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The Witch's Cottage

storybook-style cottageWelcome!

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A bit of history...

storybook-style cottage

Built in 1927 by C.E. Weaver, it is a masterpiece of design. The massive twisted junipers that shade the front are among the largest to be found in Southern California and have grown over the years to be part of the facade. Clinker bricks decorate the stucco walls and planters under the windows. A rustic wooden door opens, not into the house, but into a courtyard. As you walk the courtyard's stone path you can see two small turrets and a crenelated tower/entrance. As you might expect in Hollywood, the turrets are just for show: they are far too small to be functional. But on this house, their scale is perfect.