Although it appeared on the pages of James Hilton’s “Lost Horizon” over 80 years ago, the fictional land of Shangri-La is alive and well in listings of homes currently for sale.
Shorthand for lush landscaping and secluded, private backyards, the term popped up in listings for homes ranging from the “Shangri-la of Silicon Valley” to the “The Pelican marsh nature lover’s Shangri-la.”
After pondering pelicans nestled in a happy valley, we combed through more than 200 listings that mention the paradisiacal phrase, and found a handful of homes worthy of the title.
To determine which Shangri-La home stands out from the merely dreamy pack, we’re asking for your vote. Check out the pictures below and tell us which one fulfills your fantasy.
369 Kortum Canyon Rd, Calistoga, CA
Price: $ 3,960,000
Paradise persuasion: “Shangri-La in Napa Valley!”
666 San Fernando St, San Diego, CA
Price: $ 2,300,000
Paradise persuasion: “Shangri-La in La Playa.”
59-326 Pualele Pl, Kamuela, HI
Price: $ 1,850,000
Paradise persuasion: “A true Shangri-La estate property.”
1244 N Via Paraiso, Palm Springs, CA
Price: $ 1,159,000
Paradise persuasion: “Outside is your own Shangri-la”
3 Wolcott Ln, Old Lyme, CT
Price: $ 1,080,000
Paradise persuasion: “Shangri-La on the shoreline”
815 Bass Lake Rd, Stoughton, WI
Price: $ 950,000
Paradise persuasion: “Shangri-la on the lake”