McDonnell was the senior designer for Walt Disney Co . and he reportedly want to create a very personal and charming home in the unique style, enjoyed by millions at various Disney locations. Originally built in 1937, the home’s Disney-inspired touches were added by McDonnell in 1971. The McDonnell’s reportedly wanted to “create the house…in the storybook style that has entertained millions of visitors at the Disney parks. Patty is an expert in various crafts. Robert is currently a consultant on residential design.