Visit Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney Princess Castles

Snow White’s Cottages

Taking a slight detour Snow White’s cottage (actually, it’s the dwarves’) is said to have been based on the cottages located on Griffith Park Blvd, right behind the location of the original Walt Disney Studios in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. 

According to Atlas Obscura, “Built in 1931 by Ben Sherwood, this complex of eight cottages was a likely inspiration for Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With cragged thatched roofs, black timber framing and random patches of rusticated masonry, the cottages are a prime exemplar of the so-called storybook style—a minor phenomenon in Los Angeles architecture of the 1920s and 1930s. The Spadena House in Beverly Hills and the famous Tam O’Shanter Inn restaurant are two other such examples of L.A.’s fairytale craze.”

There are multiple buildings on the property…