Just off Route 66 in Missouri, between Springfield and Carthage, is Red Oak II. The whimsical house in this photograph is fanciful indeed, with its weathered wooden shingle siding and the bright, almost TARDIS-blue trim and door. What you may not be able to see in the photo, though, is that this charming fairytale cottage is in the middle of a lake—reachable only by a drawbridge—one that is controlled from the mainland! Thus its name: The Mother-In-Law House. Make of it what you will.