National Register of Historic Places in Monterey County
This Tudor Revival residence was designed by Henry Higby Gutterson for real estate developer Paul Flanders.
Gutterson had been trained at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He had worked under Daniel H. Burnham, Willis Polk and John Galen Howard before establishing his own practice in 1913. Gutterson, along with his Bay Area contemporaries, John Hudson Thomas and Walter H. Ratcliff, had long been identified with the English period Revival movement.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1982.
When we photographed the building in 2018, it was reluctantly owned by the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
When Carmel-by-the-Sea attempted to sell the property in 2007, the city was sued by the Flanders Foundation. A judge ruled that Carmel-by-the-Sea had violated the California Environmental Quality Act and its own municipal code requiring that historical buildings be preserved against decay and deterioration. The judged found Carmel-by0the-Sea guilty of “demolition by neglect.”
Source: Monterey Herald, 20 February 2016