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June 18, 2012 / Linda Hartong


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.

The entry


 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



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  1. Mara Lindstrom / Jun 18 2012 2:32 am

    Sounds like a cottage in Carmel is a great investment! Thanks for the tour.

  2. janet bishop- magina / Jun 18 2012 1:39 pm

    Love it Linda, especially the kitchen 🙂

  3. Sonia / Jun 19 2012 6:03 pm

    Beautiful home! Love everything about it!
    Miss Bloomers

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