5 Oak Meadow Lane, Carmel Valley, CA

Offered at $5,850,000

The Estate

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Tucked away on a secluded meadow on gated Oak Meadow Lane in the exclusive Miramonte area is the most beautiful acreage in Carmel Valley! It is an unparalleled setting with the ultimate in privacy, gorgeous mountain, vineyard and sunset views and the best weather in the area yet only minutes to Carmel. An architectural gem designed by Ventana Inn architect/award-winning designer Kipp Stewart lies on one of two lots of record totaling seven acres. The single-level contemporary exudes understated elegance with harmonious details, modern shapes and refined lines and consists of a wisteria-covered, large two bedroom main house and two self-contained guesthouses, which would not be permitted today. Oversize French doors that secure to the outdoors and custom skylights that mimic interior design elements fill the property with light. 
The exterior is highlighted by a 55 ft swimming pool with wraparound old growth redwood bench feature. Carmel stone stairs lead to a private view deck with bench & hammock under a majestic oak, and there is a carmel stone & stucco-enclosed private hot tub off the master suite. The resort-like compound is surrounded by coastal live oaks, including one of the oldest on the peninsula, and complemented by an acre of the drought-resistant landscape by award-winning landscape architect Isabelle Greene. The tastefully refurbished estate with many new features represents a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer who appreciates the beauty of simplicity and is looking for a quiet retreat beyond the fog yet only minutes to town. 
Respected architect & artist Kipp Stewart is best known for his design of Ventana Inn in the 1970’s, Big Sur’s first luxury resort, which was featured in Architectural Digest and considered innovative in the way it seamlessly blends into the natural environment along the beautiful Big Sur coastline. He designed only 10 homes, including this one for his Ventana Inn interior designer and husband, who was one of the original developers of the luxury, gated community. Kipp then won nine national and international first place awards for his designs of timeless contemporary furniture, which can be found all over the world including the White House. Having learned to paint in 1971 with encouragement from contemporary realist David Ligare, he now devotes himself to this art form and is still prolific after decades of artistic endeavors. 
Isabelle Greene is one of California’s most innovative landscape architects whose gardens are featured in many publications and design textbooks. Having come by her talent naturally as the granddaughter of Henry Greene of Greene & Greene in Pasadena of the Craftsman era fame, she intended to become a botanical artist, studying with award-winning botanist Mildred Mathias, when fate took a turn. In 1966, she was given the opportunity to design a garden that won a design award. Since then and for over forty years, Isabelle has designed nearly 600 public and private gardens proving to clients that color and texture can be brought together in an artistic, water-conserving manner, most famously in the Lovelace Garden in Montecito, CA, one of the most photographed, contemporary gardens in the world. 
New York Times Article 
Carmel Valley 
Approx 200 acre development with only 16 homes, scenic easements & minimal restrictions 
6.847 acres including (2) lots of record in an incomparable setting 
Additional 8.612 acre panoramic view lot available for purchase 
Adjacent to 75+ acres of open space & vineyard  
Views of Santa Lucia Mountain north range, vineyard & sunsets 
Direct access to Garland Park hiking, biking & riding trails 
Dozens of coastal live oaks & historic wagon ruins 
Golf/tennis memberships available nearby & horses permitted 
Property feng shui’d 
Architect’s plans 
55 x 15 ft pool with Triton II high rate sand filter 
Ivory stucco & old-growth redwood benches wrap around pool & house 
(2) outdoor showers off master/pool house baths 
Carmel stone/stucco-enclosed Jacuzzi spa off the master suite 
Alfresco dining in the terraced garden 
Private view deck & hammock under majestic oak 
Antique swing with vineyard & sunset views 
Trellised terrace with panoramic views 
Lush landscape with manzanita, cistus, lavender, jasmine, lilac, herb garden & fruit trees 
Built-in stucco landscape planters with antique & custom pottery 
24 station irrigation system with master controller 
Atmospheric lighting with custom mahogany fixtures & interior panel controls 
Pool equipment & storage rooms 
Chip sealed river rock gravel driveway 
GAF Glenwood Lifetime Designer Wood Shake-Look Shingle Roof 
Large two bedroom main house with two self-contained guesthouses 
Open floor plans with vaulted/exposed beam ceilings & 20 skylight panels 
Ivory stucco interiors with unique architectural features such as high alcoves, sculpted openings, bullnose finishes & dropped walls 
Authentic Mexican Saltillo tile, hardwood & wool carpeted floors 
Hand-cut windows & doors including numerous French & white-washed, old-growth redwood (many oversize) 
Baldwin solid forged brass hardware 
Digital Security Controls Security System with motion detectors 
Main House (2528 square feet +/-) 
LR with rare 18th Century French armoire, tree planter built-ins & wood-burning fireplace with storage 
LR, master & pool stereo-wired with control panel & exterior speakers 
Master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace, open shelving & oversized black-out doors 
His & her master bath with marble counters, hand-cut mirrors & custom closets 
Large master shower with access to spa 
Open concept kitchen with travertine chandelier, sculpted maple counters over European-hinged custom cabinets & dining with views 
Thermador gas cooktop & double oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator & Miele dishwasher 
Separate pantry with laundry & dutch door to the alfresco dining 
Guest room with separate entrance & arched window 
Guest bath with hand-cut counter/mirrors, antique brass faucet & electronic skylight 
Solar water heater with a separate heater for master 
Attached 639 square foot (+/-) 3-car garage with skylights, arched window & custom cabinetry 
Pool House (563 square feet +/-) 
Studio guesthouse with wood-burning fireplace, concealed kitchenette & bistro table/chairs 
Custom couches with ivory canvas slipcovers/ pillows & built-in drawers that convert into twin beds with mattresses 
Large full bath with hand-cut counter/mirrors & antique brass faucet 
Guest House (864 square feet +/-) 
Fully air-conditioned one-bedroom guesthouse with dutch door entry 
The extra large living area with ceiling fans, white oak floors, ivory canvas blinds & kitchenette 
Full bath with hand-cut mirror & shower/bath combination 
* Select data provided by builder & previous owner

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Robin Dustan
Margaret Maguire

CalBRE# 00882946 & CalBRE# 01050650

Robin Dustan
McGuire Real Estate
D: 415.385.3499
CalBRE# 00882946

2001 Lombard Street
San Francisco CA 94123

Margaret Maguire
Douglas Elliman RE
D: 831.277.2399
Cal BRE# 01050650

6135 Carmel Rancho Blvd., Ste E105
Carmel, CA 93923

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