Situated above the clouds is the most elegant and expansive two-story French Country home in the coveted Carmel Highlands. Just five minutes drive from the village at Carmel-By-The-Sea, this property offers the best of both worlds – the benefit of being closely connected to shops and restaurants, while at the same time offering the privacy and freedom of being in the country. This gated country estate features a tree-lined, private drive which leads you down to gorgeous front gardens fit for a fairy tale. Follow the driveway down to the East side of the property, past a separate artist’s studio and two car garage with additional parking for . . . many. A grand front entry opens to a lovely central foyer. The top level is comprised of a spacious office, a grand formal living room (featuring a drop down media system for screenings), a formal dining room, a newly designed spacious cook’s kitchen, which opens to a private terrace. Finally, a master suite fit for royalty (featuring extensive dual closets and a magnificent master bathroom). Walk down to the second level where you will find three bedrooms (all of which open to a downstairs patio area), two bathrooms, a wine cellar, laundry facility, ample storage and direct garage entry. Ocean or tree top views from almost every room, a fully functioning greenhouse, majestic rose gardens bordered by lavender and hydrangea and beautifully manicured grounds complete this grand estate by the sea.