Perhaps this fact may not surprise you: Sunset Point, a majestic promontory nestled along famed 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, is named for its brilliant sunsets. It is a favored stop along 17 Mile Drive — arguably one of the world’s most enchanting gated roads set amongst the planet’s oldest grove of Monterey Cypress trees. There are only a handful estates on Sunset Point — elegant, commanding and exceptionally private.
Among them rests a storybook estate, listed for $30 million by Kimberly DiBenedetto of Coldwell Banker Carmel-by-the-Sea on Junipero.
The estate stakes its claim on Sunset Point with over 2.5 oceanfront acres and magnificent south-facing views stretching as far as Point Sur in Big Sur. Exquisitely crafted in 1998, the property — which encompasses a three-bedroom main residence, a pool, a spa, as well as a one-bedroom guest house with a full kitchen — was designed in the cottage style, which enjoys a long architectural tradition on the Monterey coast.
The interiors, which span up to 7,403 square feet, have been designed for sophisticated living and entertaining.
Every detail and every material was handpicked for its exacting beauty and authenticity. Cobblestones from London. A slate roof. Handmade leaded-glass windows. Coffered ceilings. Rough-hewn exposed beams and trusses. Rich mahogany doors. Walnut cabinetry. Limestone floors. Each of its seven fireplaces came from castles in England and France.
The courtyard entry fountain? From Roman aqueducts.
A fabulous wine cellar should satisfy the most serious of collectors. In fact, it’s hard to think of a better activity to do from your living room, patio or balcony than enjoying a glass of your favorite wine while savoring the scenes below, caught in between the misty canopy of cypress trees, the blue glow of ocean and glorious white-sand beach. Such is life on Sunset Point.