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Bixby Canyon

2.4 acre family homestead on the Old Coast Highway.

$995,000 Sold


Set in a sunny clearing with huge redwoods this property is on a private driveway with an electric gate just far enough off the county maintained road for total privacy and seclusion. While the kids can play in the giant tree house the adults can luxuriate in the hot tub. This property is also part of the historic Bixby Canyon Corporation and has access to the private beach just a short stroll away along the verdant creek.

It was in the 1950's that an eclectic group of like-minded bohemians bought the whole of Bixby canyon from the original owners who ran a resort and hotel through the early part of the 20th. century. They divided the flat areas along the creek into 2 or 3 acre parcels and dedicated the mountainous canyon walls and the road to the beach as a private preserve for the use of the property owners.

This early preservation was at the forefront of a movement back to the land inspired by the infamous artists, writers and poets of this area, where fresh clean water is abundant and natural beauty a backdrop to everyday living. It remains today in the same pristine state with over 100 acres of private preserved common land. This property is just 15 minutes from Carmel yet a thousand light years away.


 

Lopez Point

George and Esther Harlan Ranch, Lopez Point, 385 Oceanfront acres.

$18,000,000 Sold


This 385 acre original pioneer family homestead is now a working cattle and horse ranch encompassing almost 1.5 miles of the Big Sur Coast. It is rich in history, biological diversity and stunning natural beauty.

Miles of good roads and trails interlace the Ranch connecting the coves and beaches, where supplies and equipment were landed before Highway One was built, with the orchards, fields and meadows that provided the abundance that sustained the George and Esther Harlan family. The perfect climate, rich soil and the redwood and oak forests with creeks, waterfalls and springs are the source of this abundance and a backdrop to the epic vistas of awesome natural beauty.

There is also privacy, solitude and harmony in abundance in this vast landscape of superlatives where the pristine beauty of Big Sur combines with the practical improvements of roads, barns, workshops, equipment sheds and corrals as well as two sturdy homes and the remnants of the old homestead, horse barn cabins and boat landing. It is the current owners wish that this unique proprty be sold as one so that it may be stewarded into the next century with as much care and intention as it has been maintained through the last.


 

Sycamore Canyon

2.8 acre vibrant property just above the spectacular Pfeiffer Beach.

$1,999,000 Sold


In the heart of Big Sur, west of Highway 1, just above the spectacular Pfeiffer Beach, sits this vibrant 2.8 acre property. Less than 1/2 mile to Pfeiffer Beach, is one of the finest newer homes in Big Sur with 3000 sq.ft plus decks, patios and outdoor cooking area. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, family room and open kitchen with a 2 car garage. With a full southern exposure and all the amenities for Big Sur living, including 30 gallon per minute well, back up generator, fire sprinkler and security system.

 

Pfeiffer Ridge

Rare, useable 5 acre parcel high above the fog.

$2,600,000 Sold


A 21st Century private retreat of understated elegance in the heart of Big Sur. An exquisite home with separate guest quarters and swimming pool. In the heart of Big Sur at the end of a sublime paved road, west of Hwy 1, sits a rare, useable 5 acre parcel high above the fog, with vistas of the Pacific and the Santa Lucia Mountains. There is an almost perfect 1800 sq.ft. home with a separate guesthouse & swimming pool, surrounded by mature gardens, orchards and the wild beauty of Big Sur.

The main house, adapted and redesigned with exquisite taste has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The house boasts a Media Room with flat screen TV, DVD etc.for relaxation and entertainment and a living room with an artisan carved limestone wood burning fireplace and rosewood flooring. The completely remodeled kitchen has brand new Viking stove top, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher in stonegray surfaces mixed with stainless steel. Concrete countertops are complemented by a granite farmhouse sink.

The masterbedroom has a private ocean view deck and a bathroom in the final stages of being completely remodeled. Six sets of Anderson French doors open up to full ocean views, the outside gardens, decks, patios and the swimming pool. The guest house has 1 bedroom, 1 bath and a full sized bunk loft. It is served by a separate driveway and is fully equipped with washer/dryer hookups, a full kitchen and a wood burning fireplace. There is a classic Big Sur outdoor shower and tub and below sits a private Yoga/Massage deck.

All this in a setting of apple trees, avocados, pears,plums,apricot, loquat and olive trees, linked by rock lined pathways and traditional pergolas that blend the pastoral with the wild oak forests. Both homes are supplied with there own power supply so that if the convential power is lost the generator kicks on immediately. Come sun or winter storm this home is a haven from the outside world.


 

Buck Creek

1.25 acre Pacific parcel with whitewater and ocean views are all around

$2,550,000 Sold


Close to the Esalen Institute with easy accesss from Hwy 1 sits this 1.25 acre parcel with a wonderfull old house. The magic of the Pacific with whitewater and ocean views are all around. With a new roof and driveway this 1800 sq.ft 3 bed and 2 bath is ready to be remodeled or renewed. There is plenty of parking and almost all the land is useable. Live close to the whales and the sea otters.

 

Coastlands

Santa Lucia Highlands Storybook Home.

$2,285,000 Sold


On the very edge of the Pacific in the heart of Big Sur sits an historic house rich in the details of a bygone era. The Coastlands is next to Post Ranch Inn, Ventana Inn & Spa and a short stroll from Nepenthe. Just west of the Highway, at the end of a paved road, the house sits surrounded by gardens in a forest of rare beauty looking out to the Pacific Ocean.

Set on 3 acres there is privacy and exquisite serenity. Hike from your door through a pristine redwood canyon or bask in the sun in your hammock. There is also a 1,200 sq.ft storage studio which together with the house could be remodeled and renewed.


 

Bixby Canyon

2.03 acres with Development Permit.

$635,000 Sold


Between the Old Coast Road and Bixby Beach is a celebrated community that gave the Beat poets, writers and artists their voice and the alternative vision that gave birth to the 60's hippie dream. Within this wooded enclave runs a fast flowing creek to a wide sandy beach alongside the private walking trail that leads under the world famous Bixby Bridge. The Old Coast road is the county road that climbs the Serra Hill and then drops down to the Little Sur River and thence to the Big Sur River at what is now Andrew Molera State Park. This was the old horse & wagon road to Big Sur before the Highway One was constructed and the Bixby Bridge straddled the wide canyon.

In the 1950's an eclectic group of like-minded bohemians bought the canyon from the original owners who ran a resort and hotel through the early part of the 20th. century. They divided the flat areas along the creek into 2 or 3 acre parcels and dedicated the mountainous canyon walls and the road to the beach as a private preserve for the use of the property owners.

This early preservation was at the forefront of a movement back to the land where fresh clean water and air is abundant and natural beauty a backdrop to everyday living. It remains today in the same pristine condition. This 2.03 acre parcel is at the end of the private road and is the last undeveloped parcel in the Bixby Canyon Community. The County has already issued a Combined Development Permit for a 2500sq.ft. home and a bridge accross the creek. The year round creek is your front yard and the creekside trail takes you in just a few minutes to a beach of such breath-taking beauty where the kids can play in the sand as you contemplate natures marvels. This area is just 15 minutes to Carmel yet a million miles away.


 



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