Friends of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles is back with another map of storybook-style homes—and this time they’re focusing on some towers and turrets. Amber Benson, the Witches of Echo Park novelist and a mid-series regular on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has once again curated a guide to five castle-like houses, spread between the Hollywood Hills and University Park.
The actual route and selections will become available on October 4 (it’s free if you sign up on FORT:LA’s site). To be clear, the map won’t grant you access inside of each home, but it will help you set an itinerary for gawking at them from the sidewalk.
The full route requires use of a car, and we’d be particularly carefully navigating the winding, narrow streets around a trio of sites clustered close together in Hollywood. On the other hand, once you actually get to these specific spots, they’re pretty good launching points for trails and stair hikes.