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Fairy tail home by Sleeping Beauty’s castle designer listed for $2.5M

This fairy-tale Hollywood Hills cottage is listed for $2.5 million — bumbling triplet fairies not included. 

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was in-built 1926 by Roland E. Hill, the architect of the famed Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. 

The registered historic home has a castle-like turret, stained glass paying homage to that within the classic 1959 film — and comes with the unique 1926 blueprints of the two,626-square-foot home. The cottage final offered for $1.57 million in 2006, in line with the Realtor.com listing

The lounge has its unique hardwood flooring, and 26-foot uncovered picket beams create a storybook peak. A red-and-yellow stained-glass window looms over an outsized grey fire, and a wrought-iron chandelier and lantern lighting create a mystical ambiance. Arched glass doorways open to a balcony overlooking a deck with a heated pool. 

Through a pair of medieval-style peaked doorways, the dining room has another stained glass window and exposed ceiling beams, with french doors opening onto a Juliet balcony.
Through a pair of medieval-style peaked doorways, the eating room has one other stained glass window and uncovered ceiling beams, with French doorways opening onto a Juliet balcony.
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The living room has its original hardwood floors, and 26-foot exposed wooden beams create a peak.
The lounge has its unique hardwood flooring, and 26-foot uncovered picket beams create a peak.
Christopher Amitrano

Through a pair of medieval-style peaked doorways, the eating room has one other stained-glass window and uncovered ceiling beams, with French doorways opening onto a Juliet balcony.

The kitchen (and the remainder of the home) has been up to date with fashionable home equipment. 

Up a winding staircase, the master suite has a stained-glass window, uncovered brick wall and three closets positive to fulfill the prince or princess in potential consumers. Meanwhile, double French glass doorways open onto a dramatic balcony overlooking the pool, in line with Realtor.com.

The property, which sits on a tenth of an acre, is filled with a important home, a separate studio, a visitor home and a two-car storage, plus 5 citrus timber, a fountain, a slate patio, a fireplace pit and wrought-iron gates.

One of four bedrooms at the Hollywood Hills cottage.
One of 4 bedrooms on the Hollywood Hills cottage.
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The Hollywood Hills home is full of charm.
The Hollywood Hills home is filled with allure.
Christopher Amitrano

Designer Hill not solely envisioned Sleeping Beauty’s castle — however Hollywood film units as nicely.

He drew his castle inspirations from his stint as a pilot in World War I, when, after he was injured in a crash, he chauffeured officers round France and Germany, sketching most of the castles he noticed alongside the way in which, in line with the bio his grandson, Steven Edward Hill, wrote for his official IMDb profile.

In the Army, Hill met Walt Disney, when he additionally was a driver in France for the American Red Cross.

They shaped a friendship over the drawings, and Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany grew to become the inspiration for his later work. 

His household mantra: “Anything worth dreaming in life is worth working for.”

Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, which was designed by Hill, who was inspired by castle designs during his stint as a pilot in World War I.
Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle was designed by Roland E. Hill, who was impressed by castle designs throughout his stint as a pilot in World War I.
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After graduating from artwork college and returning in 1924 — simply earlier than he designed this fairy-tale cottage — Hill suggested on castle and medieval structure design for Disney, notably on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Fantasia” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

Hill can also be the daddy of famed cult movie director Jack Hill, who wrote and directed ’70s blaxploitation classics akin to “The Big Bird Cage” and “Foxy Brown” starring Pam Grier.

Realtors-to-the-stars Joshua and Matt Altman, of Douglas Elliman, have the itemizing. 

Hill advised on castle design for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia and Sleeping Beauty, according to IMDB.
Hill suggested on castle design for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Fantasia” and “Sleeping Beauty,” in line with IMDb.
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