That Stunning Home From “Basic Instinct” and “Big Little Lies” Is on the Market

published Mar 28, 2022
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Are you looking to live a life of mystery and intrigue? In Carmel, California, a picturesque 12,000-square-foot oceanfront property called The Lodge at Spindrift is now on the market for $29.6 million. If the cliffside residence looks familiar, that’s because it was the filming location of Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas’ 1992 erotic thriller “Basic Instinct”, as well as Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s award-winning HBO series “Big Little Lies”.

The place is popular among Hollywood location scouts for a reason. It features five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two gourmet kitchens — including one with a glass-walled breakfast area where you can take in views of the Pacific Ocean — a grand living room, and 12 fireplaces. Yes, you read that right. 12 fireplaces!

But that’s not all. The Lodge at Spindrift also includes amenities such as a gym, a sauna, a hobby room, a study, a swimming pool inside an atrium, and a two-story library that comes with its own spiral staircase and reading nook — perfect for cozying up with Liane Moriarty’s novel that “Big Little Lies” was based off of. 

Outside, the property has over two acres of naturally landscaped grounds with meandering pathways, an outdoor fire pit, a greenhouse, and even a hot tub with a majestic view of the surrounding cliffs.

“For many years, Hollywood elites have recognized The Lodge at Spindrift as the quintessential coastal estate,” real estate agent Jonathan Spencer told the Evening Standard.

“The home lives like new constructions with the thoughtful and extensive improvements made in recent years. The savvy buyer knows there is still substantial room for price appreciation at its current valuation and will view this property as a trophy piece for generations to come.”

You can learn more about the property (and even take a virtual tour) here.