Carmel Highlands Ocean View Lower Walden Estate for Sale
- Carmel Highlands Ocean View Resort-like Estate for Sale
- 101 Lower Walden, Carmel Highlands, CA 93923
- MLS# Coming Soon
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 6.5
- Home size: 7239 sq ft (Third party vender)
- Lot size: 65,340 sq ft (1.5 acres)
Contact Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594-3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to arrange a private showing.
Carmel Highlands Resort-like Living in This Estate Property for Sale
Located just 10 minutes south of the fabled Carmel-by-the-Sea whimsical cottages… Just past the sophisticated but laid back Highlands Inn and jagged cliffs of Wildcat Cove is a private 1.5 acre resort-like retreat known to its owners simply as Lower Walden.
This unique property was purchased in 2002 based on its location and Ocean views and plans began to convert a modest home into the owners vision. The result of years of hard work by many skilled craftsman is a refuge in the Carmel Highlands unlike anything available with resort like amenities and tranquil views of the Pacific Ocean.
Today, Lower Walden is a stellar example of coastal living at it’s finest with magnificent views and tons of outdoor space to live an active lifestyle. The home takes advantage of the mild Mediterranean-like climate and offers everything you could want from and then just a little bit more.
At 3,337 square feet, the reality is you never really need to use the lower level of Lower Walden unless you want to! Everything you need is on the main level including a great master suite.
You enter the home through two large hand worked custom doors to a great foyer lined with travertine. There are arched ceilings covered in Venetian plaster and wrought iron details. The living room is covered in hand scraped pecan planked wood floors that are soft on the eyes and features a barrel vaulted tray ceiling, a fireplace and a wine bar. There is a large patio accessible from the French doors.
The formal dining room offers some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and features a handsome fireplace and travertine floors.
The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a huge Viking stove with double ovens, a griddle and a giant hood to pull away steam, smoke and any other side effects of cooking. There is an additional gas cook top on the island, and additional built in oven and microwave plus dual sinks and all of the other goodies one is accustomed to having in the kitchen. Informal dining and a breakfast nook flank both ends of the kitchen.
The main level master suite is ample in size and features many of the same decor as the rest of the house including pecan floors, a barrel domed tray ceiling hand scraped custom doors, a beautiful fireplace to take the chill of a foggy night and a private patio accessed through French doors. There is a soaking tub with a view of the Pacific Ocean and a walk in shower.
Additional features on the main level include a media room, a powder room, radiant heat, and a smart lighting system.
The Crows Nest
With hidden access off the living room, the best views of the Pacific Ocean are from the crow’s nest. Check out this hidden gem, accessed off the wine bar, as it will be a great place to have a glass of your favorite coastal red while watching the sun disappear over the Pacific.
There is a pecan covered meandering staircase located in the foyer that leads to a 2433 square foot lower level. There are two bedroom suites, each with their own baths plus one huge master suite with a fireplace, two walk in closets, a sitting area and a large master bathroom with a tub and a walk in shower. This master can also be used as a great room, art studio or gym depending on your needs. There is a beautifully executed 1000+ bottle wine cellar accessed through a handmade castle door. This is one of the best kept secrets of the home and is an incredible work of art.
The lower level includes 3 sets of French doors allowing ample access to the flagstone covered outdoor patios and walkways.
For Your Guests
When you own a home in the Carmel Highlands, you will soon have friends and family wanting to come and stay with you. Lower Walden is well equipped in this regard with a guest studio and a separate guest house.
The 376 square foot guest studio is on the main level, attached to the garage on the southern side of the property, and has a full bathroom and views of the Pacific Ocean.
On the lower level, below the guest studio is a separate 920 square foot guest house that is extremely well appointed. It includes a full kitchen with tumbled stone tile countertops, a fireplace, travertine stone flooring, a full bathroom and a bedroom.
The accumulation of all of the little things helps to make Lower Walden feel more like a resort than a home but the addition of a swimming pool, a hot tub and your very own tennis courts really push this property over the top. Now you never have to leave the gated perimeter to enjoy what most can only enjoy at a resort. In addition, this property has a generator, radiant heat, an electric car charging station, a waterfall, a 5 car garage, towel warmers in the bathrooms, and smart house technology and private beach access.
Carmel Highlands in Carmel, CA
Carmel Highlands is located just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA and is home to the famous Highlands Inn. The coastal line is particularly rugged and jagged and also particularly beautiful when compared with other parts of California. Carmel Highlands is home to Point Lobos, Wildcat Cove, Yankee Point and Otter Cove. The lifestyle in the Highlands is a little more laid back than in town and tends to attract artists and creative thinkers as well as those who just appreciate the scenic beauty the coast has to offer.
Carmel Highlands real estate is an eclectic mix just like the rest of the Monterey peninsula and surrounding areas. The primary difference is there is more waterfront property available here in the Highlands and a lot more potential for ocean views. The size and prices in the highlands and the rest of the south coast area of Monterey County vary greatly with homes starting well under $1M and going up to the tens of thousands of dollars. A true Carmel Highlands waterfront home can start in the $2M range for a tear down and quickly go up from there depending on view, size, privacy, etc.