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Message in a bottle: Santa Cruz legacy home with ocean views and a garden oasis - welcome to 264 15th Ave

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Live your best beach lifestyle with alluring sand and breathtaking ocean views in a hideaway mid-century home tucked away on the sea tip of upscale 15th avenue.

These rare and vanishing Legacy Locations and Lifestyle Properties settled by original Santa Cruz families are your opportunity to visualize a new era and continue the stewardship of the envied coastal locale.

This charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath beach bungalow has spectacular views of the ocean in this swank and splashy seaside location. Enjoy the striking front lanai while watching the waves crash, and the yachts sail by, all sheltered by your mature terraced hillside garden oasis.

Retreat inside to the bright open concept kitchen, living, dining areas with large windows, or to the artist’s studio, all while taking advantage of the many nooks that round out this quintessential Santa Cruz beach life home.

Entertain and enjoy the vintage charm of 264 15th Avenue: the kitchen, including stainless steel appliances and Wolf gas range, distinctive hardwood floors, wood beams, cozy fireplace, all with great separation of living spaces.

You can enjoy evenings stargazing tucked down from the street. This home currently offers two bedrooms (originally 3 in configuration/permits) and two baths.

Views from above

The over 10,000 sqft lot offers plenty of potential for future expansion. In addition to the Beach anchored by BlackPoint and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, you are close to restaurants, shops, breweries, cafes, and the BEST Sunday Farmer’s Market.

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About the owners

The McGuire era began here on 15th avenue in 1960 when Dave and Virginia bought the home in the progressive beach development. Dave and Virgina raised their family here. For sure, this property produced a touchstone for the family and the heart of the artistic inspiration from which David McGuire’s talent flared creative inspiration and Black Point Art tours.

Art by David McGuire

In 1958, Dave married Virginia Lee Van Antwerp, and the couple built their home at the end of 15th Avenue in the Live Oak district of Santa Cruz. Over the years, Virginia nurtured a beautiful garden where their children played and was the site of many memorable gatherings with family and friends.

Anniversary card that Dave sent to his wife Virginia, showcasing the view that they enjoyed in their home!

Dave was hired on as the first art instructor at Cabrillo College in 1962, teaching multiple disciplines. A man of diverse talents and interests, Dave was a guiding force in the development of the Cabrillo College art department.

An outspoken and passionate supporter of community colleges, art instruction and students, Dave was responsible for attracting many of Cabrillo’s leading art teachers. Dave chaired the art department multiple times during his 30-year career at Cabrillo. Towards the end of his time at Cabrillo, he came up with the idea of leading watercolor enthusiasts on painting workshops at far-flung locales including Greece, Turkey, Portugal, and Mexico. Many past students, as well as newcomers to watercolor, eagerly awaited the mailings from Black Point Art Tours, signaling yet another awesome adventure.

Contact information
  • Learn more about your dream home in Santa Cruz!
    Contact Celeste Faraola Perie, Broker & Owner of Schooner Realty at or call 831-239-4646 to schedule a private viewing.
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Celeste Faraola Perie, Owner - Schooner Realty
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Licensed Realtor® since 1991
Real Estate Broker since 2010
Joined Schooner Realty in 2007
Became a co-owner in 2010
Full owner in 2014
(831) 239-4646

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