For the thousands of car collectors and enthusiasts who descend on the Monterey Peninsula in California each year for the prestigious Monterey Car Week, the highlight of the event is, without a doubt, the legendary Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. First held in 1950, this automobile parade takes place on the sacred green of the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Club, and it is here that some of the world’s finest classic cars compete for the coveted “Best in Show” award. “.
So it’s fitting that, just in time for this year’s Monterey Car Week, a great estate for car and golf enthusiasts, right on the Pebble Beach waterfront with views of all the action in the Contest, would have was listed for an impressive $ 47.88 million.
“What makes the estate so unique is that it is actually made up of two separate lots: a 1.5 acre parcel where the main house is located and an adjoining 2.2 acre lot,” Jessica Canning , listing agent at Canning Property Group and Sotheby’s International, tells Robb Report.
While the house includes an independent four-car garage with a huge parking lot out front and a guest suite above, Canning adds that the additional land would be perfect for building a ‘barn’ for 20 or 30 vehicles. or a second home with an oversized garage below. “The possibilities are endless. To have a total of 3.7 acres in this part of the world is very special. Typically an oversized piece of land on the water is 1.5 acres here,” she adds.
Another auto-focus feature of the estate: because it sits on famous 17-Mile Drive, the famous Thursday Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, featuring many cars appearing at Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance, just passes by. in front of the front door of the house. . “Just open the doors, get your lawn chairs and a picnic, and sit back and watch this rolling car show. You won’t get a better view, ”Canning says.
Built in 1968, the estate has long been the home of renowned American trial lawyer, businessman and philanthropist James F. Boccardo. Profiled in Time and Forbes magazines, he also appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1970 for winning $ 3.6 million – a record at the time – in a high-profile personal injury case.
After Mr Boccardo’s death in 2003, his son and daughter took over the complex, undertaking a major renovation in 2006. According to Canning, they are now selling because, being based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they don’t do not use it as much at home.
The two story Cape Cod style main house is located away from a rock outcrop on Stillwater Cove and is one of 29 homes in Pebble Beach. Its protected sandy beach, with nearly 300 feet of waterfront, is the largest in this elite neighborhood. As Canning notes, the positioning of the leeward beach of nearby Pescadero Point means it is sheltered from breaking winds and waves. The open design of the grassy terrain, with fewer trees, also lets in more sun.
Inside the 6,429 square foot main house are four en-suite bedrooms and three powder rooms, the fifth bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as a living room and kitchen, located on the ground floor. above the garage.
The first floor of the house has a comfortable TV lounge, a large billiard room and a large living room with an imposing stone fireplace. Nearby, the open-plan kitchen, dining room and another living room have doors opening onto a large wraparound terrace by the water.
Go up the stairs to find three bedrooms, including a lovely guest suite with a sloping roof with exposed beams and even more breathtaking views of the water. But it’s the spacious downstairs master bedroom, set in its own wing, that features what golf enthusiasts might consider the highlight of the house: views of the 5th, 6th and famous par- 3 7th green of the Pebble Beach club.
“While the spotlight this week is obviously on the Pebble Beach contest, the house is a golfer’s dream too,” Canning notes. “One of the largest golf courses in the world is a short golf cart ride away.”
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