Carmel is known for its spectacular landscape on the Monterey Peninsula and unrelenting coastal vistas…and some rather famous residents, namely Clint Eastwood, who ran for and won the seat of Mayor of Carmel in 1986.  Eastwood is only the latest in a long line of artists that have been drawn to Carmel. According to Wikipedia, “In 1905, the Carmel Arts and Crafts Club was formed to support and produce artistic works. After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake the village was inundated with musicians, writers, painters and other artists,” including Mary Austin, Ambrose Bierce, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, and Percy Gray. Carmel may have a storied history as an art colony, but today much of the most spectacular art is in the architecture perched along the coastline. The latest example arrives in this remarkable 1988 oceanfront residence built by renowned builder Bill Macleod.  

30500 Aurora del Mar, known as “Sea Dance,” is befitting its name. Here, striking architecture was created to maximize the stunning views, and materials chosen to showcase the coastal landscape. Walls of glass and siting that places the four-bedroom, four-bath, 4,600-square-foot residence right at the sea’s edge give this Otter Cove home a front-row seat to crashing waves, rocky outcroppings, and abundant wildlife.

The spacious living room and dining room, and the 60-foot lap pool beyond, embrace panoramic views and unlimited entertainment potential. Custom wood cabinetry throughout the spacious living room and gourmet island kitchen grounds the space and introduces yet another natural element.

Also included are a home office and glassed-in corner seating in the main living space that looks like you can step right out onto the ocean. Outdoors, a cliffside deck is separated from the rarified air only by a clear glass barrier—providing elegant protection from sea spray and allowing for comfortable al fresco dining and sunset viewing.

30500 Aurora del Mar is listed for $9,500,000 with Ben Heinrich of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.