A massive Carmel compound with dramatic ocean views has just hit the market, in case you or someone you know has $52 million lying around.
The multi-building estate, as the SF Business Times explains, has been dubbed Seven Coves, with the main residence called the Lodge at Seven Coves. It's a collection of five residential buildings on four parcels, totaling 17,000 square feet of living space, with 12 bedrooms. It seems ripe to become a boutique hotel, but perhaps someone wildly wealthy would like this as a party retreat, where guests have a choice of staying in the "Writer's Cottage," the "Forest Cottage," or two other two-bedroom cottages scattered on the property.
The current owner, Gary R. Vickers, has apparently been assembling and constructing the property over 12 years, and tells the publication that it's "one of the most rewarding projects that I have tackled in my lifetime."
The main house was apparently used as the residence of Sharon Stone's character in Basic Instinct over two decades ago. And more recently, the crew of Big Little Lies used it to film a scene in Season 2 in which Reese Witherspoon and Adam Scott go to Big Sur for a hippie-ish couples retreat.
In addition to a spacious commercial kitchen, the "lodge" also boasts a 1,250-bottle wine fridge, a pool, steam room, and dry sauna.
Check out the photos and drool here.