BIG SUR STONE HOUSE
is a fully sustainable ocean view home with uninterrupted views of the Pacific coast to each far horizon. The gardens and grounds of the forty acre property adjoining the protected lands of the Los Padres National Forest create a completely secure enclave above the Pacific Coast Highway. One can hear the waves and watch the surf from seven rooms of the house.
Guests at the house often say this is the most beautiful spot they’ve found in round the world travels.
The off-grid, three-bedroom stone-built home was designed by its owner, an architect who specializes in sustainable architecture. Sole access is by private gated road. The house is built in three closely connected but separate wings for the maximum amount of quiet and privacy, each with full direct views of the ocean. The Cottage Wing includes the kitchen, dining area, laundry, bedroom and full bath. The Studio Wing includes a large library and media room with a half bath; the adjacent the main bedroom and bathroom has single spa tub. A few feet away wholly separate stone walled Sunset Room has a magnificent view of the ocean waves and the moon and stars at night from the queen bed. There are also ocean views from the Sunset room bath and shower.
The house complex has a fully stocked book library, including a complete collection of music CDs, an extensive DVD film collection. The house has wireless WIFI and HDTV with full DirecTV premium satellite service.
Radiant floor heating in the tile and maple floors the throughout the house provide perfect comfort in every season. The bathrooms and kitchen are served by both conventional and reverse osmosis water systems and have granite and onyx counter-tops.
Hiking trails for the Los Padres National Forest begin at the entrance to the private driveway.
There is a wide meadow to the coastal cliffside. There are two nearby sets of woodens steps that allow one to cross a fence to enter the meadow and walk to the cliffside. The cliffside path has a descent of about 30 feet to the beach which has many small rocky coves. The size of the sandy areas of the beach varies with the time of the daily high and low tides.
Sand Dollar State Beach, 1.3 miles south of the house and can be reached by biking or by car. Para-gliding the ocean thermals above the property is also a popular local sport.