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1120 Forest Avenue, Suite 122, Pacific Grove 93950

About Test of Tyme

Founded in 2008, Test of Tyme ( is an International Investment and Development Company that restores, builds, buys and sells properties on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond. We have worked on over 350 of the largest estates in Carmel, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands and Pebble Beach, including many luxury homes located on the ocean side of Seventeen Mile Drive, as well as many estates located throughout Central and Northern California. Test of Tyme projects include landmark sites as the Tor House in Carmel, Cypress Point Golf Course Club House, Pebble Beach Golf and Tennis Club, Jan De Luz’s in Carmel Valley and Carmel, Augustina’s in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Otter Cove, an estate designed by prestigious architect John Matham in Pebble Beach, and the residence of the owner of Gallo Winery’s estate, both on the exclusive Seventeen Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. In 2016, we also completed renovating two beautiful custom built homes in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Partners Don Whitaker, an award-winning wood artisan, Scott Coulter, a highly respected painter and restorer, and Susana DeFatima Silva, MA, REALTOR® CalBRE01159741, combined their talents to create beautiful estate projects built to stand the Test of Tyme. Don Whitaker earned local, state-wide and international awards for his carpentry work and has over 40 years of experience. Scott Coulter is legendary for his custom painting and extraordinary “time honored finishes” that transform the interior and exterior of a home into a work of art for generations to come. Known as two of the most sought-after artisans and consultants on the Monterey Peninsula, Don Whitaker and Scott Coulter and their handpicked group of sub-contractors, have worked together to build or renovate many of the largest estates in the area. Susana DeFatima Silva is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and a Co-Founder, Proprietor and Managing Partner in Test of Tyme.
One specialty of Test of Tyme is Old World-inspired designs that they often incorporate in homes of the rich and famous in the region. Old World Design (1680’s – 1740’s European style) in the modern world has become a popular trend among those who value the beautiful hand-made craftsmanship of Europe enjoyed over hundreds of years. Test of Tyme does replication and creation of Old World-inspired finishes and creates original pieces designed for a specific home or space. They also restore paintings and other works of art.
Since the establishment of Test of Tyme in 2008, Scott Coulter and Don Whitaker’s artistic work has been featured in the prestigious Perspectives on Design California, a publication of creative ideas shared by leading design professionals and in a 7-page feature story in Carmel Magazine in 2015, among other publications.
For more information, call (831) 655-2008 or go to

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