Though this Northern California residence wasn’t crafted by famed architect Ricardo Legorreta, the striking oceanfront refuge in California’s Mendocino County enclave of Albion holds many of his design trademarks, including a flamboyant color palette paired with geometric shapes, water fountains and sculptures.
Newly listed for a speck under $4 million, the contemporary spread comes with one particularly desirable amenity: a front-row view of the Pacific Ocean, complete with unobstructed glimpses of migrating whales and dolphin pods via floor-to-ceiling walls of glass in almost every room.
Perched atop a blufftop promontory — along scenic Highway 1, near the historic village of Mendocino — the turnkey property lies on an almost 9-acre parcel of land accessed via a pinetree-shaded road and gated lava rock driveway lined with lavender. Known as “Westmar,” the bright-hued structure was built in 2002 and has since been updated, and features two bedrooms and four baths in just over 3,300 square feet of single-level living space boasting high ceilings, radiant-heated stone floors, and a mix of custom French, Italian and Japanese decor and furnishings.
A walled courtyard anchored by a sculpture-laced water fountain fronts the vividly colored house, which opens via double doors into a great room sporting a fireside living room and connected dining area bathed in yellow. Adjacent is a curvy kitchen, which is outfitted with blue cabinetry, a circular island, high-end appliances and an accompanying breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating.
A master retreat is decked out with an adjoining gym, as well as dual walk-in closets and baths; and elsewhere are an additional ensuite bedroom, media room and library. Outdoors, the flat and grassy grounds host herb and rose gardens, and a sprawling ocean-view terrace nestled alongside a sculptural water feature. There’s also a three-car garage, spacious motorcourt, surveillance system and commercial-grade generator.
The listing is held by Sarah Schoeneman of Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty.