5 Storybook Cottages That Are Too Cute—and Affordable—To Pass Up

Dated: January 22 2023

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5 Storybook Cottages That Are Too Cute—and Affordable—To Pass Up

5 Storybook Cottages That Are Too Cute—and Affordable—To Pass Up

Storybook cottages are what dreams are made of, with their eye-catching, romantic style.

While the darling exteriors might seem like they belong in a Disney movie, the interiors boast many unique features.

So, what exactly is a storybook house?

These quaint cottages were designed to look like something found in a fairy tale—and are most identified by their whimsical, deeply pitched roofs. The exterior is typically made of brick or stucco to give it a historic, distressed look that stands the test of time. Often, the landscaping is also intentionally overgrown to give it an enchanted appeal.

As for the interiors, think arched doors and artfully mismatched windows placed uniquely to offer an unexpected peek outside.

Here are five storybook cottages on the market that caught our eye. Priced below $500,000,  they’re adorable and affordable.

1713 E Blaine St, Springfield, MO

Springfield, MO

(Realtor.com)

Price: $284,000
Active rental: This three-bedroom charmer was built in 1921 and recently updated. It’s currently being used as a rental property.

Distinctive highlights of the stone cottage include an arched doorway, an open floor plan, custom blinds, and beautiful hardwood floors. The modern kitchen features granite countertops and an oversized island. A primary bedroom with an en suite bath and brick accent walls can be found on the first floor, with two more bedrooms and a bath located upstairs.

The home sits on a half-acre lot.

Springfield, MO, interior

(Realtor.com)

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3200 Homan Ave, Waco, TX

Waco, TX

(Realtor.com)

Price: $229,900
Downtown location: This three-bedroom, 1,559-square-foot beauty was recently refreshed and features new plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. The original hardwood floors were refinished, and a fresh coat of paint was applied to brighten up the interiors.

Highlights of the modernized kitchen are the penny tile backsplash and stone countertops.

The home’s corner lot features a stunning magnolia tree, which will surely offer some relief from the Texas heat.

Waco, TX, interior

(Realtor.com)

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720 South St, West Dundee, IL

Dundee, IL

(Realtor.com)

Price: $330,000
Less than an hour from Chicago: This three-bedroom abode features many original details from its 1931 construction. They include vintage woodworking, solid-wood doors, Tudor archways, and custom built-ins.

The retro kitchen comes with a “unique built-in vintage foil, wax, and paper dispenser,” according to the listing.

The 1,600-square-foot floor plan includes a primary bedroom with a sitting room, a living room with a fireplace, and a full basement with plumbing.

A two-car detached garage provides additional storage space.

Dundee, IL, interior

(Realtor.com)

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715 Taylor St, Bristol, TN

Bristol, TN

(Realtor.com)

Price: $429,900
Guesthouse included: This four-bedroom brick house features diamond windows, restored hardwood floors, and a gorgeous fireplace in the living room.

The 3,112-square-foot house was built in 1933 and recently modernized. The updated kitchen now shines with stainless appliances, granite countertops, and a pantry. A spacious primary suite comes with a fireplace and a separate sitting area.

There’s also a detached, three-car garage with a one-bedroom apartment above. Bonus: The list price was recently reduced by $20,000.

Bristol, TN, interior

(Realtor.com)

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399 Melmore St, Tiffin, OH

Tiffin, OH

(Realtor.com)

Price: $185,000
Corner lot: This four-bedroom domicile was built in 1928 and features original woodwork, restored hardwood floors, French doors, classic archways, leaded-glass windows, and two fireplaces.

A cozy kitchen has lots of storage space, along with a pantry that features original cabinetry. Two bedrooms can be found on the main floor, with two more located upstairs.

The 2,100-square-foot home comes with an above-ground pool, play set, and shed.

Tiffin, OH, interior

(Realtor.com)

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Having spent my entire life in the vibrant and dynamic city of metro Atlanta, I have developed a deep and abiding love for the people and communities that make this place so special. Nothing brings me....

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