Why You May Recognize James Goldstein's Mansion in "Selling Sunset" Season 7
"Selling Sunset" always delivers on drama and high-end properties, and season seven is no different. By now, viewers are used to seeing the cast of Oppenheim Group realtors show off lush California homes to their roster of rich clients, but this time, they got the unique opportunity to host a work event at an iconic Hollywood landmark — which you may recognize.
In episode two, Jason Oppenheim — president of the Oppenheim Group — introduces some of the cast to "one of the most iconic houses in the world" owned by successful businessman James Goldstein. Goldstein bought the Beverly Hills home — formally referred to as the Sheats-Goldstein Mansion — from Helen and Paul Sheats in 1972, and it's been the film site of tons of TV shows and movies since then (one being Oppenheim's favorite, "The Big Lebowski"). It was built by famed architect John Lautner between 1961 and 1963 and has become his most famous house ever designed. It's still available for filming and photo shoots, per Image Locations.
The unique build and decor of the 4,500-square-foot mansion — from its frameless glass walls and built-in furniture to its thick foliage — is likely why you may have easily spotted it in "Selling Sunset." It even has its own event space, making it the "world's coolest and most exclusive nightclub," per Forbes.
Many of our favorite stars can say they've filmed projects at the famous property at one point in time, as its credits go way over 30 years, starting with the 1988 movie "Midnight." From classic films to newer onscreen offerings and even music videos, this house is legendary in more ways than one.
Scroll ahead to learn about 10 notable TV shows, movies, and music videos that have been filmed at the famous Goldstein house. And if you're really curious, take a virtual tour of the property here, courtesy of Mr. Goldstein.
"The Big Lebowski"
The 1998 classic — which starred Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tara Reid — filmed scenes at the Goldstein house, which served as the home of Ben Gazzara's character, Jackie Treehorn, a suave adult film producer who meets there with Bridges's The Dude after a bonfire beach party, per Los Angeles Magazine. According to the outlet, the hillside home has been known to open its doors up to cosplayers during Lebowski Fest who hope to re-create Bridges's scenes.
"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," the 2003 action-comedy that stars Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu, is notably credited for being one of many films that's taken place at the Goldstein house. It's first seen toward the start of the film when Liu's Alex Munday goes to visit her father, and again when Matt LeBlanc's Jason (Alex's boyfriend) pops up at the house, too.
"Bandits" — the 2001 crime dramedy starr
ing Bruce Willis and Cate Blanchett — is another film that can say it's a part of the Goldstein film credits. Though the house isn't featured prominently in the movie, you can catch a small glimpse of it toward the end, per its signature greenery.
OG "Snowfall" fans may easily remember where some of the show's early season one episodes were filmed if you can recall the accidental death that happens in the pilot. It's then when we meet Carter Hudson's Reed Thompson, aka Teddy McDonald — the CIA officer who discovers the famous hillside property to be a stash house amid the crime drama's crack-cocaine epidemic. If you check the photo above, you'll see parts of the Goldstein house's signature glass walls.
"Southland," the crime drama about the lives of LAPD officers, filmed its third season one episode at the Goldstein house before it aired in April 2009. The John Lautner Foundation blogged about the property's appearance in the series back then, writing on its website: "Thanks to the countless number of spies employed by the John Lautner Foundation, we have learned that the April 23 episode of the new crime drama 'Southland' will feature the Sheats-Goldstein residence as a murder scene."
Doja Cat's "Say So" Music Video
Doja Cat famously filmed her disco-themed music video for "Say So" at the Goldstein house, as its the sole location for all the scenes. From the angled glass walls and retro built-in couches to the outdoor pool, all of the home's signature features are seen throughout.
Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams's "Let's Get Blown" Music Video
Rap star Snoop Dogg filmed his 2005 house party-esque music video "Let's Get Blown," featuring Pharrell Williams, at the Goldstein residence. The home's open outdoor area, living room, and one of its angled bedrooms can be seen in the video.
G-Eazy's "Order More" Music Video
Rapper G-Eazy is yet another artist who's laid claim to the renowned Goldstein mansion with a mesmerizing music video. The "No Limit" rapper filmed his 2016 "Order More" visual, featuring Starrah, all over the home's living room, close to its heavily vegetated outdoor area. The video is actually a pretty good minitour of the house.
Babyface's "We've Got Love" Music Video
Babyface's 2015 "We've Got Love" video is also a pretty solid tour of the Goldstein residence. The music legend sets up shop in the house's living room, where he hosts a small party and performs his track, while shots of the bedroom are sprinkled throughout. Though the video is shot in black-and-white, the home's signature architecture still stands out.
Rebecca Lynn Howard's "Forgive" Music Video
Last but not least, country singer Rebecca Lynn Howard shot her 2002 "Forgive" music video all around the Goldstein mansion. She spends most scenes in the home's bedrooms, living room, and by the pool, but the visual features a lot of panoramic shots around the outside of the house as well.