After more than nine months on the market, the Carmel waterfront home dubbed “The Butterfly House” has apparently found a buyer.

Last August, venture capitalist Kevin Comolli sold his property for $40 million with Carmel Realty Company’s Shelly Lynch. The 3,700-square-foot home, which sits on more than half an acre, has been dubbed the “Butterfly House” for its winged roof.

Lynch did not respond to a request for comment, but Redfin shows that the 1951 home, designed by Frank Wynkoop, went into “pending” status on May 31 and on June 22.

Comolli is a founding partner at venture capital firm Accel London and an early investor in companies including Clash of Clans creator Supercell and Etsy. He bought the home in 2013 for $16.5 million, according to public records. Shortly after the purchase, he and his wife, Hannah, undertook a major interior renovation of the architecturally significant 280 feet of ocean frontage, which was completed in 2016, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Hannah Comolli told The Wall Street Journal that the ocean view was the reason the family with two children at the time sold the three-bedroom home. Over the years, they have watched dolphins, orcas, and otters from their private beach and swimming cove, as well as the many pelicans that love to soar beneath the Winkop’s “winged” roof. The family sold the property because they moved to Beverly Hills, she said.

A little piece of Beverly Hills came to Carmel when the Comollises listed their home for nearly $11,000 a square foot. Last summer, Brad Pitt paid $40 million for a Craftsman-style waterfront home in Carmel Heights, one of the highest prices ever paid in the area.

Until the deal closes, it’s unclear how high Butterfly House will rise on the list of expensive home deals in Carmel.

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