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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.

Fairytale Abodes: 15 Tiny Storybook Cottages

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.

Hansel Cottage, one of Hugh Comstock's Fairy Tale Cottages in Carmel, California.

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.

Fairytale Abodes: 15 Tiny Storybook Cottages

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.

fairy tale cottages - Bing Images

fairy tale cottages - Bing Images

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

THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL- A SLIDESHOW

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!~

"Obers Cottage"~personal home of Hugh Comstock & his wife, Mayotta in Carmel, CA. Built in 1925. ~What character!~

THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL- A SLIDESHOW | Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea

THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL- A SLIDESHOW | Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea

Hugh Comstock Fairytale Cottages in Carmel by the sea (Carmel/California)

Hugh Comstock Fairytale Cottages in Carmel by the sea (Carmel/California)

CARMEL BY THE SEA: Carmel by the Sea - Hugh Comstock's ...

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