Clint Eastwood’s $9.75M Pebble Beach Mansion Is a Real Paradise

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood has impressively good taste. While some celebrity homes are over the top, tacky, or just plain weird (we’re looking at you, Nicholas Cage), Clint’s interiors are undeniably classy. The A Fist Full of Dollars star put his Pebble Beach mansion on the market for a cool $9.75 million. Eastwood scooped up the property in 1994 for the much lower price of $3.925 million. Keep reading for a look inside Clint Eastwood’s paradise beach property.

Hacienda Este Madera

Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property is known as Hacienda Este Madera. For all of you non-Spanish speakers out there, that translates loosely to “East Wood Estate.” Eastwood, get it?

Hacienda Este Madera

Anyway, the Hang ‘Em High actor listed his beach property with upscale realtors Sotheby’s. The listing reveals that Eastwood’s home spans 4.7 acres and is within an exclusive gated community in the Pebble Beach area. We wouldn’t expect anything else for the Dirty Harry star. After all, he is Hollywood royalty.

Clarence Tantau’s Vision

Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property is a nearly 7,000 square foot farmhouse style mansion. The home was actually designed in the 1920s by prominent architect Clarence Tantau. The architect worked mainly in the San Francisco Bay area, and is responsible for many beautiful homes in the Oakland, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz areas.

Clarence Tantau’s Vision

Hacienda Este Madera has beautiful panoramic views from Point Lobos beach to Stillwater Cove. Tantau’s vision includes the home’s sturdy adobe walls, hand-crafted ironwork, and stunning Spanish doors.

The Californian Riviera

Hacienda Este Madera is located in what’s known as the “Californian Riviera.” This stretch of land — from Santa Barbara to San Diego — is known for having a perfect climate all year, and is understandably very desirable.

The Californian Riviera

Eastwood has revealed that he traveled to Carmel when he was drafted for the Korean War, saying, “The air was clean and brisk, the sand white and beautiful, the people very hospitable. I thought, If I ever figure out how to make a living, I’d love to come and live here.”

Spanish Style Interiors

Eastwood’s 1920s mansion is decorated in colonial Spanish style, including terracotta roof tiles and hand-crafted ironwork. This style is known as Spanish revivalist, as it pays homage to the architecture and interiors of the Spanish Empire in North America.

Spanish Style Interiors

Because the Spanish Empire was widespread throughout the Americas, this style is more of an overall feeling than related to specific features. Spanish revival properties tend to feature red tiles, stucco walls, fireplaces, and alcoves — all of which feature in this property.

The Open-Air Cobble Courtyard

The Million Dollar Baby director’s Spanish revivalist home is organized around the open-air cobble courtyard. From the main entrance, visitors can walk through to the courtyard, which is tucked away and secluded. The picturesque cobblestone courtyard has patinaed wood detailing and canopied oak trees surrounding the central fountain.

The Open-Air Cobble Courtyard

Courtyards are also key features of colonial Spanish homes, and often function as hallways for entering certain rooms. In this property, each of the six bedrooms is accessed via the courtyard. How charming!

His Own Golf Course Nearby

Mr. Eastwood owns several properties in this area, and founded his own private golf club — Tehàma — in 1999. The club is by invitation only, and membership is capped at 300. As well as the golf facilities, Tehàma boasts lots for building new homes.

His Own Golf Course Nearby

The name Tehàma derives from the Native American word for “abundance of nature,” which accurately describes the lush green area. Eastwood told Architectural Digest, “I started caddying at 13 and knew I could carry clubs but never thought I’d swing one.”

High Ceilings and Wooden Beams

Spanish revival style homes often have high ceilings and wooden beams, which is absolutely the case in Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property. These homes usually have flat roofs and arched doorways, as can be seen in this image.

High Ceilings and Wooden Beams

Because of the wooden beams and often un-plastered walls, Spanish colonial homes often feel warm, friendly, and casual. As well as looking beautiful, the wooden beams provide crucial structural support along the ceilings. Speaking about his properties, Eastwood commented, “I only buy something I really love.”

Breathtaking Ocean Views

Of course, because of the centrality of the courtyard, much of Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property can be enjoyed from the outdoors. As well as the cobblestone courtyard, Hacienda Este Madera also boasts a stone terrace and a large lawn and garden. Of course, while reclining on the terrace soaking up some sun, you can enjoy breathtaking ocean views.

Breathtaking Ocean Views

Clint also has parking covered, with a two-car garage beside the mansion, and an additional four-car garage at another part of the property.

Moorish Décor and Glass Chandeliers

Whilst Spanish revival is the main architectural style of the Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property, inside is decorated in a broadly Moorish revival style. Moorish architecture draws from the western Islamic world, including Muslim-ruled Spain and Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

Moorish Décor and Glass Chandeliers

Moorish styles include detailed tilework, horseshoe arches, and intricately carved wood. Eastwood’s home combines these features with contemporary details like glass chandeliers, leading to a uniquely stylish outcome. Several rooms in Hacienda Este Madera combine glass chandeliers and tiled floors.

The Fountain and Outdoor Fireplace

Understandably, because the cobblestone courtyard is a central piece of the house, it contains several features of its own. Firstly, a colorfully tiled fountain gurgles in the center of the courtyard, adding a peaceful and picturesque ambiance. Secondly, the house boasts an outdoor fireplace for any chilly California evenings, or to add to a cozy and relaxed evening atmosphere.

The Fountain and Outdoor Fireplace

The Eastwood property’s courtyard is secluded and serene, with oak trees providing shelter and coverage from the outside world.

Iconic Dinner Parties

When it comes to the dining room in Clint Eastwood’s Hacienda Este Madera, we can see more evidence of Spanish and Moorish revival styles. To begin, the stunning and chic room has high wooden ceilings, which automatically make it feel grander. Of course, the dining table itself is long, with space for what the property listing calls “iconic dinner parties for artists, authors, dignitaries and musicians from around the world.”

Iconic Dinner Parties

The dining room also has terracotta tiled floors and a kiva-style corner fireplace.

Hardwood Floors and Carrara Marble

The Eastwoods’ impressive décor continues into the kitchen, which also boasts gorgeous beamed ceilings. As we can see in this picture, there are skylights among the wooden beams that fill each room with bright sunshine. Additionally, the kitchen has a center island topped with grey-white marble from Carrara in Tuscany, Italy. Only the best, right?

Hardwood Floors and Carrara Marble

In this room, rather than terracotta tiles, the floor is covered in hardwood. The room has cheery blue curtains which match the blue and white checkerboard backsplash.

Stylish Grey Toned Interiors

We have to give kudos to whoever decorated Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property, because it’s both stunning and coherent throughout — which isn’t to be sniffed at. In this room, we can see a mixture of gray-toned interior décor, animal imagery, and striking art. It looks cool and interesting, and certainly not like the home of a man in his 90s.

Stylish Grey Toned Interiors

Although perhaps we judge Mr. Eastwood too harshly. After all, he is a movie star.

A Lot of Loggia

Here’s another architectural term for you — loggia. Ever heard of it? Well, a loggia is a type of covered exterior corridor that is usually held up using columns and arches. This feature originates from Italian architecture, but can be spotted at Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach home.

A Lot of Loggia

The American Sniper director’s home has six bedrooms altogether, and they’re all entered by a covered loggia that sweeps around the courtyard. Because of the lovely loggia, there’s no way of entering the rooms from inside the house.

The Master Suite

Many Moorish and Spanish revival style properties are replete with alcoves, and Clint Eastwood’s have been purpose-built into the walls. These alcoves give the property a cozy feel, and make it look more established overall. Impressively, the master suite in Hacienda Este Madera comes with double vanities, and his and hers dressing rooms.

The Master Suite

The room also has its own fireplace and a bathtub for a relaxing soak. Unlike many other bedrooms of the rich and famous, this one feels particularly comfortable and welcoming.

His and Hers Sinks

We really have to hand it to Clint — or architect Clarence Tantau — were pretty thoughtful when it came to who would be living in this house. Not only does the property have double vanities, and ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms, but it also has ‘his and hers’ sinks. That means no waiting for your partner to brush their teeth, and plenty of mirrors to go around.

His and Hers Sinks

Plus, this gorgeous bathroom has striking tiles and a spa bathtub. C’est la vie!

A Place to Relax

As well as the central cobblestone courtyard, Eastwood’s Pebble Beach property also has an outdoor patio area. This part of the house has its own fireplace and is decorated with Spanish art.

A Place to Relax

Clint Eastwood has lived in California for most of his life, starting in San Francisco where he was born in 1930. As a child he lived in both Sacramento and Piedmont, and attended both Piedmont High School and Oakland Technical High School. He wasn’t a great student in either institution.

Intricately Carved Doors

Many of the doors in Hacienda Este Madera are intricately carved in the Moorish style. This detailing really adds to the luxury of the home, but doesn’t make it feel unwelcoming or excessively grand. The warm-toned wood and pretty designs make this feature another charming aspect of the home’s design.

Intricately Carved Doors

Before he could afford a home like this, a young Clint Eastwood worked all sorts of jobs including lifeguard, grocery clerk, firefighter, golf caddy, and paper carrier.

Alcoves All Over

In this image we can see some of the alcoves in Clint Eastwood’s Pebble Beach mansion. They add some depth and interest to the room, and also provide some extra storage.

Alcoves All Over

After a long career in TV and movies, it makes sense that this top actor and director would want a comfortable home that looks and feels lived in. Over the years, Eastwood has won a whopping 13 Academy Awards, so we won’t resent him a little time spent on a comfortable couch.

A Gated Home

Due to the exclusive, closed-off feel of the community that Clint Eastwood was living in during those great years at Hacienda Este Madera, it makes perfect sense that the Hollywood star had a gated entrance.

A Gated Home

Not to mention the fact that he is one of the most iconic actors of all time and so security and surveillance are the name of the game in virtually every home he owns. This is clear proof of that.

Beautiful Driveway

It makes perfect sense that someone like Clint Eastwood would have a long, winding driveway that provides a scenic route from the entrance of his estate to the actual building.

Beautiful Driveway

And due to the fact that Eastwood has a pretty extensive car collection, it makes sense that he should have a pretty long driveway so that he doesn’t have to store them all in his garage every time he wants to take them out for a spin. Why do that when you are already gated off?

Everything Is Connected

One of the best parts of Clint Eastwood’s former home is how accessible every part of the house is. Despite being pretty big, as expected, it seems like one can get from virtually any corner of the home to another one because of how open and meticulously designed the place is.

Everything Is Connected

As you can see, it is very easy to get from the patio to the living room and from the bedroom to the study.

A Place to Wind Down

In case you didn’t know by now, Clint Eastwood has a complicated relationship with religion and has never directly adhered to one particular faith.

A Place to Wind Down

With that said, he has developed a spiritual side over the years and this can certainly be seen in the design of his Pebble Beach home and the environment in which it is situated. This beautiful statue also demonstrates his spiritual side, including a line from Corinthians 5:8 at the bottom.

Where the Creativity Happens

When you are an actor, director, and producer who is as prolific as Clint Eastwood, you’ve got to have that space where you can go to and let your creative juices flow. Thankfully for him, he had plenty of spaces like that in Hacienda Este Madera.

Where the Creativity Happens

Take this study, for example, which was pretty simple for the most part. By that, we mean it didn’t have too much clutter. Simply a desk, a typewriter, and plenty of space for him to think and conjure up his next screenplay.

Where Dreams Are Made

When you have lived a long and successful life as Clint Eastwood has, you need a good amount of sleep. They say that you need at least eight hours of sleep per night to give yourself the best chance possible and it seems like this Hollywood star has the perfect sleeping area to make this happen.

Where Dreams Are Made

As you can see, Clint doesn’t settle for a semi-comfortable bed. High-level comfort is the name of the game and he won’t accept anything less.

A Cosey Fireplace

As previously mentioned, one feature that Eastwood had plenty of in Hacienda Este Madera was a handful of fireplaces. For the most part, the climate in this part of the world is pretty amazing all year round. This doesn’t mean though that it can’t get a little chilly every once in a while.

A Cosey Fireplace

There was nothing Clint loved more than to kick back next to a cosy fireplace, have a drink with his loved ones, play some music, or simply read a book.

A Stone’s Throw from the Beach

Even at his age, Clint Eastwood loves nothing more than to get out and hit the Pacific waters. He is fond of all sorts of water activities and Hacienda Este Madera’s close proximity to the beach made it really easy to make this happen.

A Stone’s Throw from the Beach

When he lived in this part of the world, Clint could often be seen taking the short walk down to the beach, hopping on a surfboard, or simply to take a nice stroll down the white, pristine sands.

Close Attention to Detail

One thing is for sure about Clint Eastwood’s beautiful home – the amount of detail and thought that was put into this home is absolutely staggering. On face value, it is easy to overlook this and think of Hacienda Este Madera as beauty in all of its simplicity.

Close Attention to Detail

But that is simply not the case. As you can see, every nook and cranny of the home is full of tiny pockets of intricate detail, including patterned acorns on the wooden furnishings, amongst other things.

The Mayor of Carmel

Clint Eastwood has owned properties around Pebble Beach for many years, and in the 1980s he decided to run for Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Mystic River director decided to run when the city council denied him planning permission for a building he wanted to renovate. He took the city to court, won, and then ran for Mayor the following year.

The Mayor of Carmel

Speaking about his run, Eastwood said, “We couldn’t get anyone else to do it […] Being a very determined person, I decided to win.” He did.

Mrs. Eastwood and Company

Clint Eastwood’s stunning Spanish style Pebble Beach property has had its time in the spotlight already. In 2012, the property was featured in reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company, which ran for 10 episodes. The series followed Eastwood’s then-wife Dina, daughters Francesca and Morgan, and a six-person acapella group. That’s right — you read that correctly.

Mrs. Eastwood and Company

The acapella group — named Overtone — also lived in Hacienda Este Madera with the Eastwoods. Unsurprisingly, word is that Clint was not happy.

The Eastwood Family

So, the Eastwood Pebble Beach estate was inhabited by Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood, two daughters, and a six-person acapella group. But, this isn’t the entirety of the Eastwood family (especially the acapella group, who are not related at all). Throughout his life, the Changeling director has had two wives — Maggie Johnson and Dina Ruiz. He has also had two-long term partners named Sondra Locke and Frances Fisher.

The Eastwood Family

Though it wasn’t confirmed until recently, the famed actor has eight children altogether — Scott, Francesca, Alison, Kyle, Morgan, Kathryn, Laurie, and Kimber.

Clint Eastwood’s Other Properties

As well as the Pebble Beach property, Clint Eastwood also owns a 15,949 square foot compound in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a 1,067.5 acre Rising River Ranch in Burney, an apartment in Burbank, and a Bel-Air residence (including the property next door). As well as this California real estate, the Gran Torino director has a 5,700-square-foot house in Idaho, and a 1.13-acre, oceanfront manor in Hawaii.

Clint Eastwood’s Other Properties

Eastwood also built a 16,000 square foot, hacienda-style mansion on 14 acres of his private golf club’s hilltop.

The Tehàma Community

Clint Eastwood didn’t just build properties for himself on the Tehàma golf club grounds. Rather, he created a one-of-a-kind community with lots of land available to turn into dream homes. The area, nestled in the hills above Carmel-by-the-Sea, is an exclusive community on the California Central Coast.

The Tehàma Community

Speaking about the project, Eastwood said, “I thought, someday people are going to want some privacy and they’ll get tired of living crammed in next to each other. And that’s really it.”

A Self-Sustaining Community

As well as being an exclusive community, the Tehàma project is also environmentally sound, eco-friendly and self-sustaining. Altogether, the ratio of homes to land leaves 85% of the area untouched, meaning that local wildlife can continue to flourish in the area. Currently, the rolling hills above Monterey Bay boast wild deer, fox, turkey, and quail.

A Self-Sustaining Community

Previously, Eastwood purchased animal sanctuary Mission Ranch in order to save the area from developers. One thing’s for sure – Mr. Eastwood has made his mark on California.

Sold!

August 13th, 2018 was the date that Hacienda Este Madera was finally purchased and no longer officially Clint Eastwood’s. Although it was originally valued higher, the home still sold for a respectable $6,975,000. To who this beautiful home belongs to now is unclear and the current owners wish to stay private.

Sold!

However, there is no denying that this is and always will be a special estate that is located in one of the truly stunning parts of the world. Moreover, it will always be the place that one of Hollywood’s finest lived in.