300 miles from Los Angeles, 100 from San Francisco, closest airport is Monterey/Carmel airport
Inspired by architect Rowan Maiden, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, who also designed Big Sur’s famed Nepenthe, the house was built in the 1950’s by Frank and Walter Trotter. “The Trotter Brothers”, as they were locally know, were themselves part of Big Sur’s early pioneering family’s.
The home has an open beamed cantilevered roof, massive exposed redwood joist supports, and rows of windows. This home is a stunning example of Big Sur’s indigenous architecture, reflecting the area’s own dramatic geography, climate, and history.
It is built primarily of redwood which was milled on site from local old growth redwood trees. The house itself is situated in an ideal site. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountains, southward facing with unsurpassed views of the Big Sur river valley as it drains into the Pacific, yet protected from wind and coastal fog. The home straddles the various ecosystems of the steep land as it transitions from California bay, redwood, tan oak and live coastal oak to high chaparral. This location has an abundance of year round sunshine tempered by cooling breezes and shade.
Areas around that homeowner can arrange shooting in if requested: big sur river, bixby beach, little sur, path, point sur
Deck, log cabin, arched windows, colorful, mountains, French doors