San Benancio Road Residence

Salinas, CA

This residence is located on 40 acres of rolling oak-studded hills between Monterey and Salinas in the San Benancio hills known as 'Pastures of Heaven.' The home is situated to capture both beautiful mountain views and the gracious vistas of the Monterey Peninsula.

With a wrap-around veranda and use of natural materials throughout, this house has the feel of a rugged ranch-style retreat that was established decades earlier.

The home was built with the family in mind. Entering from the veranda, you are welcomed into the Great Room with tall vaulted ceilings, river-rock stone fireplace, hand-carved walnut hardwood floors with embedded carpet, built-in cherry cabinetry and the décor of a warm and comfortable lodge. This Great Room serves both as a living area with leather couches grouped around the fireplace and a dining area with a Tuscan style dining table and views in all directions. The kitchen is centrally located with close proximity to the dining and entertaining areas. Warm cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and a casual dining booth bring warmth and comfort to the house.

Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects, LLP