Legacy Architecture

Legacy Architecture

The designs evolve out of thoughtful adaptations to the land, legacy of early settlers, and sensitivity to the legacy we leave behind.


 
The Santa Lucia Preserve stands alone in its achievement of a sustainable balance between the natural world and human settlement. It was conceived here in conversations among people who were astonished to find these 31 square miles nearly untouched, yet only minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach.   The Preserve architecture is a celebration of the region’s history that respects and embraces the natural environment.   The designs evolve out of thoughtful adaptations to the land, the climate, the legacy of earlier settlers, and an equal sensitivity to the legacy that they themselves will leave behind.

Legacy Architecture - Carmel Legacy Real Estate, Monterey Peninsula Legacy Real Estate
The Design Guidelines assist members of the community in ensuring that all development preserves the natural beauty and history of this coastal California setting. Developed as a way to shape inspiration, they are intended to foster creativity and allow for families to express their unique identity and history while embracing the community’s shared values. Owners seek like-minded architects that respond with buildings that respect and embrace the natural environment while achieving their dreams with a residence that is pleasing and nurturing to them and their families. The Preserve style is created home-by-home, as members and their design professionals interpret the Design Guidelines in their own way, creating both historic and modern designs.  The Guidelines’ overriding goal is to integrate architecture into the Preserve's quintessential 19th Century California landscape, as if 300 families had graciously homesteaded here over the past two centuries.