A Sacramento gentleman has bought the 30-acre Large Sur estate of architect Mickey Muennig — perched 1,500 toes higher than the ocean and that includes a home created into the mountainside with an arched skylight, a sod back garden roof and a independent glass property — for $4 million, according to Michael Yarmolyuk of 1st Preference Realty & Associates.
“(The) purchaser cherished the perspective of the coast line, from so substantial up on the ridge—it is amazing,” Yarmolyuk advised the Sacramento Bee. “His beloved attributes in addition to the perspective is the very exceptional architecture that the residence has.”
Muennig, typically referred to as “the man who constructed Massive Sur,” obtained the home at 50854 Partington Ridge Street when he initial visited the location in the early 1970s, according to Sotheby’s International Realty, which held the listing. He experienced lived there ever considering that, until eventually his dying in June 2021 at the age of 86.
“Recognized as just one of the best 100 architects in the U.S., Muennig aided shape California’s acquire on the organic and natural architecture movement by constructing much of the architecture we see in Major Sur currently, such as distinctive residences crafted into hillsides and cantilevered on ocean bluffs as perfectly the iconic luxury eco resort Submit Ranch Inn,” in accordance to a information launch on the listing.
“The issue about this home is that it has so much,” Yarmolyuk mentioned. “Three extremely exceptional buildings, walking places in the course of the land, sights on to the forest as properly as the ocean, your extremely possess fishing pond and so much extra. The architect Mickey Muennig was acknowledged for his living architecture style and this home shows it. You incorporate dwelling within as perfectly as outdoors with the outdoor shower and distinctive sitting parts, (that) is what would make this assets that a great deal more exceptional.“
The Sacramento purchaser wishes to continue being nameless, Yarmolyuk explained.
In all, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,000 square toes of living room.
Along with the primary house and the glass house, a multi-level caretaker’s house with ocean sights can also be found on the land. The residence is accessed by a non-public, paved, gravel and gated road. A secluded pond delivers swimming in the summer.
“At just below 30 acres, there are sunlit ridges, magical redwood and oak forests, a great deal of flat usable land by Big Sur criteria, a peaceful yr-spherical pond which is ideal for swimming in the summertime months, and expansive sights of the shoreline north, south, and west to the location sunshine,” according to the formal house listing. “Here, just one can unwind in the tranquil serenity of character at its purest, wherever normally the only appears to be listened to are from the native animals, and the waves crashing under.”
The a few distinct Muennig-developed dwellings use passive photo voltaic heating, where by the home absorbs and collects photo voltaic electrical power appropriate as a result of the home windows without the need of the require for panels.
While the most important property was less than construction, Muennig created the glass-domed hut to serve as non permanent accommodation. He ended up residing there for far more than 18 a long time right before finishing the key home. Sixteen ft in diameter, the glass construction is referred to as “the Significant Sur Greenhouse” and characteristics purely natural stone partitions, an extraordinary suspended mattress and glass tepee-design roof.
Yarmolyuk claimed the buyer is definitely hunting ahead to sleeping in the mattress below the glass dome.
The major home sits above the fog line. The eco-helpful home demonstrates off all-natural setting up elements, this kind of as wooden, concrete and stone.
The round caretaker’s cottage, developed by Muennig in collaboration with his daughter, Michele, is a multi-degree dwelling featuring ocean sights from each individual story and an open up-air bath dwelling the place “one can absolutely engage in the purely natural splendor of this fantastic property,” in accordance to the information release.
The selling value was dramatically decrease than the asking price tag of $6.95 million, when the Sacramento Bee very first wrote about the iconic property in February.
“We are not surprised, it was a stringent quantities enjoy below,” Yarmolyuk reported. “The negotiations have been prolonged, but the two parties labored to make this offer come about.”
Jeannie Ford of Sierra Sotheby’s Global Realty represented the sellers.