Inspired by a Buddhist Monastery in Bhutan, the Taktsang Big Sur is not for the faint of heart. The cliff-hanging dwelling was initially built in the 1960s as a hotel lobby. After the rest of the resort was never realized, the property was purchased in 1992 and transformed into a single-family residence. Nestled into a rocky bluff, it spans 3,635 square feet and features two bedrooms and two baths. Organic materials, including stone, concrete, and timber, mimic the California coast's rugged landscape, while floor-to-ceiling windows afford panoramic views of the Pacific. Along with the traditional living spaces, the home offers a meditation cave, jacuzzi, and an amphitheater than can be converted into a guest house.
Photos: Kodiak Greenwood / Coldwell Banker Realty