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Cottage By The Sea Casa Carmela Is The Cutest Ever!

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The Cutest Cottage By The Sea Ever!

As soon as I saw this little cottage with its arched front door and teal trim, I wanted to hug it. It may be the cutest cottage I ever found. A lot of people must agree because I found out this little house called Casa Carmela is the winner in the category of Living Large in Small Spaces in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt for 2017.

It is a cottage by the sea in Carmel, California in the Golden Rectangle within walking distance of the beach and the town.

Cottage by the Sea Casa Carmela front yard with wooden rickety fence

Rickety wooden picket fence in the front yard is a storybook curb appeal often seen in Carmel cottages.

Cottage by the Sea in Carmel is the cutest cottage ever. It won the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt for Living Large in Small Spaces

The arched front door and two little windows trimmed in teal with plenty of colorful plants look like a fairytale scene in a children’s book.

Cottage By The Sea Living Room and Kitchen:

Cottage By The Sea living room with white sofa and rustic wood ceiling beams
Inside Casa Carmela cottage shows vaulted ceiling, exposed wood beams and beautiful arched entrance door.

I love the awesome feature above the white stone fireplace wooden doors that hide the TV.

Cottage with concealed TV above white stone fireplace.
Cottage By the Sea Casa Carmela for sale - Above the fireplace is a wooden built-in hidden HDTV wall cabinet.

HGTV has a lot of details about the cottage. “The kitchen has granite countertops and backsplash that compliment the elements in the nearby living room.”

I’ve never seen wood kitchen cabinets like this before. They blend with the living room coffee table and mantle and have an almost shabby chic chalk paint look to them, but in wood. The listing says the doors and cabinets are Knotty Alder.

Cottage By the Sea Casa Carmela for sale - Beautiful wooden cabinets, granite countertops in the kitchen

Bedrooms and Bath:

Master bedroom has a lovely corner fireplace and vaulted ceiling and skylights.

Casa Carmela cottage master bedroom

HGTV: “A desk and office chair make use of a corner window space in this bedroom, which provides deck access and includes exposed ceiling beams.”

Casa Carmela cottage winner of the HGTV 2017 Ultimate House Hunt master bedroom with corner fireplace and ceiling beams
Cottage By the Sea Casa Carmela for sale - Small Space desk area in the bedroom with access to the deck.

I would love spending time on the charming deck built around the gnarly tree.

Cottage By The Sea in Carmel - deck
Casa Carmela cottage by the sea in Carmel - bathroom

The shower and tub have beautiful stone tile.

Casa Carmela cottage by the sea in Carmel - bathroom with stone tub surround
Casa Carmela Cottage in Carmel for sale Double Vanity bath with jetted tub
The second bedroom in the cottage has exposed wood beams too.

There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

Second bath is a small cottage style bathroom with a lovely arched mirror


“Deck landing leads to fire pit table on a flagstone patio.” 

Flagstone patio
Mediterranean backyard with flagstone and outdoor fireplace
Cozy patio with table and outdoor fireplace at the Cottage in Carmel for sale that won HGTV Ultima House Hunt for Large space living in a small home

There were 10 houses nominated for the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Living Large in Small Spaces category. On HGTV this cottage is called Custom Island Cottage. The listing on Monterey Peninsula where I first found out about this cottage shows it was custom-built in 2007. The listing price tag is $2,195,000.

I adore this cottage by the sea house that exudes Carmel charm and can see why it won. If I could I would buy it for its cute factor front face (OMG so cute) and just simple cottage style living. Great things come in small packages.

You can explore all the categories including all the small space homes living large homes too at HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2017.

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