California estate with ocean beach access for sale

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California-style craftsmanship residence with a 50 foot natural waterfall and private access to Wildcat Beach in Carmel is for sale for nearly $8 million, according to real estate firm The Agency.

The light and bright five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in the affluent neighborhood of Carmel Highlands spans 4,000 square feet with an open floor plan that brings together a great room, dining room, and kitchen. A massive stone fireplace anchors the gathering space. There are floor to ceiling windows and a guest suite on the main level under vaulted ceilings.

The sellers separate from two adjoining plots of nearly one hectare in all. There is a waterfall and frontage along Wildcat Creek which leads to the secluded beach.

Writer and environmentalist Michael Wisner and his wife Helen, a software company executive, bought the house in 2006, according to the Agency. The couple renovated the entire property, which was built in 1996.

The home features a wraparound patio and expansive outdoor areas for seating or entertaining overlooking the ocean. Several balconies overlook the forest and the canyon. Several hiking trails start from the property.

Mauricio Umansky and Cicily Sterling of The Agency are the listing agents.

Carmel Highlands is located in a fairly hilly area with an artsy vibe. Ideal for whale watching, the area has been home to singer John Denver and photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

This story was originally published May 26, 2022 3:36 p.m.

David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and a lifelong journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer, and digital content producer.

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