The Holoman - new boutique condominiums for sale in the heart of Pacific Grove

It’s a grand slam for pro baseball player turned real estate agent Pete Ruiz. The sale of new and exclusive condominiums on Pacific Grove’s Lighthouse Avenue is moving like a 100 mph fastball. And the paint isn’t even dry.

The historic Holman Building, built in 1918, the largest independently owned and operated department store between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is today a stunning piece of real estate nestled in the romantic coastal city. Dave Gash, fourth-generation Pacific Grove native and Monterey Capital Development founder, added a fifth floor and converted this iconic building into 25 luxurious and sophisticated condos without disturbing its historical integrity. Remaining units for sale are on the third and fourth floors.

Located along the picturesque avenue lined with restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, the Lighthouse Café and The BookWorks to name a few favorites, it is also a block from Lover’s Point, a 20-minute walk along the trail to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a five minute drive to tee off at Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach. Its ideal location can’t be beat .

Select units feature jaw-dropping Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean views, while superb finishes and superior amenities set this project apart, creating a truly unique address that offers unmatched sophistication and originality.

“This big-city living in Pacific Grove” doesn’t exist anywhere else, Ruiz says.

“The Holman speaks to a new generation of downtown buyers who are looking for luxury and elegance against a modern backdrop. It is a legacy condominium, and a big win for the city of Pacific Grove.”

A real estate agent for the past three-and-a-half years after playing seven years for the Boston Red Sox, Ruiz says his real estate career parallels the discipline he learned playing baseball. Even as part of his eight-person team, he says it is still up to him as an individual to establish his own routine and habits.

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“Real estate is not a 9-to-5 job,” he says. “There is no established structure. I have to create my own routine, process and successful habits,” he adds. “I always emulated guys who did it (baseball) better than I did. I do the same with real estate,” he adds. “That relentless competitiveness, and the DNA to work excruciatingly hard has made me successful.”

Ruiz returned to the West Coast when his Boston-born wife landed a job as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the area. His parents had already moved to the Monterey area from the Bay Area years earlier when Ruiz went off to college. Today, the father of two young children says he is most proud of building his business around providing the best service possible and offering “white-glove service that is not based on the price of the home,” a claim, he says, that is supported by more than 180 outstanding Zillow reviews.

The Holman, a boutique luxury condominium building, offers an exquisite collection of two bedrooms plus a home office and two-and-a-half bathrooms, and three bedroom penthouses. Ranging in size from just over 2,000 square feet to more than 2,600 square feet, the units are listed from about $2 million to $2.5 million or about $1,000 a square foot, which Ruiz says is a tremendous value on the Monterey Peninsula, where condominiums can garner upward of $1,700 a square foot.

The wide-open floor plans awash in natural light feature 10- and 13-foot ceilings, sophisticated contemporary finishes, and walls of windows that frame the breathtaking views and “natural artwork.” The Holman’s roster of amenities includes secured underground parking with elevator access, a lounge and gym for residents, outdoor living spaces in select units, an elegant lobby with fireplace, and 24-hour concierge/ maintenance staff onsite.

True to Gash’s reputation as founder of Monterey Capital, a real estate development firm, he was intent on creating “a quality building for people who appreciate the rarity of the building” while at the same time doing something for the community in which he was born and raised. He donated about 5,000 square feet of the first floor’s 18,000 square feet of retail space to the city of Pacific Grove to use as a temporary (12 to 18 months) site for its library while that undergoes renovations. The space is currently being customized for the library’s use. Other retail space is currently occupied by a wine bar and bank. Other possible tenants include medical and dental offices, and a custom home design center, Ruiz says.

“Come in, pick out your unit, and sit down with Dave and I and the ‘idea book’ that outlines everything, including the kitchen sink,” Ruiz says.

“I’m very confident we will never have the opportunity to offer brand-new condominiums of this caliber again in the area,” Ruiz says. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a truly remarkable property. That’s special,” he adds, and a hit out of the ballpark.

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