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Storybook Houses..a different architecture

A storybook house refers to an architeual style popularized in 1920's in England and America. The storybook style is a nod toward Hollywood design technically called Provincial Revivalism and more commonly called Fairy Tale or Hansel and Gretel.

Cute Cottage - Hugh Comstock Architecture - Monterey Penninsula, California

*Storybook, a house of a different architecture

Once upon a time.....

This dreamy storybook house would be a fine fit for the grown-up version of the girl who was obsessed with horse stories. It comes with a horse barn (naturally), and other fanciful details include a gabled bedroom with a ceiling painted like the sky, arch-topped windows (very antique looking for a house built in 1996), and a colorful, stained-glass window above a soaking tub.

*A residential court commissioned by silver screen actor Charlie Chaplin, this star-studded example of Storybook-style architecture was once the home of John Barrymore.

Storybook Homes

*If the circa-1931 Disney Court bungalows look familiar, it’s likely because they were “almost certainly” the inspiration for the woodland home in the Walt Disney animated feature "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Another tale holds that Disney animators lived here, and supporting that, the Los Feliz, Calif., location is proximate to the original Disney Studios. A different Snow White-inspired house — owned by the woman who was the voice of Snow White in the animated film — is on the market.

*Storybook house

*Storybook house

Storybook house number 2,697

*Storybook house

*Storybook house

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