MID CENTURY CALIFORNIA MODERN
9 Yankee Point Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
Total # of Rooms: 13
Year Built: 1952
Interior: 4,000 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 0.65 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0501665
MLS ID: 81755221
Situated just six minutes south of Carmel in the coveted Carmel Highlands community of Yankee Point, is this 4,000 sf residence that is an absolute architectural gem. This unique Mid Century California Modern beach home sits on 2/3 of a usable acre, with beautifully landscaped gardens, and is graced with stunning views of Yankee Point and the Pacific Ocean, its wonderful location is a short pleasant stroll to two secluded beaches. This one-of-a-kind home was thought to have been designed by Anshen & Allen, an internationally recognized San Francisco architectural firm, best known for the design of advanced Eichler style homes, popular throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. It's architecture embraces the essence of great design and style, with clean lines, light and bright open spaces, walls of glass, and a plethora of natural materials. As you enter this residence you are greeted by the many wonderful features of the Great Room, a comfortable living space lined with warm redwood beams, plate glass floor to ceiling windows, an amazing Granite boulder wall and free standing river rock fireplace. The open plan chef's kitchen, adjacent to the living room is an integral part of this home's design. The spacious main level is 2,670 sf and has been completely remodeled with wonderful finishes and splendid attention to detail. The private second story master bedroom suite is 1,330 sf and represents a wonderful escape place; with stunning ocean vistas, a cozy fireplace, and generous walk-in closet. Adjacent to the master is a large multi-purpose bonus room that could be a great study or library, sitting room, executive home office, home gym, media room or additional bedroom. One last great feature of this home is it's five car garages, complete with workshop and abundant storage. The Carmel Riviera is a coveted neighborhood, where amazing sunsets, the soothing sounds of crashing waves, and access Mal Paso Creek private beaches are just part of your daily routine, a wonderful property that truly represents a rare find indeed!
THE HOME'S HISTORY:
The original 1,500 sq. ft. two bedroom vacation home was reportedly designed by Anshen & Allen, a San Francisco architect, using many Frank Lloyd Wright techniques. Anshen & Allen are probably best known for the design of the advanced Eichler homes, popular throughout the San Francisco Bay area. We understand the original house was built in the early 1950’s by Mr. Sawyer the owner and developer of Yankee Point Acres on the Carmel Riviera as a model of the type of getaway that could be built on the lots he was offering for sale at $2,500.
The river rock wall in the living room, that goes on to set off a small formal garden, and the river rock fireplace contain stones so large that they amaze stone masons who report because of their large size they are irreplaceable. It is believed they came from local sources such as Mal Paso Creek which was owed by Sawyer at the time of construction.
A 250 sq. ft. guest bedroom was added in the 60’s or 70’s, and the second floor master bedroom was added in the late 80’s. The next owner purchased the property in 1996, and in 1997 added the studio adjacent to the master bedroom and five garage spaces. In 1999 the guest house was expanded to 335 sq. ft. The current owners have recently completely remodeled the entire first floor of the home in keeping with the home's architectural theme.