Weird Houses of LA: Santa Monica

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Adam and I lived in Santa Monica – a half-hour’s walk from the Pacific Ocean in westside Los Angeles — for five years. By the time we left in 1999, nothing weird had ever really happened in our neighborhood.

A mere three years later, this madcap creation was devised just seven blocks away from our old house. For several decades, it had been a plain old 1930s Bungalow, a common sight in this sprawling beachside town.

But then Louise Farnam discovered art.

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Weird Houses of LA: Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills has long been about creating your own version of fantasy. Makes sense, then, that there are a whole slew of houses here that vie for the “weird” title.  

In the interest of bringing you the best, though, I’ll narrow that list down to two.

O’Neill House (partially pictured here) is firmly entrenched in the art nouveau fantasy of Antoni Gaudi, and of its visionary owner, who never lived to see it completed.

The Witch’s House (pictured below), is a fantasy from the silent film era — and was originally situated miles away before being moved here.  

After all, in this world-famous neighborhood, you can have anything you want delivered.

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