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This graceful Santa Barbara style house, sited on a large lot with a creek running through it, has views over the Pebble Beach Lodge and south across Carmel Bay.  Built in 1926, it is a charming example of its type, with many original tile insets and custom ironwork and light fixtures.


The areas of original brick patios and Carmel-stone walls that remained in good shape were left intact, and revisions and additions made to accommodate modern entertaining and outdoor life. 


Large olive trees were planted in beds flanking the front steps, parallel to the façade of the house, to filter the first views of the house as you arrive. The entry sequence now takes the visitor past a Monterey cypress hedge, around a planting of palms and succulents, down a new Saltillo-tile and stone stairway to a gravel entry court with a simple wall fountain.


The old utility yard, although formed by stone walls, was an unappealing concrete space between the house and the detached garage. It is now a sheltered outdoor patio, with a new fireplace designed to integrate with the massing and detailing of the house, and areas for outdoor cooking and dining.


The rear patios, supported by Carmel-stone walls, were expanded with brick and stone to match the existing historic material.  The lovely old greenhouse was repainted and it’s original foundation given a stone veneer to integrate it with the existing garden walls nearby. A new seating area was designed in the lower portion of the property, allowing views back up to the rear façade, patios, and greenhouse.


Pebble Beach, CA


1926 architect:

Clarence Tantau

2019 re-model:

Justin Pauly Architects


Landscape contractor: Town & Country Gardening and Landscaping  




Photos 1,13,11, and 15:

Rick Pharoh


Photo 8: Charlie Rubio

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