Our Instincts Say There’s Nothing Basic About This Pacific Coast Stunner

basic instinctOne of the stars of Basic Instinct is for sale.

The California home where parts of the 1990s thriller were filmed got a lot of attention as one of the more stunning sets in movie history. It is on the market – and the buyer will have not only a piece of cinematic history but a home with gorgeous, jaw-dropping views of the ocean and Point Lobos.

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Located in Carmel Highlands, the home at 157 Spindrift Road sits on over two acres of lushly landscaped grounds at the point where the Pacific Coast meets Wildcat Cove. It has 16 rooms spread out through 12,000 square feet of house, with five bedroom suites, six full and two half baths, a copper and glass roof, two kitchens and a two-story domed library.

Listing agent Tim Allen says there is a second floor for entertaining complete with a kitchen, a Delfield soda fountain.

“The home is surrounded by two-plus acres of masterfully thought-out landscaping that blends the hand-of-man with the stunning natural surroundings which include winding stone paths, numerous stone seating areas, and several water features,” Allen said.

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It’s listed at $16,995,000.  In addition to appearing in the movie (and being featured in Architectural Digest), it was also the vacation home of aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett.