In The BNOTP Library: Cottages By The Sea

After our Carmel cottage tour this morning, I had to share a book I purchased about the area several years ago. If you love Carmel, this is definitely a book you’ll want in your library. In addition to photos inside many of the homes, it really goes back into the history of the area, so it’s an interesting read.

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In the BNOTP Library: Cottages by the Sea, The Handmade Homes of Carmel, America’s First Artist Community
Author: Linda Leigh Paul
Hardcover: 224 pages
Book size: 8.8 x 8.8 x 1

Cottages by the Sea by Linda Leigh Paul


3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Provides glimpses inside many of the enchanting cottages of Carmel, as well as the history behind this community
  • Homes featured inside look real and lived-in, don’t appear to be “staged” for the book. Lots of pictures, though I wish some were bigger
  • Big variety of different style homes and interiors from cottage to more modern. Really gives you a feel for Carmel, considered “America’s First Artist Community”

You can read more about this book, Cottages by the Sea, The Handmade Homes of Carmel, America’s First Artist Community
and preview it at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.

You’ll find previously featured books from the BNTOP library here: In The BNOTP Library or just click below.

In the BNOTP Library


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  1. It has been many years since I was in Carmel, but what a beautiful area. The book sounds wonderful. xo Laura

  2. Reminds me of “Karamel Sutra” by Ben & Jerry’s…seems EVERYTHING reminds me of food recently….specially, ice cream!! (Stress from moving…maybe…) franki

  3. bobbi duncan says

    My sweetie, Michael, has been there and loved it. I’ve never traveled beyond Texas, so we’re planning to go to CA., WA.,OR., and B.C. one day. My youngest son handles the western portion of the U.S. for my oldest son’s company and they both love the entire area (I’m so-o-o-o jealous!). From other pics I’ve seen, the homes are just so cozy, and what lovely views of the Pacific!

  4. We were stationed at the Naval Post Graduate School years ago. Friends and I loved going to Carmel that was so close to us at Monterey. It was and undoubtedly is still charming and wonderful to visit. The whole area was simple gorgeous! I do enjoy these posts. Happy weekend!

  5. The wonderful gentleman who lived in the cover house, Cottages by the Sea, just passed away last week and this house will probably be on the market soon. Another house featured in the book, the 103 yr old owner also passed away a month ago and that house is also going up for sale. Either of these listings would be of interest to you. Both neighbors of ours.

    • Sorry to hear of their passing. That’s always so sad when you lose a neighbor and a friend. What a wonderful home to have lived in all those years. I’ll have to check back some time to see if it’s listed. Thanks, Carroll for letting me know. I love the homes in that area!

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