Gorey’s Hypothetical Tudor Cottage


This is an experimental “fusion” facade, completed in 2009. Goal was to integrate rustic Tudor elements into a 1924 Carmel cottage design by Hugh Comstock. The half-inch scale Tudor version is built from paperclay with cedar shingles. Lighting fixtures are by Clare-Bell Brass Works.

The cat in the window and pictures are based on Edward Gorey drawings. Inscription on the rear of the structure reads: “The Hypothetical House of Edward Gorey in the unlikely event he wintered at Carmel-by-the-Sea while maintaining his privacy via a cunning disguise as a music instructor”.  The latter reference refers to the “Piano Lessons” sign in the window.

Inscription tag on back of structure