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Big Sur home located on a former gold mine asks $2.25M

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Comes with a cliffside hot tub and views of the Pacific Ocean

Home’s exterior.
Photos by Ron Bird Photography, courtesy of Compass

Located against the Los Padres Forrest in Big Sur, this “off the grid” home along near coast is a treat for anyone looking to get away from it all—literally. The place is secluded on a hillside and runs on a solar panel system for power and natural spring water.

Featuring three beds, three baths, and roughly 2,500 square feet, 29141 Plasket Ridge Road comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, wraparound terrace, dec, and panoramic views of the ocean.

There’s even a one-bed, one-bath caretaker’s home/guest suite located up the hill from the main property.

Of historic note, the midcentury home is located on a former gold mine used over a century ago. The mine shaft, which is still accessible on the property, remained in use until around 1960, according to the listing agent. And the original gold miners’ quarters have been preserved and refashioned as the current kitchen.

Zillow estimates the home to have been built in the 1920s, but its vibe, presumably renovated over the years, is distinctly midcentury.

Asking is $2,250,000 though Mark Peterson or Dana Bambace of Compass.

Living room with oceanic views.
Rustic kitchen that one fed gold miners.
Wood-burning fireplace next to dining area.
Deck with jaw-dropping views.
Seriously secluded.