This week’s house turns 100 this year but may only have a few weeks or days left so you may want to walk by it before it goes. It is one of the oldest remaining homes in CdM and very likely the oldest on the inland side of PCH. It was likely one of the first homes ever built on that side of PCH as much of the early development in the area centered around the Bluffs and was not that far back. It was listed as a 1 bed, 1 bath, 730 sq ft house.
It might be the dark colors, but this very much has the look of cabin at a campground to me. The front is very asymmetrical with one window right against the door and the other set to the side and I don’t recall seeing a front door like that before in CdM. The mouldings on the front windows are also a different shape than you see on most board and batten homes around town. I was also surprised to hear from Ron Yeo that this house was (and is) on a septic tank.
It was sold in the Spring of 2019 when the longtime owner of 609 and the vacant lot at 611 passed away. The vacant lot next door at 611 is being bulldozed now and 609 has permits pulled and construction fencing is around it now, which is usually the last step before it goes so you may want to walk by and peer through/over the fence soon.