Carmel Contemporary With 75-Foot Great Room!Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
Since 1906 when Carmel, California was beginning to be recognized by artists who over time turned it into a Bohemian art village attracting many of America’s most famous fine artists, writers, poets and photographers, it has continued to maintain and grow its cultural presence. Now with over 80 art galleries and covering every facet from fine art to the internationally acclaimed Carmel Bach Festival and the new Carmel Film Festival, the three theatres also bring in performances ranging from David Sedaris to KD Lang to the Vienna Boys Choir and Christmastime "Nutcracker". Also home to important writers and poets throughout its history - the natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and its quaint enclaves are a favorite for romantics and nature lovers.
One of the most charming things about Carmel is the city’s love for dogs. Very much like France, dog companions are treated to water and treats outside shops with an open invitation to enter with their owners, and restaurants with outdoor dining facilities welcome dogs with some having doggie menus. Doris Day started the trend when she opened her Cypress Inn in the early 1990s and allowed dogs in rooms and offered an afternoon tea for dogs. Though dogs must be leashed in town, they are free to play on the beach unfettered.
Now for sale and painstakingly built to take advantage of the beauty of the Carmel forest is this unique home designed by a former Hollywood screenwriter and his wife, who were very specific about what they wanted. Three architects and seven years later, the 8,963-square-foot main structure and ancillary buildings are sited on 6.5 acres. Bronze and wood entry doors open to a Fu-Tung Cheng concrete fountain with a 75-foot room beyond with barreled ceiling and suspended loft. Underneath are reading, living, dining and kitchen areas overlooking the sculpture garden designed in the forested hillside that the residence faces. Also included are a media room, gym, a spa in the forest, a caretaker’s residence, a Japanese pool house and swimming pool. For more information.
Located in the prestigious estate and equestrian neighborhood of Jacks Peak in Carmel, this one-of-a-kind contemporary is now for sale. Priced at $12.9 million.