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6th Avenue 2SW of San Carlos

PO Box 6476

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Bambace Peterson Team
Former Gold Mine, Now a Big Sur Home

WEALTH MAGAZINE | 05.24.2019


A 33-acre cliffside home in Big Sur, California with postcard coastal views is located on a former gold mine that was in use until 1960, and the mine is still accessible. The original miners’ quarters have been preserved and repurposed as the current kitchen, bringing the history of the site close and tangible. Just 60 miles south of Carmel, the property is for sale at $2.25 million. 


When gold was discovered in the 1880s, Big Sur was already well known for its natural beauty but was extremely remote and transportation was treacherous. Access was only by horse or foot and the state was slow to provide funds for expensive and dangerous road construction where few people lived. It wasn’t until 1919 that approval was finally given to build Route 1 along the Big Sur coastal area. Since regular laborers refused to work in such a dangerous environment, prisoners were used and prison camps set up in various locations to work on the road and later to build bridges. Even after the road was completed in 1937, heavy rains would bring landslides causing the road to be closed for weeks or months at a time. Anticipating the arrival of new people, some of the original Big Sur families donated or sold thousands of acres to the state for park land in order to restrict development that would destroy the coastline’s natural beauty. Today, most of Big Sur belongs to the state or federal government, strict regulations make new construction difficult, and billboards are prohibited.
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A Big Sur Home Sitting on a Former Gold Mine Just Listed For $2.25M

SAN FRANCISCO CURBED | 04.29.2019


If you ever had a dream of living on the California coast, it probably looked something like this. Located just 60 miles south of Carmel, 29141 Plasket Ridge Road overlooks Big Sur's spectacular scenery. 


The home blends California coastal design with log cabin vibes, and it features a bright and airy great room with expansive, double-height glazing. The room's 20-foot-tall ceiling is made of redwood sourced and milled right on the property.
 
Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the great room opens to a spacious deck with breathtaking views the Pacific Ocean and the rich, forested mountains of Los Padres National Park.
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A Big Sur Home Sitting on a Former Gold Mine Just Listed For $2.25M

DWELL | 04.29.2019
  

If you ever had a dream of living on the California coast, it probably looked something like this. Located just 60 miles south of Carmel, 29141 Plasket Ridge Road overlooks Big Sur's spectacular scenery. 


The home blends California coastal design with log cabin vibes, and it features a bright and airy great room with expansive, double-height glazing. The room's 20-foot-tall ceiling is made of redwood sourced and milled right on the property.
 
Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the great room opens to a spacious deck with breathtaking views the Pacific Ocean and the rich, forested mountains of Los Padres National Park.
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