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December 7, 2015 / Linda Hartong

THE REGINALD MARKHAM HOUSE- ON CARMEL’S HISTORIC REGISTER

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This one and two-story Spanish Eclectic style home was built by English -master-craftsman Frederic Bigland. I have featured several of his houses on the blog.

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The Conrad Home  

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https://talesfromcarmel.com/2012/03/04/i-am-invited-t

And the H. Markham House

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 https://talesfromcarmel.com/2012/03/19/i-discover-the

It is interesting that no relationship has been established between the two Markhams, whose homes both have a Moorish feel to them, both built by Bigland.

This stately home on two lots, turns its face in toward the courtyard. 

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I knock in vain at the front door

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And then work my way around the house snapping shots.

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Kent Seavey notes the flat roof seen over the door is associated with the Moorish influenced design of North Africa and is quite unusual in residential design.

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As I walk on down the street , I can see the “paired and stepped exterior eave-all chimneys with their lancet shaped tops” that Seavey describes. 

I try the lower gate which I later learn has been close off and made into a corridor with a fountain beside the guest house.

I make my way back around the east side of the house

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and admire the grilled window

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and succulent plantings outside the walled home.

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I have noticed an arched gateway.

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I tentatively knock and push the gate open. 

I am now in a “hallway” leading to the courtyard.

Placed along the way is this beautiful tile

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And this open-mouthed gentleman who is surprised by my presence.

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Wow! What a beautiful courtyard with yet another gated court within it. 

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This fountain, the azaleas

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And this tile 

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Glow against the warm stucco wall.

The garden is quiet and warm.

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A guest house sits to the west of the main house, its roof covered with trumpet vine. 

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This fountain

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And plaque add character.

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Everywhere I look is beauty.

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I am out again and on my way pleased to have seen yet another home on the Carmel Historic Inventory.

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  1. Susan / Dec 7 2015 9:59 pm

    So nice to see your new blog! I always enjoy them.

  2. Lindsay Dyson / Dec 7 2015 10:00 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you for this lovely respite.

    On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea wrote:

    > Linda Hartong posted: “This one and two-story Spanish Eclectic style home > was built by English -master-craftsman Frederic Bigland. I have featured > several of his houses on the blog. The Conrad Home > https://talesfromcarmel.com/2012/03/04/i-am-invited-t ‎ And the H. Markham > H”

  3. Sheri / Dec 7 2015 10:06 pm

    I’ve missed your blog. I’m so glad to have received this today. Carmel is one of my favorite places tp visit, and seeing these interesting homes is such a joy….Thank You!

  4. oldthings / Dec 7 2015 10:16 pm

    Welcome back !! I am glad that you are here !

  5. Donna Kohler / Dec 7 2015 10:19 pm

    Hi Linda. Are you back? I sure hope so, have missed your wonderful posts. Hubby and I get to Carmel several times a year from Fresno, CA and I think of you and wonder if you are okay. Blessings.
    Donna

  6. Annie Westlake / Dec 7 2015 10:20 pm

    Wow! My day just got 100% better. Delighted to see your beautiful post, and hope there are more to come. Happy holidays!

  7. Mary Allender / Dec 7 2015 10:36 pm

    What a joy to find this post in my mailbox today! Thank you, Linda.

  8. Mary Allender / Dec 7 2015 10:40 pm

    It was such a joy to find this posting in my mailbox today! Thank you, Linda.

  9. Linda Cranford / Dec 7 2015 10:53 pm

    So happy to see you again!! Absolutely delightful… visuals and commentary…hope you’re back to stay…Happy Holidays**

  10. Victoria / Dec 7 2015 11:10 pm

    Oh how I’ve missed you and your blog posts!
    Thank you for this gift!!

  11. Carol Goldfield / Dec 7 2015 11:10 pm

    What a pleasure to be seeing your photos and reading your words again. I hope we will see you in Carmel soon….. perhaps over the holidays. We’ve missed you!

  12. Betty / Dec 7 2015 11:39 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post! I love the warmth and relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful home It’s so good to see you back here.
    Betty (in Australia)

  13. Joyce / Dec 8 2015 1:10 am

    The landscaping is lovely, and it was a great pleasure to visit Carmel. Thank you and I’ve missed you and hope all is well with you.

  14. VG&KL Lee / Dec 8 2015 2:44 am

    Interesting!  It’s nice to see you are back in business.VG

  15. Roberta Speechley / Dec 8 2015 3:11 am

    So happy to see your photos again. I just love to look and read your blog. Love the photos it makes me feel as if I’m by the sea. Thank you, Bert

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  16. Ruby Corman / Dec 8 2015 5:33 am

    I was wondering where you had gone just the other day ! What a lovely surprise to find you in my email . Hope you are well , thank – you for your beautiful blog !

  17. Ruby Corman / Dec 8 2015 5:39 am

    I was wondering where you were just the other day ! I hope you are well . Thank – you for the lovely blog . I don’t know if I’ll ever get to visit here so it’s wonderful to get a close up view of this gorgeous place .

  18. Roberta / Dec 8 2015 7:16 am

    Thank you for this wonderful tour, Linda, I was transported inside by your wonderful photos and commentary! Hope you’re well, Roberta

  19. beverley Conrad / Dec 8 2015 2:58 pm

    Oh Linda, I have also missed your blog! I love this house! I would kill to see the inside. Can’t they put it on the house tour? Love your photos! Bev Conrad

  20. Von Lau / Dec 9 2015 3:02 am

    Hi Linda!! So happy to see this post today. Your photos are beautiful as always. Hope all is well with you and your husband. Thanks for another exceptional peek in a Carmel home. I felt my heart beating when you pushing open that final gate!! 😉

  21. Lisa / Dec 15 2015 2:23 am

    Yay!!!!! You’re back!!!!!!!

  22. Diane Schrader / Dec 29 2015 7:44 pm

    Are You Back…..I Am SOOOOO HAPPY to see your post……MissedYou

    On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 4:35 PM, Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea wrote:

    > Linda Hartong posted: “This one and two-story Spanish Eclectic style home > was built by English -master-craftsman Frederic Bigland. I have featured > several of his houses on the blog. The Conrad Home > https://talesfromcarmel.com/2012/03/04/i-am-invited-t ‎ And the H. Markham > H”

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