California architecture can run a wide gamut — from stately Mission and Mediterranean to sleek, minimalist modern — and nearly always with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living in the state’s famously temperate climes.
Designed by Conrad Sanchez of Conrad Asturi Studios, this contemporary residence in Pebble Beach embraces the California spirit in an innovative way, by integrating traditional materials and craftsmanship in a modern way, with an obvious appreciation for space, light, color, and setting.
The design and configuration of the interior reflects Sanchez’s dedication to clean lines and simple forms but also his understanding of scale, color, texture, and detail.
Spaces are minimal but not austere, airy but not cold, clean but not antiseptic. Artful, eye-catching elements and accents incorporate steel, concrete, and rich natural woods.
At every turn, the 4,176-square-foot home honors its relationship with its surroundings.
Mature coastal oak trees, native to the site, were respectfully groomed and protected during construction; they now stand stalwart at the entry to the property, providing privacy and reinforcing a sense of place.
Expansive windows throughout the home reveal majestic views and can be opened on balmy days. Anchoring the heart of the home — an open-plan great room — is a fireplace with a stunningly distinctive hearth.
Steps away is an impeccably outfitted chef’s kitchen, and an alluring breezeway offers an outdoor kitchen and lounge area, creating an arrangement perfectly suited for entertaining.
A number of thoughtfully positioned outdoor spaces include fire pits for warmth on cooler nights.
Private quarters comprise two master suites, a guest bedroom, and an attached but discreet guesthouse.
Every room on the ground floor enjoys an ocean view.
The home benefits from a rarified position, high on ridge in the enviable estates area of Pebble Beach. In Sanchez’s work, terrain is always considered, providing a palette and inspiration for the eventual design.
This home is no exception, built to suit the topography and relate to the nature that surrounds it. As the property cascades toward the ocean, a series of artful cast-concrete terraces offer the ideal vantage for appreciating the iconic view and the splendid open air.
$8,500,000 / 3900 Ronda Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953