Current Gallery: Cottages (71 pieces)
{In our experience artists sell more when they enter a small deIn 1924 Hugh Comstock came to Carmel to visit his sister Catherine and her husband, George Seideneck, both artists and members of the struggling Carmel Art Association. While in Carmel, Hugh met Mayotta Browne, who successfully made and sold rag and felt dolls, called "Otsy-Totsys." Hugh and Mayotta married that year. Buyers from large cities came to place orders for the dolls, which soon filled their house to overflowing. She asked Hugh to build her a cottage to use as a showroom. 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. The Carmel Pine Cone called Hugh "a builder of dreams" that year. With some happy exceptions, most of Carmel domestic architecture of the period consisted of large, boxy board and batten houses without any pretension to style, and commercial stores had false Western fronts. All this changed with Hugh's intriguing little creations, and people clamored for him to build them cottages or stores. The little cottages seemed to grow from the ground they rested on. Hugh purposefully did not use a carpenter's level, so the lines were untrue and the chimneys crooked. Hugh's own studio, built in 1927, corner of Santa Fe and 6th, was inspired by an English country house. The exterior walls are stuccoed and trimmed with wood, irregularly carved, at cornices, windows and doors. The roof is steeply pitched with irregularly-cut shakes. The narrow, tall chalk-rock chimney has a Gothic pot. His homes have served as as inspiration to other builders over the years and given a distinct "fairy tale" quality to the lovely city of Carmel, Ca. scription of their gallery}
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  • Carmel Cottage Carmel Cottage
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  • The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel-by-the Sea The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel-by-the Sea
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  • The Little Blue House The Little Blue House
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  • The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel
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  • La Maison Rustique La Maison Rustique
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  • Holly Oak Cottage Holly Oak Cottage
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  • Carmel Cottage Carmel Cottage
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  • Carmel Garden Carmel Garden
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  • Once Upon A Time..... Once Upon A Time.....
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  • THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL-BY-THE SEA THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL-BY-THE SEA
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  • Cyyyyyypress Cottage Cyyyyyypress Cottage
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  • Suite Cherub Suite Cherub
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  • Through The Garden Gate Through The Garden Gate
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  • Rose Covered  cottage Rose Covered  cottage
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  • THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL-BY-THE SEA THE FAIRYTALE COTTAGES OF CARMEL-BY-THE SEA
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  • ROBINSON JEFFERS TOR HOUSE ROBINSON JEFFERS TOR HOUSE
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  • And they lived happily ever after... And they lived happily ever after...
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  • The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel
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  • The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel-by-the Sea The Fairytale Cottages of Carmel-by-the Sea
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