Charming Carmel Cottage
Simple and authentic aptly describe this 1932 cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The modest size structure on a lot-and-a-half was equal parts remodel and rebuild. We gave it an energy upgrade while preserving its historic nature, inside and out. A small amount of space was added to the kitchen and living room to create a more open and functional setting. The front part of the house—taken down to the framing and recrafted—affords ample space for guests with four bedrooms. The board and batten lined walls and dramatic trestle ceiling capture the style of the original period. Oak trees, other native plants and wood chips, create a beautiful yet low-water landscape. Handsome wood decks along the side and back were added to create alfresco living space.