Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World
These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.
Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
Fantasy House - Location Unknown
Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States
Lofty Mount Lu by Shen Zhou | Blue Birds at Night by Watanabe Shotei | Pear Blossoms by Qian Xuan | Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks by Lü Ji | Plum Blossoms by Sun Long and Chen Lu | Moran Hojeopdo by Joseon | A Pair of Peacocks in Spring by Imao Keinen | Summer. Blooming wisteria and fish by Watanabe Shotei
Japanese artistKumi Yamashita is known for her stunning installations that incorporate the clever use of shadows. Her newest piece is called ‘Veil’, and it is a work of wonder. Veil is a temporary installation at the Villa Como in Italy in the 23th edition of Miniartextil. It is created out of a single piece of cloth, but through simple lighting mastery, it produces a shadowy outline of a woman. The result of simple elements produce this unbelievable outcome.