Category Archives: Carmel Lifestyle

Happy Thanksgiving to All from Carmel-by-the-Sea

At Thanksgiving more than any other time I like to reflect on how much I have to be thankful for.  My husband and family, my home, my friends, and the beautiful place I am blessed to live in.  I’m thankful for the wonderful people I work with and all of my wonderful clients that I have represented  over the years –  many who have become  good friends.

From my family to yours I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and a warm heart.

Top Ten ~ Things To Do After Buying “Crespi Cricket” in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Top Ten 

Things To Do After Buying “Crespi Cricket”

in Carmel-By-The-Sea, Crespi 6SE Mountain View

Offered for Sale at $2,350,000

Open House, October 8,  2017 1:00 – 3:00pm

  1. Enjoy evening conversation with friends and a glass of wine around the fire pit.  An experience that can’t be beat!
    Amazing fire pit invites conversation

    2. Put your chef’s hat on in your fabulous gourmet kitchen and cook up a feast for family and friends with your 6-burner gas Viking range.

    6-burner gas Viking range
    Gourmet kitchen with 6-burner gas Viking range.

    3. Take a short stroll to the Forest Outdoor theater to see a performance of “Big” The Musical”.

    4. Enjoy your morning coffee on the sunny rear deck and listen to the birds chirping and  all the sounds of nature.

    Rear patio facing Mission Trail Park.

    Beautiful view . . . with the sounds of nature.

    5. Cruise the nearby  local art galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea  ~ you have plenty of wall space to hang up all your favorite paintings.

    6. Hike the Mission Trail . . . the Trail Head is just 6 houses away!

  2. Overlooking Mission Trail

    7. Stroll to your favorite restaurants and you won’t have to drive home!



    8. Grab your favorite book and curl up in front of the fire . . .  and yes, you have three choices!

  3. Living room
    Cozy family room to curl up in front of the fire and read a good book.
    Master bedroom suite with a fireplace

    9. Have a party and invite all your friends and relatives . . . there’s plenty of room.

    Formal Dining room

    10. Ladies, soak in the tub for hours drinking champagne and reading Vogue Magazine . . . Because your husband has his OWN bathroom!  That’s right, two full bathrooms in the master suite.

    One of two master baths!

    Ok, have I enticed you enough to come and see this amazing home?  Call Susan to make an appointment for a showing of this quintessential Carmel residence. 831-320-6801

    Offered for sale for $2,350,000

  4. Visit the Virtual Tour

Stunning & Sophisticated in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA


Carmel 4 SW Ocean Avenue ~ Carmel-by-the-Sea

Open House Sunday 7/23 1:00 -4:30 PM $3,895,000

Carmelo 4SW Ocean Avenue – Carmel-by-the-Sea

Can’t wait to hold this beautiful Braden Sterling design open today!  Just  a few blocks from our amazing white sand Carmel Beach,

Carmel Beach
Welcome! Come on in!!

Sometimes words are just not needed.

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors

Hope you can stop by today!  If not, call me for all your Carmel real estate needs!

“Crespi Cricket” at Twilight in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Crespi 6SE MountainView, Carmel-by-the-Sea   $2,475,000

Real Estate photography and the powerful Twilight Shot

Crespi 6SE Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea

One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for market is to have excellent photography created that will show off your home at its very best!  As an experienced realtor with 30+ years in real estate sales, I make sure I use the very best photographers in the area.  Experience has taught me that the photos of the listing – whether in print ads or on the intranet – are usually the prospective buyer’s first introduction to the home.

Twilight shot – Crespi 6SE Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea $2,475,000

This recent photo shoot by Ron Bird proved to be a bit challenging, because of our “summer” weather in Carmel.  First appointment had to be cancelled, because we were socked in with marine layer and we kept trying and trying in the week that followed.  Once earlier we had a perfect day, but Ron wasn’t available.  Finally it all came together!  What do you think?

Crespi 6SE Mountain View , Carmel-by-the-Sea~ offered at $2,475,000

The twilight shot with all the lights on is a powerful shot, because it makes an awesome impression and somehow stirs the viewers emotions as does a lit fire.  The combination of the house all lit up and the fire pit blazing is not only inviting but gets an emotional response from the viewer.

Which shot do you think is the one that will sell it?

For more information about preparing your home for sale, call me at 831-320-6801.  Susan Clark