Alsace Lorraine Ocean View Gem | 212 Garcia Avenue, Half Moon Bay


In Alsace Lorraine, you will find couples, families, kids, dogs, bikes, basketball nets, Ocean View Park, nearby schools, and lots of smiles. You will not find street lights. The absence of streetlights helps keep the moonlight and stars sparkle when the fog is absent. The residents stroll down the street toward the beach, knowing that the magic of the open space, cypress trees, and beaches are near.

  • Indoor-outdoor living.
  • Cul-de-sac street with wonderful neighbors.
  • Gas firepit in the fenced “moon garden” backyard.
  • Pride of ownership and attention to detail.
  • Gorgeous red oak hardwood floors throughout.
  • Close to open space, beaches, downtown Half Moon Bay, and Highway 92 access to “over the hill” work.

Plus, the goats are brought in to “mow” in the nearby open space. Local non-profit The Coastside Land and Trust hire goats and sheep to “mow” parts of the bluff. This is a time tested technique that is both environmentally beneficial, and entertaining!  This video was taken right from this home’s deck recently!

Did you notice I mentioned that this home has a moon garden?  In case you don’t know what a Moon Garden is, I’ll tell you. I didn’t know what it was before meeting my wonderful clients and seeing the fabulous backyard and frontyard gardens. I was given a few books to see other examples and learn about this type of gardening. If you would like to really enjoy your yard in the evening because perhaps you work long hours, you like outdoor entertaining, or you like to sit in your outdoor sanctuary and listen to the nocturnal sounds, then you will appreciate a Moon Garden. The magic happens when the sunlight fades and the garden’s plants featuring whites, greys, purples and greens, glow in low light. There is a lot more to it than this, but hopefully you get the idea that it is pretty amazing.

Resources for future moon gardeners:

The Twilight Garden, by Lia Leendertz

The Moonlit Garden, by Scott Ogden





Price:$Sold For $1,325,000
Address:212 Garcia Avenue
City:Half Moon Bay
Zip Code:94019
Year Built:1987
Square Feet:approx. 1530
Lot Square Feet:6000
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