Thanks to Anonymous (there are so many of you, Anon!) for clarifying my last post.You learn something every day.
Turns out the L.A. Times published an informative article on the Brookside neighborhood on Feb. 27, 2005. Worth reading. And they used a shot of the same house to illustrate the "magical" qualities of the neighborhood, without mentioning its Québecois origins; the author calls it a "Moorish-style Scottish-influenced castle," which is not even close. But it just proves you can have anything you want in L.A. (minus the snow).