Thanks to the awesome article on Remodelista, I finally found the home from one of my favorite movies “Laurel Canyon”. The Sten-Frenke residence was designed by Richard Neutra in 1934, and later on underwent a 4 year restoration by Marmol Radziner and James Biber of Pentagram.
In the movie Laurel Canyon, director Lisa Cholodenko had it set designed to appear very bohemian and contemporary, yet care free. The pool was overgrown with lush plants and lawn chairs… and there was a “recording studio” that sat across the yard, which would of probably been a guest house renovated.
See a clip of the movie here where you’ll see a pretty good range of the house and yard.
In reality, the modern home boasts mid century minimalist charm and sprawling, clean cut surroundings. Additionally it’s located in Santa Monica, which is nowhere near Laurel Canyon.