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August 28, 2013 / Linda Hartong


I watch Lighthouse stop traffic as visitors admire this cottage built in 2001. 


The bridge over grade to entry is enchanting


As is the wooden gate


The gothic windows,



And the wrought iron railings



And door inserts.



I am browsing one day when I decide to type in interior designers in Carmel and up pops the interior of this home. Debra Campbell is the award-winning residential interior designer who posted these photos.


Behind that lovely front door lies the entry,

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Living room done in rich colors,

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Dining room,

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And kitchen

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The master bedroom has a fireplace,

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And french doors,

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The bath boasts yet another fireplace.

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I walk down the path in the back yard


Where plantings glow against the warm color of the stucco.


There is a fire pit for cool nights


And some wonderful sculpture.  


In 1954, the Comstock Assoc.  built a house on this lot and in 1972 it was destroyed by a fire .

Claudio Ortiz built the current home.


The City Forester decides that this oak is not damaged enough to be removed and so it still stands – a testament to Carmel’s love of its trees.




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  1. House Crazy Sarah / Aug 28 2013 12:42 am

    Very nice – love the décor.

  2. Michael Smith / Aug 28 2013 12:52 am

    I love Carmel! When I was in the marine corp in 1964, I really liked San Diego! Since I retired this past spring I told my wife , my goal is to raise enough funds to take a shot at buying Jean Arthur’s seaside cottage!! Play golf at pebble beach everyday and relax at Ms. Arthur’s cottage and watch her famous movies! Would be absolutely…..,. Unbelieveably!!!! Michael.

  3. Carolyn / Aug 28 2013 1:01 am

    Gorgeous! Nice to see they can still build them like the old ones.

  4. liz / Aug 28 2013 1:45 am

    Linda, your photos are masterpieces, and each post from you takes my breath away. I appreciate your hard work and being kind enough to share these magical cottages with me here in Texas.

  5. Nita@ModVintageLife / Aug 28 2013 2:45 am

    Gorgeous house…love the outside the most.

  6. A. Robertson / Aug 28 2013 4:41 pm

    Is Lighthouse for sale? Who has the listing?

  7. Annie Westlake / Aug 29 2013 11:20 pm

    A fireplace in the bathroom. Now that is beyond luxurious! Love, love, love this house.

  8. Dennis Strauss / Aug 30 2013 6:36 pm

    Linda–Beautiful home made even more so by your wonderful photos. Is this the home right across the street from the old Sun Dial Lodge? Good to see you and Bill, sorry we did not get together.Denny S.

  9. Inspired and pretty / Sep 3 2013 2:58 am

    The interior of this house is absolutely fabulous ! How beautiful ! I love the rich colours 🙂

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