Storybook houses At a time when midcentury modern is the pinnacle of hip living, when Neutra and Schindler are considered gods by architecture buffs, and when light and space are in high demand, the storybook style has never seemed more out of fashion. The outside gate at Witches House in Beverly Hills.
Storybook houses structures include places that appear to be hobbit houses, witch's dens, fairy-tale castles and village courts. Though many fine examples have been destroyed — and just three are designated landmarks in Los Angeles — others are still sprinkled around town. The Spadena House, also known as Witches House, was bought by its real estate broker to save it from being torn down by a new owner.