Hollywood has a penchant for recycling stories. “She’s All That,” “Rebecca,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Firestarter,” “Perry Mason,” “Overboard” and “Death Wish” have all gotten the remake/reboot treatment in recent years. And that’s just to name a few! The same can also be said for locations, with many SoCal locales being reused repeatedly onscreen in myriad productions. Case in point – Hummingbird Nest Ranch, a sprawling Spanish-style compound nestled north of the 118 Freeway in the Simi Valley town of Santa Susana that has been featured in hundreds upon hundreds of movies and television shows throughout the years. So prolific is the site, in fact, that it has played William Devane’s small-screen home not once but twice, most recently in Freevee’s new “Bosch” spinoff, “Bosch: Legacy.”
Situated at the end of a mile-long driveway on a colossal 123-acre lot at 2940 Kuehner Dr., the locale is so massive and grand, it truly has to be seen to be believed! Completed in 2004, the property was the brainchild of billionaire Metro Networks founder David Saperstein and his second wife, Suzanne, who purchased what was then a “run-down ranch” with a small 1920s-era house in 2000. The Sapersteins had much bigger things in mind for the site, though. They commissioned architect Richardson Robertson III (who also designed their Holmby Hills estate) to build a luxurious hacienda on the grounds to serve as a weekend retreat for the couple and, as the Los Angeles Times reports, “a safe, quiet place for their five children and four grandchildren to spend time together.”
Boasting eight bedrooms and at least as many baths with no detail overlooked, Robertson’s creation is truly fit for a king – or a billionaire, as the case may be.