“Replica Japanese palace near Yelm might need a buyer as unique as its creator”
By Larry LaRue in the Tacoma News Tribune:
“The home on the hill near Yelm is unlike anything else in the region. The same could be said for its creator, Christian Schlaepfer.
‘You look at the house, its unique,’ said Ellen Dorfman, who owns the property today and has it on the market. ‘Christian was eccentric.’
‘Christian built a replica of the Katsura Palace.’