Casual elegance describes this Carmel Highlands home. Short drive to downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea yet has "Big Sur" feeling. Very private, custom-built, and situated on 3+ plus acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Soaring beamed ceilings, slate floors, and copious windows to enjoy the beautiful setting. Spacious open kitchen and family room flow into the formal dining area and great room. An office/bedroom and full bath round out the main floor. The primary suite boasts a fireplace, new custom walk-in closet, spacious shower, sauna, dual vanity, and a separate lavatory. There are spacious decks, patio, an outdoor fireplace, a hot tub, and a bonus wine room. Above the 3-car garage is a bonus room that has a separate full bath. This is a delightful place to call home. There is owned solar, venting skylights, and a backup generator on site. New carpet, paint, window coverings, and custom storage in the garage. Property owners enjoy access to Mal Paso Canyon trails and Yankee Point Beach.