Storybook living in the Moody sisters cottages


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It’s pretty much impossible to lead with any other photo than this: As Christine Hoehner heads up the stairs of her cottage, her dog, Emily Dickinson, sticks around for the photo op. Lucky girl. She lives in a Moody sisters cottage, one of about three dozen built in the 1930s and ‘40s by Harriet, Mildred, Brenda and Wilma Moody. Extreme angles and mismatched architectural elements add up to pure whimsy. We’ve got:

The full article by Frank Nelson.


The 39-picture photo gallery of two Moody cottages. A little preview:

Built-in shelves and nooks galore.

Charmers from the outside ...

... and the inside.


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