The neighborhood of Northeast Carmel is northeast of Carmel-by-the-Sea in the oak forest in between Ocean Avenue north to Serra Avenue and Junipero east to Monterey Street. Master Builder Hugh Comstock built many homes in this neighborhood, which resemble a fairytale style. There are cottages from 700 square feet up to homes up to 2,000 square feet. Most of these homes will not have addresses or mailboxes so residents have to go to the local Post Office to receive their mail.
Some historical buildings in this neighborhood include the “Hansel” and “Gretel” Houses on Torres Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. The “Otsy-Totsy” ragdoll house that Mr. Comstock built for his wife, Mayotta, is located in this area. The Forge in the Forest house is located at Junipero Avenue between 5th and 6th Avenue. The “Door House” is located in the Northeast. This home was built in 1906 from 304 doors that were salvaged from the great San Francisco earthquake in 1906.
There are two parks that residents can enjoy in Northeast Carmel. The first is Forest Hill Park, located off Pico Avenue and Devendorf Park is located at Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street. Devendorf Park is one of the only areas in Carmel that dogs are not allowed. The Carmel Youth Center is located at the SW corner of 4th Avenue and Torres Street. The Park Branch Library is located at 6th Avenue at Mission and is known as the “Children’s Library”. This library also houses the town’s historical archives. The local Fire Station is located at 6th Avenue between Mission and San Carlos.
Homes will vary in price from $500,000 up to $2 Million. The median list price in this area is $992,500 and the median sales price is $940,000. The average square footage is about 1,350 square feet and $750 price per square foot. The average age of homes in this neighborhood is going to be about 58 years old.