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Hollywood Star Kim Novak’s Dramatic Former Cliff House Hits the Market in Carmel, CA

By Kathryn M.

Perched atop a rocky two-acre lot overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the enchanting 1957 home is now seeking a whopping $12.5 million.

The impressive coastal estate where retired Hollywood actress Kim Novak lived during the 1960s and ’70s is now up for grabs in Carmel, California. Complete with a main residence and guesthouse, the two-acre property sits on a rocky coastline that presents unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

Dating back to 1957, the stone-clad residence rests on a two-acre parcel at the end of Spindrift Lane.  
Dating back to 1957, the stone-clad residence rests on a two-acre parcel at the end of Spindrift Lane—a private, gated road along the rugged coast of Carmel, California.  

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Originally built in the late 1950s, the home has since served as a quiet, cozy escape—most notably for Novak, who is known for her starring roles in award-winning films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 thriller Vertigo and the 1960 drama Strangers When We Meet. The Hollywood actress, who is now 88 years old, nicknamed the residence the Gull House when she lived on the property from 1961 to 1973.

The main residence presents an expansive layout with vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows.
The main residence presents an expansive layout with vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows.

“The majestic sea is embraced in every corner of this oceanfront estate,” notes listing agent Jonathan Spencer. “The property weaves into the fabric of the Carmel coastline, allowing you to feel one with some of nature’s most wondrous creations, including soaring pelicans, swimming otters, and migrating whales.”