This house is a contemporary take on the quaint Carmel cottage.  Simple forms wrap around a central courtyard, affording sunlight and privacy that are almost unimaginable in dense, wooded Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The interiors are simple but finely detailed, with warm vaulted ceilings clad in lightly glazed wood, smooth wood plank floors, leathered stone countertops and matte brass accents.

Photos by Suzanna Scott. Architect of Record, The Paul Davis Partnership.

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