Thursday, November 4, 2010

Straight out of a storybook!

Who doesn't remember the tale of the two children who were lost in the woods and came across the gingerbread house?

They were Hansel and Gretel of course!  As I sat and tried to recall the bedtime story, I am reminded of homes that emulate the style of the storybook house that was made to lure children.

There are real life Hansel and Gretel homes...made to lure people such as ourselves with their architectural details and unique designs.

It makes me wonder what the inside of these homes are like...

Images courtesy of Vogue magazine

Happy Thursday to you all!


  1. What gorgeous images, Natalie. They're real-life fairytale houses.

    I thought I was following your lovwely blog then I realised I hadn't seen a post of yours in aaaages so I came over to check.

    It turns out that I wasn' did that happen?!! I think Blogger eats things sometimes....
    And DEFINITELY Following now!


  2. The last house looks like a house that I have seen here in LA. Maybe it´s the same :) So cute <3

    Thank you for the most wonderful comment today! I appreciate that you like my blog so much :) I´m happy to have you as a reader!

    Enjoy your dag!
    Hugs, Nina

  3. Oh what beautiful houses, definately look good enough to eat. I love you your views on what the inside will look like.

  4. How amazing! I think I love the 2nd one best.

    Those Vogue images are just wonderful, aren't they?

    ~ Clare x

  5. I got to see the Cotswold Cottages once when I was over in England... I really felt like I had entered a fairy tale... Nice post today! I really liked it!


  6. Dearest Natalie,

    Those Vogue magazine images are nice!
    There certainly are lots of fairytale homes with not so happy endings at times like this!

    Greetings from Georgia,


  7. Wouldn't you love to live in one of these storybook cottages? Great pictures.

    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

  8. Hi Natalie! love your blog! havea great day, Maria

  9. ~*~I would LOVE to cath a glimpse of the interiors!! LOVE those cottages!! Hugs~ Rachel~*~*

  10. I wonder if some of those houses are in California? I have a book about storybook design and it seems like a lot of them were located there. Aren't they adorable?

  11. tee hee! Can you imagine? I would be SO glad to live in that second one!

  12. I really love this bedtime story with Hansel and Gretel! The last house is the Witch's House from Beverly Hills, California. You can't see its inside because it's a private home and the owner is Michael Libow, an important real estate agent. But you can take a photo of its amazing exterior...


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