Also known as The Witch’s House, this property looks like it was plucked out of a fairytale. Characterized by lopsided angles, overgrown landscaping, an uneven paint job, and an overall grand but grotesque design, it’s easy to see how it got its enchanting and mythical nickname.
Conceptualized by famed art director and Storybook architect Harry Oliver, the home was built in the early 20s. Although it started out as offices for director Irvin Willat’s film studio in Culver City, it made the move to its current location in 1934.
The house has gained attention in pop culture, too. It served as the backdrop for a 1920s Hansel and Gretel film and more recently appeared in the 1995 film Clueless. Many people have compared the home to cartoons, more specifically Disney movies like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and The Haunted Mansion.
You can visit the Spadena House at 516 Walden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
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