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The contemporary masterpiece in Carmel, California, took a decade to complete. 

By Taylor Eisenhauer

Follow a winding path through the woods in Carmel, California, and you’ll stumble upon something unexpected: A sleek concrete and steel structure with plunging arches that showcases spectacular views of the craggy Pacific coastline through floor-to-ceiling glass walls. 

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Celebrated architect Wallace Cunningham, who has been recognized as one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers, is the brains behind the 2,667-square-foot modern marvel, which was just completed in 2017 and is now listed for sale for a whopping $11.4 million.

Located four miles from charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, the house stands in stark contrast to its rugged surroundings. Steel arches bend rainbow-like between clusters of tall trees and create gentle curves in the walls and ceilings.

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The exterior's modern, industral vibe extends indoors, with polished concrete floors, metal accents, and loads of glass (including as the surround for a futuristic fireplace). Touches of wood help to soften the spaces and connect them with the foliage beyond the walls. These walls, consisting entirely of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, along with an airy open-floor plan, treat the eyes to sweeping vistas no matter where you are in the house.

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Spanning just over half-an-acre, the property includes plenty of space to soak in the stunning coastline outside, as well as two private stone staircases that lead down to the water's edge. 

Who's ready to move in to this mod work of art? Clearly, we are! Keep scrolling to see more images (and more amazing views).

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Wayne Capili/Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
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Wayne Capili/Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
Wayne Capili/Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty