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Shutters and windowbox - HUGH COMSTOCK’S “THE ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG COTTAGE”

Shutters and windowbox - HUGH COMSTOCK’S “THE ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG COTTAGE”

Carmel -by-the Sea has enchanting architecture. But the most enchanting to me are the fairytale cottages built by Hugh Comstock.  Hugh’s wife, Mayotta, made and sold rag dolls that she named …

Carmel -by-the Sea has enchanting architecture. But the most enchanting to me are the fairytale cottages built by Hugh Comstock. Hugh’s wife, Mayotta, made and sold rag dolls that she named …

Once upon a time...

This is another Hugh Comstock built home. He built it for his daughter and it is across the street from the home he occupied. This house has seen many additions and "improvements". You can tell here it has a new shingle roof. Like his other homes, he built this with no plans.

Once upon a time... This is another Hugh Comstock built home. He built it for his daughter and it is across the street from the home he occupied. This house has seen many additions and "improvements". You can tell here it has a new shingle roof. Like his other homes, he built this with no plans.

I continue to stroll by “Lilacs and Laughter” on my walks around Carmel. The first time I write about this cottage, I use it as an example of what makes a cottage a “fairytale cottage”.  It is late…

I continue to stroll by “Lilacs and Laughter” on my walks around Carmel. The first time I write about this cottage, I use it as an example of what makes a cottage a “fairytale cottage”. It is late…

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