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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.


 

Pear Tree House Bixby Canyon, Big Sur

$1,300,000 Sold

Nestled in a private pristine valley on the banks of Bixby Creek sits this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on over 2.5 sun-filled acres. Completely updated with a small guest cottage, tree house, lawn, orchard, storage sheds, and the flowing creek. Accessible and comfortable for year-round living, this property has direct access to a private beach along a wooded canyon trail. Less than 20 minutes to Carmel, yet a world away. With an excellent temperate climate and abundant water from your own well and the year round creek, this classic redwood home is perfect for families of all ages.

 

Willow Creek

$695,000 Sold

On the wild south coast of Big Sur in a sunny and open clearing in the Los Padres National Forest is a rare, very private ¾ acre parcel with an 800 square feet cabin surrounded by decking to enjoy the vast ocean and mountain views.

Just 15 minutes from the Highway 1 on a county road this property is almost completely self sufficient with its own power and water and an excellent year round climate.

With its own private driveway and an additional studio/workshop this land and home has all the very best that the Big Sur coast offers to the intrepid adventurer seeking a new home or a place to escape.

 

Rancho Puerta Del Cielo

$675,000 Sold

54 acres of Big Sur mountain land in three separate legal parcels. Total privacy at 2800 feet high above Rocky Creek looking out to the Pacific ocean in a forest of oaks, madrones and coastal chaparral.

Easy access just 30 minutes from Highway 1 through Palo Colorado to the Hoist and then on a private gated road that takes you through the redwoods and along the Creek up to the Rancho.

There is ample water, many potential building areas and an excellent climate for gardening, farming and sustainable living. Owner financing is available.

 

Dynamo Hill, Coast Ridge Road, Big Sur

$695,000 Sold

Ten acres with spectacular ocean and redwood forest views just up the hill from the Ventana Inn and Spa only a short drive on a gated private road from Highway 1. Serene and peaceful with access to all the amenities of the Big Sur Valley plus hiking, biking and running trails. All permits are in place to build a new home and guest quarters. Perfect climate and location.

 

THE MEADOW HOUSE

$1,399,000 Sold

The 5 acre property sits west of Highway 1, above Pfeiffer Beach. With over 1,600 square feet of living space, the Meadow House is an impeccably converted barn set in a meadow surrounded by exquisite gardens and a koi pond with waterfalls, all designed by a renowned master gardener. The house is modern and well-equipped, yet maintains the character of rustic Big Sur life.There are magnificent ocean views from the house and gardens, as well as vistas of the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Ventana Wilderness.

Considered by many to be in one of best locations in Big Sur, this property has excellent access to all the local amenities, such as restaurants, resorts, and parks, and the perfect year-round climate.

The property is private, has an artist's studio, decks, patios, and a garden of fruit trees and meandering paths that lead to many hidden, secluded, and serene settings for outdoor living. There is ample room for increasing the size of the house, expanding the gardens, and even supporting livestock.



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