guests in the rear yard and another for the living room and control volume for each. It's a brilliant wireless system.

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The kitchen was designed to take full advantage of the space at hand while at the same time staying out of the way. Think kitchen architecture by Steve Jobs. Materials used are chiseled edge soapstone counters and Bertozzoni/ Viking appliances displayed beneath an array of pendant lighting. It's breathtaking.


The sophisticated bathrooms feature 9 inch counters and pedestal sinks that were hand crafted from limestone. Each was designed, built and carved on site. There are also floor to ceiling limestone walls which provide a rich contrast to the wood floors. As you can see in the photographs, these are absolutely remarkable.

224 16th Avenue Santa Cruz


Here is where this home separates itself from every other in its class. It's front and rear yards were designed to visually astonish your guests while providing warmth and functionality. How many rear yards excel on both hot summer days and cold stormy nights? This one does.

    224 16th Avenue

Duane Adam specializes in marketing fine estate homes. He can sell yours!

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