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821 Coronel St

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 035-243-013

Historic Name: Hunt-Stambach House

Constructed: 1873-1874

Property Description:

A two-storied wood frame structure of Italianate design. It has shiplap siding, a low-pitched hipped roof with projecting cornice, and a belvedere, or cupola, on the roof. Paired brackets are situated under the roof projections. A finial tops the belvedere roof. The projecting front section of the house has sets of 2-over-2 windows on the second and first floors. The single arch front porch has a simple entablature with brackets and dentils, set on sculpted pillars. There are glass and panel entrance doors. The recessed front section of the house also has 2-over-2 windows on the second floor, with an arcaded porch on the first floor that has been filled in with windows.

Architect: Peter Barber

Architectural Style: Italianate

Property Type: Single Family Residence

Original Use: SFR


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (03/15/1983).

This Italianate home is said to have been built for C. C. Hunt, a merchant, and to have been designed by Peter Barber, Santa Barbara's most important Victorian-era architect. It's original location was near the northeast corner or State and Anapamu Streets and has since been moved three times.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 83-048) by the following criteria:

A. Its character, interest or value as a significant part of the heritage of the City, the State or the Nation. Because the house was designed by Santa Barbara's best known 19th century architect, the home is significant to Santa Barbara's heritage.
C. Its identification with a person or persons (Peter Barber, C.C. Hunt, Henry Stambach) who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the State, or the Nation;
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (Italianate) or way of life important to the City, the State, or the Nation;
E. Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type (Italianate) in a neighborhood;
F. Its identification as the creation, design, or work of a person or persons (Peter Barber) 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 home's bracketed cornices, finial topped belvedere, and arched windows, filled-in arcade, and porch.
I. Its unique location or singular characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood.

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