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Fairytale cottage by the sea asks $2M

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Located in Carmel, California

Photos by Wayne Capili

Cottages in the woods can come in all shapes and sizes, from cabins surrounded by pines to coastal getaways tucked into sycamores. But there’s something undeniably alluring about the quaint cottage, and the latest to cross our desk is this three-bedroom, two-bath in Carmel, California.

Built in 1937, the home’s storybook qualities begin at the street, with a rustic-looking uneven fence, stonework, and a single, barn-style garage. Inside the modestly sized 1,527-square-foot house, the living room features a Carmel stone fireplace that’s framed on both sides of the room by large-paned windows. Dark wood floors contrast with bright white batten board walls, and a 2012 renovation added modern amenities to the historic house.

Throughout the home, vaulted, beamed ceilings and plenty of windows let in the light, and a large deck allows for indoor-outdoor living. Benches, a stone patio, and knotted trees—perfect for climbing—round out the home’s amenities. Even better, the home is about eight blocks from Carmel Beach.

If this looks like your storybook dream, 0 Southeast Corner Mission & 13th is on the market for $1,995,000.