- Kermit Brown
Mansion Overlooking California’s Pebble Beach Golf Links Sells for $32.7 Million
Perfectly situated for golf fans, the property also has a putting green and golf simulation room
By V.L. Hendrickson | Mansion Global
COURTESY OF SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
A more than 10,000-square-foot residence with views of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Carmel Beach sold for $32.7 million this week, a record for California’s Monterey County.
Set on just over 2 acres, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sold for about $1.4 million than the next priciest home in the county, according to Multiple Listing Service. The second most expensive property happens to be the house next door, according to Jessica Canning of Canning Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty, Carmel Rancho Brokerage, which had the listing.
The home was fully renovated by seller Michael Fitzpatrick, former CEO of the fiber-optics company E-TEK Dynamics and current CEO of Blast Motion, an information company that provides sports performance insights. Mr. Fitzpatrick brought the house down to the studs, Ms. Canning said.
Now, the contemporary Mediterranean abode “epitomizies the contrast of old world and new world,” she noted. That means a mix of sleek modern spaces and more traditional rooms with arched doors, beamed ceilings and hardwood floors.
In addition to its proximity to what Ms. Canning called “the best golf course in the world” (Golf Digest also holds it in high esteem, ranking the links the eighth greatest in its most recent list of the top 100 courses in the U.S.), the property also has a private putting green and chipping area, plus a golf simulation room in the basement.
Other amenities include a billiards room with a wet bar, a wine room, a chef’s kitchen, two primary bedroom suites, a cigar room, an office and a home theater. Outside, there’s an ocean-side patio with a fire pit, a sheltered terrace, a green house and manicured grounds.
The property was publicly listed in May for $37.5 million, with an offer coming 17 days later, according to Ms. Canning. Nicholas Glaser, also of Sotheby’s, represented the buyer.
The property last traded in 1997 for $8.25 million. Mr. Fitzpatrick was not available for comment.