Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Such is the promise of this dreamy Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired cottage nestled among the rolling, oak-studded hills of Carmel Valley. The owners — who are also the builders — lovingly conceived the sprawling 2.68-acre property to maximize the mountain views and take advantage of its stunning natural surroundings.

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As you can see, serenity abounds here, both indoors and out. Natural woods and stones, balanced with horizontal lines and an open floorplan, recall Wright’s Prairie-Style homes.

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Built in 1996, the one-bedroom main house boasts over 2,200 square feet, accented by massive beams and walls of glass opening to hillside panoramas. Open terraces peppering the estate offer further opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

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Also on the compound, a one-bedroom guesthouse invites further solitude and privacy with a kitchen and bath. It rests adjacent to a separate artist’s studio, bringing the total livable square footage to 3,701. (Can’t you imagine this as your weekend getaway, a place to meditate, practice yoga, read, write, create and find your moment of Zen?)

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“This is the epitome of country estate living in Carmel Valley,” says listing agent Tim Allen with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Carmel-by-the-Sea. “It’s a very unique property and we are searching for an equally unique buyer.”

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Whoever the buyer ends up being, he or she will discover quite a deal at $3,495,000 — a value when you factor in the views, the unbridled privacy and acreage. Frank Lloyd Wright fans and architecture aficionados take note. Nature in all its glory awaits.