Did you know that back in the early 1900's, storybook houses could be found all over L.A.? They were apparently all the rage, but since then only a few have been preserved.
I owe a big thank you t
o Barbara for emailing me about these hidden fairy tale houses.
Follow the breadcrumbs to go on a Storybook House hunt of your own..
Spaldena House (aka The Witch's House)
The Witch's House is on the corner of Carmelita and Walden Blvd in Beverly Hills. It features a moat, a cobweb doorway, about five "No Trespassing" signs, and (my favorite) a roof that looks like it's gonna cave in at any moment.
The House was built and designed by Hollywood art director Harry Oliver in 1921. It served as the offices and dressing rooms for a Culver City film studio until 1934 when the house was moved to Beverly Hills.
The Hobbit's House
The Hobbit's House is located at 3819 Dunn Drive in Culver City. In the front is a pond filled with little turtles (there must have been at least ten in there). In 1996 it was declared Historic Cultural Monument #624. Way to go, Frodo!
There's a tree growing right through the roof!
Storybook Houses in Los Feliz: