Category Archives: Luxury Homes

The Real Estate Bargain of the Year!! Awesome Ocean Views for Under a Million!

View from 40 Skyline Crest, Monterey CA

40 Skyline Crest, offered at $965,000

Open House 11/10 Friday 2:00-4:00pm

Open House 11/11-12  Saturday & Sunday 1:00-4:00pm

It is always a joy as a realtor to have a truly wonderful property to represent to the real estate market place.  I’m grateful to currently have many such listings – each unique and amazing in their own way – each seeking a different type of buyer.

But what would be MY dream house as a buyer?  I love a water view, and not just standing on a chair peeking out my window view, but a knock- down full-out ocean view.  I want to sit down at my dining room table in the morning and look at the ocean so I remember what an incredible place I live in.

Dining with a view, 40 Skyline Crest

I want to sit in the same dining room in the early evening and watch as dusk sets in and the sky turns into reds, oranges, and pinks as only Mother Nature can create.

Sunset View from 40 Skyline Crest, photo by Chester Ng

I even want to prepare dinner looking at this same view!

A kitchen with a view, 40 Skyline Crest
Beautifully remodeled kitchen

And, yes, I want to curl up in my living room with a good book and revel in my ocean view . . .

40 Skyline Crest

. . .  and enjoy a roaring fire at the same time.  I don’t want much do I!

40 Skyline Crest

I know all of this seems impossible on the Monterey Peninsula unless one spends millions, but you’re wrong. For a short time only (at least that’s how I would book it) a striking residence is available that would answer all of my dreams – perhaps even yours!!

Private entry – with a view, of course.

In addition,  it is spacious with 2720 SF including 5 bedrooms, three baths with a huge 5th bedroom boasting built-in bookcases which would be a great family room.  Two-car garage with additional off-street parking.  Great location.  Quiet, private, but easy to get anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula in a short drive.  If you share some of my visions of what your Dream House looks like, come by the Open House or view the Virtual Tour and call me with any questions.  Remember, run, don’t walk.

See you at 40 Skyline Crest, Monterey CA

Friday 11/10 2:00-4:00pm

Sat/Sun 11/11-12      1:00-4:00pm

If your dream house is of another vision, perhaps one of my other listings will work for you.  Call me with questions.

3146 Fergusson Lane, Pebble Beach $2,350,000

Crespi 6SE Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea, $2,275,000 (Price          newly reduced)!

90 Hacienda, Carmel, Hacienda Carmel 55+community $494,000

 

 

 

 

 

ABC’s of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week” Carmel~Pebble Beach~Pacific Grove~Monterey

ABC’S of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week”

Carmel ~ Pebble Beach ~Pacific Grove ~ Monterey

Every August one of the biggest events of the Monterey Peninsula rolls along.  Mid August on the Monterey Peninsula is “Car Week” and it’s going on right now in 2017!

Every year car enthusiasts converge on the Monterey Peninsula (which includes the towns of Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Monterey)  from all corners of our nation and beyond to attend a week of events, road rallies, parades, parties, fashion shows, racing, and car auctions.

The week culminates on Sunday with the prestigious Concours d’ Elegance in Pebble Beach.  But first on Thursday there is a Tour D’Elegance and Display on Ocean Avenue in Carmel- a free event.

A number of the cars showing on Sunday do a Road Tour of the Monterey Peninsula and stop in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea for lunch in the park and have their vehicles on display on Ocean Avenue.  How cool is that?

Wow! Love that color!

“Car people” look forward to this week with its events and parties all year.  For the locals it is just great fun to partake of some of the events and enjoy the “Car Eye Candy” on the streets of Carmel and Pebble Beach!

Antique cars polished to perfection, Ferrari’s, Corvettes, Porsches,

Bentleys – you name it and its here!

Owner polishing to perfection

The owners  furiously polish their cars because soon the judges will appear and their car will be judged for prizes – and who doesn’t like to win!

Every year new events are added and the menu becomes more and more diverse,  plentiful and delightful! For instance this year there was a new event called the “Prancing Ponies” which happened on Wednesday.  It was a group of Women Ferrari owners showing their cars and raising money for charity.  Now that’s a club I’d like to join!

Maybe next year??

There is something now for everyone’s tastes and pocketbook.  Many of the events, also, raise thousands for Charity ~ so that’s a good thing.

Other than the Thursday  Tour D’Elegance, another favorite event of mine is on  the Tuesday of “Car Week”  and is called “Concours on the Avenue” (Tuesday August 15th  this year from 10:00am-5:00pm) which takes place on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world famous Ocean Avenue and is FREE!

This is the newest large event founded by Doug and Genie Freedman.  Sixteen blocks of downtown is filled with collector cars including Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Sporting Cars.

The spit and polish needed to prepare these automobiles for showing and judging is incredible!

Tiffany will be on hand with beautiful trophies for the winners and, of course, those famous “blue boxes”! This impressive presentation is free to spectators and benefits the Carmel Foundation that provides a wide variety of services to local seniors.

Tiffany trophies waiting for the lucky winners.

To add to the fun the merchants up and down Ocean Avenue have decorated their show windows with displays that depict the car industry.  Be sure to check out our Alain Pinel Realtors window display at the NW corner of Ocean and Dolores.

A Morgan unbelted!

It’s impossible to mention every event there are over 50.  There are the auctions, the car displays, auto road rallies, racing out at Laguna Seca, reunions of car clubs, Concours Italiano, and even Concours D’Lemons.  No matter what there is enjoyment and fun for all – so take your choice this week and the years to come.

If you are planning for next year,  The Concours D’Elegance will take place on the 4th Sunday August 26th and Car Week activities running from August 20-26th.

And if you fall in love with the Monterey Peninsula while you’re here and would like to find your Dream Home, give me a call!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors, 831-320-6801

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

    Grasing’s

    Cassanova

    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!