Little River, CA, US
7350 Highway 1
Nestled in the very bedrock of Mendocino, this oceanfront estate is imbued with a quality, elegance and privacy unrivaled on the North Coast. Carved from an abandoned quarry, the Quarry Estate is abutted on two sides by native plantings, on a third side by formal French gardens and on the fourth side, by peerless views of Little River’s craggy coastline.
Visitors enter via a private gated driveway that descends through a seasonally changing palette of lush landscaping before arriving at the stately 3,600 +- sq.ft. residence. Where large-scale rooms and understated décor beautifully frame horizon-to-horizon views.
Passing through the front door and into the entry hall, you encounter a floor of white Italian marble that leads to an expansive living room and library with mesmerizing portraits of the ocean beyond. Just off the living room and opening on to an oceanside dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows lies a custom kitchen that will make any frustrated chef swoon. In addition to the two guest bedrooms is a master suite with fireplace and slate bathroom that overlooks the drama of the ocean below. Rounding out this residence is a complete 1-bedroom apartment with both an interior and a separate exterior entrance situated above the 3-car garage.
Complimenting the grand scale of the residence are the masterfully-designed, French-inspired formal gardens. The parterre gardens stun with the symmetry and order of the box hedging that sections each garden into distinct rooms with seasonal displays of roses, perennials and annuals. Where the formal gardens are symmetrical and orderly, the surrounding gardens and pathways are anything but, offering points of color, whimsy and paths of discovery.
A portion of the northern boundary of this 6-acre parcel is comprised of a sea-cave, accessible during calm periods, that leads to the open ocean and a sandy beach.