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1086 Coast Village Rd

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 009-212-013

Historic Name: Moody Sisters Cottage

Constructed: 1932

Property Description:

English Cottage style single-story house with loft. The roof is gabled with a steep pitch and wood shingles in a false thatch or "Rapunzel" style cover the roof and fold over the eaves. A three pot chimney sits at the peak of the roof to the right of the prominent cross gable. Mildred Moody's rosemaling designs are featured on the interior on the fireplace hood, on cabinet doors, and on the wooden valences.

Architect: Harriett and Mildred Moody

Architectural Style: English Cottage

Property Type: Commercial

Original Use: Studio, office, tearoom

Significance:

Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (01/30/2001).

The cottage was designed by the Moody sisters, Harriett and Mildred, and built as a studio for Mildred on a property the sisters owned along Coast Village Rd. The studio is the first of thirty-five residences the sisters would design, all in the English country cottage style.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 01-007) by the following criteria:

C. Its identification with a person or persons (the Moody sisters) who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the State, or the Nation;
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (English Cottage) or way of life important to the City, the State, or the Nation;
E. Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type (English Cottage) in a neighborhood;
F. Its identification as the creation, design, or work of a person or persons (the Moody sisters) whose effort significantly influenced the heritage of the City, the State, or the Nation;
G. Its embodiment of elements demonstrating outstanding attention to architectural design, detail, materials and craftsmanship via the three pot chimney, open beam ceilings, leaded glass, patterned shakes, and peaked roof. On the interior, Mildred's rosemaling can be seen on wooden valances abovethe windows.
I. Its unique location or singular characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood.

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