Summer is officially just a few weeks away, and we’re sure we’re not the only ones already dreaming of sandy beaches and salty waves. Sadly, a lot of us live in not-so-warm, not-so-beachy parts of the world, but hey, one can dream, right?
In fact, more and more people are looking to trade their busy city centers and cramped dwellings for beachier parts of the country — where they can live more comfortably and enjoy plenty of outdoor space — with Florida and California in particular seeing a lot of demand from East Coast buyers.
For those with $8.5 million to spare, dreams of a sun-drenched summer can easily come true, as a lovely home with beach access has recently hit the market in Carmel Point, California, and is looking for a new occupant.
The superb residence at 26077 Scenic Road was built in 2000, boasting a design by Eric Miller Architects — an award-winning architectural firm known for their striking designs, with over 200 projects under their belt in Carmel, Pebble Beach, and throughout the Monterey Peninsula. With a distinct flair in creating buildings with character defining appearances, the architecture firm was behind memorable designs like the Lantern House (also in Carmel), and the Pelican House, in Carmel Highlands.
The home lies on a 6,000-square-foot lot and incorporates 3,389 square feet of open and airy living space. High ceilings provide ample natural light, as well as exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean, which is just a few steps away. The house comes with a gorgeous master bedroom, three guest bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a one-car attached garage.
The stone exterior of the charming Carmel home provides a cooling oasis and the perfect retreat after a day spent in the hot California sun. Summer evenings are instantly elevated by the private rear patio that features an outdoor fireplace, while the front patio offers stunning views down Carmel Beach to the Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Inside the house, there are four chic, stylishly designed bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a sitting room/den. Also on the main level, a see-through fireplace divides the dining and living areas.
The property features heated floors, gorgeous beamed ceilings, a grand living room with arched ceilings and custom windows letting in plenty of natural light, and a gourmet kitchen with stone countertops and wooden finishes.
Other amenities include hardwood floors, wine storage, professional landscaping, a luxurious master spa bath, and a private downstairs guest suite and bunk room.
The property is being marketed by Tim Allen of Tim Allen Properties, an affiliate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty in Carmel-by-the-Sea/Junipero. The house is also listed through the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program.
‘This residence is an ideal setting to gather with friends and enjoy unobstructed ocean views,’ said Allen of the Carmel property. ‘Additionally, the front patio is designed to maximize views from Carmel Beach to the Pebble Beach Golf Links, all while being just steps to the white sand.’
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