A book-worm since age 6, I can remember my aunt telling me that I could travel all around the world within the pages of a good book. If that is true of a book, it is even more true of the plethora of interesting blogs that populate the ever-expanding blogosphere. One interesting blog-stop that I've discovered is Tales from Carmel a place full of tours of historic, beautiful and interesting cottages in Carmel, California. This weeks gem is 92-years-old By the Way Cottage, shown here looking oh-so-charming with smoke curling out of its chimney.
Neatly trimmed boxwoods and climbing vines lead to the French door and the light filled entry...
Which leads to another light-filled room, a vaulted ceiling great room...
offering a cushy opportunity to sit with a good book.
The expansive kitchen...
with a beautiful La Cornue range.
Upstairs, the master suite is secluded on its on floor..
With a charming pale blue and white rose pattern covering walls and used on draperies...
and continuing through the bathroom..
to the charming slipper tub under yet another window letting in the abundant natural light.
Outside, a blue-gray dutch door continues the watery color palette..
and leads into the kitchen.
If the house isn't enough to make you sigh.. try out this view.
For more details on this gorgeous sea cottage, including a floor plan, visit Tales from Carmel, where you'll frequently be treated to gems like this one, or these...
You'll love the detailed posts filled with historical reference and beautiful photos, and frequently, floor plans.
All photos via Tales from Carmel.
Enjoy the WEEKEND!