Surrounded by mountains and water, this cliffside home on the west side of California’s most famous highway has remained almost untouched.

According to US-based website Realtor, the 1960 home was purchased by creator and host of Candid Camera Allen Funt back in the 1970s. After Funt’s death in 1999, the home was sold to a developer and a year later new owners picked up the property.

For those who live their life for the ‘gram, the views from this residence are unparalleled.

The dining room. Photo by Ron Bird Photography.
Ocean and bridge views. Photo by Ron Bird Photography.
Walls of glass. Photo by Ron Bird Photography.

Measuring 5,200 square feet, today the home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It includes a rustic guesthouse that was first built back in the 1800s and shipped over in the 1960s to its current spot.

The blue-tiled bath from the Allen Funt era. Photo by Ron Bird Photography.

A couple of unusual elements include a stained glass window and a mosaic-tiled bathroom, which were both installed by Funt. The multiple glass walls throughout the home take advantage of the water and bridge vistas.

On the property grounds, you’ll also find paths with breathtaking ocean views, a deck and an outdoor dining area.

The deck. Photo by Ron Bird Photography.


The home is full of beautiful wood carvings and wide-open ocean views – definitely one of the most iconic properties to grace the Big Sur Coast.

Today the home is under new ownership but you can find out more by searching for 39140 Highway 1, Monterey, CA 93940.

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