Bringing Cottage of the Week back to recognize 518 Marigold. Not your grandfather’s cottage – while we love cottages that maintain an original look - we also love cottages like this one that have been wonderfully updated to appeal to current tastes and ensure their survival.
This house has had a couple major renovations in its day, with the first coming in the late 1980s when owner Ross Bartlett converted it from a duplex into a single family residence and the latest in 2017 when owner Shannon Hondl updated it to the beautiful house you see today.
We have not announced it yet but 518 Marigold was selected by our distinguished panel of judges as one of CdM’s Top 100 Cottages. It earned high marks for its modern take on the traditional CdM cottage. We will have more info on the Top 100 announcement soon, apologies that our posting has slowed a bit while we work on getting that ready.
This 4 bed/4 bath, 3,100 sq ft house is listed by Lee Ann Canaday and Christa Lee Canaday from REMAX/Fine Homes for $3.374M.
609 Jasmine was demolished today. We featured it a few months back as it was one of only four homes in CdM that were over 100 years old and the oldest remaining home on the inland side of PCH. It was likely one of the first houses built on that side of PCH as much of the early development in the area centered around the Bluffs and was not that far back.
The perfect cottage for this weekend – is a cottage with a pool! Not too many cottages have a pool but 512 Larkspur, which was built in 1928, had a pool added in 1959.
The 1979 photo of this week’s cottage is courtesy of the Sherman Library. The Sherman Library is partnering with CdMRA and CdM Historical Society to collect information and photos on the cottages of CdM for an upcoming exhibit. If you have any photos or information on a current or former cottage please fill out this form and share whatever info you can: https://bit.ly/2xEVQsf
You could regularly walk down Iris and have never seen this cottage. Tucked away down a brick path through some palms and other trees, is this 1 bedroom, 1 bath front house that was built in 1948.
This 1939 cottage is a great example of retaining an original look from the street and interesting interior details like exposed beams while expanding to address modern needs (open floor plan, larger closets, ensuite bathrooms, etc) and make for a great living experience. With the recent amendment to the city’s Cottage Preservation Code, more cottage owners should take advantage of the opportunity to improve the livability of their space and ensure the long-term viability of their home.
One of the rare survivors with an amazing view, this 1936 cottage sits on the edge of Pacific Dr. over Bayview, with a clear view of the Bay and out to the Ocean.
Larger than it appears from the street, this 1932 cottage is reported to have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,400 sq ft.
A delightful cottage that is rather unique in that it features elements of streamline moderne architectural style with its rounded edges.
The 1948 cottage has 600 sq ft and 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It was last sold in 1984 for $215,000 and looks like it has been rented out the past few years.
This week’s house turns 100 this year but may only have a few weeks or days left so you may want to walk by it before it goes. It is one of the oldest remaining homes in CdM and very likely the oldest on the inland side of PCH. It was likely one of the first homes ever built on that side of PCH as much of the early development in the area centered around the Bluffs and was not that far back. It was listed as a 1 bed, 1 bath, 730 sq ft house.