Dating back further than the scenic, winding path of Highway One, this 350-acre coastal ranch presents a colorful past and an even brighter future.
In 1925, the majestic views of Big Sur’s rugged coast and an elevation of approximately 1,100 feet — a height just above the usual fog level — drew Ralph Newell, the current owner’s grandfather, to this idyllic spot. After many years of purchasing the most desirable surrounding land and developing it, the property grew into what you see today, a stunning six-parcel oasis inhabited by six unique homes, a magnificent redwood forest, and a private beach etched into the cliffs.
The fresh Pacific breeze carries the sweet scent of towering Yuccas and Jacaranda trees down the private road leading to the original Ranch House. This sweeping 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence, and adjacent, 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom guest house will transport you to another time. Light-filled rooms emphasize the use of natural materials — Purpleheart redwood timbers, brick, rustic stone — as soaring windows and glass sliders capture the mesmerizing coastline. Both an indoor and outdoor pool reside on this original homestead, where covered patios overlook a central fountain and winding paths bind European-inspired gardens to idyllic viewing points perched above the crashing waves. The abundance of sunshine at this elevated location lends itself to superior foliage with mature fruit trees bearing delicious oranges still coveted by locals.
A private access road connects all of the homesites situated along the scenic coastal range. Although part of a 2009 rebuild, these dwellings’ wood-clad facades, vaulted ceilings, and iconic views complement the original residence. A 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom home, Old Log Barn, sits closest to the Ranch House, while the four remaining buildings are located on the other side of the redwood grove.
The largest of the additional homes is Bloomin’ Adeline, a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom retreat with a studio guesthouse. Clean angular lines, contemporary lighting, and modern appliances bring a sleek atmosphere to this retreat nestled between the canyon, forest, and water. Also modern in design are the 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom residence, Blueberry’s Barn, and the nearby studio loft, Red Door Barn.
Expansive decks, sweeping patios, and secluded paths allow for a lifestyle centered on the outdoors. The diverse terrain embodies an ageless sense of wonder and pleasure. Observe the grey whale migration, condors taking flight, red-tailed hawks nesting in the canyon, and the timeless beauty of the sun setting over the ocean. Cherish the calming effect of the year-round streams and the rewarding hikes up the northernmost fork of Grimes Canyon. Less than 10 minutes south of Big Sur’s most notable landmarks, Post Ranch Inn and Nepenthe, the convenience is unmatched.
The sprawling property leaves plenty of room for potential development. A private helipad will further accessibility and prestige, while the undeveloped beach parcel presents endless value to this enchanting dwelling.