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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mediterranean Backyard With Flagstone Patio and Outdoor Fireplace

This Mediterranean-style backyard features a flagstone patio, outdoor fireplace, lush foliage and tabletop fire pit.

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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