CA coastal home of famed architect, with ocean views, sold

A Sacramento person has purchased the 30-acre Huge Sur estate of architect Mickey Muennig — perched 1,500 ft previously mentioned the ocean and showcasing a dwelling designed into the mountainside with an arched skylight, a sod garden roof and a individual glass household — for $4 million, according to Michael Yarmolyuk of 1st Option Realty & Associates.

“(The) consumer loved the check out of the coast line, from so superior up on the ridge—it is amazing,” Yarmolyuk instructed the Sacramento Bee. “His favourite options in addition to the view is the pretty distinctive architecture that the assets has.”

Muennig, generally referred to as “the male who designed Massive Sur,” bought the assets at 50854 Partington Ridge Road when he very first frequented the location in the early 1970s, in accordance to Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, which held the listing. He had lived there ever because, till his demise in June 2021 at the age of 86.

“Recognized as one particular of the leading 100 architects in the U.S., Muennig served form California’s just take on the natural architecture movement by making considerably of the architecture we see in Major Sur currently, together with exclusive houses crafted into hillsides and cantilevered on ocean bluffs as nicely the legendary luxurious eco hotel Submit Ranch Inn,” in accordance to a information release on the listing.

“The issue about this property is that it has so a great deal,” Yarmolyuk mentioned. “Three pretty special buildings, going for walks spots during the land, sights on to the forest as properly as the ocean, your extremely own fishing pond and so substantially far more. The architect Mickey Muennig was regarded for his residing architecture design and this house reveals it. You include residing inside as perfectly as outside the house with the out of doors shower and special sitting areas, (that) is what helps make this property that a lot additional distinctive.“

The Sacramento purchaser needs to continue being nameless, Yarmolyuk said.

The 30-acre Significant Sur estate of architect Mickey Muennig — perched 1,500 toes higher than the ocean and that includes a household crafted into the mountainside with an arched skylight, sod garden roof and a independent glass household — has hit the marketplace for $6.95 million. Richard Olsen

In all, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,000 square ft of living area.

Together with the primary home and the glass dwelling, a multi-level caretaker’s household with ocean sights can also be observed on the land. The home is accessed by a non-public, paved, gravel and gated highway. A secluded pond offers swimming in the summertime.

“At just beneath 30 acres, there are sunlit ridges, magical redwood and oak forests, a good deal of flat usable land by Significant Sur benchmarks, a peaceful year-round pond which is perfect for swimming in the summer months, and expansive views of the coastline north, south, and west to the environment sunlight,” in accordance to the formal home listing. “Here, one can unwind in the peaceful serenity of character at its purest, where by normally the only seems to be listened to are from the native animals, and the waves crashing under.”

The 30-acre Huge Sur estate of architect Mickey Muennig — perched 1,500 feet higher than the ocean and showcasing a dwelling created into the mountainside with an arched skylight, sod back garden roof and a separate glass property — has hit the market for $6.95 million. Richard Olsen

The three distinctive Muennig-built dwellings use passive solar heating, the place the home absorbs and collects photo voltaic electrical power ideal by means of the home windows with out the need to have for panels.

While the main household was underneath development, Muennig constructed the glass-domed hut to serve as non permanent accommodation. He finished up dwelling there for extra than 18 many years right before ending the major residence. Sixteen toes in diameter, the glass construction is referred to as “the Big Sur Greenhouse” and characteristics all-natural stone walls, an extraordinary suspended mattress and glass tepee-model roof.

Yarmolyuk mentioned the customer is genuinely on the lookout forward to sleeping in the bed under the glass dome.

The primary home sits previously mentioned the fog line. The eco-pleasant dwelling demonstrates off pure making materials, this sort of as wooden, concrete and stone.

The round caretaker’s cottage, made by Muennig in collaboration with his daughter, Michele, is a multi-amount home giving ocean sights from each and every tale and an open up-air bath property exactly where “one can entirely engage in the normal beauty of this remarkable house,” in accordance to the news release.

The providing price was dramatically lower than the asking rate of $6.95 million, when the Sacramento Bee very first wrote about the legendary property in February.

“We are not shocked, it was a stringent quantities engage in listed here,” Yarmolyuk mentioned. “The negotiations had been very long, but both equally events labored to make this offer happen.”

Jeannie Ford of Sierra Sotheby’s Global Realty represented the sellers.

The 30-acre Significant Sur estate of architect Mickey Muennig has hit the sector for $6.95 million. It incorporates a glass framework referred to as “the Significant Sur Greenhouse” that functions all-natural stone partitions, an amazing suspended bed and glass tepee-type roof. Richard Olsen

David Caraccio is a online video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and elevated in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego Condition College and longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, website page designer and electronic written content producer.