A Michigan property that has been dubbed the ‘Smurf house’ thanks to its quirky and very bright blue roof has hit the market for $4.199 million.
Built in 1920, the West Bloomfield home sits on almost three acres of property and 175 feet of lakefront shore.
But while the property offers plenty of space, beautiful views, and a stunning interior – it is its incredibly unique roof that has helped it to become such a show-stopper on the house market.
Nicknamed the Smurf house for its unique blue curve-edged roof, the property has everyone in love, listing for over $4 million
Smurfs galore – homeowners match their blue mustang to their mesmerizing mansion, for a property as similar to the cartoon as possible
The storybook-style home certainly stands out from the other houses in its neighborhood
Love the Smurfs? The blue one of a kind roof makes it the perfect house for a Smurf super fan
Fit for Papa Smurf? The fan favorite cartoon character and his co-stars would no doubt approve of the $4.199 million home
Built by renowned architect William Kuni, the previous four homeowners have managed to keep its charm for the past 102-years.
Kuni, who had a knack of designing storybook-style homes was known for his unusual and ‘individualistic features not found on average homes’, ensuring that Kuni-built homes manage to maintain their unique charm even 100 years after they were built.
The current owners researched the home to surprisingly find the unique rounded-corner roof has always been blue except for once in the 1940s, when it was green.
‘From the moment you enter, you will be romanced through every room from the Grand Foyer to the lakefront shore, this home is magical,’ says Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel – Birmingham.
The three-level lake frontage property comes equipped with seven-bedrooms, eight-bathrooms, a 7-car garage and even includes a 100′ dock with a negotiable boat and ski lift.
The property comes with sitting rooms adorned with nine grand fireplaces, timeless paintings and antique furniture dating back to the 1920s.
While the roof is nothing short of extraordinary, the interior is a far less unusual, but just as charming.
If blue is your color, it’s not just the roof – the owners made sure to keep its cheerful color scheme all around the home including the bedroom
Most bedrooms fully embrace the blue color scheme, with the walls and furnishings decked out in aqua shades
Other rooms ditch the cartoon resemblance altogether, with a largely green and white palette in the kitchen
The blue shades get toned down throughout other areas including the bathroom, which is filled with mostly green shades
Outside on the deck, the view and the resurgence of the cartoon justify the four-million dollar price tag
The owners kept in tact the beauty of the historic home with the details in the fireplaces
The current homeowner has spent the last 17 years making it upscale, while keeping its antique glory.
The vibrant blue roof along with the unique curved edges of the roof have people falling in love.
Pictures of the quirky pad were shared on Facebook, where the post racked up 6,500 likes.
There’s even an entire Facebook group with over 92-thousand members dedicated to historical Michigan properties like this antique home titled Historical Detroit Area Architecture.
In the Facebook group local users are sharing their favorite stories about the beloved home.
One user even shared a memory from the home saying, ‘I grew up nearby, we used to sneak through the woods behind the house and pick strawberries from the long time owner,’ he added, ‘When we got caught she invited us in to visit and eat the berries inside.’
The cartoon inspired home has received attention and love from more than just local members of the West Bloomfield property, people everywhere are commenting on the distinctive blue roof.
Before entering the home, visitors are greeted with different shades of blue on the porch
The dining room adds shades of blue and green from the floors to the ceiling with antique furniture showing the age of the property
Facebook users fell in love with the home, with one user joking, ‘Well now I hate my roof, thanks Zillow’
One Facebook user said: ‘Papa Smurf, where are you?’
Another said: ‘I want the roof to really say ‘Is it cake?’
Another fan of the house added: ‘My first thought was, ”Wow! That Culver’s is huge!”’ followed by a laughing emoji.
The Smurf house is currently on the market for $4,199,000 with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel – Birmingham.