Dream House: Architect Frank Wynkoop’s Iconic Carmel, CA “Butterfly House” (27 Photos)
In 1951, visionary architect, Frank Wynkoop, designed and built an iconic oceanfront home in Carmel which is recognized worldwide as The Butterfly House. Featured in Architectural Digests AD100, A Century of Style, ADs, Most Beautiful Rooms in the World, & Thames and Hudson’s 50 Most Iconic Architectural Masterworks in America. This winged icon, having gone through a massive renovation and restoration by acclaimed designer Jamie Bush, has been celebrated as a landmark architectural treasure, living art, & a near perfect example of mid-century architecture.
The Butterfly House is just one of five true oceanfront properties in Carmel and one of the largest, incorporating its own beach and cove. A warm and inviting home with pool, hot tub, fire features, & extraordinary living space. Set amidst an ever-changing display of marine life, The Butterfly’s unique and special connection to nature and its beautiful surroundings brings joy, perspective, & happiness to all who experience it.