1732 Santa Barbara St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Assessor Parcel Number: 027-112-001
Historic Name: The Huning Mansion
A series of sandstone steps and retaining walls lead from the street up to the Neoclassical covered porch, which shelters an extra-wide Craftsman inspired front door. Slender Doric columns support the front porch roof. The front door and flanking windows feature pointed arched mullions. The façade is symmetrical except for slight differences in the bay windows.
Architect: J W Bagley
Architectural Style: Mission Revival
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Original Use: SFR
Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (06/19/2007).
The Huning Mansion was built for retired Arizona cattleman Henry Huning and his wife in 1904. The house exemplifies a hybrid of period styles including Missions Revival, Neoclassical, and a hint of Craftsman. While a fair amount of modestly scaled Mission Revival style houses exist in the City, few substantial two-story examples have retained their architectural integrity. Designed by local architect J.W. Bagley, and constructed by Edward F. Edwards, a prominent Santa Barbara builder, this house is a stand-out among its neighbors.
Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 07-045) 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 building is rare in its style and massing, and because it is exemplary of its style, the structure is significant to the heritage of the City.
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (Mission Revival, Neoclassical, Craftsman) or way of life important to the City, the State, or the Nation;
E. Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type in a neighborhood;
G. Its embodiment of elements demonstrating outstanding attention to architectural design, detail, materials and craftsmanship via the craftsman inspired doors, intricate windows, Doric columns, and exceptional interior woodwork.
I. Its unique location or singular characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood.