Carmel Point Homes are interspersed with towering Monterey cypress, sculpted into beautiful shapes by the wind. Owning a Carmel Point home is a dream that can come true for the lucky few. From the windows of your Carmel Point homes by the sea you can glimpse the blue of the sparkling bay, or the splendid white-sand beach.
Situated on the fabled Monterey Peninsula, 125 miles south of San Francisco, Carmel Point in CA provides sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, brilliant sunsets and light breezes that caress you in summer with refreshing coolness. Carmel Point homes by the sea are situated on what is undoubtedly the most coveted shoreline in California, in fact, in the world. And all Carmel Point homes by the sea are just walking distance away from Carmel Beach and the world-famous village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Chosen by Conde Nest Magazine as one of the top 10 destinations in America, Carmel probably has more fine restaurants per capita than any spot on earth. Within walking distance of Carmel Point real estate you will find more than 100 art galleries, world-class performing arts venues and hundreds of fine boutiques and specialty stores. What could be better than owning Carmel Point real estate and living in a charming village where electric doorbells and artificial flowers are against the law? To preserve the town’s special appeal, the city fathers have passed special ordinances such as no fast-food restaurants, neon signs or parking meters. This adds to the special charm, laid back ambiance and the value of Carmel Point real estate. Another benefit to owning a Carmel Point home is Carmel’s role as the area’s cultural hub, boasting the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel Music Society and the Monterey County Symphony that perform in the spectacular Sunset Center, which recently underwent multi-million dollar renovations. There is also Pacific Repertory Theater, the Monterey Jazz and Monterey Blues festivals and The Carmel Art Festival. These all add to the value of the Carmel Point real estate market.
It is a truism that every landscape has a writer whose words describe it best. For Carmel Point it is undoubtedly Robinson Jeffers and his wonderful poems. Jeffers was ahead of his time and is now considered an icon of the environmental movement. Many Carmel Point home owners can identify with.
Jeffers lived in Carmel Point from 1913 until his death in 1962. His poetry on man’s relationship with nature, rings true today as it was in the day that it was written.
Most Carmel Point home owners know Jeffers more for his Carmel Point home than for his words which he wrote here. He called his Carmel Point home Tor House, naming it for the craggy knoll, the “tor” on which it was built. At that time Carmel Point was a treeless headland, mostly devoid of buildings. Construction began in 1918 and the granite stones were drawn by horses from the little cove below the house. Jeffers learned the art of making “stone love stone” and built much of the home himself.
In 1920, the poet-builder began his work on Hawk Tower. Meant as a retreat for his wife and sons, it was completed in less than four years. Jeffers built the tower entirely by himself. Many famous literary and cultural celebrities were guests of the Jeffers family. Tor House is one of Carmel’s most cherished landmarks. Jeffers and his family subdivided much of the adjacent land to the Carmel Point home paving the way for the neighborhood that exists today and for the proud and lucky owners of Carmel Point homes.
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