“THE DOG’S BREATH”- A CARMEL COTTAGE
The first thing I notice as I walk by this cottage is the maturing cottage garden lush with roses, Agapanthus, sage, freesia, lavender , iris and lilies all neatly contained by clipped boxwood. I walk up the path to peer over the gate
The owners have made a play on Clint Eastwood’s restaurant “The Hogs Breath” and named their home “The Dog’s Breath”.
I find elements of Tudor and Dutch Colonial Revival styles whimsically combined.
This trend toward period architecture gained momentum after the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair where historical interpretation of European styles was encouraged.
Hugh Comstock’s first cottages were in the Folk Tudor style.
The decorative half-timbering,
I stand at the north gate to admire the lamps set on the fence columns
What a picturesque style. This Dutch gambrel is a two-sided roof with two slopes on each side. The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle and the lower slope is steep.
The house rambles around the lot in three sections.