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Unreal Views, Groundbreaking Design for Sale on the Pacific Coast

The striking $7 million property was built by Mickey Muennig, whose “organic architecture” helped to define the vernacular of the famous Big Sur.

A glass-domed hut and adjacent outdoor bathtub overlook the Pacific Ocean.

A glass-domed hut and adjacent outdoor bathtub overlook the Pacific Ocean.

Photographer: Richard Olsen

Before Mickey Muennig became known for shaping the architectural vernacular of Big Sur in California, he had to move there.

Originally from Joplin, Mo., the self-described hippie decided to put down roots in the famously rugged stretch of mountainous land in the middle of California’s coast. He bought a 29.5-acre plot of land overlooking the Pacific after attending a retreat at the area’s Esalen Institute in the early 1970s.