“Castles By The Sea” House Tour 1970s


1. The Collins’ home displays the beauty of trees shading and an outstanding ocean view. The floor-to-ceiling entrance hall introduces one to a scene of spacious living. The three skylights erxtend the feeling to all areas of the home.
2. The McCandless house, perched on an oceanside cliff, is spectacular both for its location and its design. The large windows on the main level given an openness which brings the outdoors into every room. As beautiful as the house itself is, is the original artwork decorating the house.
3. Michael Powers has designed and built one of the most unique structures on the Coastside. A five-pointed star, the building is notable in that all of its materials came directly from the forests or are recycled salvage materials. As far as is known, this sstructure is the first in California to successfully use eucalyptus as the main beams.
4. The Coastside Parents Nursery School was established in 1959 as a non-profit, non-sectarian, parent participating nursery school. The school building was originally the Buon Gusto Saloon in the early 1900s and at that time was located on the corner of the Old Cabrillo Highway and Grandview Blvd.
5. The Community United Methodist Church of Half Moon Bay was organized in 1864. The social hall first served as the Half Moon Bay station building for the Ocean Shore Railway. Refreshments will be served in the social hall.
MetholdistChurch.jpgPhoto: Methodist Church

6. The Cresson’s consulted in depth with the architect to design a home based on their personal family lifestyle. From every window in the house there is either an ocean or a mountain view.