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Seductive Spanish-style from ‘L.A. Confidential’ asks $3.5M

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The Hancock Park home played a key role in the 1997 film

House with grassy lawn
The home was built in 1923 by Jack Donovan.
Photos by James Moss, courtesy Susanna Nagy, Keller Williams

Does this elegant Spanish-style home in Hancock Park make you think of the seamy world of organized crime and vice that lies beneath Los Angeles’s sun-soaked facade?

If so, that’s probably because of the major role it played in the noir thriller L.A. Confidential, in which it appeared as the house of ill-repute occupied by Veronica Lake-lookalike Lynn Bracken (played by Kim Basinger).

Built in 1923, the two-story residence was, per the listing, built by debonair architect and film producer Jack Donovan. In the 1990s, it was discovered by L.A. Confidential production designer Jeannine Oppewall, who outfitted the home with “sexy furniture” from Palm Springs.

Equipped with hardwood floors, arched windows, and a double-height living room, the 4,600-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Other interior features include a tile-edged living room fireplace, access to an upper level balcony, a formal dining room that opens out to a side patio, and the dramatic staircase with wrought-iron bannister seen in the film.

The house sits on a 17,019-square-foot lot with multiple patios, a swimming pool, and a neatly manicured lawn.

Asking price is $3.5 million.

Living room
Living room staircase
Formal dining room
Tile bathroom
Swimming pool