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Nick Churton of the Carmel Realty Company, London office, explores the slopes above Pebble Beach, California, and discovers a home that leaves his head in the clouds.
The Property: 3381 Laureles Lane, Pebble Beach, CA
The Broker: Carmel Realty Company
The Agent: Judie Profeta
It is a mark of disdain that one says of another that the lift – or elevator – doesn’t quite go all the way up to the top floor. Well here is a highly intelligent home where the elevator most certainly does: it stops at each of the wonderfully appointed three levels of this remarkable house.
Perched high on the slopes above Pebble Beach and overlooking the beach at Carmel and down to the point near Big Sur, Lodged Away is a unique home in an exceptional location.
Over 6000 sq ft of superb accommodation offers the highest standard of living. Included, are a living level, upper level and separate guest house/suite. Media room, 600-bottle wine cellar and fabulous outside decks are star attractions of the house. But the real show stoppers are – what I shall call – the landscape rooms. The vast windows of the living room and adjacent dining room stretch the eye over the ocean towards Big Sur and upwards to the big sky. The galleried living room is incredibly impressive but manages to be hugely comfortable at the same time. Lodged Away is a very intelligently designed house that makes full use of its situation.
But a great Pebble Beach address is not all about the house. Beneath Lodged Away, are the four major Pebble Beach golf courses – five if you include the nine-hole, Peter Hay course. Among these is the Pebble Beach Golf Links, voted the number one public course in America by Golf Digest magazine. They’ve all played there over the years – Woods and Nicklaus, Palmer and Player, Hagen and Hogan. And you can too from only a golf cart ride away.
Lodged Away soars above Pebble Beach like a mighty bird. Indeed if the house were a championship course golf hole, it would be an eagle.