Lilacs & Laughter: A Cottage For Sale in Carmel-by-the-Sea
by hookedonhouses on November 13, 2011
At first glance, this cottage in Carmel, California, looks like it could be one of Hugh Comstock’s Fairytale Cottages, so I was surprised to learn that it’s much newer, built in 1992. Comstock was building his charming little houses, with names like Hansel and Gretel, back in the 1920s.
This one, called “Lilacs & Laughter,” is on the market for $1.395 million. Let’s look!
The listing says: “In 1902 the tiny oceanside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea was founded. Poets and writers, artists and crafters…they all came to this charming town to experience what was then and still is, a lifestyle unmatched the world over.”
The house has “hand-hewn plank floors, open-beamed ceilings, a fantastic location, and unbelievable detailing.”
There are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It’s pretty cozy with only 1,000 square feet.
It needs a little updating. What would you do with this house if you bought it? Or do you like it just the way it is?
The breakfast nook:
Like it? For more photos and information about this Carmel cottage, check the listing by Tim Allen Properties. (Thanks to Handbright for the link!)