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Point of Whales
50400 Partington Ridge Road


3 bedroom | 3 bath

Price available upon request

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Point of Whales

This property sits at 960 feet above sea level with panoramic views to the north, west and south. Views are of the ocean, the Big Sur Coastline, white water, mountains and forest.

The home was built in 1945 and is 2,468 square feet with 10 rooms, including 3 bedrooms, and 3 full baths.
- Was designed by Nicholas Roosevelt and built by Walter Trotter
- Living/dining room is 30' X 30' with floor to ceiling windows
- Deck off of living room is made of French limestone
- Kitchen has a propane stove top and propane convection oven
- Pantry has a microwave, refrigerator and freezer
- Second fridge/freezer is located in laundry area with Maytag washer and dryer
- Master bedroom suite has gas fire place, an oversized Kohler bath tub, and sauna
- 2 conventional HV/AC systems – 1 in living room, and 1 in master bedroom
- Exercise room has 12,000 Mitsubishi HV/AC system with remote control
- Guest bedroom has 12,000 Mitsubishi HV/AC system
- 2 on demand hot water heaters each capable of running water for the house
- Cement patio outside living room is set up for a hot tub – 50 amps to outlet
- All gutters and downspouts are made of copper
- Foundation was new in 2000, made with eco screws, then rebar and cement

The completely separate guesthouse, or cottage, was also built in 1945 and is about 450 square feet.
- Has its own address – 51402 Partington Ridge Road
- Full bath with separate septic system
- Raised seam steel roof
- Wood burning fireplace
- Propane cooktop
- Refrigerator and freezer
- Mile dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer
- On demand hot water heater
- Mitsubishi split HV/AC system:
- Air handler in studio is 12,000 BTU's
- Air handler in kitchen is 9000 BTU's
- Stone terrace with ocean view is wired for a hot tub

The property is 3.43 acres.
The property has service from Pacific Gas and Electric.
There is a 19 KV Kohler generator inside of a sound attenuating enclosure.

Also included:

- 2 locked security gates
- 2 5000 gallon water storage tanks with gravity feed
- 1400 gallon propane storage tank
- Storage shed with toilet and sink.
- Tool shed with workbenches and garden tools
- A total of four legal septic systems on the property

Gardens and Grounds
- Outdoor patio is paved with paver stones.
- Electric awning provides shade over the patio dining table
- Rose gardens, outdoor fountain, stone steps and walkways
- Fruit bearing trees include: apple, persimmon, figs, lemons and avocados
- Computer controlled drip system with 16 zones

A short bio about this property's designer and first resident:
Nicholas Roosevelt (June 12, 1893 – February 1982) was an American diplomat and journalist. A member of the Roosevelt family and first-cousin once removed of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, he was born in New York City.

Brought up in Oyster Bay, New York, he graduated from Harvard University in 1914. He was an attaché at the American Embassy in Paris, secretary to the American mission to Spain in 1916 and 17, vice-governor of the Philippine Islands in 1930, and U.S. minister to Hungary from 1930 to 1933.

He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a writer for its journal Foreign Affairs, and a foreign correspondent and editorial writer for the New York Times and New York Herald Tribune from 1921 to 1946. A prolific author, his autobiography, A Front Row Seat (1953), offers a critical view of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a distant cousin, and an inside view of the New York Times. Theodore Roosevelt (1967) drew on Nicholas Roosevelt's unique childhood recollections, his father having been a close friend of Theodore. He was married to Tirzah Gates, the daughter of California State Senator Egbert Gates.

Later in life he lived in Big Sur. While in California, Mr. Roosevelt became a member of the state's Recreation Commission, and his most recent book, in 1970, echoed the urgency with which he spoke of the country's resources, ''Conservation: Now or Never.''

His joy in cooking prompted two other books, ''Creative Cooking'' and ''Good Cooking.'' He was also the author of a 1967 volume, ''Theodore Roosevelt: The Man as I Knew Him.''

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