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Knockout 1960s Modern Home in Top Beach Town Asks $1.6M

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Location: Carmel, California
Price: $1,595,000

Combining rustic Bay Area vernacular with sleeker Modernist sensibilities, noted NorCal architect Henry Hill, an underling of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, designed this whimsical contemporary in 1966 as his own vacation home. The residence, now asking $1.6M, was expanded to its current three-bedroom, 1,841-square-foot spread after the Hill family moved from Berkeley to settle in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a top beach town 120 miles south of San Francisco, full-time in the 1970s. As it stands, the home is a mix of recent updates and original flair: newer granite countertops and stainless steel appliances play nice with original cork and tile floors, for example.

"It is a very unique property. It's going to take a unique buyer," listing agent tells Realtor. Indeed, prospective new owners can look forward to special touches like a circular stone- and copper-clad fireplace, spiral floating metal staircase, coffered ceilings, arched and circular cutouts, geometric decking, not to mention stained glass windows and a handful of warm-toned accents.


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