Abbey San Encino, which is not an abbey but a private home, hides quietly behind a chain-link fence as though it has taken a vow of silence.
The fence is necessary. The house is too famous to let people approach just any old time and, say, leave a flyer on the porch. It's where singer-songwriter Jackson Browne and his singer-songwriter brother, Severin Browne, grew up. Their grandfather, Clyde Browne, built the house. He, too, was well-known in his day as a printer and typographer. Floyd Bariscale wrote the definitive article over at Big Orange Landmarks.
The house is available for photo and film shoots. Jackson Browne even posed in the courtyard for the cover of his album For Everyman (ironic, as this is not an Everyman sort of house).
My favorite thing about this house that I found online: looky.
Update, 1pm: This house is not usually open to the public, but it so happens that there's a tour THIS Sunday, 4/21/13. Thanks to Pasadena Adjacent for the link.
P.S. If you want to win a free copy of Camelot & Vine, Margaret is playing Pass the Book.