Are you one of the (many, many) people who can't engage in conversation without dropping a line from the Coen Brothers' seventh movie? Are you also looking to move? Well, we found you a place! You're welcome.
Yep, the Dude's one-bedroom bungalow is on the market, just waiting for you and your own Little Lebowski Urban Achiever to make it a home. Be warned, though: with its “spacious side-yards and a lushly landscaped gated courtyard” it's probably more Bunny's style.
“It's a gorgeous little compound,” realtor Winston Cenac tells LA Weekly. “Some of the tenants are decorators, so on the inside, the units just look primo.” Which is to say that if you are the type of person who has actually been to Lebowski Fest, you are not the type of person who will want to live here.
Nor can you afford to. With a going rate of $2.3 million for the lot of six one-bedroom bungalows that come as a package (interpretive dance-obsessed landlord not included), would his Dudeness be able to round up the security deposit? “There's no way,” says Cenac. “In the movie the whole compound is very rundown. The people who bought it upgraded it, so unfortunately not.”
People stop in all the time anyway to snap photos of the Dude's front porch, much to the delight of the other residents, we're sure. “On the Venice Garden tour, a big group of people recognized it,” Cenac recalls. “A German fellow came by to have his picture taken before leaving.” We're assuming he wasn't a nihilist.
As for the current owners, all Cenac would say was that they currently live outside the city. “I don't know that there's more information to be had,” he says. “It's just a lucky building that got featured and is now a nicer building as a result.” Read: the wallpaper no longer smells like milk and vodka, but renowned feminist conceptual artist/heiress Maude Lebowski might still be around.
On Tuesday, Bulldog Realtors will host an open house at the property from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They've even invited Jeff Bridges to come by and say hello. The showing is technically for brokers and agents, but those with a serious interest can show up, as long as they call first. And bring their own rugs.
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