Prolific composer Alan Silvestri is looking to hit a high note with the sale of his craftsman-inflected Carmel, California, manse for $16.95 million.
The property is situated on a hill in the Carmel Highlands. It is exceedingly private, with plenty of tall trees giving it the appeal of a genuine sanctuary. The main residence and three guesthouses hold a total of eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and two half-baths.
The original home dates to 1921, but Silvestri’s tenure as owner involved comprehensive customizing. Architect Ray Parks undertook the home’s restoration and revision, using redwood, mahogany, and stone to express the property.
Sculpted ceilings, arched windows, a spacious kitchen with a dining nook, a formal dining room, and a living room with a wall of glass windows are highlights of the house. And, of course, a full wine cellar complete with a tasting room; Silvestri has also dabbled in viticulture, and owns a winery based in Carmel, Silvestri Vineyards.
The property extends to 14 acres, with patios, a tennis court, and a swimming pool helping fill in the sylvan grounds. The guest cottages include a storybook-style medieval, and a Pacific Northwest-influenced artists’ residence.
Silvestri is best known for composing the scores of major blockbuster flicks like “Forrest Gump” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”