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December 25, 2012 / Linda Hartong


I love the mix of architectural styles that define Carmel.

Faux Tudor, Spanish Eclectic, Arts and Crafts and whimsical Fairy Tale designs mix to create a vibrant,visual experience. 

By the mid 1920’s, as a result of the Panama-California Exposition,  architectural elements of Spanish Baroque, Spanish Colonial and Moorish Revival combine in a new style – Spanish Colonial Revival. 

The home on Scenic 5 NE of 13th is a three-story example of this style. Built in 1939 on a huge street to street parcel, the stucco walls, sunny colors, large windows, show the influence of  new world Spanish architecture. 

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Sitting high on its lot provides great views of Carmel Beach.

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The interior exudes a rustic warmth. The living room has stucco walls and fireplace hood painted in rich, creamy tones.

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I love the stone wall, wooden ceiling beams and dark wood floors of the dining room. The arched doorways are the first sight we have of  the many arches found throughout the house, from doors , windows, and alcoves.

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The gourmet kitchen has top line appliances,

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limestone counters 

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and an informal dining area.

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The main house has three bedrooms, one of which is used as an office.

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The bath is simple and elegant. The small arched wall provides privacy.

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Cross the courtyard with its series of arches supported by columns forming an arcade.

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This is an architectural feature which originated in Rome where arcades shelter the walkways in town squares.

The tiled roof guest house welcomes with its climbing roses and arched dutch door. 

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What a comfortable spot with its living room, mini kitchen

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Light filled bedroom 

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and full bath.

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$7,900.00 –  4 bed-   5 bath – 2 car garage.


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  1. Claire Hammerbeck / Dec 25 2012 7:28 pm

    Happy Holidays Linda,

    I’ve enjoyed your posts all of this past year, and have never taken the time to tell you how much I love seeing them! To get an email on Christmas Day is like getting a surprise “gift” that brings so much pleasure! Your talents in photographing your beautiful Carmel are definitely admired and your lovely descriptions of same just complete such a good feeling for all of us who are blessed to view these! I have to let you know how much I appreciate getting to “see” this very charming “little bit of Heaven” here on earth, and every time you post, I am excited to “visit” Carmel with you!

    Here’s me wishing you and yours a very lovely Holiday and hope that you also have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    With Many Thanks,

    Claire ( Denver, Co.)

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