A fairytale-worthy California home has hit the market, singing animal companions not included.
And the quaint abode is definitely worthy of an ex-prince origin story of a cartoon princess with royalty-worthy ideas.
Above West Los Angeles at 8888 Appian Way, a tastefully priced Twi five-bedroom has hit the market for $2.19 million.
On the outside, the gable-roofed property looks like something out of a children’s book, while the inside has a modern look with many folksy touches that manages to be cinematic, but not scholarly. And the four-bathroom’s resemblance to the Disney hero’s address has a more direct correlation than many observers realize: The more than 3,000-square-foot abode was actually built by the company’s own creators.
“Designed by Disney animators and embodying Disney’s iconic ‘Storybook Cottage’ architecture, the home’s vibe is reminiscent of the fairy tale where Hansel and Gretel stumble upon the Wicked Witch,” says Chris of Douglas Elliman Realty picket, who holds listing, told The Post – adding that locals who have seen the interior have nicknamed it Brothers Grimm-themed. “In fact, many neighbors who have visited the house often refer to it as the ‘witches’ cottage.”
The house was built in 1934—three years before Walt Disney’s first animated feature, “Snow White”—was considered, according to Pickett, “an ideal weekend getaway destination for Hollywood celebrities during the 1920s and 1930s”. .
During the 1970s, European art director Ernst van de Bovenkamp gave the house a major, seven-year renovation – which included an extension, large wooden posts and beams imported from his native Scandinavia, and the construction of a two-story tower . As well as guest apartments.
In addition to van de Bovenkamp’s changes, the property today features antique doors typical of a European hotel, a freshly renovated kitchen, a built-in breakfast lounge, a two-car garage, and two courtyards.