Many of the homes in Carmel have low roofs. To compensate, the rooms are open to the roof pitch and often the roof supports are visible.
The fireplace is constructed from Carmel stone, a limestone quarried locally. The mantel beam was found on the property. To the right, the double doors lead to the dining room, and the doors to the left go to the rear courtyard.
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The homeowner incorporated a number of antiques throughout the home, offsetting the hard edges and weathered look of the antiques with new, softly upholstered furniture. The look is one of comfort, where nothing looks either too new or old and tired.
The dining room sits between the living room and kitchen, and it also has doors to the back courtyard for outside dining. Because of this arrangement, the room gets a lot of foot traffic. The small circular
Beginning with a single room probably dating from the late 1800s, a succession of additions through the last century expanded this cottage. The most recent update sought to restore design integrity throughout the home for a sense of wholeness.
The archway frames a lovely view of the elegant curve of the kitchen’s range hood. The beams are similar to the living room, an example of how the last update to the home strove to provide more design consistency.