Wednesday, April 28, 2010

0 nw carpenter street, carmel-by-the-sea, california
























this listing is AMAZING! in these little real estate posts i try to find properties that are attainable...they aren't always super inexpensive and, let's face it, the ones in california are always going to be pricey. but to find a place like this in a place like this is almost unheard of--that is to say that finding a beautifully restored (ok, it is tiny, but that is par for the coarse in these parts AND part of the charm) cottage in carmel for under $1 million dollars is close to being a miracle. usually $1 million gets you a tear down.

this little gem was built in 1930 and has been beautifully maintained. as the listing* notes it has been tastefully modernized while keeping that classic carmel charm. can you believe that dutch door? (you know i am a sucker for such things) and that breakfast nook...love!

so why is the address"0"? homes and businesses in this one-square mile village have no street numbers (there are no street lights or parking meters either!) the village was originally an artist colony and many of the cottages were built by the artists and writers who settled there. most of them named their houses instead of establishing street numbers. in an effort to preserve the community, the planning commission has upheld this tradition.

read more about carmel-by-the-sea here.

*The perfect Carmel cottage. Totally remodeled to perfection yet retaining original charm. Gourmet kitchen with stone floors, new appliances and breakfast nook. Spacious master suite opens to deck and backyard. Complete attention to detail throughout. Close to town. JenAir stove, Miele dishwasher, granite. The ultimate Carmel cottage. Exceptionally cute!

0 nw carpenter street, carmel, california
listed at $799,950
2 bed/2 bath, 900 sq. ft., 0.90 lot
complete listing here


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