The search for your timeless coastal masterpiece just might begin and end with this incomparable 8,200sf estate on Carmel Highlands Coast. Situated a few steps from a private beach pathway and set above a scenic cove overlooking Yankee Point, this grand estate reveals European elegance with Jacobean influence at every turn. With dramatic ocean views as its backdrop, this home tells a story in exquisite detail; 2-story great room with soaring domed ceiling and hand hewn beams, gleaming wood flooring and numerous built-ins, decorative iron chandeliers, 12 fireplaces, many with decorative carvings and 14 one-of-a-kind tile murals. The interior offers a flexible arrangement of rooms including a gourmet kitchen and breakfast area, formal dining room, library, several offices, 10 bedrooms, 8 full and 1 guest bath, and fully contained caretakers wing with private entrance. The 1,920 square foot finished basement, accessible from either indoors or out, is where youll find the wine cellar, a guest suite, large amount of storage space, children's play area and game room. Outdoors is equally impressive with meticulously kept gardens, cascading waterfall, meandering pathways, quaint sitting areas and sprawling back lawn that leads to a charming artists studio. And what could be said of thoughtful considerations such as an elevator, garages for five cars, house containing backup generator capable of running entire compound, 2 cisterns with pump, state-of-art-technology, specially weaved slate tile roof and two automatic gates. This is truly one of the areas finest offerings of privacy, tranquility and beauty.