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Scenic Big Sur retreat asks $4.9M

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Is it a spa or is it a house?

A concrete wall with a semi-circle cutout and a glass wall look out to mountains and ocean. Ron Bird

Designed by famed NorCal architect Mickey Muennig in 1998, this scenic modern paradise sit on 21 acres of prime Big Sur land.

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom house unfolds over its 2,652 square feet in tiers that follow the sloped plot of land. The entryway opens onto two sets of stairs: one that leads to a sunken living room anchored by a circular concrete fireplace, and another that leads to an open-plan kitchen and dining area. Yet another set of stairs from the living room is connected to an indoor garden/spa that features an indoor-outdoor hot tub.

Sunken living room with wood beam ceiling and glass walls looking over the ocean. Ron Bird

While the house is laid out as open-plan, the bedrooms offer a sense of privacy. The expansive private quarters come with their own decks, and the master features a waterfall shower that’s overflowing with flora.

Muennig embraced natural shapes and materials that echo the raw beauty of the Big Sur landscape. Redwood beams span the ceiling; circular windows look out onto the mountains and ocean; and burnished concrete floors give the space a warm, organic feel.

Located at 46902 Pfeiffer Ridge Road, this striking home can be yours for $4,895,000.

Dining area with concrete wall and semi-circle window. Ron Bird
Shower surrounded by plants. Ron Bird
Bedroom with concrete walls and timber ceiling. Ron Bird
Indoor spa with hot tub. Ron Bird
Exterior of concrete house at sunset, with mountains in the background. Ron Bird