Once Upon A Time in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

NE Corner of Santa Fe & Mountain View listed by Alain Pinel Realtors ~ offered at $1,325,000

Carmel-by-the-Sea is not only charming and fairytale like, but it has a few quirks.  For one thing, there are no addresses.  Yes, I know, for those of you who don’t know Carmel, it’s hard to believe a town without addresses, but it’s true.  In order to tell someone where you live, you describe it’s location, for instance NE Corner Santa Fe and Mountain View.  Now this starts getting really complicated when you live mid-block, but we’re not even going to go there today.  In addition to a “description of location” as an address, homeowners give their homes a Name and have it on a sign in front to further help their friends and visitors find then.  This delightful home for sale is called Snow White’s Cottage and I’ll be holding it open on Sunday.

Open House Sunday 4/30 1:00 – 4:00 PM  Offered at $1,325,000

Corner of Santa Fe and Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Snow White’s cottage, corner of Santa Fe and Mountain View

You won’t be disappointed when you come see this magical abode today.  It’s beyond charming and cute and has everything one could ever need.  Located  close to town it’s a superb location!

Cozy living room with fireplace.

The living room, with open beamed ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace, is a comfy retreat after walking around town shopping or having a great meal in one of Carmel’s amazing restaurants.

Comfy living room
Dining area
Master Bedroom
Guest Room
Fix your own meal in this wonderful kitchen.

So see you today and perhaps I’ll even introduce you to Snow White!

Snow White


Pebble Beach ~ Estate area ~Open House Saturday 4/29 Noon – 3:00PM

3146 Fergusson Lane, Pebble Beach  4289 SF, on 1.06 acre
Pebble Beach Golf Links Photo taken by Bob Borden



Offered at $2,795,000

Situated on an amazing 1 acre+ corner lot in the Estate area of Pebble Beach, close to golf and all the Pebble Beach lifestyle has to offer, sits this lovely custom home built in 1974.  Join me for a tour of this beautiful residence.  View tour.

Hope to see you at my Open House

on Saturday, April 29th, in Pebble Beach!

Susan Clark, Realtor 831-320-6801




ONE FOR THE LADIES ~ Sports Talk, by guest author, Allan Freidson

Mississippi State Women’s Basketball

Before this past weekend gets too far in the rear view mirror it should be noted that the world of sports belonged to the ladies from Friday evening thru Sunday.  By the way, I consider any time after 5:00 on Friday afternoon to be the part of the weekend; a position I adopted years ago while sitting behind a desk in a coat and tie that needed to be discarded.  So while the men were still a day away from playing the semifinals of their basketball tournament and major league baseball would wait until Sunday for their opening day, the most amazing thing happened Friday evening in the women’s semifinals of their collegiate basketball tournament.  Are you ready for this? Connecticut lost. Yep, a school that had won 111 consecutive games, almost always by huge margins, was defeated by Mississippi State on a last second basket.

Mississippi State Women’s Basketball

You had to see it to believe it and if the truth be told Connecticut was completely outplayed throughout and only a ridiculous referee’s call near the end of the game kept Mississippi State from a more decisive victory. Unfortunately for them South Carolina won the Sunday final in a game far less entertaining, but while they would rather have the title, history will record that the Mississippi State ladies did the unthinkable and did it well.

Mississippi State Women’s Basketball

Then came Sunday and more excitement in women’s sports. The setting was the final round of the first major of the year in ladies professional golf. It was played in Palm Springs at a tournament started by Dinah Shore, who didn’t even play golf but sure enjoyed watching it.

A twenty two year old American named Lexi Thompson had a three shot lead on the field as she headed down the back nine toward her second victory in this tournament when the damndest thing happened. She was assessed a four shot penalty for failing to replace her ball on the green in the same spot where she had marked it on a previous hole. She missed doing that by the slightest of margins, and it was clear it was unintentional, but indeed she had done it. But here is the kicker; that mistake happened not on Sunday but during Saturday’s round and was not reported until Sunday. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the mistake was reported by someone sitting in front of a television set who then emailed the course and got the officials’ attention and they took it from there.

Lexi Thompson in the ANA Inspiration Tournament started by Dinah Shore in Rancho Mirage CA

The failure to replace her ball correctly cost her two strokes and two more were added because she signed an incorrect scorecard on Saturday because nobody was aware of the infraction at that time. All mandated by the rules of golf, and all quite stupid. If golf is going to allow people at home to influence the outcome of tournaments at least they could require the infraction to be reported before the player signs her scorecard for that round, Saturday in this case.  Anyhow, what was done was done and those either watching in person or on television immediately proceeded to root like crazy for Thompson to overcome this situation and still win the thing.  And she almost did by birding three of the last five holes to get into a playoff, but in the end she fell short. Nevertheless it was all compelling to watch and capped a weekend that belonged to the ladies in the world of sport.