Living Large in Small Spaces: Custom Cottage

This charming custom cottage feels larger than its 1,566 square feet thanks to a smart, open floor plan. The arched front door, exposed ceiling beams, and a neutral palette and furnishings give the small Carmel, California, home an effortless grand ambiance.

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Cottage Front Yard With Wooden Picket Fence

The front yard of this attractive cottage, dubbed Casa Carmela, features a variety of plants and is bordered by a wooden picket fence.
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Cottage Front Yard With Large Tree and Wooden Picket Fence

The front yard of this attractive cottage, dubbed Casa Carmela, is bordered by a wooden picket fence and features a variety of plants including a large tree.
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Cottage Entrance With Arched Knotty Pine Front Door

The front of this Carmel, CA, cottage exudes charm with an arched knotty pine front door, teal trim, and attractive plants.
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Cottage Living Room With White Sofa and Rustic Coffee Table

This cottage living room features a rustic coffee table paired with a white sofa and two brown leather armchairs.
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Living Room With Rustic Coffee Table and Exposed Ceiling Beams

This cottage living room includes a rustic coffee table surrounded by a sofa and leather chairs as well as a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
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Cottage Living Room With White Fireplace and Concealed HDTV

This cottage living room features a white stone fireplace with rustic mantel beneath a concealed built-in HDTV and an arched ceiling with exposed beams.
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Small Living Room With Fireplace Adjacent to Kitchen

This cottage living room features a rustic wood coffee table and a glass-front fireplace with rustic mantel beneath a built-in HDTV.
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Eat-In Cottage Kitchen With Visually Interesting Wood Elements

This charming cottage kitchen features visually interesting wood in the cabinets as well as exposed wooden beams in the ceiling and a wooden eat-in peninsula.
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Cottage Kitchen With Granite Countertop and Striking Wood Cabinets

This cottage kitchen makes great use of space with granite countertops and backsplash as well as visually striking wood cabinets.
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Cottage Kitchen Near Living Room Features Striking Wood Cabinets

This cottage kitchen features striking wood cabinetry and a granite countertop and backsplash that complement the elements in the nearby living room.
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Small Dining Area Near Living Room With Upholstered Seats

The dining area in this home features a round table surrounded by six upholstered dining chairs placed near a brown leather armchair.
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Master Bedroom With Padded Headboard and Glass-Front Fireplace

This master bedroom features an upholstered bed frame with padded headboard, exposed ceiling beams, and a glass-front fireplace below a wall-mounted HDTV.
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Master Bedroom With Ceiling Beams and Corner Fireplace

This neutral master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a glass-front corner fireplace beneath a wall-mounted HDTV.
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Double Vanity Next to Glass Shower With Stone Tile Walls

This double vanity, which features rustic wood and a neutral stone countertop, is positioned next to a glass shower with neutral stone tile walls.
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Bathroom With Stone Tub Surround and Neutral Countertop

This neutral master bathroom features a stone tile tub surround, stone countertop, and stone tile flooring with visually interesting wood elements throughout.
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Cottage Master Bath With Rustic Vanity, Jetted Tub

This cottage master bathroom features a rustic double vanity, large jetted tub, and stone tile flooring with matching countertop.
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Small Office Space in Contemporary Cottage Bedroom

A desk and office chair make use of a corner window space in this bedroom, which provides deck access and includes exposed ceiling beams.
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Deck With Bistro Table and Iron Fence Is Built Around Tree

This wood deck, which was built around an existing tree, features a wrought-iron fence and a black bistro table with barstools.
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Small Bedroom With Blue Linens and Exposed Ceiling Beams

This small bedroom includes a bed with teal linens, two nightstands with teal lamps, and exposed ceiling beams over a wood floor.
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Cottage Bathroom With Single Vanity and Arched Mirror

This charming cottage bathroom features an arched mirror over a single vanity with granite countertop and undermount sink.
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Deck Landing Leads to Fire Pit Table on Flagstone Patio

Stairs lead from a small deck down to this flagstone patio, which also includes lush foliage and a tabletop fire pit.
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Mediterranean Backyard With Flagstone Patio and Outdoor Fireplace

This Mediterranean-style backyard features a flagstone patio, outdoor fireplace, lush foliage and tabletop fire pit.
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Mediterranean Patio With Table and Outdoor Fireplace

This Mediterranean patio space features a small, round picnic table with built-in fire pit as well as an outdoor fireplace.
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