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Tor House, Carmel

Tor House - Carmel, California
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Tor House
26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923Map
+1 831 624 1813
Neighborhood: Carmel
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American poet Robinson Jeffers planned Tor House as a home for himself, his wife and their two sons. He apprenticed himself to the contractor, and helped build the cottage, which was completed in 1919. Modeled after a Tudor barn, it was built of granite stones gathered from a cove below the house. It was here that he wrote the majority of his poems. Hawk Tower, a separate structure next to Tor House, was built by Jeffers alone—begun in 1920 and completed in less than four years. The tower was for his wife Una, and it included room for writing as well as an observation deck. Tours of both Tor House and Hawk Tower are offered hourly on Fridays and Saturdays. Advance reservations are advised.

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Tor House General Information
  • Open Hours: Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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