Posted on December 31, 2011
Snow White’s Los Angeles tiki-style bungalow
Can we take a minute to talk about our dream homes? I believe we all have (at least) one, right? You know, that one house that you always drive by on your way to work/the grocery store/your favorite vacation spot. That one house that you day dream about owning. You know… if you suddenly came into a million (or more) dollars. That house?
Well, torture upon tortures, my dream house is on the market right now.
Oh and did I mention that this house has been teasing me with its awesomeness ever since I was a child? And it’s no wonder that the house stood out to any kid. The history of it is that it was designed and built by Adriana Caselotti — best known as the voice of Snow White in the original 1937 Walt Disney production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Of course, when you’re a kid that means you grow up thinking “that’s the house that Snow White lives in!” Now, the shoddy logic of why THE Snow White would chose to live in a small bungalow in the middle of Los Angeles instead of in a castle in the woods was lost on a young Megan. But still, the house was magic to me.
So, when I saw there was an open house I jumped at the chance to go and –Jesus-bisquits! — it’s EVEN COOLER THAN I EVER IMAGINED inside!
From the listing:
Architectural features include a hipped, cross-gable roof, 3 dramatic cross hatched clerestory windows and soaring 18′ vaulted ceilings. With it’s flared eaves and notched an exposed rafter tails this home has a clearly defined Asian feel and is reminiscent of a Japanese Tea Garden Pavilion. The open floor plan which spans 56′ is ideal for intimate or large scale entertaining. Other features include 2 en suite bedrooms, custom designed bar, additional half bath and sliding doors leading to the side deck which create an effortless flow for indoor/outdoor living. 2 car attached garage.
Here’s where my heart breaks even more:
The house is currently listed at $995,000 which is down from its original listing price of $1,095,000 because it’s been on the market for over a year. I’m sure the reason it’s not selling is because this house is SO full of character that it would take someone like ME to come along and say “perfect! I wouldn’t change a THING.” So it sits there, vacant and for sale, so close (2.4 miles away!) yet so far, with its perfect owner too poor to snatch it up. And I worry that when someone finally does, they’ll completely gut it and ruin the amazing vibe.
Any rich people out there want to help me buy a house? 😉