This Whimsical House Covered in Butterflies Is for Sale for $998,000

published Nov 18, 2022
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If your design and decor preferences skew towards the whimsical, one house for sale in Pacific Grove might just be made for you. The eclectic “PG Butterfly House” is on the market for $998,000, offering up color and one-of-a-kind touches in spades.

The two-bedroom, two-bath house includes 1,334 square feet, and it serves up plenty of modern amenities to suit the perfect buyer, including ample closet space, a private yard, two single-car garages, and a close proximity to nearby attractions, such as the Monterey Bay coastline and the bustling downtown area. But the home’s unique design scheme might not be for everyone, as it pays serious homage to Pacific Grove’s nickname of “Butterfly Town U.S.A.,” a moniker coined due to the swarms of monarch butterflies that migrate there ahead of the cold winter months, according to Roadside America.

There are butterflies in just about every corner of the house inside and out, with the home having a sweet origin story. According to Roadside America, the Butterfly House began as a labor of love for the previous owners, J and Sonja Jackson. After Sonja was reportedly diagnosed with an eye disease that impaired her vision (but still allowed her to see bright hues), J began attaching butterfly sculptures and art to the front of the house so that Sonja could spot her home if she was out on walks. Over the years, J decorated the home with handcrafted butterflies, cementing its status as a must-see attraction for tourists and locals alike.

Now, the couple is selling the home, on the hunt for the perfect buyer with a love of vibrant hues and, of course, butterflies. It’s already making waves on Zillow Gone Wild, with one Twitter user calling it a “Lisa Frank house” and another joking, “It’s a bit weird to see my 6th grade junk drawer pop up on Zillow for $998,000.” Still, plenty of people love the unique vibe and the heartwarming story behind the home, and it’s sure to find the right buyer soon.