Tour This Storybook Cottage In Carmel-By-The-Sea

It’s been a while since we took a tour of a storybook cottage in Carmel, I’m having serious withdrawals! I have to get my storybook cottage fix every now and then!

I’m not sure if this home is still for sale, it’s one I saw a while back and thought was too cute to not share. I absolutely love the curb appeal with all the trees and the gated entrance, Even the garage looks adorable!

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Inside there’s tons of cottage charm, including a rock fireplace with a beefy mantel. I love how the Carmel-by-the-Sea cottages almost always have lofty, beamed ceilings and a window seat or two.

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This is the style/size cottage I see myself downsizing to one day. I love the sunshine color of the hardwood floors.

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A view of the kitchen from the other end. I think I see a Dutch door.

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Yep, definitely a Dutch door with a cute bay window…more of that cottage charm! I kind of like the stained panel wall, it breaks up all the white and adds a lot of warmth.

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We see more of those great loft ceilings in the bedrooms. It’s amazing how raising the ceiling can make a room feel so much larger.

I think I’d like a shorter bed in front of the windows to take full advantage of all the great light this room must get. What kind of bed would you put there? Maybe an iron bed or something with an open-type headboard?

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Another beautiful bedroom with a beamed ceiling and lots of windows. It even looks like there may be windows on the other side,  from the light I see coming in on that side. Love a room with tons of windows!

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The third bedroom has great light, too! I wish we still built homes with windows on more than one side of the room. Most of the homes where I live just have them on one side, even when it’s an end room or a room where more windows could have been added. Maybe we don’t have as many windows now because so many homes are built close together now in subdivisions, and of course the fact we have air conditioning. I still love the old way with lots of windows, though. How about you?

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Love this area for entertaining with the built-in grill. I could so see having friends over for cookouts here.

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You’ll find additional pictures of this Carmel cottage HERE.

Love a storybook home? This is one of my all-time favorites! It sits atop Elder Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has the most amazing views you’ve ever seen! You’ll find the tour of this gorgeous home here: A Storybook Home With To-Die-For Views

Fairytale Storybook Home on Elder Mountain in Tennessee




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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these lovely homes! My home has MANY windows, and french doors. I get lots of light, and love it! Couldn’t stand a dark house!!

  2. Oh how lovely, Carmel is one of my most favorite places and I am lucky because it is only an hour and a half away! As an English girl who has been fortunate enough to travel extensively, recently live in Provence for 2 years and be based in beautiful San Francisco for 16 years, Carmel remains a place that seeps into my soul, truly special! I have written lots about it too http://bit.ly/1Owe2Sm, love to know your thoughts!! X

  3. Beautiful cottage! I think I have a secret dream to live in a cottage too. I love homes with lots of windows…there’s nothing better than flow thru ventilation! 😉

  4. Yep, I could live there very easily! Thanks for the great tour!

  5. Carmel, CA is on my bucket list! Love the cottage and don’t get me started on windows!

  6. Barbara Anne says:

    Love the house, the colors, and the decor! We live in a cozy tri-level a la 1969 and it suits us. The best thing we did to change the house was to bump out a wall in the tiny dining room and in the additional 6′, we added a bay window on the south side of the house, two windows facing the front yard, and a glass door to the deck out back. Now the light shines in!

    Have you seen the Not So Big House book series by Sarah Susanka? Stellar ideas, including the 6′ bump out for our dining room.

  7. SharonFromMichigan says:

    Wow, what a beautiful cottage. I am swooning over this one 🙂

  8. I hope we never run out of Carmel cottages to tour!

  9. I never get tired of seeing beautiful homes. I love looking for the floor plans, the architectural details, the décor, the landscaping… Hard to pick a favorite style, but anything that is victorian or cottagey and has a vintage feel ranks at the top for me. This house is great. I was in Carmel once on a family whirlwind trip across America when I was 16. Never forgot it – lovely and eclectic place.

  10. The house I grew up in had open beam ceilings like that throughout the main areas and one bedroom. It was hard to reach the cobwebs!

  11. Arcata, /ca has some lovely historic homes to see.

  12. bobbi duncan says:

    Darling, just darling! I wonder if the shuttered windows behind the bed are faux just to give the room architectural balance???? Love the wood ceilings and all the windows for light. I could move right in, but Michael would want a two car garage so he can putter. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you get your dreamy cottage and, of course, I can’t wait to see how you make it your own, which I know will be amazing.

  13. *SIGH* franki

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