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5 Real Homes That Remind Us of Fairy Tales

Let these spaces take you to a whole new world


Growing up, we’ve watched a couple of movies or even read a book or two based on well-loved fairy tales. There are different reasons why these stories appealed to us—it can be the valuable lessons, the triumph of good over evil or even the thrill of a magic carpet ride. Whatever it is, one thing’s for sure, these tales allowed us to escape to faraway lands and dream about lovely places.

Since the setting of these stories often feature whimsical details and a blending of colors, one would think that they can serve as perfect home pegs! We reviewed our archive to look for spaces that seem to take inspiration from these childhood favorites and we found five that you might also love. Check them out below and enjoy reliving fond memories:

Castle-Like Beach House in Batangas

Known as the Castle of Clams, this enchanting home feels like a part of Ariel's world in The Little Mermaid. As its name suggests, the bahay-na-bato features an imposing facade that highlights corals and stones. From the rear of the house, one can marvel at two stone towers topped with turrets guarded by mermaids.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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A 63sqm Loft-Type Condo with Whimsical Design

When we think about Alice in Wonderland, we often remember the color of the heroine's dress and the lively colors that make up the fictional setting. Once you step into this condo, you'd immediately feel that you're transported to another special place, too. Powder blue walls give the space a light and airy vibe while the playful colors and patterns inject life into the unit.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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A Rustic Weekend Home in Lipa City

To be able to get to her grandmother's house, Little Red Riding Hood had to walk through the forest. This green walkway found in a weekend home in Batangas somehow reminds us of the classic story. The walkway is covered with clinging vines that give the home a mysterious yet inviting look.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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A Parisian-Inspired 36sqm Unit

Who would forget the castle in Sleeping Beauty? While the palette of this home is reminiscent of Princess Aurora's lovely dress, the pieces speak of elegance too! The chandelier, prints, and accessories showcase a French-inspired vibe that one wouldn't miss.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

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A 60sqm Two-Storey Home with Quaint Touches

This home is like a cottage in the woods—with its dainty colors, distressed pieces, and charming details. It somehow brings us to the world of Hansel and Gretel, the moment they saw the house made of cakes and other delicious treats. While this house doesn't have a huge slab of candy for the roof, it still has a sweet and endearing vibe that homeowners would love to come home to.

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