Listing of the Day
Location: Carmel, California
Price: $11.9 million
The main residence and the guest house of this peaceful Southern California compound are warmly nestled amid mature trees, all overlooking the beautiful Carmel coast. Practically nothing had been done to the house, built in 1956, for decades, said Terrence Pershall of Sotheby’s International, Carmel Valley. The entire property was basically taken down to the studs and completely remodeled by developer Aspen Starwood, which is selling currently selling it.
Floor-to-ceiling doors and windows run the length of the home, making the most of its location, perched on rocky cliffs. The modern aesthetic of the open-plan living room and kitchen is warmed by both the dramatic fireplace and skylights that let even more sunlight flood the home.
Upstairs, two bedrooms offer dramatic ocean views. As the home was remodeled, one of the former, modest-sized bedrooms was taken to enlarge the bathroom in the luxurious master suite. “Everything was redone,” Mr. Pershall said, tastefully “balancing contemporary style with a warm atmosphere” that marries perfectly with the home’s stunning, oceanfront setting.
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This 2,781-square-foot home includes three bedrooms and three full baths. The 1.25-acre property also includes a one-bedroom guest house with its own views of the ocean.
European windows and skylights throughout the home maximize its serene location. The property is entirely gated, ensuring privacy. With the main house’s open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, and multiple decks overlooking the ocean, as well as the guest house, this property lends itself to entertaining.
This spectacular clifftop home was used as the setting for the final scene of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 psychological thriller “Play Misty for Me,” which is why it’s now called the “Misty” house, Mr. Pershall said. (As an aside, Mr. Eastwood was a one-term mayor of Carmel.)
The homes of Carmel Highlands have countless connections to artists, writers, and filmmakers who have been drawn as much by the area’s beauty, at once wild and serene, as by its relaxed lifestyle. Attracting the likes of Jack London, poet Robinson Jeffers, “the area is like the doorstep to Big Sur,” Mr. Pershall said. Just down the street is a home designed by Charles Sumner Greene, one of the Greene brothers, whose firm is well known for its exemplary Arts and Crafts-style bungalows.
Agent: Terrence Pershall, Sotheby’s International, Carmel Valley
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