Thomas Bateman Hood-Designed Rustic Masterpiece Lists for $6.5 Million in Monterey, California

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Thomas Bateman Hood-Designed Rustic Masterpiece Lists for $6.5 Million in Monterey, California

$6,500,000 | 2009 | 7,286 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 1.75 Acres
8370 Monterra Vws, Monterey, CA 93940

Commissioned and featured by Sunset Magazine as a true architectural marvel, The Sunset Magazine Idea House flawlessly blends its inspiration from Steinbeck Country’s rustic roots with a luxurious modern style designed by Thomas Bateman Hood to perfectly frame the incredible ocean and mountain views. Located on 1.75 acres within Monterra’s prestigious gated community, the property is available for the first time since the original owners purchased it. It includes 3 main structures and integrates sustainable design principles and innovative features. Its open-plan layout utilizes an effortless indoor-outdoor flow, with expansive windows framing the surrounding views of mature oak trees, the Santa Lucia Mountains, and Monterey Bay to the west.

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Designed for comfort and eco-friendliness, the house incorporates recycled materials such as reclaimed barn wood from a local stagecoach station, energy-efficient systems, and drought-tolerant landscaping. The interior exudes a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe, showcasing contemporary furnishings and artistic touches. Outdoor spaces include a spacious deck, fire pit, pizza oven, built-in BBQ, bocce ball court, producing olive grove, and multiple seating areas nestled between the native plant gardens, encouraging outdoor living.

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