The Doll House, The Rivendale Manor, The Goldberry, Winckler Cottage and The Spadena are examples of storybook cottage homes. Storybook home designs vary widely in style, size and materials. Popularized in the 1920s, the storybook style is still available in modern design.Continue Reading
The Doll House located in Carmel by the Sea, California, is a 244-square foot cottage that was hand-built in 1924. The house, known as "Gretel," was originally built to display a doll collection. Renovations and updates have been minimum and have mostly been completed by hand, maintaining the house's original appearance.
The Rivendale Manor is a modern storybook plan available through the Mascord firm. The design contains 4,142 square feet with three bedrooms and three and one-half baths. The designs are split-level and feature stone masonry.
The Goldberry is another design from Mascord. This storybook design has 782 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath. A large, stone chimney makes up the corner of the house, surrounded by layered roof lines with finial accents.
The Winckler House is located on Vancouver Island, Canada. The house was hand-built by artists Timothy Lindburg and Daniel Huscroft. The house is made of unprocessed, natural wood, and it features uneven angles.
The Spadena was built in 1920 in Culver City, California. The house was once a silent film studio and is commonly known as "The Witches House." After the film studio closed, the house was moved to Beverly Hills. The house features sharp, jutting angles, along with a sloping roof covered in black shingles and a bridge over a moat.Learn more about Home Maintenance