Carmel-by-the-Sea | $2.75 Million
A one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage with a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, on a 0.1-acre lot
Most of the storybook cottages in Carmel date to the early 20th century, but this 2005 cottage has many of the same architectural flourishes, including arched windows, interior and exterior stonework, and abundant wood paneling. It is less than a 10-minute drive from the running and hiking trails at Mission Trail Park and about the same distance from the art galleries and restaurants on Ocean Avenue. Carmel Beach, popular with surfers and dog owners, is about a five-minute drive or a 15-minute walk.
Size: 1,388 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,981
Indoors: A wood gate and lush hedges enclose a private courtyard facing the main entrance. An arched Dutch door opens into a living room with high ceilings, exposed beams, wood-paneled walls painted a soft cream and a fireplace surrounded by stone.
The hardwood floors in the living room continue into an open dining and kitchen area with French doors facing the courtyard. The space is big enough to hold a small table and chairs, and the appliances include a cobalt-blue-and-stainless-steel range and a stainless-steel refrigerator.
From the far side of the living room, a short corridor leads to the bedroom, which has high ceilings, another stone fireplace, a ladder up to a lofted storage area and a nook with enough space for a desk or an armchair. On either side of the room, French doors open to patios. The nearby bathroom is painted a sunny yellow and has a checkerboard-tile floor, a claw-foot tub and a shower with a glass door.