The Witch’s House in Beverly Hills is straight out of a fairytale

If there was a rich witch they might find a nice home at the corner of Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills.


The Spadena House, or commonly referred to as the Witch’s House, is just a few blocks from Rodeo Drive.

Anyone who drives through the neighborhood of immaculate homes might do a double take after passing this one. It looks straight out of Hocus Pocus.

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“Most people think it’s dilapidated and vacant,” current owner of the home, Michael J. Libow, told CNN. “I’m an odd person to begin with, and the home is so odd for its neighborhood.”

Between the pointy, lopsided roofs, the purposeful thorny yard and distressed paint, it’s often compared to the gingerbread house in Hansel and Gretel.

It was built in 1921 for a silent film movie studio in Culver City to serve as an office and dressing rooms, according to Los Angeles Magazine. After the studio closed, the Spadena family moved the home to its current location in the 90210.

The Witch’s House under construction in the 1920s at Willat Studios in Culver City. (Photo: Facebook / Beverly Hills Heritage)

Libow, a Coldwell Banker real estate agent, reportedly purchased the home almost two decades ago and works to maintain that Halloween-all-year-round kind of vibe.

“A home that looks as if it’s 300 years old that really isn’t,” Libow explained.

The Witch House briefly appeared in the best movie of 1995. (see it around 0:45)

The inside is just as incredible! Check out these photos from LA Magazine.


Peep the Witch’s House at 516 N. Walden Drive in Beverly Hills. If you go, be respectful of the current residents in the neighborhood by viewing the home only from the public street and sidewalk.

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