Carmel-By-The-Sea: Windamere is a lovely cottage. The Shingle thatch is the technique of using cedar shingles to recreate the texture and look of a reed-thatched roof. This is just so charming. A little dream cottage.
This is the 'Hobbit House', an outbuilding designed by architect Peter Archer for a lifelong J. Tolkien fan as a place to store the collection of Middle Earth memorabilia he's accumulated over the past 30 years.