SEA BEAUTY – A CHARMING COTTAGE IN CARMEL-BY-THE SEA
It is Sunday afternoon and Bill and I are walking home from The Mission Ranch, where we have enjoyed the “jazz brunch”. A jazz combo plays while we go through the brunch line and then eat outside in the sunshine and watch the sheep in the meadow. It is all very civilized. We are walking up the hill toward home and spot SEA BEAUTY with a for sale sign in her front yard. I decide to come back later with my camera and capture some of her charms for you.
She sits on a hillside and I go down the sloping driveway to knock on the front door. No one answers so I leave my card and start taking photos.
The path is Carmel stone and the front porch is a treasure of fine wood, details and potted plants.
The builder has used wooden details and repeated them to give his house unity in its design.
A stone pathway leads along the front of the house
I love the way the window box wraps around the corner and softens it.
I peek inside – WOW.
I admire the copper gutters and downspouts
A outdoor fireplace is the focal point.
Winding gravel pathwork
Leads to a bench at the bottom of the yard
And I can look up to admire the view
When I get home, I go to the website and take a tour of the interior.
I love the way the living room
And kitchen flow together.
The master bedroom
And the house boasts a loft
That opens to a deck with a beautiful ocean view.
The asking price is $2,795,000. Later when I check again there is a sale pending. I hope they can make it work. What a beautiful home. Although built in 1964, it looks brand new.