A Hidden Storybook House in the Hills

As I was driving home Friday afternoon, looking for a sunny patch to take my outfit photos, I found this little hidden treasure purely by accident. I usually just stay on Beverly Glen from Mulholland and take it into the Valley but instead decided to make a right on Coy Drive which in the past, have always taken to avoid traffic …but today was more of a scenic drive.

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As I pulled to a stop sign at Camino De La Cumbra where I would normally make a left to continue down the road, I spotted a great little sunny spot where the road dead-ended ahead and pulled over and put my hazards on.

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It was a seemingly quiet street until I got out of the car and began setting up my camera and snapped my first three shots. The hill was steep so all shots where blurry but it wasn’t until I looked at them on my camera that I realized the house behind me wasn’t what you would call a typical house. At that same moment, a car pulled behind mine, parked and three men got out. We exchanged hello/how are yous {to which one replied, better now that you’re here} and they continued walking towards the dead end. I was mesmerized by the house but as I watched them I realized in the distance there was a historic landmark sign …which I would have explored had they not been there. {cut to a horror movie rape scene}

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The spot was no longer worthy of an outfit post but I did manage to get some great shots of this hidden house which looks to be straight out of a storybook.

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I may just have to go back and explore a bit more.

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Does anyone know any history behind it? {3567 Camino De La Cumbra}

Update: Thanks to an awesome anonymous commenter who did “a little sleuthing” you can find more information about this fairytale house here California Design.com


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Leah

    February 2, 2010 |

    Amazing!! What a gorgeous place.

  • Glamorous Newlywed

    February 2, 2010 |

    Wow! I want to live there!

  • Allie

    February 2, 2010 |

    Omgosh! That is so amazing. I hope you find out details about it! Look at that front lawn!

  • Lauren

    February 2, 2010 |

    it says it was built in 2007.. Maybe the land is the historical part, or the architect?

  • Jacqueline

    February 2, 2010 |

    Wow, that house is really cool. It does look like it is out of a storybook. Great find Maegan! xo


  • Anonymous

    February 2, 2010 |

    I was curious, so I did a little sleuthing. From what I can tell, this house is owned by California All Design, Inc – a construction/remodeling firm. It’s a showcase of their talents. The address is actually 3567 De La Cumbre Pl and the firm’s website is: http://www.californiaalldesign.com

  • Style (R)evolution

    February 2, 2010 |

    Amazing.. Great Find!

  • Tiffany*

    February 2, 2010 |

    that house is amazing! I can’t wait to hear the story behind it and to see more pictures of it!

  • Violet

    February 2, 2010 |

    ohhh i say you sell the new house and live in this one… pleeeeeeeeeeease! lol

  • Delmy

    February 2, 2010 |

    When you do go back ,please let us know. I am curious to know now. I wanted to keep reading more about it.

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    February 2, 2010 |

    Maegan…please take your hubby with you! I don’t need to read about a blogger being a statistic. Don’t be the typical “curious” girl in a horror movie!

    Happy, Safe exploring!

  • Kirsten

    February 2, 2010 |

    Wow wow wow!

  • Francesca

    February 2, 2010 |

    wow that house looks like it came straight out of a fairytale


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  • Meghan

    February 2, 2010 |

    Wow, that house needs to be in the movies as its stunning. Great photshoot, thanks for sharing!

  • J-Diggety

    February 2, 2010 |

    Wow, what a fun li’l unexpected adventure! You’ll have to post an update when you go back to explore and find out more about it 🙂

    xoxo J

  • Little Gray Pixel

    February 2, 2010 |

    What a cute house! I’d like to live there and wake up to cartoon birds and woodland creatures who help me tidy up the place.

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    February 2, 2010 |

    what a gorgeous dream house!!!

  • betz

    February 2, 2010 |

    that house belongs to fairy tales. that’s so gorgeous!


  • pinksundrops

    February 2, 2010 |

    You’re on a “12 Bloggers Chicks You’d Like to See in Maxim” list: http://www.ibeatyou.com/blog/2009/12/18/11-blogger-chicks-you’d-maxim/ . Another one of my favorite bloggers, Ev’Yan, is on the list as well and sent me to it. It was fun to see you on there too!

  • Gmr

    February 2, 2010 |

    Wow!!! definetly you have to retorn there!! XDDD It’s Amazing!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    February 2, 2010 |

    That is AMAZING! I would love to explore there too.

    Hey I posted all the things that Honey & Cinnamon cures (including infertility, weight loss, flu, colds, etc.) Stop by my Blog & check it out…pretty interesting!

  • Big Red

    February 2, 2010 |

    So cool! I want to drive up and take a look.

  • K

    February 2, 2010 |

    what an amazing place! I would love to know more about it. You must got back and learn more!

  • diane

    February 2, 2010 |

    Such a pretty house, I wish they had not updated the garage doors.

  • Tara Gibson

    February 2, 2010 |

    what a gorgeous place!

  • ShouldaWouldaCoulda

    February 2, 2010 |

    that house is amazing, i love the purple windows!

  • Suzy

    February 2, 2010 |

    It looks like some haunted house you’d see in Disney!

  • Caroline, No.

    February 2, 2010 |

    Whoa. Cool! It’s little things like this that make blogging so fun, the strange little adventures you’d never otherwise go on. 🙂

  • Vee

    February 2, 2010 |

    That house is too fantastic. You have one scenic drive lady!

    I love that like me, your mind instantly sets up awful scenarios, that are all too common in real life.

    Can’t wait to hear more about the house.

  • ~alison

    February 2, 2010 |

    Isn’t that the same street where Sharon Tate lived and was murdered?

    Love the house and the little yard! ALso – like the new blog layout!

  • drollgirl

    February 2, 2010 |

    um, that place is bonkers crazy nuts! and SO GLAD YOU AVOIDED HORROR RAPE SCENE! gak! i would have feared the same thing!

  • anotherfishinthesea

    February 2, 2010 |

    That house is fantastic – in the truest sense of the word!! I hope you can get some more details about it and share them with us… amazing!

  • Cafe Fashionista

    February 2, 2010 |

    Oh, what a stunning little place. Doesn’t it almost seem a bit like fate that you should stumble upon it, Maegan? 🙂

  • Ying

    February 2, 2010 |

    Oh. My. Please go back and explore.

  • ♥ Katinka

    February 2, 2010 |

    OMG! this is amazing 🙂

  • ~ Kelly Ann ♥

    February 2, 2010 |

    LOVE IT!!! I want to live there- what a cool find-
    perfect location!!!


  • Ryan

    February 2, 2010 |

    It looks like it could be the Mad Hatter’s house!

  • ko0ty

    February 3, 2010 |

    Wow that house is beautiful! It looks like something from my dreams. =P

  • Elizabeth Marie

    February 3, 2010 |

    NO RAPE SCENE omg you kill me. But this is so purdy!!! You should have your MAXIM SHOOT THERE!!! HAHA!!! OMG I’m so smart.

  • Moomby

    February 3, 2010 |

    oh my, that house is amazing. i’m so curious to know who lives there and what they do…and what the inside of their place looks like.

    are you all done moving in? will we get to see pics?

  • Elie's Papel

    February 3, 2010 |

    I lived in LA and never heard of this place… amazing!!!

  • Robin from OK

    February 3, 2010 |

    Oh, I would live in this place IN A HEARTBEAT!

  • Hanako66

    February 8, 2010 |

    wow…just wow!

  • Every Little Counts

    February 8, 2010 |

    ah…you have me missing LA! i used to love driving around through the hills discovering all of the amazing homes, wondering who lived in them and what kind of lives they had.

  • .:*aMbAr*:.

    February 9, 2010 |

    Oh wow!!!!! Amazing, it’s so pretty it looks fake.

  • kim23

    March 15, 2011 |

    what a nice house! in my opinion, The Witch’s House from Beverly Hills is the best example of what was known in 1920s LA as storybook architecture. The home was built in 1921 by art director Harry Oliver for a silent film movie house. Later, in 1998, the house was purchased by a local real estate agent named Michael Libow.

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