Carmel Record Home Sale

10 Carmel Way

10 Carmel Way, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA a beachfront home and overlooking Pebble Beach Golf Course, sold this week for $27 million.

The 12,600+ square-foot home sits on over 2 acres had a listing price of $37.5 million.

Listed by Shelly Mitchell Lynch and sold by Shelly Lynch and Lynn Knoop, both with Carmel Realty Company, affiliated with Monterey Coast Realty.

Romance In Carmel

I am so excited to have listed this darling home in Carmel, located in the Golden Rectangle. An ideal weekender.  

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A Brief Escape To The Post Ranch

Last August, during our annual Coldwell Banker, Habitat for Humanity fundraising event, one of our silent auction items was a one night stay at The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, in one of The Peak houses.  I was thrilled to be the winning bidder.  With time running out to use the donation, I thought it would be a grand idea to use it during my birthday.

Bar fully stocked

The house was totally private and had every amenity you would desire – a refrigerator stocked  with soft drinks, juices, cheese, crackers, nuts, etc.  We also found acomplimentary bottle of wine.

The bath had everything you needed – hair dryer, lavender-scented body wash and lotions, a Jacuzzi tub, elegant, snuggly robes and slippers.

Mountain View

We settled in to enjoy the serene setting and the majestic mountains views with only the sounds of chirping birds and the wild turkeys. I so love the stone mountain peaks which I was told are dusted with snow during the winter months.

For dinner, we strolled to the Sierra Mar dining room which hangs at the edge of

Abalone Doree

the mountain, with a glass wall overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The sun was beginning to set with beautiful colors.

It was hard to decide what was the most fabulous dish of our five course dinner.  Every plate was a show piece and the taste sublime.  Many of the items came directly from the organic garden on the property and beautifully incorporated in the dish.  One of the most memorable dishes was the crab bisque with a crab cake and a few drops of vanilla oil.  I would have never thought to add a vanilla oil to a bisque but this was outstanding!  The dinner was elegantly paced and our waitress was delighted to answer our questions about the various dishes.

As we walked back to our house, we looked up at the sky filled with thousands of stars that appeared so close you felt you could touch them.  Back in the house, we made a fire and relished the evening.

The following morning we went back to the Sierra Mar dining room for a buffet breakfast which included everything imaginable – bakery items, bacon, French toast, an egg station, fresh fruit and yogurt.  It was impossible to decide.

While there, we saw two whales directly below in one of the small coves.  After breakfast we enjoyed the walk past the infinity pool, gardens and water features.

The time went entirely too fast and it was time to leave.  The tranquility of this luxury property felt like an appetizer and I wanted to stay much longer.  How fortunate that we were able to have visited this spectacular organic, green luxury property.  Ideal for special occasions or when looking for a total retreat.  The dining facility is open to the public for lunch or dinner but reservations a must.

The property consists of approximately 98 acres with hiking paths, numerous pools, spas, 39 suites/houses, the Sierra Mar restaurant and a store.  Upon arrival, the valet takes your luggage into his car, you check in and can enjoy refreshments and then are taken to your house.  The staff is extremely pleasant and helpful to make your visit a pleasurable stay.  The generosity of the management to support our fundraising efforts for Habitat for Humanity are greatly appreciated.

Cinco De Mayo

Arriving with dinner.

What a fun evening get together to celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the home of one of my associates.  It is always a surprise as to what we will have for dinner since everyone gets creative and brings a dish.  The dinner included small tamales, several fantastic salads, roasted vegetables, a tamale pie, a shrimp salad, chicken and cheese enchiladas (I confess, I didn’t make them but picked them up at Jose’s in Seaside).

As you see Joy made Margheritas and for the final ending – the all time favorite chocolate cake.

The best part of the evening was to visit with Realtor friends who I don’t see too often.  We probrably could have sat around all night and chattered.  When we left, the sky was clear and we saw the Super Moon.