Hot Property | Architectural Spotlight | Storybook houses
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Hot Property | Architectural Spotlight | Storybook houses

The Spadena House, also known as the Witch’s House, in Beverly Hills. (Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times)

A restored and expanded 1920s Storybook-style house in Toluca Lake.

 (Sevan Masehian)

Designed in Storybook-style, a movement popularized in the U.S. and England during the 1920s, the Hanson Residence plays up its character with clinker-brick accents, stained-glass windows and handsome beams. The whimsical home was designed and built in 1924 by Jean-Louise Egasse, an architect known for marrying unusual design elements and European influences. A recent restoration by HabHouse introduced carefully sourced materials while retaining a range of original details. The home is listed for $1.988 million.

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The Hobbit House, designed and built by Lawrence Joseph in Culver City, is right out of Tolkien’s tale of mythical creatures.

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Architect Mark Whitman and his wife Julia own a house built around a tree, enlarged from a 1930’s cabin. The master bedroom has a fireplace and a sitting area next to a window that looks out to the pool.


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The Storybook-style home in Beachwood Canyon retains such details as vintage tilework, hand-painted wall coverings in the dining room and a vaulted and beamed ceiling in the living room.

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