Stairway to Heaven can be yours for a price

stairway to heaven

The home's spiral staircases begin on the second floor.

Deborah Wheeler | The Sun
Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 04:02 PM.

One of the most eye catching and iconic structures in Seaside turned 20 last week, and its new owners took the opportunity to celebrate.

The invitations said, "Celebrate an evening of art and architecture as a Seaside iconic classic-modern private residence turns 20, we throw open our doors to you."

The party featured work by artist Justin Lyons, fashions by designer Nicole Paloma, the Art of Simple, signature cocktails, a rooftop sunset, and a drone hovering overhead.

Located at 302 W. Ruskin Place in Seaside 's artist colony, Stairway to Heaven was designed in 1994 by New York architect Alexander Gorlin as what he believed would be his personal bachelor pad. However, after being built, Gorlin realized his place was in New York and would not use it.

Gorlin sold the strikingly modern townhome to buyers who owned it for 19 years and used it often.

Two months ago the townhome's third owner bought the award-winning structure. However, the non-resident new owner also realizes he will not use the townhome and has put it on the market for a cool $2.4 million.

Resting on a corner lot facing Ruskin Place, the structure's two-story glass windows on two sides offer impressive views of the park, giving a window to the world.

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