As I peruse “The Pinecone”, I see this sweet, little cottage, named Rose Cottage, is for sale. I make a note to find it when we are in Carmel and see if I can get some photos.
The listing informs me that Rose Cottage is built in 1931 and completely re-built in 2008 with the finest material and craftsmanship. It describes the 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home as “quintessential Carmel” and from the listing photos , I would have to agree.
Rose Cottage is in an area north of Ocean Ave . where I rarely walk. It is characterized by narrow, tree covered, steep lanes. So I hop in my car and start out.
I am lost over and over but love discovering all the little “stop and start” streets.
Hooray! I find it and get out of my car, card and camera in hand.
In I go remembering to shut the gate,
no doubt to contain the Norwich Terrier who resides here.
When I ring the bell, he does his duty and barks like crazy. No one is home so I stick my card in the door and look around the front garden trying to ignore the furious barking from inside.
I explore the front garden briefly
and would love to trespass further, but the brave little guard dog achieves his goal, and I am back in the car before the neighbors come out to see what the racket is all about.
Sooo- I must resort to sharing this home with you via shots from the realty website.
dining and living rooms flow together.
The bedrooms and baths are well appointed.
I love the leaded glass windows,beamed ceilings and wood and stone floors.
This is the back garden I would love to have photographed in person—
Back in Kansas City, I check to see if this house sold and indeed it did. It sold in 2005 for $753,000 and again in 2008 for $I,350,000.
I find this quote to be very true. “A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.” – Washington Irving
“Norwich Terriers are not given to unnecessary barking, but they will warn of a stranger approaching. Once they realize that there is no threat, they can become immediate friends.” Wikipedia