The Spadena House in Hollywood, California
This home was built in 1926
It was built to intentionally look weather beaten and time worn.
A true Storybook Home.
It was designed by an art director and originally built in Culver City, California for use as offices
and dressing rooms for the Willat Movie Studios.
The building was moved to Hollywood in 1934 to be used as a private residence.
It is believed to have greatly influenced the architecture of Disneyland.
The home fell into disrepair until a local realtor who'd been hired to sell it, could not find a buyer.
Everyone interested in the home wanted to demolish it to build a new McMansion.
The realtor knew it would be a tragedy to see a house of historical significance be destroyed.
So he bought it himself and has spent the last 10 years restoring it and creating the
magical landscape that surrounds it.
The landscape includes a bridged moat.
This photo is from 1921 when the home was in Culver City
A fitting start for this Halloween month, I think.