Once upon a time, which is more specifically the 1970s, Richey and Karen Morgan started building a storybook 2,500-square-foot home at the end of a long dirt road in Olalla, Washington. They used wood found at a nearby creek. They custom made every door and painstakingly hand-crafted each room. Eventually they added 100 tons of stone to be used in the fireplace, walkways and bridges.
When it was all over they had a house fit for Snow White and all seven dwarves. They'd even imported a 10-foot diameter stump that became the perfect dwelling for an ogre, should one show up.
Evonne Bess eventually purchased the home and ended up completing the vision as well as adding some modern touches such as a dishwasher and hot tub (no ogres allowed). Now, however, Bess is moving on at the home right out of a fairy tale can now make your dreams come true for $825,000.
It's not all happily ever after, though. The place needs a bit of upkeep, including the roof which needs to be re-shingled. But much like those who owned it before you, if you're willing to put in the work (whistling while you do it, preferably), you might just find a magical storybook ending (or at the very least an amazing Airbnb offering).
· 3395 SE Hidden Valley Wy, Olalla [Estately]
· Once upon a time, there was a house for sale [Kitsap Sun]