Fans of Big Sur—the rugged and gorgeous stretch of central California coastline along the Pacific Ocean—have a reason to rejoice. The section of Highway 1 that was closed for months due to mudslides has been repaired and reopened.
This means easier access to Terra Mar, the “world-class property” on the market for $7.5 million. To those who have indulged in Zen at the Esalen Institute, or found serenity at the luxe, eco-conscious Post Ranch Inn, this home will look familiar.
“This is like owning your own Post Ranch Inn,” says listing agent Ben Heinrich. He’s not kidding.
This home and the inn were both designed by local architect Mickey Muennig. During construction in 1998, he deftly melded nature with this home, using wood, stone, and glass.
The current owners purchased the property in 2015 for $5.3 million and handled some much-needed repairs. They haven’t used it as much as intended, and decided to put it back on the market.
So what will the next owner enjoy? For one thing, the scale is large for Big Sur.
“This comes in just under 2,700 square feet, quite large for Big Sur,” says Heinrich. “Most area homes are very, very small. This property is in such good shape. It is absolutely turnkey. So all anybody needs to do is bring their own personal linens.”
The next homeowner should also plan on bringing bedding for a friend, because in addition to the three-bedroom main house, there’s a guesthouse.
The two structures are connected by a dramatic see-through skywalk bridge, which also leads to a roof deck above the guesthouse.
Sitting on 1.53 acres, the home features to-die-for coastline views, which are visible from the eat-in kitchen with its wall of glass.
The views of the wood ceiling also demand attention. “That’s a slow-rolling roof,” Heinrich says. “The curves in it are just amazing.”
What else is amazing? Well, the opportunity to own your own place right next door to the ultraluxe Post Ranch Inn, where rates start at around $1,000 a night.
“It has the same kind of feeling,” Heinrich says. “You’re up on that western shelf. In this case, the view’s just spectacular.” Spectacular, and yours to keep.