Inside Kim Novak’s Former Carmel Cliff House
The star of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 Vertigo once lived in this $12.5 million waterfront home
Written by Kasey Caminiti
Photographed by Jonathan Spencer Properties
Actress Kim Novak starred in iconic films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Picnic alongside William Holden. Even as a Hollywood starlet well beyond the 1950s, Novak preferred a more relaxed lifestyle, opting to live in Carmel, California from 1961 to 1973. The home is currently listed for $12.5 million with Jonathan Spencer of Jonathan Spencer Properties, Carmel.
With 2,070 square feet of living space set on two acres of dramatic rocky coastline, this home features a main house and a guest house. There are several outdoor balconies offering idyllic views of the ocean waves. The aesthetic in the main house is more modern with sleek design elements coupled with a welcoming ambiance. The guest house boasts a cozier vibe with wood-beamed ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the gorgeous waterfront views.
Click through the gallery for an inside look at Kim Novak’s former Carmel, California home.