Rockford’s ‘whimsy house’ to get new owners

A tiny ‘home’ added to Jackson Oaks’ charm; its quick sale is another sign of a hot real estate market

ROCKFORD — One of the most recognizable homes in the Jackson Oaks neighborhood went up for sale in early August.

It has zero bedrooms, zero bathrooms, 0.0 square feet of living space and was listed at $89,900.

It sold in two days.

For more than the asking price.

To be fair, the miniature home came with a two-story “guest house” that Dannette and Brad Holifield had lived in for 26 years before selling in mid-August. That’s what buyers were really paying for.

But the Holifields like to think the popular “whimsy house,” a faux miniature home with an eye-catching 4-inch-by-7-inch red door and a wooden staircase carved into the trunk of a maple tree, was a major selling point, too. They have letters from prospective buyers to prove it.


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