I'd biked by this house a few times but never noticed it until someone at the bike club mentioned it. It just kind of fits in with the stately mansions of Beverly Hills somehow, although once it catches your eye you do a double take! The Spadena house was built for a movie studio in 1921 and appeared in several silent films, and then was bought in 1926 and moved to this site and it became a private home. Supposedly they're a prime trick-or-treating target at Halloween!
I used to travel between my job in Nunavut and my two homes in Ottawa and Los Angeles, but am now a year-round resident of the paradise that is Ottawa. I'm not renaming the blog, though. People obsessed with factual accuracy will just have to cope.