Owner acquired main house on property for $14M last year

MONTEREY – The Carmel Highlands compound, part of which the movie “Basic Instinct” was filmed, has been put on the market for $52.375 million, months after the owner acquired the main lodge on the property for $14.4 million, completing his acquisition of the entire five-dwelling complex.

“I feel like I accomplished what I wanted to do,” said Gary Vickers, owner of the property named Seven Coves of Spindrift in the Carmel Highlands. “I got into it as an investment. … I consider it the last stroke of the paintbrush.”

The 4.1-acre property, set among ancient cypress trees, consists of the main lodge plus four other houses for a total of 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, four half-bathrooms, six garage spaces, 17,000 square feet of living space and a 950-foot waterfront that affords million-dollar ocean views.