Situated along the fairway of the renowned Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, just east of Monterey, this remarkable residence offers an exceptional living experience. Seaside, now a thriving city with a population exceeding 32,000, is also home to California State University Monterey Bay. The golf course, once exclusively utilized by officers at the prominent Fort Ord military base (decommissioned in 1994), holds historical significance. Presently, the area boasts a rich history and diverse ecosystem, with a significant portion preserved as the Fort Ord National Monument.

The Challenges
Facing a flat open lot as our canvas, the project encountered a couple of notable challenges, the first being the composition of the soil—pure sand, requiring meticulous site preparation to overcome. Despite these hurdles, adept solutions were implemented, resulting in the successful construction of a well-engineered slab foundation.

Another obstacle arose in the form of water pressure limitations. The residence’s extensive and intricate fire sprinkler system posed difficulties for the local water company in meeting the stringent requirements set by the fire marshal and city regulations. In a display of ingenuity, Noel and his team devised a unique solution: the creation of a large, pressurized water holding area beneath the driveway. This innovative approach not only addressed the water pressure challenge but garnered praise from the Fire Marshall, who deemed it “ingenious” during the fire inspection process.

The Solutions
The exceptional team at McNamee Construction successfully crafted an exquisite California Mission-style residence, characterized by a spacious three-car garage, a picturesque clay tile roof, a distinguished turret entry, and a stone paver motor court. The property features three private courtyards, a lavish gourmet kitchen, and an abundance of high ceilings adorned with reclaimed timbers. The oversized master suite and bath enhance the home’s luxurious appeal, while the carefully designed layout creates a warm and inviting ambiance. Complemented by breathtaking tree-lined golf course views and mesmerizing sunsets, this residence stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and timeless elegance.

The Results
This meticulously crafted split-level residence stands as a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and problem-solving expertise of McNamee Construction’s team. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the home reflects a steadfast commitment to excellence. Emanating timeless elegance, the residence creates a warm and inviting ambiance, further enhanced by panoramic views of tree-lined golf courses and enchanting sunsets.

Architect: Jun A. Sillano, AIA International Design Group

Photography: Kip Evans