A house in Malibu is currently having a moment! The spectacular Dutch Colonial, which sits on a private road atop a sloping bluff overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway and ocean beyond, has become the go-to locale anytime a Los Angeles-based production calls for a property with a Hamptons or Cape Cod-esque feel. Capped by a dynamic gambrel roof and shingled in copper-toned Cedar shake siding trimmed in pristine white, the pad looks like it was ripped right off the picturesque shores of Montauk or Martha’s Vineyard! So its use as the Massachusets island getaway of President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) on the latest season of “American Crime Story” titled “Impeachment” must have been a no-brainer. Producers just had to be sure the place was available for filming, considering it was pulling double duty at the time, also appearing as the home of popular podcaster Poppy Scoville-Parnell (Octavia Spencer) on the Apple TV+ series “Truth Be Told,” which just wrapped its second season. With its alluring East Coast Traditional aesthetic, it is not hard to see how the pad became a screen favorite.
In reality, the dwelling can be found tucked against the pastoral foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains at 27720 Winding Way across from Escondido Beach in the tony, ultra-exclusive Winding Way community. (Please remember this is a private home. Do not trespass or bother the residents or the property in any way.) As famed local real estate agent (and BFF of “Beverly Hills, 90210’s” Shannen Doherty) Chris Cortazzo notes of the upscale and oft-filmed residential enclave, “Some of the homes in Winding Way have recorded some of the highest per-square-foot prices ever seen in Malibu (or in Southern California, for that matter), topping out at over $3,000.” For those wondering, Zillow “zestimates” the Dutch Colonial’s current PPSF at just north of a not-too-shabby $1,800!