Gorgeous Pearl of Pacifica - Page 2

With lovely ocean views, MCM gem is a rarity in a town not known for architecture
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As the photos here show, the Pacifica home has a wealth of unpainted wood paneling inside and several design features that accentuate the misfortune that the architect, whose design remains a standout to this day, is unknown.

The house received a new roof and outdoor staircase in 2013, but Rea says currently, "It really doesn't need much work."

"I think the house is the original color it was. I think most of it is pretty original," she observed, noting that the yellow, orange, and white shelving paper with a mushroom pattern in the cabinets looks particularly vintage.

Some of the more interesting features of the house include illuminating skylights, a wood-burning stove, a compact, corridor kitchen and a set of Shoji doors.

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A town not known for its modern architecture, Pacifica merged numerous communities in the area into an incorporated city in San Mateo County only five years before the house was built.

The house, a standout that shines with modern flair, was available for visiting in open houses in late June hosted by the Kulda Group through Keller Williams Realty, but that opportunity may not come again.

"I don't know if they're doing any after that since they're setting a deadline for offers of [this week]," Rea said of the brief offering.

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Although she is a little sad to sell what was the first house her late mother ever bought, Rea knows that the cozy dwelling probably has unrealized potential as an MCM gem.

"It's a really interesting house," she said thoughtfully, adding, "I'd be really excited to see what the new owner does with it."

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