Everyone knows princesses live in castles… but sometimes you want a break from the royal treatment. If you’re a princess (aspiring or otherwise), the perfect fairytale cottage just hit the market, and it would make the perfect vacation home for nobility. Or a lovely home for anyone who is looking for a quiet place for them and their seven, hard-working but hopelessly sloppy roommates. Welcome to Snow White’s Fairytale Cottage in Olalla, Washington.
The home for sale was built in the 1980s by a couple who loved the Brothers Grimm version of Snow White. It’s located behind a gated entry on 5 forested acres just outside of town. The 2800 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, in addition to some… quirky add-ons. You’ll also get a hot tub/spa, a patio, a quaint little bridge, and a treehouse with a room and fireplace as well.
The design of the house is picture-perfect. You won’t find a normal corner or straight wall in the house, and the walls are done in stucco– at least, the ones that aren’t made of stone. Stained glass, gnarled tree trunks, high-pitched sloping roofs, wood beams, chandeliers, wood-burning stoves, and hand-crafted doors with ornate iron detail further add to the storybook effect.
There’s even RV parking onsite, along with a lovely creek and extensive gardens with fruit trees. The property would make a great B&B or Airbnb… there’s a second-floor loft with a bedroom and bathroom, and the treehouse as well. The price is sitting at $775,000, which, if you think about it, is a small price to pay for a fairytale dream. And if you’re not able to cough that up, fear not! There are a few other storybook villages you can visit, like Carmel-by-the-Sea, a whole town filled with similar architecture.
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