The Fairytale Cottages Of Carmel

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    Homes such as this one take their inspiration from earlier cottages built by Hugh Comstock "The Builder Of Dreams". In 1924,he built his first cottage for his wife who made and sold " otsy-totsy" dolls. As their home filled up with dolls, Mayetta asked Hugh to build a house from which she could sell the dolls.
    Hugh was neither a builder nor an architect, but he loved to draw and tinker. He designed and built with Mayotta a whimsical little cottage, Gretel, on Torres near 6th, inspired by the watercolor illustrations of the British children's book illustrator Arthur Rackham.

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    1. J.Livingston 94 months ago | reply

      Thats a really lovely one... I cant believe that its not in Disney-land.

    2. toddlertoes 94 months ago | reply

      like in a dream

    3. lucy1155x 94 months ago | reply

      This truly is a fairy tale cottage. Wonderful!

    4. Four Doxn 92 months ago | reply

      Your photos are a lesson in composition!

    5. Mike Tula 90 months ago | reply

      A wonderful sight to behold...beautifully crafted!

    6. raphie 89 months ago | reply

      oh wow,
      i would love to move in there with my balck cat... broom in one hand, cauldron on the other .


    7. darklord555 89 months ago | reply

      what a lovely front door!

      Sell My House Fast

    8. Tweddlebugs 87 months ago | reply

      such a cute house!

    9. Cryptia. [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fairy Tale World, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    10. julialbailey 84 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cottage in the woods, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. ANiceCupofTea 83 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous!

    12. violetz_85 83 months ago | reply

      I'd love to have such a wonderful home!

    13. garlandcannon 82 months ago | reply

      Please consider posting this to Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.

    14. lefleurpixie 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful home.

    15. ~o0o~ bolinha de sabão ~o0o~ 71 months ago | reply


    16. Tea and Ink 59 months ago | reply

      This is so dreamy! I have a photograph of myself in front of a Carmel cottage that is a great breakfast resturant...should post it!

    17. Zsofia Nagy 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Houses, as in fairy tales - Mesebeli házikók / Post & Award /, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. freyja_68 59 months ago | reply

      I love this one!!

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