#3477 Carmelot! A Home To Make Your Vacation Dreams Come True.
As its name suggests, “Carmelot” is a touch of paradise right here on earth. The owners have taken an historic Carmel cottage and expertly renovated it, respecting the scale and feel of the old while enlarging it and giving the dwelling a sophisticated updated styling that combines contemporary with Craftsman.
In addition to the many charms of this three-bedroom, two bath house, there is the undeniable appeal of the location - just minutes by foot to downtown Carmel, with all its shops, galleries and restaurants, or, if you are a bit more ambitious, you can amble all the way to the beach.
As you walk up the path to the entrance you will be greeted by the warm glow of Carmel stone on the pavers beneath your feet and forming the border of a raised bed that fronts the house and holds flowering shrubs. Craftsman touches abound - in the earthen exterior colors of olive green trimmed in brown, quarter-paned windows, a wrought-iron lantern light fixture and an impressive wooden front door with two rows of small window panes at the top and a wrought-iron door handle.
Upon your arrival you will be greeted by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider (upon request), day passes from the renowned Spa on the Plaza in downtown Monterey, Scheid Wine tasting room passes in downtown Carmel and a basket of local information. An assigned concierge vacation house manager is at your disposal to assist you during your stay. We have also provided spa amenities in the bathrooms, plush spa bathrobes, slippers, oversized towels, a picnic basket and beach gear.
Care and attention have been lavished on details in this light airy house. The living room, with its high coved ceilings with distressed wood beams, hardwood floors, the palest of lime-green walls and modern art, gives a foretaste of what to expect throughout. An assortment of comfortable chairs and a wooden coffee table allow you to ease back and bask in the glow from a Carmel stone fireplace. Shift positions and watch movies on a large flat-screen TV. Guests who play piano may enjoy sitting and playing the baby grand.
Preparing gourmet meals will be an absolute joy in the drop-dead gorgeous kitchen with its well-thought-out design, farmhouse sink and top-of-the-line appliances. A large island work station topped in white-and-gray marble has a second sink, a built-in microwave, and two bar stools for those who wish to entertain the chef. Additional appliances include an oversized refrigerator, a dishwasher and a stainless-steel gas stove with a handsome patterned stainless-steel back-splash and a stainless-steel hood. Special lighting over and under cabinets, ceiling spotlights and a row of leaded-glass fixtures on a metal strip suspended over the island, show the kitchen off to dramatic effect day or night. Let in more daylight by throwing open the top half of a wooden Dutch door.
The dining room, which looks out to an enclosed patio, has a rectangular wooden farmhouse table that seats 6. A strip of five cylindrical opaque glass light fixtures suspended from the ceiling over the table adds contemporary flair. A corner built-in cabinet houses a smaller flat-screen TV.
Across the hall from the dining room is a built-in office nook with a marble countertop and cabinets and computer hookups.
A hallway to the bedrooms has a bank of floor-to-ceiling paned windows and French doors that open out to the sunny enclosed Carmel stone patio where you can relax with your cocktails or Irish coffee in two chaise lounge chairs while watching the flames dance in the massive Carmel stone fireplace.
Halfway down the hallway is a library alcove with a long built-in window seat, antiqued cabinetry and shelves lined with books for your reading entertainment.
You'll feel like you are in the lap of luxury in the large master bedroom with its high beamed ceiling, wall-to-wall beige carpeting covered with an area rug, built-in storage and Carmel stone fireplace flanked by windows that look out to the patio. Two gray lacquer end tables flank the king bed, which is appointed with luxurious linens. The master bath features marble counter tops, his-and-her sinks, taupe tiling, brass fixtures, a marble-edged soaking tub and a large shower.
The second and third bedrooms, also with ivory wall-to-wall carpeting, have queen beds and vaulted beamed ceilings.
A second bathroom, with marble counter tops and taupe tiling, has a tub/shower and plush towels.
A washer and dryer are in a luxurious laundry room. Parking for up to three cars in the driveway.
This home is not pet friendly due to the hardwood floors.