MCCOMAS HOUSE For the first time since its construction in 1924 the famed McComas House is available for private and group rentals. This Mediterranean style estate was built for early California water color painter Francis McComas and is located steps from the Pebble Beach 'Lodge' and shops. The Spanish colonial revival house was designed by San Francisco society architect Clarence Tantau, and was recently renovated to add modern conveniences, while leaving the classic elements of the house undisturbed. Francis McComas was one of the most collected American water colorists of his generation, and as such hosted many of the country's luminaries during the 1920's and 30's, while they were visiting Pebble Beach and nearby Carmel. Those who socialized chez McComas are said to include Sinclair Lewis, Cecil B. DeMille, Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Joseph P. Kennedy, Katherine Hepburn, Howard Hughes, Conde Nast, Basil Rathbone, Bette Davis and Clark Gable. The exterior property includes nearly 3 acres of old and nascent gardens, a circular gravel driveway for generous parking, a front, center, and side terrace for entertaining, and a riding ring. The inside includes five elegant bedrooms (3 en-suite) with 2 additional bathrooms (for a total of 5). The 600 square foot ballroom (McComas's former studio) features 18 foot ceilings, a 17th Century oak fireplace from a Belgian castle, and floor to ceiling paneling. The adjacent hearth room also has a fireplace and connects to a separate 'ante room' for smaller meetings, TV, or to serve as a sixth bedroom. The gourmet kitchen includes all modern conveniences, a table for casual dining, state of the art appliances. Lastly, accessed via the center terrace or the master bedroom, is the Firestone Conservatory, named after a former owner of the house. The conservatory offers a view of the estate and the mountains beyond, with a peek at the ocean. High ceilings and unique architectural flourishes abound throughout the house and include original art, antique paneling, original chandeliers and period sconces.