At the risk of Dirt’s filming locations section becoming a full-blown “Bosch: Legacy” fest, here I am with yet another locale from the new Freevee series. Spun off from the Amazon original “Bosch,” the procedural, which sees titular hero Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) trade in his LAPD badge to work as a private detective, ended its first season run last Thursday to rave reviews and a staggering 100% Tomatometer ranking and 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. Based upon best-selling author Michael Connelly’s 2016 novel “The Wrong Side of Goodbye,” the dynamic storyline twists and turns and ebbs and flows throughout the 10 inaugural episodes, with Harry coming up against the Russian mob, a murdered doctor, a massive oil stealing ring and a dying billionaire named Whitney Vance (William Devane), who seeks the newly-minted P.I.’s help in determining whether or not he has an heir.
With critics calling it “an oasis of old-school rationality and calm” and “pulpy, procedural fun,” the only complaint amongst viewers seems to be regarding the piecemeal release of episodes. But the finale certainly proved worth waiting for! Titled “Always/All Ways,” the episode (spoiler!) closes out with a kidnapping, a cliffhanger and a literal bang, as Harry engages in a shootout with a deadly assassin at Vance’s country house, said to be located somewhere “in the Valley.”
Though the “Bosch” franchise typically showcases locations in a very realistic light, in truth, Whitney’s country estate can be found a good 15 miles outside of the San Fernando Valley in Thousand Oaks. The sprawling American Farmhouse-style pad, known as Brookfield Farms in real life, sits at the end of a lengthy, winding driveway on a leafy 60-acre plot at 1464 Hidden Valley Rd. in Hidden Valley, a serene neighborhood nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains about 45 miles west of downtown L.A. (Please remember this is a private home. Do not trespass or bother the residents or the property in any way.)
In an incredible twist, not only is the site an equestrian complex in real life, but one that has ties to “Knots Landing,” as is also the case with Hummingbird Nest Ranch, the spot that plays Vance’s primary residence on the series! Talk about a coincidence!