1920s California Home Lists for the First Time in More Than 50 Years


A 1920s estate in Carmel, California, has hit the market for the first time in more than 50 years, asking $5.5 million.

The main home boasts five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms and the estate has garage parking for eight cars, according to the listing with Mark Peterson and Dana Bambace of Compass. There’s also a guest cottage, and both sit on an acre of landscaped grounds, specimen trees and mature plantings.

“This home has the charm of a hidden cottage you’d find in Carmel,” Mr. Peterson said in an email. “But the estate has grounds 10 times the size of other lots near downtown. It is ideal for space, privacy and set up for a car aficionado that loves our area for the annual [luxury auto show] Concours D’Elegance and entertaining.”


Indeed, the home is surrounded by gardens, stone walkways and patios, and the driveway is lined with oak trees for “an impressive arrival,” the listing said.

The home was built in 1925 and was once home to California state Senator Ed Tickle and his wife, Bess, according to the listing. It features a number of original details, including coved ceilings, tiled and hardwood floors and arched doorways. Oversize windows and skylights make it a light-filled adobe.

In addition, there are three fireplaces in the main home, as well as a two-car garage. The guest house also has a fireplace, plus a six-car garage, according to the listing.


And it boasts a prime location in the neighborhood of Hatton Fields, which Ms. Bambace called “the Bel Air of Carmel.”

“The neighborhood is something special with generational estates that just don’t come on the market,” she said in an email. “It’s been 55 years for this property and it’s time for the estate’s next steward.”

The home last traded in 1969, according to PropertyShark. Mansion Global could not determine the price paid for the property at the time. The sellers were not available for comment.


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