Sunday afternoon my sister-in-law, Donna stopped by as we were getting ready to leave for Long Beach to do some flying and dog walking. So she came along.
On our way home we drove through some of the old neighborhoods to show her some of the charming houses and one neighborhood in particular. The neighborhood is called Carol Park and is a collection of small Victorian Cottages and Craftsman Bungalows all within a tight little circle. The street is so narrow that two cars can't pass each other...I love that!
It just has a certain charm to it.
As we turned a corner this was what we saw.
My favorite cottage in all of California.
At least of the cottages I've seen :).
I drove past here several years ago when they first started roofing and I can't tell you how many times I've driven around looking for it, but was never able to find it...until Sunday.
Is this the most amazing roof you've ever seen? The roofer must live locally as there's another cottage not far from my house. And then there's another still, but I'll post about that later.
It looks like something straight out of a Faerie Tale.
I would love to know what the inside looks like, wouldn't you?
I left the pictures larger than usual so you can click on them to view the detail better.
Take a closer look at the peak of the roof. The detail work is so intricate.
If you'd like to design your own Story Book Cottage here's a fun website to explore:
Have fun planning your dream cottage!