“Love has taken me to dark places, but Los Angeles has got to be as dark as it gets.” So says Joe Golberg (Penn Badgley) at the opening of “You’s” second season, which sees the murderous protagonist migrating from New York to L.A. in order to hide out from a revenge-seeking ex-girlfriend he once tried to kill. Talk about dark!
Deeming it “the worst city in the world,” Joe makes his disdain for la-la-land known from the get-go. The “You” production team obviously doesn’t share that sentiment, though, because Los Angeles is showcased beautifully throughout the season’s ten episodes. From Anavrin, the dreamy upscale market where Joe lands a job, to the haunting Victorian Joe’s ex, Candace Stone (Ambyr Childers), rents while in town hunting him down, L.A. has never looked better onscreen!
“You’s” second season also made use of several stunning mid-century-esque properties, including a peaked-roofed Burbank pad with a tree growing through it where Joe attends “a party . . . at noon . . . on a Tuesday” in episode two, “Just the Tip,” and a sleek Hollywood Hills residence that serves as the home of Forty Quinn (James Scully) in episode nine, “P.I. Joe.”
Before trading in her digs for a little slice of suburban perfection with Joe in the season two finale, “Love Actually,” Forty’s sister, the eternally charming Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), also calls a mid-century stunner home. Though the dwelling is purported to be situated behind Joe’s apartment, which is located at 1830 Winona Blvd. in Los Feliz, Love’s house can actually be found about three miles away at 3022 Windsor Ave. in Silver Lake’s Primrose Hill neighborhood.
The MCM masterpiece was originally designed in 1956 by Guangzhou, China native Eugene Kinn Choy of the Choy & Associates firm. The USC School of Architecture graduate, who has the distinction of being the second Chinese American to join the American Institute of Architects, constructed several post-and-beam style homes in the area, including his personal residence at 3027 Castle St.
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