Everyone knows Pebble Beach as a a world-class golf destination — and it is. Three acclaimed lodges, five renowned golf courses and a history of hosting PGA Tour events since 1947 continues to put the Monterey Peninsula paradise on the map of must-visit golfing locales. But there is so much more to Pebble Beach — the breathtaking views over the Pacific, the pine-forested setting sweeping to painting-worthy coastline, the famed 17-mile Drive, the heritage as a car collector’s haven  and of course, some of the most inspiring real estate in California. Case in point: this newly listed French country estate on Ronda Road.

Like a European cottage, the charm of the architecture blends effortlessly into Pebble Beach’s rugged-yet-beautiful natural surroundings. Exploration beyond the entry gate reveals an impressive stone drive way and motor court. Built in 2006, the five-bedroom residence is an inspiring representation of old and new as contemporary amenities and modern-day accouterments fuse with refined Old World style details.

Soaring ceilings in the main public spaces create a sense of volume, while large picture windows frame expansive South-facing views of the Pacific Ocean and Point Lobos. The home itself measures about 6,261 square feet and encompasses a formal entry, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, a study/office, family room and library. An elegantly appointed kitchen and wet bar makes grand entertaining easy.

A large terrace also offers the opportunity for refined outdoor entertaining. Two master suites — one upstairs and one downstairs — create both convenience and a sense of privacy for guests.

Fine craftsmanship abounds both inside and out, characterized by dramatic archways, gorgeous wrought-iron work, beautiful stone and wood floors, as well as lush, mature landscaping.

A prized, centrally location in Pebble Beach makes this fine home one of the most sought-after real estate opportunities in the Monterey Peninsula. Whether you love golf, rare cars or the coastal lifestyle, this property embodies everything that makes Pebble Beach so revered.

This home is currently for sale for $7,750,000.  For more information, call Kim DiBenedetto of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Pebble Beach at (831) 601-9559 or kim.dibenedetto@cbnorcal.com