Monterey's Best Kept Secret Revealed: Rare New Beachfront Homes Near Completion - Special Tour of these Beach Houses This Weekend

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First Class Properties is proud to announce that Phase I of Monterey Shores and Dunecrest Villas beachfront and beach homes located on Del Monte Beach in the city of Monterey, CA is nearing completion. It is said to be the last residential beachfront property in the state of California to be permitted to be developed in a location such as this with single family homes and no major road between the homes and the water. Over 25 years of careful work, permitting, planning and design by many is finally coming to fruition. Typically this site and the homes can only be viewed by appointment. However, this weekend the site will be hosting special tours for the public. Dates will be Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th, from 12:00PM-4:00PM. The address is 17 Spray Avenue in Monterey, CA 93940.

Where can you have a beautiful beach at your doorstep; watch dolphins frolic in the waves from your living room windows, relax with breathtaking panoramic bay and ocean views and feel like you are in ultimate quality and luxury?

Surprise! It's not a home in Carmel, Pacific Grove or Pebble Beach...It's a new beachfront home in Monterey.

First Class Properties, Inc., the exclusive Real Estate Brokerage for this project has announced that the construction of Monterey Shores and The Dunecrest Villas Phase I beach homes is nearing completion. These beach homes are located in the Del Monte Beach community of Monterey, CA. There's no major street between you and the beach here. No busy traffic disturbing this dreamlike beachfront living experience. Just beach access that is unadvertised.

Homeowners here can take a 22-minute walk to Cannery Row on a quiet beach and watch the dolphins play in the rolling surf, walk to the Monterey Beach Resort for a beachfront breakfast and then perhaps in the evening drop down to Monterey's Fish House restaurant at the end of the block for a delicious dinner.

"This is really the last undeveloped portion of beach that would be available for residential development," according to Richard Marvin, City Planner for the City of Monterey when interviewed by Jon Ann Steinmetz in October, 2006.

This rare grouping of Phase I beach homes include completed custom homes as well as homes where some choices are still left to be made by buyers or are "Ready to Customize." When fully completed, only 14 individually designed beach homes will be built, each being unique and different. Eleven on a beachfront cul-de-sac and three just steps away on Dunecrest Lane.

Even the homes that are just a couple of blocks to the beach called The Dunecrest Villas Collection have been designed to make the most of this coastal location. They have 200 sq.ft. roof-top decks providing blue water views.

"There's nothing quite like beachfront living, and we're delighted to offer distinctive architectural designs that take advantage of the sweeping Bay and Peninsula views and artist-like workmanship; making the dream of a modern day, luxurious beach house a reality. These are what I would call Heritage Beach Homes. They will most likely be handed down within families for generations to come," notes Susan Pignataro, Founder and Managing Broker, First Class Properties. "It seems that all who work here are thrilled to come to work, look out at the water, many times seeing dolphins in the waves, and just cherish it all because we know we will probably never work on a construction site like this again. It brings the team together to be and work the best that we can because we know it's one of a kind real estate history."

This location also offers the micro-climate where the sun comes in first and the fog arrives last compared to the other coastal Peninsula communities. All of the aforementioned along with less than a 15 minute drive to Carmel shopping, Pebble Beach, over 19 other area golf courses and easy access to Silicon Valley and San Francisco make this Del Monte Beach Community Monterey's best kept secret...until now.

Carmel Valley area Builder/Developer, Ultiprf LLC, was chosen from a pool of over 35 Builder/Developers who were considered to be permitted to purchase these special properties, not because they were necessarily the highest bidder, but because of their leader, Ms. Carol Frederick, and her knowledge of construction, as well as her vision and over 15 years experience as a landscape contractor. Ms. Frederick's vision of restoring the sand dunes to their native state and building quality homes that harmonize with the coastal setting was of high importance to the original owners. In addition to her building efforts, Ms. Frederick actually seeded over 100,000 plants belonging to the dunes, created a nursery at the site and then arranged for the seedlings to be planted and hand watered so the original genetics of the native plants would be transplanted back into the land at the site. This was just the beginning. This weekend we invite you to tour what has been created here and added many jobs to the local economy.

Due to construction schedules and the sensitivity of the location, typically this site and the homes can only be viewed by appointment. However, this weekend First Class Properties has scheduled a special tour of two of these homes for those interested in viewing them. They are each in a different phase of completion. Both homes will be ready for close in the next 45 days or sooner. Interested parties can meet their host at 17 Spray Avenue in Monterey, CA 93940 and should wear close toed shoes. Dates will be Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about these homes or the interesting history of this project, contact Ms. Susan Pignataro (408) 679-7000.

Prices for beachfront homes begin at $4.375 Million. Beach homes that are just steps away with bay views from roof-top decks begin at $1.6 Million. Buyers may purchase a home already completed or choose to work with us to design a home to fit their lifestyle.

About First Class Properties, Inc.:
First Class Properties, Inc. is a boutique real estate brokerage representing builders, buyers and sellers of unique and beautiful homes in Silicon Valley and Northern California Coastal communities. Ms. Susan Pignataro, Founder and Managing Broker, specializes in Beach Homes, New Construction and Private Transactions. She is also an active member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.


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