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January 23, 2018 / Linda Hartong

West Meade Two

In 1927, a residence was built for Theo and Daisy Forest. They purchased two lots on Lincoln Street and built a home and a guest house for about $4,000.00.

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Municipal codes changed and in 1974 the owners wishing to sell the lots individually were informed that when divided, the smaller lot could no longer be used for residential purposes. This could not have been good news. The value diminished considerably when two homes became one.

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Bill and I notice the home for sale and in 2012, this beauty is built. West Meade Two is a charmer.  The owners do smashing landscaping

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This gate on the side beckons. What lies beyond?

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By the summer of 2013, the landscape is in full bloom and compliments the architecture. I particularly love the area by the front door.

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Look at the details of the stonework around the window. Hydrangea and alstroemeria provide vivid color.

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A topiary shrub marks the corner and the use of ground covers soften the stone.

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I step onto the porch and ring the bell. No one home but what a great view of the side garden.

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The path winds through fern and begonia and through an iron gate.

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and Hydrangea line the way.

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Looks like the guest house survived after all.

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And how charming it is.

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Back up and out. Don’t you love the two urns?

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  1. carmelcottage / Jan 23 2018 9:19 pm

    Oh my partner would love this second dwelling – his own model train layout room to entertain fellow train enthusiasts. I’d be in the the other house making cookies and tea for them. The stone and gardens are just superb. Thank you.

  2. Patty from Colorado / Jan 24 2018 1:32 am

    Thank you for this post! WOW, what an adorable dwelling. Everything looks ‘Picture Perfect’! I so enjoyed seeing this beautiful cottage home. ❤️

  3. jacquelinehallcampbell / Jan 24 2018 1:44 am

    I love receiving these wonderful photos and history.  Have only been to Carmel one time in 2008.  My husband and i live in Texas.  Hope to go again some day. Jacqueline CampbellFort Worth, Tx

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  4. Elaine / Jan 24 2018 8:46 am

    Charming cottage. Love the color of the stone and the landscaping is perfect!

  5. / Jan 24 2018 9:16 pm

    Dear Linda: Thank you once again for this beautiful selection from the wonderful homes in Carmel ! The beautiful stone work around the windows and doors is called “Dressed Stone”. Wonderful examples of this can also be found on W. Mountain Street in Ft. Collins, Co. and many other places I am sure. The latter stones come from a reservoir near by Ft. Collins, and are different shades of colour. M. L. Johnson, Sacramento , Ca.

  6. Nina / Jan 25 2018 1:49 am

    Just gorgeous and charming. A delight to the eye. Beautiful stonework and divine hydrangeas. Thanks for brightening my morning. Do you mind if I post your pics on my personal friends only Facebook page with acknowledgment of you and a link to your blog Linda?

  7. Carolyn Brotherton / Jan 26 2018 9:19 am

    Very charming. I absolutely love the walkway with the urns and the plantings on either side. Thank you. Thoroughly enjoy receiving your cottage photos. Carolyn, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  8. Michelle Coelho / Jul 16 2020 9:25 am

    I love this!! I have a home here and I love your eye for the mystery that Carmel holds. It’s enchanting!! Come see my hydrangeas this year! They are amazing. I’ll email u some photos. I live on the same street as a Comstock! My daughter and I whip around town on our golf cart searching for all the cottages u post. Also the home on San Antonio right before Pebble…pink w sloping roof, stone chimney…it’s gorgeous and old.

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