BLOOMBERG | 07.30.2019
The building was made out of straw, clay, plaster, and lime, with a living roof made from topsoil displaced by the building’s foundation. Construction on the first of the property’s two buildings cost Mouawad, a pediatrician, “three times the cost of conventional materials,” he says, but what he spent in construction costs has more than paid off.
SUNSET | 07.26.2019
Who hasn’t dreamed of escaping from the bustle of city living to your own sustainable, off-the-grid farm? If you happened to specifically dream about owning 10 fertile acres of land that included a remodeled 1920’s farmhouse, guest house, auxiliary buildings, and a caretaker’s house, good news: there’s one on the market.
CURBED | 07.23.2019
Situated along the winding coast of California’s Highway 1, this modern masterpiece is perfectly positioned to soak up the otherworldly views of Big Sur. Renowned architect Mickey Muennig - the man behind Big Sur staples like the Post Ranch Inn-designed the five-bedroom house in the mid-1970s.
SF GATE | 07.23.2019
Carmel locals and perhaps many Northern Californians know "The Egg Farm," an 8.59 acre property and former purveyor of organic free-range eggs. Now the very much still fruitful farm is for sale, asking $4.250 million. This ranch rests in on the Carmel Valley's fertile floor. It's part-farm and part-family compound.
Coastal Living | 06.20.2019
It might seem like, these days, you have to strike gold to score a swoon-worthy home in California. (Exhibit A: This one-time $350 million Bel Air listing.)
But, on the rare occasion, gold just comes with the territory. Such is the case with this breathtaking 33 acre plot of land situated along the dramatic Big Sur coastline.
SFGATE | 06.05.2019
What qualifies this $3.6 million estate in Monterey County as a sustainable emergency survival bunker, exactly? While the home is conveniently connected to local utilities for water, natural gas and electricity, it also has its own resources that would allow it to run entirely off the grid.
GLOBAL MANSION | 05.21.2019
This remote, off-the-grid house with stunning Pacific Ocean and mountain views offers 33 woodsy acres on the site of a former gold mine in Big Sur, California. "Essentially you’re smack dab in the middle of a 33-acre forest that’s surrounded by Los Padres National Forest," listing agent Mark Peterson said. "It’s on the South Coast of Big Sur, which is even more remote than the rest of Big Sur."...
WEALTH MAGAZINE | 05.04.2019
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.
THE NEW YORK TIMES | 05.01.2019
The one-story house, designed by Ernest Bixler, a local builder, is in the southwest quadrant of Carmel — a seven-by-eight-block section known as the Golden Rectangle, for its proximity to Carmel Beach and town, and the resulting high real estate prices.
SAN FRANCISCO CURBED | 04.30.2019
On the market for the first time in 20 years, this downright adorable two-bed, two-bath home, designed by Ernst Bixler, screams Carmel-by-the-Sea. Quaint and rustic yet effortlessly elegant, the seaside home lands on the market for a cool $1.895 million.
DWELL | 04.29.2019
This lovely, light-filled home is rich with local history. The home is located on the site of a century-old California gold mine, which is still accessible on the property, and was still in use through the 1960s. In fact, the original miners' quarters now serve as the home's kitchen.
SAN FRANCISCO CURBED | 04.12.2019
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...