ellen Weekly Blog

Our hats are off to the brave firefighters and first responders who are working relentlessly to contain the Soberanes fire that continues to burn in the Highlands and Big Sur for over a week. We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy through the duration of the fire, which is projected to be contained by end of August. Onto recent real estate activity- despite the distraction, our local market had a productive week across the board. Carmel keeps the crown for another week with its first double digit sales week in July.

More of the same for Pebble with a steady week of 1 closed escrow and 4 new sales- par for the month. The lone closed escrow came from famed 17 Mile Dr- a 1940’s Mid-Century Modern style home just above the Lodge with expansive ocean views that closed at $5.85M (16% off of List Price). The top new sale is a slightly remodeled 50’s Ranch-style home on the quiet Sonado Road with filtered ocean views and an ask of $3.895M. The other new sales include a Ranch-style fixer on the 14th fairway of Spyglass Hill that’s listed at $2.45M; another Ranch-style fixer in the Country Club West area with an ask of $1.25M and a fixer in the Upper Forest listed at $1.195M.

Carmel finishes off July on a good note with the most collective weekly sales in the month- 5 closed escrows and 5 new sales. The top closed escrow came from the quiet and coveted Hatton Road- a newly built Traditional-style home that closed just 1 percent off of the list price of $3.195M. The other closed escrows include a remodeled, charming cottage on a great section of Carmelo that closed at $2.075M (3% off of List Price) We had the honor of representing the buyer of this classic Carmel gem; a 1920’s MJ Murphy cottage in NE Carmel that closed at $1.2M (6% off of List Price); a small Cape-Cod style fixer also in NE Carmel that closed over the list price of $799K and a teardown on Ocean Ave that closed at $791K (1% off of List Price). The top new sale is a charming Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Golden Rectangle with 8 rooms and an ask of $4.295M. The other new sales include a recently built, English-Tudor style home in NW Carmel that’s listed at $2.195M; a major fixer just South on Casanova with an ask of $1.495M; a Ranch-style home fixer in NE Carmel listed at $950K and a teardown, also in NE Carmel, with an ask of $825K.

The Highlands saw an uptick in activity with 2 new sales this week- one being oceanfront. The top new sale is a Mark Mills’ designed Mid-Century Modern home in the private, gated community of Otter Cove- on the West side of Highway 1. We’re thrilled to represent the seller of this truly one-of-a-kind property with expansive ocean views, stretching from Point Sur up to Yankee Point. The other new sale is a vintage Frank Lloyd Wright cottage with a peek of the ocean, also on the West side of Hwy 1 with an ask of $1.35M.

Quail enjoyed continued activity this week with another new sale- a recently remodeled condo overlooking the 4th fairway and an ask of $839K. Inventory remains tight in this productive sub-market.


Listing of the Week- Coming soon to Carmel

Pebble Beach
CLOSED ESCROW – 3313 17 Mile Drive, $5.85M (16% off of List Price), DOM=260
NEW SALE – 1567 Sonado Road, $3.895M, DOM=123
NEW SALE – 1201 Hawkins Wy, $2.45M, DOM=177
NEW SALE – 3035 Sloat Road, $1.25M, DOM=119
NEW SALE – 3079 Forest Wy, $1.195M, DOM=10
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 70 Homes (Country Club West=17, Country Club East=14, Central Pebble=23, Lodge=13, Upper Forest=3), 20 Lot

CLOSED ESCROW – 25647 Hatton Road, $3.175M (1% off of List Price), DOM=7
CLOSED ESCROW – Carmelo 4NE of 12th, $2.075M (3% off of List Price), DOM=74
CLOSED ESCROW – San Carlos 3NE of 1st, $1.2M (6% off of List Price), DOM=20
CLOSED ESCROW – 24816 Carpenter, $805K (1% over List Price), DOM=334
CLOSED ESCROW – Ocean 4NE of Carpenter, $791K (1% off of List Price), DOM=57
NEW SALE – Camino Real 2NE of 12th, $4.295M, DOM=124
NEW SALE – Casanova 3SE of 2nd, $2.195M, DOM=5
NEW SALE – Casanova 3SW of 4th, $1.495M, DOM=24
NEW SALE – Carpenter 2SE of 5th, $950K, DOM=33
NEW SALE – SE Corner of Mission & 4th, $825K, DOM=25
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 91 Homes (Northwest=20, Northeast=14, Golden Rectangle=20, Carmel Point=18, Southeast=8, Hatton Fields=11), 3 Lots

NEW SALE – 30890 Aurora Del Mar, $5.495M, DOM=267
NEW SALE – 255 Highway 1, $1.35M, DOM=11
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 24 Homes (21 in the Highlands-7 oceanfront, 3 in the Meadows-1 oceanfront), 9 Lots

NEW SALE – 7020 Valley Greens Cir #6, $839K, DOM=4
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 7 Homes (4 in Quail Meadows, 3 in Quail Lodge), 2 Lots

Around Town

7/30: David Holodilof at Fernwood Tavern 

10:00 PM


7/30: Lavender Harvest at Carmel Lavender

11:30 am – 1:00 pm



7/30: TWM Summer Bash at Taste of Monterey

11:00 am – 3:00 pm



7/31: Bee Experience Farm Visit at Carmel Lavender

11:30 am – 1:00 pm



7/31: Live music at The Wine Experience 381 Cannery Row

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


8/1: Trivia Night – Sovino Wine bar

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm