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Carmel Valley Residence

Carmel Valley, CA

The site of this contemporary Mediterranean house is located in a oak tree studded 40 acre site in a Carmel Valley.  The house is situated to capture panoramic views of rugged terrain to the south.  The house consists of a hundred columns that form the spaces within and terraces to the south.  The entry porte cochere leads through a pair of glass and wood carved doors that open into a two story entry atrium   At the center of the atrium is a large eight foot square skylight forming the intersection of the house’s two main axis.  Leading from both side of the entry is a colonnade galleria that connects the various living spaces.

The living areas have high south facing windows protected by a trellised colonnade that frames the views and pool area.  All the living areas open out onto terraces and pool area.  All the ceilings are exposed heavy timbers and the formal entry and galleria feature marble flooring inlaid in wood.

Additional special features are:


Pool and spa and decorative pools.


Clay tile roofs.


Limestone faced masonry fireplace.


North facing clerestory windows to bring in natural light to the high vaulted ceilings.


Butlers pantry between the kitchen and formal dining room


Caretakers unit.


Carved entry doors with butt glass depicting wild life in the area by Carmel Valley artist William Schnutte