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Carmel Magazine, spring 2018

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impact] because it is the right thing to do." Activities are nature based—those wishing for more traditional pool and golf and fitness can use the facilities at Clint Eastwood's nearby Tehama community. Jekogian says that the community is designed to en- courage people to take a break from technology. "We talked to the neurosci- entists in Silicon Valley whose job it is to make technology addic- tive," he says. "We asked them for help to make nature addictive. We have 'nature bait,' like the opportunity to name trees on the land." Walden Monterey Project Manager Alan Williams of Carmel Development Company says he concurs with what Jekogian is doing. "We wanted to create the development in such a way that the lots could all enjoy the space but not encroach upon each other," he says. "We wanted to ensure that the natural ter- rain would prevail so we restricted the building envelope. It is a very special valley back there and needed to be treated as a separate entity." Williams says young and old can enjoy the property, although most likely a younger gener- ation will be attracted to this particular lifestyle of attaching to nature. "The open space is preserved as is forever and can't change from its natural format," he says. "That's very rare today. Pebble Beach start- ed out that way when Sam Morse developed it but then all the fences got built. That's not going to happen here." In order to prevent hardly used guest spaces in homes and overdeveloped lots, a movable space designed by Williams— basically a transpor table glass room—can be delivered to any of the home- sites for guest usage or for homeowners to dis- cover which lot is best for them. Sustainable artists are working on a sculpture garden, a mountain bike trail system is being developed, and a community garden is being Jekogian, who is based out of New York, says when he first came to the property he discovered the joys of unplugging. Architect Anne Fougeron says, "The long thin volume of this three-bedroom home conforms to the steep hillside contours of the land, adapting its shape and structure in response…Clear expanses of glass reveal coastline views." 186 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 Photo: Designed by Fougeron Architecture

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