By Eli S. Pager for duPont REGISTRY
There’s a rare opportunity to own one of the finest country club homes in Pebble Beach, and it’s situated in the heart of one of the most scenic and jaw-dropping venues in California. The surroundings, with the crashing surf, majestic sunsets, and the famed 17-Mile Drive that winds through Del Monte forest, is simply picture-perfect. It gets better. Within one of the most coveted Pebble Beach neighborhoods, the 4,634-square-foot house, rebuilt in 2005, overlooks the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course. The arrival through a gated courtyard, with a fountain at its center, offers the first wow, according to Peter Butler, the property’s listing agent and the owner of Carmel Realty Company in Carmel, California. “It’s grand, but it’s a perfect fit with the casualness and elegance of what people here like.”
And the back of the property offers the ultimate wow, according to Butler, because of its panoramic Pacific Ocean views that stretch from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Cypress Point. Large picture windows across the entire two floors of the back capture those views, as well as the manicured golf course in the foreground. The beach and the area’s oceanfront walking paths are only a short stroll from the house.
Butler says the interior is particularly well suited for entertaining. On the first floor, for instance, there’s wet bar in the living room, and that space is adjacent to a formal dining room. In addition, a temperature controlled wine closet is set off of the kitchen. Earlier this year, for example, the owners hosted a cocktail party during the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am that is played on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course that essentially is located in the home’s backyard. “The house can accommodate sixty to eighty people comfortably, but it also works for small parties and casual dining. And the house is equally well-suited for a couple to live comfortably,” comments Butler.
A curved staircase leads upstairs, where there are two bedroom suites and a grand master suite. All three stretch across the back of the home and look out over the golf course to the ocean. The spaces also offer white water ocean and sunset views. The grand master suite includes a fireplace, his-and-her walk-in closets, as well as a bathroom with a marble-slab steam shower and spacious tub with ocean views. Among the home’s more subtle design features are solid wood doors, radiant heating, a remotecontrolled cabinet housing a flat-screen television, a whole-house sound and lighting system, as well as high-quality materials and appliances throughout.
Butler notes that the $6,495,000 asking price is below replacement cost and well below the current owner’s investment in the property. Moreover, he says the property delivers everything, including location, views, and access to the Monterrey Peninsula’s natural beauty, that people seek when they come to Pebble Beach.
Property listed with Carmel Realty Company on duPont REGISTRY Homes.