The Oscars might be over, but we aren’t ready to say goodbye to A Star Is Born just yet. It turns out that Jackson Maine’s (aka Bradley Cooper’s) home in the hit film isn’t just another set. It’s a real-life mid-century-modern rancher, situated in the famously star-studded neighborhood of Calabasas in west Los Angeles.
Tucked away in the Monte Nido neighborhood, the mid-century-modern rancher served as Cooper’s cinematic residence for 15 days during filming. According to Curbed LA, architect Dan Meis purchased and renovated the property in 2015 and sold it two years later for a cool $2 million. Warner Brothers Pictures shot at the site while the home was sitting on the market last summer.
The low-key, single-story residence was the slice of solitude Cooper’s rock-star character desperately needed.
Native oak trees line the path that leads up to the unassuming home, which was built in 1973 and designed by Malibu architect Douglas Rucker. The rustic-modern abode boasts a number of telltale mid-century features of which Rucker—beloved for his post-and-beam architecture—has become revered for, like vaulted ceilings, glass walls, and soaring skylights.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home also features an art studio, two indoor fireplaces, an outdoor barbecue, and a deck. There’s also room for a hillside pool and guest house on the one-acre property.
Given its quaint, cabin-like feel (the kitchen is clad in wood), it’s easy to see why the off-the-radar home appealed to producers. Chock-full of character and primed for privacy, the Calabasas hideout is decidedly fitting for a seasoned country star struggling with fame.
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