Moody Cottage ~ Just Sold!

Moody Cottage ~ Just Sold!

Published on September 4, 2013 by

3 Rosemary Lane
Zip / City:
93108 Santa Barbara
Square Feet:
not specified


“Hollyhock” – a classic Moody Cottage with a steep, pitched roof situated on a storybook lane in Montecito – was given a modern twist during a recent eco-friendly remodel. The result is a chic and sophisticated abode that artfully compliments the whimsical hallmarks of the famed designers and blends beautifully with the natural surroundings.

A light-filled living room with dark stained wood flooring greets you upon entering the home. The north-facing placement of a large, multi-paned bay window provides wonderful diffused light and an intimate view of a serene meditation pond and secret garden, while a fireplace warms the elegant seating area. Next to the living area are the kitchen and a separate dining room with views of a magnificent, gnarled tea tree and a lush lavender garden. The kitchen boasts modern appliances while preserving the original cabinets, decorative elements and hardware.

The master bedroom is located on the main floor and has been remodeled to include a large, walk-in closet and a recessed cabinet for a flat-screen TV. South-facing, multi-paned windows flood the room with light, while an exterior door allows the sent of lavender to fill the space. A full bath is located next to the master, complete with the original pedestal sink, decorative tile work and pedestal tub. A whimsical staircase leads to the second floor, which boasts two additional bedrooms with unique, high-beamed ceilings and innovative storage, and a second full bath. A signature Moody “play house” in the rear yard, as well as a detached studio/office and attached 2-car garage with a separate laundry room completes the property.

In an effort to compete with the sophisticated charm of the home, the grounds include three distinct and intriguing gardens, each designed as “air rooms.” A large elevated lawn area to the west of the home is complimented by a pergola built along one side, and an agave-lined strolling path dotted with fruit trees on the other. The lush lavender garden in the rear yard includes a stone terrace for dining and lounging, centered on the multi-trunked tea tree. And behind a wooden gate located between the street and the living room lies the private mediation pond enclosed by a sweet bay hedge.

Truly a rare opportunity to acquire a “Limited Edition” architectural gem in a private, magical setting. Visit for more information.

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