The Cottage

Mulberry House is a completely renovated 19th-century carriage house that blends old and new. The 1880s portion, which includes the large bedroom, a luxurious bath and a fully equipped kitchen, features the original bead-board ceiling and rustic wood-plank walls. This period section is enhanced by the new addition, a 500-sq.-ft. great room complete with crossbeams, demi-lune window and cathedral ceiling. This spacious, light-infused room includes two comfortable seating areas, a media center, desk and a granite dining peninsula opening into the kitchen.

Guests enjoy the privacy of a large, fenced courtyard garden, a stone and brick patio and a secluded rock garden. Wrought-iron furniture, a hammock and benches facilitate outdoor dining, daydreaming and relaxation. The grounds of the main house, which is situated in a quiet urban neighborhood, include an original gazebo, herb and flower gardens and stately old trees.

Mulberry House features a blend of styles and furnishings that reflect a modern sensibility. Bamboo floors, antique and contemporary furniture, original art, Oriental rugs and whimsical folk art and crafts grace the interior. Zen basins, copper rain-chains, Japanese lanterns and a magnificent Buddhist temple bell lend a tranquil, timeless aura to the garden.