The Jewel Box/Turtle house is located in the
Enchanted Forest of Big Sur on 16+ acres of land containing large redwod trees, oaks and a year-round creek w/rainbow
trout It is a new and unique 1 or 2 bedroom, 2-bath custom home designed by Carver and Schicketanz and
carefully built. It is beautifully furnished and approximately 1600 square feet. The hexagonal center core with four
arms cantilevered out into the forest and over the creek, a large redwood deck, and a separate hot tub deck fits among the
trees in a natural setting. There are lots of windows and skylights giving plenty of light and fantastic
views of the forest and the creek. The house has been featured on the television program Chronicle and
House and Garden TV as well as California Home and Design magazine. The furniture was custom designed and
built for the home by Morris Sheppard/Sheppard Design who has his work displayed in the Guggenheim. The
living room is a cozy area for conversation with a wood stove on a granite hearth as the focal point. The
study/library features two desks with views and a fax machine. The gourmet kitchen includes a Wolf stove,
a microwave, dishwasher, and heated(if you wish)granite counters. The master bedroom has a platform
queen bed with the same size skylight above. Perfect for stargazing! The master bath
is all granite with a shower for two and two sinks. The balance of the house has maple hardwood floors. Other
conveniences include hot tub, radiant heat, washer/dryer, satellite TV/radio, home theater, and a large back-up generator.
A series of footpaths leads you through the private 16+ acres of forest and up the hill to a view of the ocean. With the recent
acquisition by The Big Sur Land Trust of the Palo Corona Ranch, the property now has preserve on two and one-half sides.
It is only 30 minutes from Pebble Beach and many stores yet very secluded and a quite retreat.