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Storybook Homes

With some children’s stories, the setting is a major part of the story -- think of the woodland cottages in the “Hansel and Gretel,” “Snow White,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “The Three Bears,” or the unexplained footwear habitation of the poor old woman who lived in a shoe.

We gathered 10 such storybook-worthy homes. Some of these properties look like they’re straight out of children’s stories, while others look like they belong in a beautifully illustrated vintage children’s book. We’ve even featured a few from an architecture style known as Storybook.

Information on some of the following houses was provided by Realtor.com, and photos of a few others were supplied by John Robert Marlow, creator of the website Storybookers, which pays tribute to the whimsical, Tudor-meets-Hobbit Storybook architecture style that had a moment in the 1920s, but which lost its popularity by the end of the ‘30s.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 9 December 2011