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Summer at Tehama is Marked by Sales Successes, Change of Pace

Despite the slower economy, summer at the community of Tehama in Carmel, Calif. has featured sales successes and a swifter pace. This sustainable luxury development, which is vision of Clint Eastwood, has sold several homesites thanks to its privacy, its natural assets, and access to the Monterey Peninsula's treasured cultural offerings.

Carmel, CA, August 23, 2008 --( The summer season brought a change of pace to Tehama – generating sales and increased activity. Standing tall in a slouching economy, Tehama currently has six occupied residences, 19 home plans in design review or at the County, and nine estates under construction. Among those building is developer Clint Eastwood, who recently broke ground on his future dwelling, further underscoring his excitement about the community he has created.

Additionally, in the last few months Tehama Realty has sold three homesites valued at $3.2 million, $3.5 million and $5.4 million each. “While the current national economic dynamics have prompted negotiation, prices at Tehama have remained consistent and unchanged,” said Mike Jashinski, director of sales for Tehama Realty. “Our buyers recognize the value of owning property in this community – and they’re purchasing here because of the natural beauty, the privacy and the proximity to the cultural and entertainment offerings of the Monterey Peninsula.”

Located amid the rolling hills above the Pacific Ocean just minutes from Carmel and Monterey, Tehama offers a rare opportunity for an unmatched coastal lifestyle. Tehama, a name derived from the Native American word meaning “abundance of nature,” is a private, gated development with 90 custom homesites stretching 4 to more than 17 acres. Homesites are priced from $2.5 million to $6.25 million.

More than 85 percent of this 2,000-acre-plus community has been preserved as natural open space, maintaining the viewsheds and wildlife corridors that Mother Nature placed there centuries ago. Homesites offer expansive views of the surrounding valley, forested hillsides, mountain vistas, Carmel Bay, or the Monterey Bay.

The beauty of the land is what drew Eastwood here years ago, and it is the focus of the community he and Carmel Development Company have designed. “The sensitivity used in planning Tehama is all about keeping what is here and integrating families and their homes into the environment,” said Alan Williams, president of Carmel Development Company. “The more time you spend here, the more unique you really know Tehama is. There is an intimacy between the people and the land here that is very special.”

In terms of aesthetics, Tehama’s architectural styles were selected to preserve the Spanish- and Western-inspired traditions of Carmel. While providing a high degree of design freedom, Tehama Design Guidelines assist residents and their design team in crafting a home that blends into the setting while also reflecting the rich heritage of the Carmel community.

Inside this sustainable luxury community, residents have access to the Tehama Golf Clubhouse and Fitness Center, a compound covering nearly four acres. A Social Fitness Membership is offered with the original sale of each homesite, giving owners access to the community’s Fitness Center. The facility sits adjacent to the Clubhouse and features porches and covered patios, swimming pools, tennis courts, a community meeting space and Callahan’s, a picturesque midday dining venue. “While our buyers desire elbow room, they also want the opportunity to socialize and get to know their neighbors,” Jashinski said.

There is also a private, 18-hole golf course and large practice facility designed by Jay Morrish. Membership to the Tehama Golf Club is by invitation only and is not included in a homesite purchase.

Tehama is served by well-regarded Carmel and Monterey Unified School Districts that boast smaller-than-average class sizes and above average testing scores. Tehama parents also have the choice of a variety of private schools, including Santa Catalina, All Saints Day School and York School.

For more information about Tehama, contact Tehama Realty at (866) 625-2075 or visit


Obtain the property report or its equivalent, required by Federal and State law, and read it before signing anything. This shall not constitute an offer to sell in any state where prior registration is required. All plans, intentions and materials relating to the [TEHAMA] community are subject to addition, deletion, revision, change or modification at the discretion of the developer and approval of the California Department of Real Estate, without notice. Tehama Golf Club membership is by invitation only and not included in the purchase of a home site. The Tehama Golf Course Clubhouse and Fitness Center are privately owned facilities and their use by lot owners is at the pleasure of the owner of the facilities. Purchasers will not acquire a proprietary interest in the Clubhouse or Fitness Center facilities, which facilities are subject to use by others who are not lot owners.
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