Property Details

  • TYPE: Single Family, Detached
  • STATUS: For Sale
  • PRICE: $2,495,000
  • BATHROOMS: 2 full + 1 Partial
  • LOT SIZE: 5-acre
  • PROPERTY SIZE: 1500 SqFT. + Guest House: 500 SqFT
  • BUILT IN: Late 1970’s
  • COMMUNITY: Big Sur

Property Description

La Vida del Sur

Authentic Big Sur homestead designed and built by artist-designer Reed Cripe, a protégé of Mickey Meunnig in the late 1970’s during the Bohemian Era of his career, offers a rare view of the Los Padres National Forest and Santa Lucia Mountain range crowned by the spiritual Pico Blanco – along with a peak of the Pacific Ocean. With 1,500 square feet of living space, this Modern-Meets-Rustic home of redwood and glass takes in views from every room. The property also includes a separate 475 square-foot artist studio.

A secluded and private sanctuary, yet in the heart of Big Sur, La Vida del Sur is located behind a private gated paved road on the west side of Highway One. At 1,000 feet above sea level the property has 360-degree pristine views both day and night with an awe-inspiring night sky.

Surrounded by scenic protected lands and bordering Andrew Molera State Park, the 5-acre estate serves as a wildlife habitat while featuring extensive botanical gardens and a mature fruit orchard including apple, pear, plum, peach, citrus and a variety of grapes and berries. The property also offers miles of private hiking trails and a private road to Pfeiffer Beach as well as to the Big Sur River.

Affordable quality water is provided by a private mutual water system with power from solar energy and propane. Satellite and cellular technology are in use.

The peaceful, magical La Vida del Sur gives its inhabitants a window on the extraordinary beauty of Big Sur and its captivating, ever-changing natural world.

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Additional Information

  • Fireplace: Living Room, Master Bedroom, Family Room, Art Studio
  • Bathroom: Shower over tub, tub, Clawfoot.
  • Bedroom(s): More than one on Ground floor
  • Communications: Satellite Dish
  • Cooling: Ocean Breezes
  • Dining Rooms: Breakfast Bar, Formal Dining Room
  • Family Room: Separate Family Room
  • Flooring: Laminate, Tile
  • Heating: Propane, Stove-wood
  • Flooring: Laminate, Tile
  • Interior Amenities: Garden Window, High Ceiling, Open Beam Ceiling, Skylight
  • Kitchen: Cooktop Gas, Countertop laminate, Oven Gas, Pantry, Refrigerator
  • Laundry: In Utility Room, inside, Washer/Dryer
  • Other Rooms: Artist Studio, Loft, Media / Home Theater Office area
  • Security: Controlled/Secured Access, Fire System - Suppression
  • Parking: No Garage, Parking area, Room for oversized vehicle, Uncovered Parking
  • Utilities: Generator, Propane on site, Solar Panels - Owned
  • Water: Individual Water Metter, Irrigation Water Available, Private, River, Water Filter, water treatment System
  • Sewer: Existing Septic, Septic - plan Approved, Septic Connected, Engineered
  • Horse Property: Possible, Riding Trails
  • Exterior Amenities: Back Yard, Balcony/Patio, Deck, Drought Tolerant Plants, Fenced, Storage Shed
  • Other Stucture Size: 500 St Art Studio - 2 Rooms
  • Fence: Fenced, Gate
  • Property faces: North
  • School District:
    • Carmel Captain Cooper
    • Carmel Middle School
    • High School: Carmel High



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