The name Carmel-by-the-Sea evokes images of beautiful ocean views, quaint shops and windswept meadows, which is exactly what you will find near this coastal California town. Nearby you will also find Tehama, a luxury real estate development located along California’s Central Coast. However, this exclusive gated community of 90 home sites is not a typical development. Created by Clint Eastwood-yes the Clint Eastwood-to be a sustainable development, the homes in Tehama are built to the highest environmental standards. Also, only 300 of the 2,040 acres in the Tehama parcel are set for development, in order to preserve as much of the natural landscape as possible. Homes are designed to fit into the surrounding area naturally, ensuring that the remaining 85% of undeveloped land in Tehama remains unchanged for future generations.
Clint Eastwood is an icon in the film industry for his portrayal of taciturn, rough-around-the-edges characters, and for his body of work as a filmmaker. But that rugged individualism isn’t just a persona, it is the true measure of who Eastwood is in real life. The history of his acquisition of Tehama, and his vision for what it would become, speaks to his true character as a man intent on leaving a lasting legacy. Eastwood first encountered the area that would become Tehama when he purchased Carmel’s Mission Ranch in 1986 to keep it from developers, vowing to keep the property as it was. His love for this beautiful area of California continued with his purchase of a 500-acre parcel that became the invite-only Tehama Golf Club, where deer and turkey are welcome visitors, only native grasses were used and every effort was made to preserve old trees and keep the character of the land. The Tehama development, named for the Native American word for “abundance of nature,” is a further testament to the spirit of living within nature rather than on it.
Only 90 homesteads are available in the double-gated community of Tehama. Each custom-built home will be thoughtfully designed, quality built, and carefully crafted to fit within the home site. New homeowners will enjoy the luxurious touches of a high-end home, while also integrating sustainability into the build with the inclusion of solar energy, local materials, sustainable construction, and a careful evaluation of the existing features of the site such as trees, orientation to the sun and preservation of the site’s unique features. Homeowners will also have the opportunity to choose the architectural style of their home, whether it be Spanish-influenced or ranch-style, to suit their taste and integrate perfectly with the natural landscape. The building process begins with the creation of a team of architects, landscapers, interior designers, and builders to help guide the procees every step of the way.
Luxurious and eco-friendly living in a new Tehama home surrounded by natural, wild beauty may already sound like paradise, but this region of California has much more to offer. Near the Tehama development is Carmel Valley to the south, historic Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Monterey to the north. Wine country is just a short drive, and all the local shops, galleries and restaurants can provide entertainment and plenty of opportunities for fun. Tehama has on-site amenities, including the Social Fitness Center, the exclusive private golf club and a restaurant. Those that prefer the great outdoors will appreciate the nearby access to the ocean, beaches and tide pools, and the opportunity to enjoy hiking, sailing, horseback riding or exploring the local parks and nature preserves.
To spend time in this area along the coast of California is to fall in love with the rugged beauty and casual lifestyle, just as Clint Eastwood did many years ago. Now, the opportunity is available to build your dream home within the Tehama community. Here you can live life to the fullest, surrounded by the carefully preserved natural beauty that will remain untouched for future generations of your family to enjoy.