Request for Proposals
The City is seeking proposals for a resident curatorship at Flanders Mansion.


The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (City) is requesting proposals from individuals interested in entering into a resident curatorship agreement with the City for the rehabilitation, historic restoration and use of the City’s property known as Flanders Mansion (Mansion), located at 25800 Hatton Road in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

A curatorship is a public-private partnership in which private individuals donate their time, skills and financial resources to rehabilitate and restore historic buildings located on government-owned land in exchange for the long-term rent-free use of the building.  The prospective curator for the Flanders Mansion will be required to rehabilitate, restore, and maintain the Mansion, at his/her own expense, in exchange for the rent-free use of the Mansion as a single-family residence for a term of twenty (20) years.


The City strongly encourages prospective curators to attend an open house for site and property inspections on either: 

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 from 8 am to 5 pm or
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8 am to 4 pm .

Prospective curators may attend both open houses, although it is not required.


Individuals interested in this curatorship opportunity are required to submit a proposal that includes the components listed in the Request for Proposals. 

Proposals submitted without these elements will not be considered by the City for evaluation (i.e. the City will deem the proposal “non-responsive”). Prospective curators are advised to submit proposals that are well organized, detailed, comprehensive and clear so as to ensure a thorough evaluation.

All proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Proposal for Flanders Mansion Resident Curatorship” and must be received by the City by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

All proposals and accompanying materials submitted become the property of the City and will not be returned.  The City will not consider proposals received after the deadline.


All questions regarding the curatorship and this RFP shall be submitted by email to Sharon Friedrichsen, the City’s Director of Budget and Contracts, at

The deadline for the receipt of questions is 5:00 PM PST on Monday, November 19, 2018. The City anticipates responding to the questions received by no later than 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 and will post the questions and responses on the City’s website.  Depending on the nature of the questions, the City may issue an addendum to the RFP. Only such an addendum may extend the due date and time.