Perched high above dramatic sweeping seaside bluffs about 2,700 feet above sea level, the house was completed in the early 1990s and measures about 7,000 square feet.
It has a three-story stone tower and walls of energy-efficient glass to maximize the ocean views, as well as a number of expansive native wooden decks and paved outdoor seating areas.
Mr. Witt had spent time on Italy’s coast, and wanted the house to be Tuscan-inspired, although it is contemporary in style. The rustic design is completely suited to the rugged beauty of the Big Sur coastline, while the undertone of chic modern contributes to the attraction of blending shore with sky.
He sourced roof tiles from Italy and used wooden beams from older structures. He also planted an olive grove, which are producing more than enough product to supply a very large family all year (it’s the thing to do in California). The listing agent is Olivia Hsu Decker of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty.