Splurge: Buff LaGrange with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Pebble Beach has listed Santa Fe 2 NE of Mountain View, Carmel, California for $1.65 million.

Known for its storybook cottages and beachfront charm, Carmel-by-the-Sea is the perfect place to start living your California dream. But all that beauty comes at a cost. Here we highlight two such cottages, each with idyllic locations mere blocks to town but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose the Carmel Cottage Splurge or the Whimsical Garden Steal? We would love to hear your pick in the comments. (more…)