Welcome to Hollyhock, “a classic Moody Cottage with a steep, pitched roof situated on a storybook lane in Montecito.” The listing says it was given “a modern twist during a recent eco-friendly remodel.”
If you’re not familiar with Moody Cottages, there’s a nice article about them in the LA Times. Sisters Harriet, Mildred, Brenda and Wilma Moody built about three dozen of them in the 1930s and ’40s. They usually look more eccentric and whimsical than this.
As the article notes, “The Moody sisters made full use of windows, beams, doors and other house parts salvaged from large homes being torn down after the Depression to save on property taxes. These recycling efforts only lent their already fanciful creations another charmingly random dimension.”
The property has a lavender garden, “private meditation pond,” and a “signature Moody play house.”
It’s on the market for $1.795 million. Want it? For more photos and information check the listing presented by Kelly Knight of Village Properties. (Sorry, it sold!)