A luxury mansion featured in Jeff Bridges’s cult movie The Big Lebowski has been donated to a Los Angeles museum.
Owner James Goldstein is giving the property, which was used as pornographer Jackie Treehorn’s home in the 1998 comedy, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to inspire others to design more architecturally unique homes.
He tells Reuters news agency, “Los Angeles should represent a city that’s contemporary and moving into the future… I want people to build houses in a way that haven’t been done before that are moving into the future instead of the past, so I hope my house is an inspiration for that kind…
“No matter what the taste of people is, whether they like contemporary architecture or not, when they come through this house, their mouths drop open and they all seem to love it.”
The home, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Los Angeles, was used in a scene where Bridges’ character The Dude visits sleazy porn baron Jackie. It has also featured in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and magazine photoshoots.
The property has been donated to the museum alongside the gardens plus the artwork and fashion collection inside. The building will eventually be opened to the public.
– Cover Media