About this listing
A roadside attraction without the distraction. A car goes by, a bicyclist or walker passes, swallows dip and dart. This circa 1890s former blacksmith shop is twenty feet to the peaceful Pacific Coast Highway, and a quick walk to a secluded beach.
Westport boomed in 1878 and was the largest town north of San Francisco, but truth be told, not much happens here any more.
Open and airy and cozy and happy, packed with strange and varied art work. Enjoy cooking and napping, reading or staring, and the endless changing Pacific off the deck. Writers, escapists, and creative types will appreciate the solitude of the detached artist studio.
One bedroom is cozy and dark, the other bright, with a view to the ocean and a loaded bookshelf. The kitchen has a 5-burner gas stovetop, large convection oven, and coffee maker. The living area has a long table for a gourmet spread or a project. Bath with shower, washer and dryer, and the Lost Coast's largest collection of those plaster fish. Watch a DVD or listen to music. Play a game. Be inspired. Soak in the hot tub or just sit on the porch in comfortable adarondack chairs.
Outside you will find a 100 square foot artist studio with another large deck. There is a writing desk inside, chaise lounge and a stereo system for ipod/computer hookup with two indoor speakers. Great space to do some morning yoga or painting. You will also find a charcoal grill outside.
There sandy beaches just a block away and down the bluffs to stairs. All the nearby beaches are dog friendly too and pets are welcome in my home.
Buy local! The Westport General store sells beer and staples and makes great organic sandwiches and pizzas to order. The Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub serves dinners on the weekends.
Off high-way parking for two cars. Note that the side yard is a sculpture construction site for The Westport Whale, a future roadside attraction.
This place has all the basic amenties without the frills. The house is definitely a work in progress. It is my Dream and my favorite place to be in the whole world. I hope you will enjoy it too.