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Want your own Magic Kingdom? Disney designer’s home for sale

Published: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 9:13 a.m. CST

Some people go to Disneyland. Other people live in it — or something like it.

This is the story of Graystone Manor, a Los Angeles real estate market house built in 1937 that was bought in 1971 by Disney theme park designer Robert F. McDonnell, who then spent decades remaking the place into his own personal Magic Kingdom.

The off-beat homage to Disney has been on the market since June but has just taken a $50,000 price cut to bring the list price down to $1.449 million for the unique property at 2270 Cross St, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.

There’s no limit of imaginative redecoration at this one-of-a-kind abode, nor are there any shortages of fairytale fixtures. Listing agent Sean Santasiero of Podley Properties holds the listing and reminds interested parties to pay attention to the custom details in this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Disney reproduction in the prestigious La Canada Flintridge section of Los Angeles.

Note the unique wood mullion windows often accented with thick leaded stained glass panels. The wrought iron hardware on most of the doors and windows is from England. On the property are custom leaded and stained glass re-creations of gas lighting fixtures. The first look through the Manor’s grand gates you will see a massive covered porte-cochere, which leads to two huge garage doors with a remodeled two-car garage inside. Robert designed a vaulted ceiling game room that features an English pub-style wet bar with custom carvings all around.”

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