There’s no greater modern-day fairytale village than Carmel-by-the-Sea in California. This community features a number of charming homes built in the 1920s by Hugh Comstock. It all began when the architect’s wife asked him to build her a doll house as a show room for the rag dolls she sold, and the result was ‘Hansel’, above.
Hansel Cottage, one of Hugh Comstock's Fairy Tale Cottages in Carmel, California.
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Windamere is another Comstock cottage in Carmel, with its most eye-catching and distinguishing feature clearly being its unusually textured roof. The cedar shingles were steam-bent to curve and meander along the surfaces of the roof, a skill that is not easy to find among today’s craftsmen.
Tickety-Boo Cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California. Hugh Comstock, inspired by the Fairytale Illustrations of Arthur Rackham, is credited with starting the Fairytale Cottage style in Carmel
"Obers Cottage"~personal home of Hugh Comstock & his wife, Mayotta in Carmel, CA. Built in 1925. ~What character!~