Category Archives: Regions

THE REGINALD MARKHAM HOUSE- ON CARMEL’S HISTORIC REGISTER

This one and two-story Spanish Eclectic style home was built by English -master-craftsman Frederic Bigland. I have featured several of his houses on the blog. The Conrad Home   http://talesfromcarmel.com/2012/03/04/i-am-invited-t ‎ And the H. Markham House  http://talesfromcarmel.com/2012/03/19/i-discover-the… It is interesting that no relationship has been established between the two Markhams, whose homes both have a […]

THE CARL CHERRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

When Carmel was just a small community of artists and Bohemians, formal performance venues were few,so artists created informal salons in their homes where they explored and shared new ideas, creations, and perspectives of life on the western American edge of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.  The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts carries on […]

“B BY THE SEA” AND HOW IT GOT IT’S NAME

The one square mile of Carmel-by-the-Sea does not have home addresses. Owners give their home a name.  Sometimes it is its geographical location like the 5th house north of 13th  on the west side of Casanova St.  Sometimes descriptive and sometimes just delightfully  whimsical. I often admire “B BY THE SEA” and its guest house […]

CARMEL’S GOLDEN RECTANGLE

Perhaps you have read about Carmel’s Golden Rectangle and wondered “what the heck is that?”. Courtney Jones of Carmel Realty informs us “it is literally a rectangular area outlined by Ocean Avenue, Scenic Avenue along Carmel Beach, Santa Lucia and San Carlos Street. What you’ll find in this highly desirable area is typically a 1,600 […]

THE JORDAN CENTER – ANOTHER OF CARMEL’S HIDDEN COURTYARDS.

The Jordan Center is located on the corner of 6th ave and Mission near Devendorf Park. It is currently home to Grasings Restaurant, Cayen Jewelry and Forget Me Nots. I stand across the street and catch a photo of one of the entrances. Then pan down to Grasing’s Restaurant. Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine Restaurant At Grasing’s, […]

THE STORY OF “TALES FROM CARMEL”

I started writing “Tales From Carmel” in January  2011.  I wanted to know the history and stories of this place I have come to love.  I wrote of  Carmel’s curious customs, its unique courtyards,  shops  and restaurants.  I wrote about its stunning cottage gardens, architecture and exquisite setting.  But what I loved the most was […]