The home is easily recognizable. The roof is pointed like a witch's hat and is lopsided with brown shingles. The tiny windows have wooden shutters are hung at odd angles. The front yard even has a wooden bridge crossing a moat and the garden is intentionally overgrown and distressed looking. There are signs on the fence that say "No Trespassing" and "Keep out".
The 3500 square feet house was originally designed and built in 1921 by Harry Oliver, a Hollywood art director. It was located in Culver City and served as the offices and dressing rooms for Irvin Willat's film studio. In 1934, the home was moved to its current location in Beverly Hills.
The Witch's House has since undergone remodeling many times but still greatly resembles the original home that was built by Harry Oliver. The house can be seen in the 1995 movie "Clueless." In the movie, Alicia Silverstone walks past the house after failing her driving test. It is also featured in the 1965 movie "The Loved One" as the home of Sir John Gielgud's character, and also in the 1957 horror film "The Undead".