Situated along the winding coast of California’s Highway 1, this modern masterpiece is perfectly positioned to soak up the otherworldly views of Big Sur. Renowned architect Mickey Muennig—the man behind Big Sur staples like the Post Ranch Inn—designed the five-bedroom house in the mid-1970s, and it’s recently undergone a $1.5 million restoration and expansion to bring Muennig’s vision into the present.
The house and property sprawls across 10 acres of some of California’s most prized land above Garrapata State Beach. The home’s 5,560 square feet includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two fireplaces, and an updated kitchen that flows into the expansive living room. The property also includes a one-room guest cottage (because you know people are going to visit).
Muennig’s design has the rustic-yet-modern hallmarks of coastal California living—wood beam ceilings, stone fireplaces, concrete floors—but it recognizes that the star of the show is what’s happening outside the house, not inside. Muennig wrapped the house in glass, creating a direct view of the undulating hills and ocean that surround the house.