Hugh Comstock’s Storybook Homes in Carmel, CA

In the current issue of Cottage Living (one of my favorite magazines,) I came upon a few pages that kept me lingering until I had the images burned into my brain. There was a feature article on a fairly unknown builder, Hugh Comstock, who built a series of 20-25 cottages all in a unique storybook style that I found SO interesting! These homes looked like a mixture of whimsy & fantasy, as the article so well words it. Check out a couple pictures of his work:

As a fairly type-A-everything-needs-to-line-up kind of person, I don’t think I could ever live in a home that has exterior trim purposely cut with an imperfect line. I still think these are the most charming cottages I have seen in a while. You can check out the full article & tons more pictures here in the digital copy. (Click the pages putton at the top and move your mouse over the thumbnails, it’s pg 96) If you want to find this article at the store, look for the Jan/Feb issue with the following cover:

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