In contrast to the upstairs outdoor living area, the downstairs screened porch is a much more private place with a jetted soaking tub. Slatted folding shutters close for more privacy or to adapt to the weather. Another pleasant touch, a nostalgic hanging swing offers a perfect place to sip a cup of tea and read. All the spaces work harmoniously for an enchanting vacation retreat.
In an all-white room, variations are achieved through shapes and textures like the curving wrought iron headboard and footboard and the similar curves of the bedside table. The white painted ceiling has extra depth because of the exposed rafters.
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The split Dutch door at the front entry is common in Carmel. In this mild Mediterranean climate, the top can be left open and the closed bottom portion can keep two- and four-legged critters on the preferred side of the door.
Located midway on the California coast on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel-by-the-Sea has for more than a hundred years attracted an exciting group of creative spirits along with academics from Stanford and Berkeley who have summered here. Inexpensive housing was developed by innovating cottages ranging from fairy-tale inspirations to the simple honesty of Arts and Crafts bungalows and many styles in between.
Displaying a Spanish influence, the U shape of this home wraps around a central courtyard. Six doors connect the rooms of the home to the courtyard, which is an extended living area that can be enjoyed most of the year. The home’s siding varies from stucco to board-and-batten, and this tells a story of
The entry leads to the living room, which exudes casual elegance and comfort. Many of the design elements in this room continue throughout the home, such as the restored original walnut hardwood floors, the rustic ceiling timbers, white woodwork, arches, and wide double glass-paned doors.