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We're enchanted by Christy Hobart's new piece on the area's Storybook style homes in the 1/13/05 issue of the Los Angeles Time's Home Section. One of the treats of living in Los Angeles is sighting wee, crooked little houses with peaks shaped like witch hats.

Hobart crawls inside and gets the stories of three Storybook homeowners: the Conrads who own the 'Hobbit House/Hansel & Gretel' house in Beachwood Canyon, the Lawrence Joseph's complex in Culver City, the Brown-Parson's house in Los Feliz and the fabled Spadena House in Beverly Hills. These houses are twice as charming as the Thomas Kinkade-inspired housing development known as Hiddenbrooke in Northern California.

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times