Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: The Moody Cottages

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,915

    Default The Moody Cottages

    They are called the Moody cottages, about three dozen pixie homes built in the 1930s and '40s in the Santa Barbara area by sisters Harriet, Mildred, Brenda and Wilma Moody. With ceilings slanted to an extreme, windows irregularly sized and rooms configured in odd shapes, the homes are whimsical -- if now downright eccentric. But as Moody cottage owner Christine Hoehner attests, what the cottages lack in size they make up for in history, character, magic and charm. Here, Hoehner climbs the storybook stairs while her dog, Emily Dickinson, sticks around for her photo op.














    Larry and Donna Mason smile like indulgent parents as they recount a litany of what Larry calls "unexpected architectural features" but what others might consider faults in their historic Montecito cottage: Two doors on the narrow upstairs landing open into each other. A beam at the top of the stairs is too low, as Larry knows from painful experience. Built-in shelves are set too close together for many books to stand upright. But the Masons love their house.











    A following for eccentric Moody cottages - latimes.com

  2. #2
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    Very cozy & cute. Perfect for her.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  3. #3
    Elite Member VenusInFauxFurs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Back in the boxed wine.
    Posts
    21,279

    Default

    It's cute for the granny that lives there.
    When your daughter plays "House," she pretends to be an annoying doctor with a pill-addiction and a limp.

  4. #4
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    367

    Default

    Oh, I LOVE it!

  5. #5
    Elite Member Mel1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Cuntopia
    Posts
    42,972

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by VenusInFauxFurs View Post
    It's cute for the granny that lives there.
    The one who bakes the children in her oven?
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
    П(•_•)П
    twitchy molests my signature!

  6. #6
    Elite Member Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Out There
    Posts
    38,876

    Default

    I love it! I like the smallness and compactness of it.

  7. #7
    Elite Member Brookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In the "D"
    Posts
    22,660

    Default

    Terrific! I could live here.
    Life is short. Break the Rules. Forgive Quickly. Kiss Slowly. Love Truly.
    Laugh Uncontrollably. And never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile.

    - Mark Twain

  8. #8
    Elite Member AllieCat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    4,212

    Default

    Give it to me now!
    Somebody blow Mel Gibson Already- Michael K

  9. #9
    Gold Member Snoopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    1,398

    Default

    So cute and perfect for a couple of old dears whose dog is named Emily Dickinson.

  10. #10
    fgg
    fgg is offline
    Elite Member fgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    30,807

    Default

    i'd like it as a country vacation house but i couldn't live there.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. I know the feeling...lol..moody fishtales
    By Griffo in forum Laughs and Oddities
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 7th, 2008, 01:19 PM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: November 7th, 2007, 10:24 AM
  3. moody superstar
    By buttmunch in forum Blind Items
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: October 30th, 2005, 04:07 PM
  4. Moody Jessica
    By ahtaste777 in forum Photo Archive
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 14th, 2005, 06:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •