Described in 1925 as “A Spanish Palace by the Sea,” Villa Eden Del Mar has long been considered one of the most renowned homes on the Monterey Coast and a treasured landmark in Pebble Beach.
Famed architect, George Washington Smith designed the home in the style of Southern Spain. An aristocratic and sophisticated work of art, Villa Eden Del Mar has a wide range of international origins, traditions and influences. Along the world-famous 17 Mile Drive, an imposing, sharply scalloped wall protects the private entry to an inviting central courtyard, fountain and gardens. This grand courtyard is framed by classical columns forming rhythmic arcades.
The majestic entry to main house leads to the sumptuous living room and unparalleled views of the Pacific and the vast horizon beyond. The rich interior boasts high, carved wooden ceilings, an imposing fireplace and a spacious yet warm ambiance. With its elegant cut marble flooring and Renaissance feel, the Terrace Room is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking 180-degree views of the Pacific and rugged coastline. This home exhibits meticulous craftsmanship in its custom laid marble tiled floors, carved wooden ceilings and massive stucco walls within which the likes of artists, celebrities, business tycoons and international royalty have been entertained.
This impressive 2.8-acre oceanfront compound includes four distinct structures: the main house, which is a masterpiece to behold, with 15,418 sq ft of living area; an oceanfront Lyceum with 3,651 sq ft; a 2BR/2BA penthouse guest apartment with 1,806 sq ft; and a separate 2BR/1BA caretaker’s cottage with 976 sq ft.
Perhaps above all else, Villa Eden Del Mar boasts its majestic and incomparable setting. This dramatically picturesque location enables the architecture to be strikingly effective without pretension. From various rooms and terraces, one sees everywhere titanic, tumbled granite boulders, worn and aged by the surf. And out of this coastline grow ageless giant Cypress trees glistening in blackish green. The beauty of this setting is magical.