• LOCATION 3 | Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fairy Tale Houses Walking Tour

    The Woods

    The Woods on Monterey Peninsula, California audio tour Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fairy Tale Houses Walking Tour

    Stop and have a look through the trees on your right for the first of eleven cottages designed and built by Hugh Comstock in this area.

    It has yellow stucco with white half-timbering and a Carmel stone wall and walkway leading to a raised front porch. For this cottage Comstock use a straight stuccoed chimney as opposed to the more whimsical randomly stacked Carmel stone chimneys used on some of his other homes.

    This cottage is called The Woods and was built in the Tudor storybook style. Notice the horizontal shiplap wood siding under the gables laid in an undulating pattern. This along with the half-timbering became one of Comstock's feature design characteristics. The Woods was built in 1927 at an estimated cost of $2,300 for portrait artist Mary Young Hunter. This home was the seventh designed by Hugh Comstock.

    Ok, let's get going.

    Cross the street ahead and continue up Torres Street.

    We're now at the beginning of the Comstock Historic Hill District. It's a small district naturally forested with Monterey pine and coastal live oak.

    You'll hear from me further along Torres Street.

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