Live like The Dude: Big Lebowski Bungalow Up for Sale – for $2.3 million

The abode: The Venice, California property featured in the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski is on the market

 By Jennifer Madison   (original article here)

If you’ve dreamed of living like The Dude from Big Lebowski since 1998 – here’s your chance.

The one-bedroom bungalow Jeff Bridges’ character lived in for Joel and Ethan Coen’s cult film is on the market.

But with a nearly $2.3million price tag for the Venice, California property, it’s unlikely El Duderino himself would have scrounged up the cash to crash there.

The six one-bedroom cottages at 606-608 Venezia Avenue are being sold as a group by local Bulldog Realtors.

According to the listing, The Big Lebowski Compound’s ‘historic’ one bedroom cottages sit on 10,628 sq ft lot, blocks to the beach and Abbot Kinney.

But the property has had a major facelift since the film, helping the owners, who live out of town, to push up the asking price to $2.295million.

In 2005, the compound underwent major renovations, including new sewer line and roofing.

The property features ‘spacious side-yards and a lushly landscaped gated courtyard,’ according to listing agent Winston Cenac.

He told L.A. Weekly: ‘It’s a gorgeous little compound. Some of the tenants are decorators, so on the inside, the units just look primo.’

But could The Dude afford it?

That's a steep price tag for The Dude.

‘There’s no way,’ he said. ‘In the movie the whole compound is very rundown.’

One thing he warns – film fans may be knocking on your door if you buy the pad.

Cenac said strangers stop by regularly to snap pictures of the front porch.

‘On the Venice Garden tour, a big group of people recognised it. A German fellow came by to have his picture taken before leaving,’ he said.


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