At first glance, you’d probably be surprised to find out this dreamy cottage was once a simple, unassuming garage.
In fact, this charming little home in Berkeley, Calif. was once the carriage house for a much larger estate on the property. Architect Bernard Maybeck, who gained fame during the Arts and Crafts movement in the early 20th century, redesigned the space into a cozy and character-filled getaway after the rest of the estate was destroyed in a fire. The 750-square-foot, two-level home is packed full of character and vintage charm.
Once you walk in the front door, you’re greeted with warm woods that line almost every inch of the interior.
Yellow accents keep the space feeling cozy and secluded, while modern updates and new appliances give a fresh and modern twist to the kitchen.
A wood-burning fireplace is the focal point for one of the living areas, which has many quirky design features, such as these recessed walls that make the room feel bigger than it actually is.
Bright and cheery yellow wallpaper makes the bedroom feel like a vintage burst of sunshine.
There’s even more yellow in the bathroom, which is toned down by the massive white soaking tub.
The house also has a lovely deck area that’s the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book or soak up some rays.
To find out more about this beautiful home and to book your own stay, visit its Airbnb page.