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We l c o m e f r o m M i c h a e l K e l ly

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first visited The Preserve in May of this year. My career has taken me to some of the most beautiful environments on earth, yet

a unique experience awaited me beyond The Preserve’s gates. As I passed through and drove the eight miles from the gatehouse to the Hacienda I found myself immersed in nature. I felt myself exhale as The Preserve stills the mind and awakens the senses. This is a haven where you can let go of the stresses of daily life and unwind doing as much or as little as you please. Like many before me, I was embraced

by the surrounding natural beauty, the variety of animals, and the warmth of the mountain air that was so different than the coastal fog. It is a place that one must experience to fully understand, and I can attest that once you let yourself be absorbed by the environment you will never want to leave. The Preserve truly enters your soul and captivates your spirit. The Preserve offers world class facilities gently nestled among its 20,000 acres, but becoming an owner or member isn’t simply about a golf course, or an equestrian center; it’s about connecting with your family in a very intimate way that allows something for everyone to enjoy. There is a developing legacy of growing families and lifelong friends through the generations, which we add to every day. Through this we are preserving not only the land, but our future by protecting the past. From reunions to weddings this is nothing, if not a place for creating memories. I am fortunate to be able to raise my own family in an environment of such exploration and creativity inspired by nature. My commitment is to deliver on the promise and the values that The Preserve stands for. One of the elements that makes The Preserve so unique is its commitment to a culture of community values. Collectively, all of us have a shared responsibility; we have been charged with being the steward of this land. Not only to protect, but to honor and grow on the history and traditions that have come before us. I very much look forward to this journey of establishing relationships and creating a lifetime of memories together. Come through the gates as I have. You will be welcomed by The Preserve team, the owners who preceded you, and I.

Michael P. Kelly Chief Operating Officer Santa Lucia Preserve

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featured Making Memories 08 At Summer Camp Bells Ring 12 Wedding Going out of the way, not to dress it up Learning from 18 Golf Greats

Lessons from our heros

Stewardship in Building 20 The importance of place and site

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100 Miles of Trails Always something new for the adventurous hiker to discover

Moore’s Lake 30 One of the expansive community’s 50

best-kept secrets Robert Louis Stevenson The great Scottish novelist and writer sets his roots at The Preserve

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Making Memories at Camp At The Preserve, the long summer days are filled with horseback riding, swimming and kayaking on Moore’s Lake. Campers can also be found face painting, taking tennis lessons, miniature golfing, crafting, playing field games, lizard hunting and making new friends. There are four themed weeks of activities for the popular “Sneaks, Cleats and Boots Camp.” This busy camp has kids horseback riding on day one with the experienced equestrian staff. Afterwards, participants head over to the kids’ barn for an educational lesson from naturalist Kirsten Stemper of the

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Santa Lucia Conservancy, or a tennis lesson with Coach Dillon.

golf professional staff to instruct junior golfers who are aspiring

Kids finish their daily crafts project and visit the pool for a

tournament and high school golfers. This camp develops skills

poolside lunch in the shade. After this short break, they’re off

in specific areas tailored to the individual’s game, including golf

and running to the next activity on the field. There’s never a dull

course management, green reading, pre-shot/post-shot routine

moment and there are plenty of memories to share at the end

and shot shaping. Campers are challenged through the use of

of the day.

drills and post-lesson competitions.

The Par Summer Golf Camp is designed to instruct novice

The Jr. Wrangler Camp is geared towards cowboys and cowgirls,

junior golfers who are interested in learning more about the

aged 6 to 10, who are at the beginning and novice stages of

game of golf. Programs for campers are taught by the golf

their horsemanship and riding abilities. The Vaquero Camp is

professional staff and are specifically designed to teach the basic

for riders, aged 11 to 16, who are a little further along in their

fundamentals of the swing and etiquette through fun skill-

equine knowledge and riding skills. Campers receive hands-on

building exercises. The Par Summer golfers eat lunch by the pool

experience filled with new activities, such as proper care and

and stay at the Ranch Club for more activities, such as a game of

grooming, anatomy, games, roping lessons, crafts, drill team

miniature golf. Birdie Summer Golf Camp is instructed by the

routines, pony carriage rides and plenty of time in the saddle.

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“Family Tees” Expand appeal of The Preserve Golf Club By Brian McCallen

Noted course designer Pete Dye once said that golfers rarely talk about the easy courses. On the other hand, how many hopeful novices have walked away in frustration, and perhaps given up the game, after playing a course that was simply too difficult? Clearly there’s a fine line between a layout that presents a fair challenge and one that overwhelms players of lesser attainment. Lightly draped across a classic Carmel landscape of rolling hills and verdant meadows, The Preserve Golf Club is a true championship-caliber venue with four sets of tees ranging from 7,067 to 5,148 yards (par 72). Currently ranked No. 68 on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” and 8th in the state, the Tom Fazio design is an outstanding test of golf that takes on all comers. That’s especially true with the debut of a unique set of “Family Tees.” Some of the Club’s most enthusiastic players now include beginners, children, seniors and other family members who can enjoy a scaled-down version of the community’s world-class golf course.

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“Even from the forward tees at 5,148 yards, The Preserve

“The “Family Tees” course has been a very popular addition

poses some significant challenges for young players,” Pietro

at The Preserve,” Pietro notes. “We are seeing more families,

says. “Our goal was to create a course-within-a-course that

and our annual Generational Tournament held in July is

would enable kids and beginners to enjoy and appreciate the

attracting more youngsters who can now tee it up with their

game by enabling them to achieve a measure of success. We’re

parents and grandparents.” Pietro recalls that in a recent

trying to grow the game and get the younger generation to

junior tournament, an eight-year-old equestrienne decided to

use our magnificent golf course.”

give golf a try. On a 112-yard, par-3 hole, she hit her driver to eight feet, lipped out for birdie and tapped in par. High-fives

To that end, Pietro worked with the Club’s Golf Committee

all around.

to devise a 3,060-yard, par-72 “Family Tees” golf course. The longest hole, a par 5, is 250 yards. The shortest hole, a par 3,

Donald Ross, the dour Scotsman considered by many to be

is 102 yards. This charming layout, marked by granite stone

America’s finest and most prolific course designer a century

plates set into the ground (the scorecard pinpoints their

ago, once remarked that golfers who play golf for fun soon

location), offers a wide variety of shots and the same smooth,

get over it. The “Family Tees” course at The Preserve, a multi-

undulating greens featured on the regulation course.

generational source of pleasure and enjoyment, ensures that kids and beginners who play golf for fun will find their reward

Pietro is proud of the fact that The Preserve is the only private

every time they tee it up.

club in Monterey County with a dedicated set of “Family Tees” that are open year-round and are course and sloperated, so that players of all ages can establish a legitimate handicap.

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Wedding Bells Ring AT THE S AN TA LU C I A P R ES ERV E By Brian McCallen It drizzled the morning of April 28, 2012, as it sometimes does in Carmel in the spring, but the future Mr. and Mrs. Blake Simon were confident that rain or shine, their wedding scheduled that day at the Santa Lucia Preserve would be an occasion to remember. When the clouds parted and the sun came out shortly before the wedding ceremony, beautifully staged on the meadow behind the Hacienda, soon-to-be-newlyweds Karen and Blake Simon knew that even the intangibles would be taken care of on their very special day. “Blake and I have spent quite a bit of time in the Carmel Valley region over the years,” Karen says. “This area has always been very special for us. We’ve been visiting the Santa Lucia Preserve from the time we started dating, so this was a logical choice for us when the time came to choose a location for our wedding. Our main goal was to celebrate our union by sharing our day with family and friends.” Karen and Blake point out that they were careful not to detract in any way from the exquisite natural beauty of the community. “We went out of our way not to dress it up too much,” Karen explains. Friends and family—a total of 135 invited guests— convened in a lovely green area framed by sturdy oaks and back-dropped by rolling hills sprinkled with wildflowers. Both the bride and groom agree that their wedding gave the Club a chance to showcase its culinary talents along with its ability to attend to every detail. “The entire team at the Santa Lucia Preserve was truly exceptional,” Karen says. “The staff fully supported our ideas. They also made many helpful suggestions. The Club took such good care of us and made us feel so special.” The wedding cake Sa n ta L u c i a P re s e rve . co m

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and floral arrangements were coordinated with offsite vendors, Karen notes, but she added that the Club handled all the other details and minutiae of the wedding with aplomb. Special attention was paid to the wedding reception held in the Old Barn, which Karen describes as the epitome of According

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“From their time of arrival to the wedding day itself, our families and friends were able to take advantage of all the facilities at the Club, from the pool to the hiking trails.” For their part, guests were effusive in their praise for the Simons’ nuptials. “A beautiful wedding in a beautiful place,” wrote one. “Have not experienced anything like it!” wrote another. Now that they’re married, Karen and Blake were asked if they’d consider hosting the weddings of their own children at the Santa Lucia Preserve. “Of course we would!” Karen enthuses, not missing

“We had the time of our lives that day.”

a beat. “We had the time of our lives that day.”

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Learning from Golf ’s Greats Jack Burke, Jack N ic k au s , G ary Pl ayer, Doug Sanders By Mike Wilson

There are many things we can learn from the great players in golf that can help us in our own games. By examining the techniques of legends, such as Jack Burke, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Doug Sanders, we can learn more about our own swings and take their lessons with us the next time we’re on the course.

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Jack Nicklaus Despite holding the greatest record of all time, Jack Nicklaus has acknowledged his role in the current trend of slow play. With televised golf tournaments adding to the popularity of the game in the late fifties and early sixties, viewers watched Nicklaus’s deliberate play—and mimicked his every move. Before his era, however, very few players were so slow. When Jimmy Demaret was once asked why he didn’t take practice swings, he replied, “If I did, which one would I use?” The putting routine of Aaron Baddeley, one of the best putters currently on the PGA Tour, is a great example of how a player can be both fast and successful. When it’s Baddeley’s turn to play, he stands behind the ball, visualizes the putt he wants, walks into the setup, looks once at the hole and strokes the putt. Baddeley uses 10 seconds of the 45 allotted to hit a shot by the rules of golf. This is not only an efficient way of playing, but also allows for the least amount of thought and the most amount of athleticism and creativity. Here are some more helpful tips for improving upon the enjoyment of the game. • In friendly matches, play “ready golf,” where players hit as they’re ready. • When two players in a cart hit to opposite sides of a hole,

Jack Burke

drive to first ball and drop off that player with his club, and

Jack Burke was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for

then drive to the second ball. After both players hit, meet up

capturing 16 PGA Tour titles and winning both the Masters and

farther down the hole.

PGA Championship in 1956. The son of a teaching professional

• When walking from your cart to your ball, take a couple

in Houston, Texas, Burke grew up with golf in his blood. He

of clubs with you. Taking only one club, and then having

reaped the benefits of his father’s lessons on the practice range

to return to the cart to retrieve a different club, is a huge

and at the dinner table, which was an informal classroom for

time-waster.

such teaching and tour legends as Jack Grout, Harvey Penick,

• Practice “continuous putting.” Rather than marking your

Jimmy Demaret, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan, who gathered

second putt and anxiously waiting, step up and roll your

regularly to trade stories and advice. An owner and teacher today

putt with confidence and courage.

at Champions Golf Club, Burke preaches the importance of a proper setup. He’s a believer that the setup should be similar to that of a track runner, poised to take off at the sound of a gun. Burke states that your weight should slightly favor your left side (as a right-handed player), with the left foot flared out 45 degrees toward the target and the right foot perpendicular to the target. By charging your muscles correctly in this dynamic setup, you can more easily get your lower body moving to the left during the transition. Remember, you never hit a ball on your backswing. The key is to always have your intent moving forward toward the target.

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Gary Player Gary Player is one of golf ’s greatest superstars, having won nine major championships. He is one of just five men to capture the career Grand Slam. Player was also known as one of the all-time great bunker players. He wrote, “One thing you must do is cock your wrists so that you are able to release the club head and get it moving through the sand. We’re not playing on grass, we’re in sand, which really stops the club, so work on your wrist-cock to get that nice bit of acceleration.” Another thing that Player has spoken about was using different clubs out of a bunker for different distances. He was known for using clubs as high as a seven-iron out of the sand. This would help him swing the same speed as a sand wedge from 20 feet, but have the ball travel a greater distance for those extra long bunker shots. Regardless of the club you use, make sure you put that ball forward in your stance, aim left, open up the face to point square to your target and cock those wrists!

Doug Sanders Doug Sanders was one of golf ’s most colorful players. Known as the “peacock of the fairways,” Sanders had hundreds of pairs of loud golf shoes to match his bright shirts. Sanders won 20 times on the PGA Tour and had 13 top-ten finishes in major championships. He is remembered for his deadly accurate shot-making ability with an exceptionally short, flat golf swing and a wide stance. In his book, Compact Golf, Sanders wrote, “The only important part of a golf swing is getting the club in position two feet before it reaches the ball on the downswing and two feet after it passes through the ball. So in retrospect, it is much easier to maintain the same pattern every time with a short swing than one that comes from up behind the head.” The principle behind using a shorter swing is simple: any time you shorten any kind of precision movement, you have less margin for error. It’s just like throwing darts at a target board; the closer you move in, the better chance you have to throw a bull’s eye. A short swing is much more likely to get the shot started in the right direction and to put it in better shape down the fairway. Sanders was able to find something that worked for him. If golfers would cut down their swings and use more force at impact, they would get a lot more distance and accuracy. Long, free-flowing swings may look pretty, but a golfer who can keep the ball in the fairway a high percentage of the time will score consistently well.

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St ewa rd ship in Buil d ing By Jonathan Feldman When visiting The Preserve, one is immediately struck by the lush and varied landscapes, the abundance of wildlife and enticing views—all reminders of the importance of stewardship as we inhabit this precious piece of land. As we move to dwell in this place, conservation of our local land extends beyond The Preserve borders as a guiding principle for the process of design and construction. Sustainability in design and construction can take on several forms, but we’ll focus here on two design paths which can lead to dramatic results: the specification of environmentally responsible materials and planning and design to reduce energy consumption. Finding and specifying materials that are “good, clean and fair,” to borrow terms from the Slow Food Movement, is becoming less daunting as green products proliferate and are therefore easier to find and less expensive than in the past. For instance, Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC) woods can be used for framing and flooring, and increased spacing between the frames can reduce the amount of wood used. FSC-certified woods are harvested from forests around the world that actively manage planting and cutting to prevent

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deforestation. Concrete, which traditionally requires the use of coal to create a typical cement mix, can instead be specified so that the cement is composed of a mix of byproducts from other industrial processes, diverting waste from landfills. Design of a new home, or renovations to an existing home, should also take into consideration long-term energy usage, with efforts made towards reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Siting of a new home can take advantage of thermal heat gain to warm spaces throughout the cold, and design of doors and windows for ventilation can eliminate the need for an air-conditioning system in our relatively mild climate. Active systems, such as solar panels, can provide most, if not all, of the home’s energy needs, and water catchment systems collect rainwater, which can be used for irrigation or treated for potability. PV panels have been consistently dropping in price so that the systems pay for themselves in a few years, and the design of the PVs is becoming increasingly refined to integrate with the design of the home. As designers, we often speak about the importance of place and site, and The Preserve is a fantastic reminder of the pleasure and inspiration to be gained from enjoying the land and wildlife. As we build in The Preserve, it’s important to remember that the ethos of The Preserve and stewardship of the land extends to how we design, build and inhabit our homes.

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he team of real estate professionals at The Preserve Land Company understands and appreciates the

value of this unique and irreplaceable community. We are almost as passionate about helping others discover this community as we are about The Preserve itself. Having been to private communities throughout the country and finding nothing comparable, we have chosen to only work with buyers and sellers of properties located within the Santa Lucia Preserve. The community preserve dynamic is such that the intangibles add an incomparable, priceless value that can be difficult to understand even by professionals trained in land and home valuations.

When you are ready to visit The Preserve we will work with you to make the most efficient use of your time while gently

As you can imagine a legendary community of this

immersing you in the culture of the community. For some, it

proportion is going to have a lot of details that just cannot

will be selecting a property and for others it may be a general

be summed up in an eight-page brochure or a 15 minute

overview. Either way, you should plan on spending a couple

phone conversation. When we first communicate by

of hours during your first visit, this will allow time to see the

phone, text, email or in-person, we will work with you

amenities and get a general sense of the varying topographies

to customize your experience. You may just be in the

and neighborhoods within The Preserve before looking at

information gathering stage or you may already be familiar

specific properties.

with The Preserve. We want to be sure that you have what

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We are available seven days a week to help you gather, interpret

like to follow-up with more information or a tour.

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We often hear, “I did not know a place like this existed, let alone in Carmel, California, the photos do not do it justice”.

make an informed decision on whether The Preserve Community is a good fit for you and your family. As this is a legacy community our goal is to help you select what will work best for you today as

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well as in the future. Whether you have heard about The Preserve from a friend, saw our advertising, visited the website or even read The Preserve Magazine we hope that you will feel comfortable either picking up the phone and calling or emailing any of your questions. If we don’t have an answer we will connect you with someone who does.

To arrange a private tour of our exclusive real estate offerings in the Santa Lucia Preserve please contact our sales team Phone 831.620.6762 PLCsales@SantaLuciaPreserve.com CA DRE #01877655

The Santa Lucia Preserve™ is a secure gated community and appointments for access to tour real estate and amenities should be arranged in advance. Please call or email for more information.


Wild Boar Run Offered at $9,950,000 5 Bed, 5.5 Bath 831.620.6762

Enjoy the best of both worlds - fully immersed in the Santa Lucia Preserve’s abundant natural beauty, yet located just a half-mile from the Gatehouse and only 5 minutes from downtown Carmel. An Eric Miller designed legacy Montecito style home with separate guest quarters is ready for exceptional everyday Preserve living and will meet all of your entertaining needs, large or small. Exceptional craftsmanship and quality are visible in every detail throughout the home, from the finely radiused black walnut details in the archways and intricately designed custom malibu tile accents down to the handpainted niche in the wine room.


A true sense of harmony and balance result from the inclusion of all the classic elements of air, fire, earth and water which culminate from six masonry fireplaces, five distinct water features (including a 20x44 pool with a 10x12 custom spa), 4,000 sf of Peruvian travertine patios, three types of wood ( black walnut, African mahogany and cedar ) abundant use of natural stone and terra cotta, custom wrought iron fixtures, and a beautiful landmark oak tree.

• 15 acres with 4.6 acre homeland • 4,000 sq. ft of outdoor living courtyards and patios • Full- time equestrian with plans for 2 barns and Guesthouse • Only 5 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea

Preserve Land Company, Inc. 831.620.6769 or 831.620.6763 plcsales@santaluciapreserve.com www.santaluciapreserve.com CA DRE # 01877655 The Santa Lucia Preserve™ is a secure gated community and appointments for access to tour real estate and amenities should be arranged in advance. Please call or email for more information.


100 Miles of Trails An astonishing 44 distinct trails meander through every terrain and microclimate within The Preserve, taking hikers from towering redwood groves through fields of wildflowers to breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay. The Ranch Club maintains The Preserve’s 100-plus miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. With so many unique trail experiences available in one location, there’s always something new for the adventurous hiker to discover. Some favorite trails include:

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Vasquez Trail The lower and upper portions of the trail are arid

a small pond, where waterfowl rest and eat. This is an

scrublands with scattered live oaks. The rolling hills

excellent location from which to spot migrant birds

provide many spectacular views of Carmel Valley and

during the spring.

the bay. With spring comes an abundance of California poppies and California lupine, painting the hillsides in

Stevenson Trail

vivid washes of color.

Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was wandering the Santa Lucia Hills when he fell very ill. Fortunately,

Long Ridge Trail

he was discovered by Jonathan Stewart, who nursed

Long Ridge Trail begins on dry grassland and oak

Stevenson back to health in his cabin, which still

savanna, but gradually changes to dense coastal live

stands along the eponymous trail. Wild boar are often

oak woodland. The vistas around the bends of the

seen from this trail that ends in the redwood grove

trail are exhilarating and provide excellent views of the

where weddings have taken place and the semi-annual

mountains beyond The Preserve. The trail also runs near

Midsummer Night’s Dream event is held in the summer.

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Pilates for Golfers By Julie Selby-Lara

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Tiger Woods, Annika Sörenstam and other elite golfers have added Pilates to their golf-conditioning programs. Many of the fitness qualities that make a great golfer are the essence of a Pilates workout. Pilates is an exercise that makes people more aware of their bodies and how they move. This awareness helps golfers improve their games and helps to prevent hip, shoulder and back injuries. Pilates, developed in the early 1900s, has become popular with fitness enthusiasts. The benefits of Pilates Reformer workouts have drawn the attention of athletes from different disciplines. Participation in a regular Pilates Reformer program will improve flexibility, develop core strength and increase ease of movement. In addition, balance and coordination will also improve. For years, traditional golf-conditioning programs have tried to isolate the attributes of a great golfer, work on those skills individually, and try to put them back together again. Pilates offers a different solution; it is a repertoire of movement that offers the following benefits:

• Pilates is based on quality of movement rather than quantity. • Pilates requires focus, keeping the mind connected to the body, as does golf. • Pilates-based movement comes from the center of the body, otherwise known as the core; so should your golf swing. • Pilates will develop even muscle tone on both sides of your body. In a game that focuses on one side, with all the rotation in one direction, it’s important to strengthen the weak muscles and stretch out the tight ones. • Pilates will improve your flexibility and increase your range of motion. • Pilates enhances balance, coordination and stability, which are essential for golf. • Pilates has been proven to help those plagued with back pain, poor posture and shoulder and hip problems.

Doing Pilates exercises on the Pilates Reformer is ideal. The Pilates Reformer is designed specifically to increase spinal range of motion and distribute forces evenly through the spine. This does two important things for golfers. First, it decreases the force that centralizes in the low back, causing back pain. Second, it increases the ability to access greater movement and flexibility in the spine, thus increasing range of movement, speed and agility, all essential for a competitive golfer. To receive the benefits offered by a Pilates Reformer workout, you’ll need to do Pilates at least once a week, twice being ideal. Like any exercise, Pilates is not a quick fix, but through regular practice, patience and persistence, you’ll receive the results you’re looking for. Pilates Reformer classes are just one of the many options available at the Ranch Club Sports Center.

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M OOR E’ S L AK E: “ H I D D EN IN P L A I N V I EW” By Brian McCallen

Created in the early 1920’s by George Gordon Moore, Moore’s Lake is one of the expansive community’s best-kept secrets. Though it’s only a five-minute walk along a lovely path from the Hacienda to the lake, many members and their families are still discovering this wonderful amenity. “It’s simply a great venue,” says Ron Haas, General Manger at The Ranch Club. “Everyone who finds their way to the lake falls in love with it. The most gratifying element is the multi-generational appeal of Moore’s Lake. Once experienced, kids, parents and grandparents keep returning to its shores.” It is easy to see why; Moore’s Lake is a 17-acre, horseshoe-shaped body of water with a sandy beach that offers a number of activities. For starters, there’s a good selection of watercraft: canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats are ideal for navigating the lake. Swimmers can access a pair of floating rafts anchored roughly 100 yards from shore. An aeration system circulates the water to ensure it remains fresh and algae-free. For anglers, the boathouse offers an assortment of fishing equipment. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass—a catch-and-release program is in place. Recreation Manager Julie Selby-Lara can guide beginners and experts alike to the prime fishing spots. One- and twopound bass are common, though there are some lunkers in the deeper sections of the lake.

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Haas points out that family camping is increasingly popular along the shores of Moore’s Lake. Currently, there is ample space for four 10-person tents to be pitched on the beach. Members, Haas says, are able to customize their camping experience. “They can do everything for themselves; arrange for the club staff to pitch the tents and bring in food for dinner and breakfast, which they can cook themselves; or have the staff make all the arrangements, from preparing the food to cleaning up and breaking camp.” Lakeshore cookouts and barbecues are popular with campers, with picnic tables set up directly on the beach. Marinated ribs and salmon are popular entrees. “There are other camps on property accessible via The Preserve’s trail system that are more remote and offer a rustic, old-California experience,” Haas says. “But at Moore’s Lake, there are hot showers and full facilities, so extended families can enjoy a true camping experience without sacrificing comfort and convenience.” Haas also notes that on Friday nights throughout the summer months, “S’mores at Moore’s” are featured. After dinner, the club staff builds campfires in castiron fire pits placed in the sand. “Kids can roast marshmallows and make their own s’mores, and we also provide chocolate milk or hot chocolate,” Haas says. “It’s not uncommon to see 30 family members on these evenings.” The nearby recreational amenities available at The Ranch Club, including the Equestrian Center as well as the Sports Center’s pools and waterslide, plus the tennis courts, croquet lawn and fitness center, tend to overshadow Moore’s Lake, which Haas believes is “hidden in plain view.” But this lovely lake, tucked in the bosom of the hills and a legacy of George Gordon Moore, is a refreshing alternative to the community’s other activities, especially on a warm summer day.

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Casa l as Brisas Offered at $12,500,000 9 Bed, 9 Full +2 Half Baths 831.620.6762


After looking at over 30 homesites on The Preserve the owners selected this one as the views and topography reminded them of the 6,000 acre cattle ranch they had recently sold. The 4+ acre homeland elevated on 52.9 acres was perfect for 11,550 sq. ft of living space between the main, guest, and caretaker’s residence. Their love of entertaining combined with culinary

interests is evident between the two full gourmet kitchens and the multiple intimate indoor and outdoor spaces. The home’s main level has brushed hickory floors throughout and is where they do their everyday living, while the lower level is all travertine and where they like to do most of their entertaining. The main home has 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths as well

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as his and hers libraries, offices, and closets. Outdoor features include a negative edge pool, expansive upper and lower patio decks, a full bocce court, and a spa with cabana. Wood and glass accordion doors by Nano fold completely away to create seamless indoor-outdoor living between the lower living area and pool patio. It is easy to see why their family and friends always want to visit. The guest house has two

bedrooms, kitchenette, and sitting area, adjoined by a sport court with a paddle tennis court and basketball hoop. The caretaker’s cottage has a full kitchen, two bedrooms, large living room, dining room and private patio with a two car garage. The property even has a part-time equestrian designation, and a separate barn with garage bays and equipment storage – easily convertible to equestrian use.


• 52.9 acres with 4.3 acre homeland • 9,696 +/- sq. ft. 5 bedroom main house with 6 full and 2 half bathrooms • 1200 +/- sq. ft. 2 bedroom Caretakers cottage with a 2 car garage • 600 +/- sq. ft. 2 bedroom Guesthouse

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Moore’s Wild Boar T

he Preserve is steeped in history, dating back to the Rumsen tribe, who were

The Preserve’s first residents approximately 1,500 years ago. One of The Preserve’s more infamous owners over the years was George Gordon Moore. He was a 1920’s entrepreneur who enjoyed hunting, playing polo and hosting lavish parties at his ranch, which would one day become The Preserve. Moore is best remembered for having built the Hacienda and the lake that bears his name; however, Moore also introduced the boar that can be spotted throughout The Preserve. What follows is a letter from Moore explaining in his own words how this came about.

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February 12, 1963

Mr. Stuyvesant Fish Palo Corona Ranch Carmel, California Dear Stuyvie: You would like to know where the wild boar originated that I turned loose on the Rancho San Carlos, etc. It involves two names that you probably never heard of: The Investment Registry, 2 Waterloo Place, London, England and Walter Winans, an American sportsman with a country place in Kent County, England. To answer your questions without these names would be like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. Before the First World War, England, not the U.S., was the world’s banking center. Any security with merit, from any place in the world, found a ready market in England. The Investment Registry was its largest independent institution dealing in unlisted securities. All of the stock in this company was acquired jointly by a Canadian Trust Company and myself, about three years before the First World War.

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After we secured control, one of the first properties financed

Futurity, Justice Brooke, 2:9½ , but more important, the colt

was about 100,000 acres of first-class timber in Graham

was the first one to ever trot a mile faster than 2:10.

County, North Carolina, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It borders on Tennessee and Virginia. You may

As the breeder of Justice Brooke, I received an invitation from

think the country on your ranch and the San Carlos in the

Winans to spend the weekend with him. This was the first

Santa Lucia Mountains very beautiful—it is, but nowhere

time I ever heard anything about wild boar. He had his own

have I ever seen anything so beautiful as this wild section of

boar-hunting forest in Belgium. He was so enthusiastic, I

the Great Smokies—rhododendrons 40-feet high; the wildest

decided to add boar to my Graham County collection. He

variety of foliage imaginable and views of three states from

gave me the name of his dealer in Berlin. I wrote this man for

Hooper Bald Mountain, the highest peak in the center of it.

a price on three boar and nine sow, the biggest and toughest

I understand the government has now purchased this area for

he could find anywhere. He gave me his price; I paid it. He

a national park.

said they were from the Ural Mountains of Russia. In due time they arrived at Andrews. Within a couple of years, they

You must remember that all I am about to tell you happened

had taken over the mountain; wild boar always have the

before the U.S. had any income tax laws.

initiative. You can never tell whether they run away from you or run at you, all the action any hunter wants.

My perquisite was a lease of the game rights of the property. There were still black bear and deer, and the mountain men

I had a great many guests, usually for periods of two weeks at

who lived there were natural hunters. I hired three of them;

a time, and the first day or two we had bear hunts with the

built cabins for them, enclosed about a thousand acres in a

native Black Bear Hounds.

high woven wire fence on top of Hooper Bald Mountain; built my own log cabin with six bedrooms and baths (no doubt the

Our bear hunter was Forest Denton, who was always on

first bathtubs in Graham County); built a 20-mile road from

hand the first day, but on one trip he wasn’t there, arriving a

Andrews, North Carolina, the nearest railroad to our center.

day late. He explained: “just after dark I was coming up the mountain and I thought I saw a bear coming through the

The first tenants inside the fence were a dozen elk and seven

laurel, but it wasn’t a bear—it turned out to be a boar and

buffalo of both sexes, but the pièce de résistance was about 40

he charged me. I did a little bird work up a rock high enough

bear of all ages that I purchased from various zoos.

to miss him, but he stayed there all night watching me until noon the next day.”

Some amusing things happened with the bears. They lost no time in escaping from the fence, but the fact that they had

For hounds to hunt the wild boar, we quickly found that the

lived inside of buildings during their first months made them

local bear hound had little value. The boar killed too many.

seek to return to any building shelter.

However, by crossing the Irish Wolfhound with the Great Dane, we produced an animal that could creditably hold its

One night when I arrived at Hooper Bald, I found a guest,

own.

a young Englishman, his arm and leg bandaged from bites from a young bear that had come into the cabin when he was

The hunting period was October and November. Over the

putting it out.

years I had many guests. The only Californian was Richard Tobin; but your neighbor, Henry Russell’s first wife when she

I mentioned Walter Winans, an American with a country

was Ethel Harriman, was there with her mother, Ms. Borden

place in Kent. He had two great sporting interests, trotting

Harriman.

horses and wild boar hunting. One of my guests was your all-American relative Hamilton About this time, I had a great deal of international publicity,

Fish. Ham was anxious to take a boar’s head back to the

because I had just bred the winner of the Kentucky Trotting

Porcellian Club at Harvard. Unfortunately when he aimed


at the boar, he missed it but killed the favorite coonhound

The biggest boar we ever killed on the ranch, when hung, measured

of our chief hunter, Devereaux Birchfield. In those days

9 ft. from tip to tip. The skin on his neck was three inches thick;

human life was a cheap commodity in the Great Smokies.

eleven bullets were found, which over the years had been imbedded

A good coonhound was slightly more valued than a child.

in the fat.

Devereaux Birchfield had already killed three men for less important causes than the death of his coonhound.

The last time I was in Washington visiting Duffie and Sheila, one

I suddenly found that I had urgent business elsewhere,

of their guests told me that he had just returned from Hooper Bald

and early the next morning, our entire party returned to

Mountain area, where he was hunting the descendants of these

New York.

boar, and that the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia granted licenses for the shooting of only one a year.

I don’t think I ever told Ham the reason for our sudden departure.

The last time I saw William Randolph Hearst, Sr., he said, “your pigs have reached San Simeon.”

In the early ‘20s, when I purchased Rancho San Carlos, the man in charge of Hooper Bald was Garland

Please remember me to Emma and Belle. Tell them that one of these

McGuire. I had him trap nine sows and three boar, the

days when I am North, I’ll pay them a visit.

same number that I had originally purchased for Hooper Bald, and he brought them to the ranch and stayed

With kind regards,

there at least a month placing them. He told me that in trapping them, four hounds had been killed and one

Sincerely,

helper badly wounded. George G. Moore The residents of the Carmel Valley can carry the story on from here.

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HI S TO R I C M ON T E R EY A N D E NVI RO N S : A S UR FEI T OF R I C H ES By Brian McCallen Situated on a peninsula fronting a bay of the same name, Monterey is one of the oldest sites in California settled by Spaniards. A tour of the city and its environs provides fascinating insight into the region’s storied history. The area was sighted by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542, but it was Sebastián Vizcaíno, a Spanish explorer who sailed into Monterey Bay in 1602, who became the first European to make contact with the Native American community, known collectively as the Rumsen. In the years following this encounter, Spain disregarded the area until 1770, when an expedition headed by Gaspar de Portolà, governor of Alta California, and Father Junípero Serra, a Franciscan monk, arrived to establish a presidio and a chapel.

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Father Serra’s brilliant career came to fruition on the Monterey

However, with the opening of the Del Monte Hotel and the

Peninsula. It was here that he established the Carmel mission,

debut of Pebble Beach Golf Links in 1919, the Monterey area

which inspired the creation of many others throughout the

began to attract newfound attention. Artists and writers were

region. Under the governance of Father Serra, these missions

also drawn to the peninsula, adding a rich legacy that endures to

served to bolster Spain’s control of Alta California until 1822.

this day.

Under Mexico’s rule, Monterey flourished as the capital of the

During the 1930s, when sardine fishermen were hauling in large

Pacific Empire, an area encompassing what is now California,

catches and the fish-canning industry was booming, Monterey

New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and parts of Colorado

enjoyed another economic upswing. This colorful period was

and Wyoming. This large, undefended territory was coveted,

described by area resident John Steinbeck in his 1944 novel,

especially by the United States. With the defeat of Mexico by the

Cannery Row.

U.S. in 1846, Commodore John Sloat arrived in Monterey to fly the American flag for the first time over the Custom House.

Monterey’s Path of History, a route indicated by yellow markers,

Four years later, California was admitted to the Union.

tours visitors around 35 sites of historic interest, including Cannery Row (the restored canneries now house boutiques,

Monterey’s political importance in the new territory was short-

craft shops, art galleries and cafés); Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular

lived. Once gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, the town

attraction filled with restaurants and souvenir shops; Stevenson

was all but forgotten. The state capital moved from Monterey to

House, displaying memorabilia of Robert Louis Stevenson, the

San Jose and, ultimately, Sacramento in 1854.

author who stayed here in 1879; and the Monterey State Historic Park, which contains the Custom House Plaza, California’s oldest theater, and other historic buildings.

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notable at t r ac t ions in & a round M on t e r ey include : • Monterey Bay Aquarium – Showcasing the marine flora and fauna of Monterey Bay, this world-class aquarium has superlative exhibits devoted to sea otters, giant octopus, jellyfish, the kelp forest and more. • 17-Mile Drive – This spectacular winding road traces a loop along the shore and tunnels through the Del Monte Forest between Pacific Grove and Carmel. The drive’s most famous landmark is the Lone Cypress, a gnarled tree that clings tenaciously to bare rocks high above the surf. • Cannery Row – It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The last cannery closed in 1973. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his wellknown novel Cannery Row.

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• Carmel – Within this quaint seaside village, where the buildings have no street numbers, can be found dozens of art galleries, restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops. • Point Lobos State Reserve – Located a few miles south of the Santa Lucia Preserve, this 1,250-acre mosaic of granite headlands, irregular coves and rolling meadows has hiking trails, picnic areas and wooden staircases built down to secluded beaches. Marine life--sea lions, harbor seals, otters and migrating whales--can be observed from Sea Lion Point Trail.

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BIENES VER GRANDE | A Captivating Sandy Walker Design $7,950,000 | www.BienesverGrande.com

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Uniquely The Preserve Collection The Santa Lucia Preserve is an extraordinary 20,000-acre property nestled in the coastal foothills just minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea. The landscape of rolling grasslands, oak woodlands, pine and redwood forest, features 18,000 acres of permanently protected land dedicated to open space. This unique Legacy community is limited to just 300 homes and enjoys a pleasant year-round climate worthy of your consideration as you contemplate your own personal legacy. Our Preserve Collection team members’ various Preserve experiences include: holding Director positions in both the Golf and Ranch Clubs, leading the initial Preserve Sales and Marketing team, sitting on the boards of The Preserve Golf Club and The Ranch Club, building a personal residence and living on The Preserve as well as being current members of the Golf and Ranch Clubs. Our roots run deep! We invite you to experience and come to know The Santa Lucia Preserve as we do. Feel free to give any of us a call to arrange a tour at your convenience.

Mark Sollenberger | 480.540.3510 marks@carmelrealtycompany.com | DRE#01247447 Chris Pryor | 831.229.1124 chris@carmelrealtycompany.com |

DRE#01750627

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“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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FINE ART.

Understanding and appreciating subtleties of color, proportion and

FINE ARCHITECTURE.

texture comes from decades of carmel, california

combining architectural training with fine art work. Emphasis on light, space, scale and detail remain the hallmark of our efforts.

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Robert Louis Stevenson and the Santa Lucia Preserve When Robert Louis Stevenson rode from Carmel Valley

After an arduous journey across America, he reached

into The Preserve lands in 1879, the great Scottish novelist,

San Francisco penniless and in dangerously poor health.

travel writer, poet and essayist had just begun the literary

Though sick from food poisoning, he immediately boarded

career that would establish him as one of the most gifted

a train for Monterey, where Franny was staying. When

British writers of the late 19th century. He was also a frail,

he reached the town, he was stunned to find that Fanny,

tubercular and lovesick 29-year-old.

despite her ardent letters, was not yet willing to discuss divorce from her husband. He collapsed in exhaustion and

In France in 1878, he’d fallen in love with Fanny Osbourne,

dismay.

a Californian ten years his senior, separated from her

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husband and on a European tour with her two children.

Fresh air was Stevenson’s usual remedy for his chronically

After Fanny returned to America, Stevenson was miserably

“weak lungs.” He also needed to rethink his new uncertain

lonely for her. The following year, in early August, he set

affair. Borrowing a horse, he rode into the Santa Lucias,

sail from Scotland on borrowed money and his faith in

intending to camp out on a small Angora goat ranch

Fanny’s letters professing a desire to be with him.

located near the Redwood Grove in San Clemente. The

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farm was an in-holding surrounded by the Sargent family’s Rancho San Carlos. Its owner was Jonathan Wright, a bear hunter who lived there with his family. Stevenson, still feverish, managed to fetch water for himself and his horse, start a fire and make coffee before collapsing again. Wright, whose wife was away, found the writer in a stupor, pronounced him “real sick,” and carried him to his cabin. For the next three weeks, Wright and his family nursed Stevenson back to health. While he convalesced, Stevenson read to the children and gave them reading lessons. He later praised his rescuers’ kindness in letters. More than one biographer has said that his brush with death here jarred Fanny Osbourne out of her indecision. She divorced her husband and married Stevenson the following year. Their marriage marked the beginning of the most productive period of Stevenson’s life.

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P H Winters Construction Building Your Dream

“ We a r e t h e o n e s w h o owe you a lifetime of t h a n k s f o r o u r i n c re d i b l y beautiful house - I still c a n’ t b e l i e v e t h a t i t h a s been such a positive joyous experience...” - SLP homeowner

SERVICES: Turn key construction Pre- Construction Estimation Design- Build Entitlement research Owner’s representation

Peter

Winters,

building

homes

his

career. of

Supervising

construction

every

continuously in the Preserve since

phase

2001, has completed 9 projects

no other homes are better built

here. Arguably the best and most

or built less expensively than his

successful builder in the Preserve,

projects.

Peter brings 35 years of estate

through finishes of the cabinets

home experience to his projects.

his clients are respectfully walked

He has built over 50 homes in

through each step of construction.

From

the

himself,

foundation

CA State Contractor Lic # 851874 7160 Car mel Valley Road, Car mel, CA 93923 | 831-622-9500

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Architecture Landscape Architecture Interior Design

When we began work at The Preserve in 1990, we set out to create a close, integral relationship of houses and the land, from the careful selection of each homesite to the principles for architecture and landscapes. We helped shape the vision and created a master plan and guidelines for The Preserve that would result in a sustaining relationship for this community and its natural environment. Each year our firm designs a few private residences, each one very different, as the spirit and style of these homes reflect the unique personality of the owners and the singular characteristics of their homesite.

www.harthowerton.com

SAN FRANCISCO 415.439.2200 David Howerton

NEW YORK 212.683.5631 Jim Tinson

We are honored to continue to play a part in translating the original vision for The Preserve into the individual expression of members today who share in the stewardship and joys of this remarkable California landscape.


from the Hacienda Kitchen Tomato Marmalade Chef Carlton Lepine always has something new cooking in the kitchen for members and their guests to try. Inspired by the summer tomatoes ripening in the Preserve Community Garden, Chef Lepine has agreed to share the recipe for his tantalizing tomato marmalade. Try it with grilled sausage, or spread on a crostini with goat’s cheese.

Tomato Marmalade

Peel tomatoes, cut into small pieces and drain.

3 qt

ripe tomatoes (about 5½ lbs)

Slice oranges and lemons very thin, and then quarter the slices. Tie

3 each

oranges

cinnamon, allspice and cloves in cheesecloth.

2 each

lemons

4 each

cinnamon sticks

Place tomatoes in a large pot.

6 each

allspice, whole

Add sugar and salt, stirring until dissolved.

1 Tbsp

cloves, whole

Add oranges, lemons and spice bag.

6 cups

sugar

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

1 tsp

salt

Continue to boil rapidly, stirring constantly, until thick and clear;

2 Tbsp

mustard seed, whole

about 50 minutes. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Enjoy!

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S t o c k e r & A l l a i r e We h a v e b e e n d o i n g t h i s f o r a l o n g t i m e n o w. C o n s t r u c t i o n o f h o m e s i s n o t j u s t w h a t w e d o , i t’s w h a t w e l o v e t o d o. The Santa Lucia Preserve is 20,000 acres, just south of Carmel. With just 300 homesites spread over the acreage it is a beautiful, serene spot for a home. We are fortunate to have built a number of homes at the preserve, and look forward to building many more. Many of the homes that we have built there use “Green� building practices. Solar, geo thermal, soy based insulations, reclaimed lumber and other building materials have gone into these homes.

Stocker and Allaire Inc | stockerallaire.com | 21 Mandeville Court, Monterey, CA 93940 | 831.375.1890 v | 831.375.1480 f


Santa Lucia Preserve Magazine Volume II  

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