Jackie Treehorn’s “Big Lebowski” Mansion Is Now a Piece of Art

Quite a pad we got here. Completely unspoiled.

By The Editors

Jackie Treehorn’s “Big Lebowski” Mansion Is Now a Piece of Art
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19 February 2016

Say what you will about fictional smutlord Jackie Treehorn — the man had good taste.

Taste evidenced foremost by his beautiful, modern L.A. mansion, which you’ll soon be able to visit: its owner just donated it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

The Sheats Goldstein Residence — renovated and updated for current owner James Goldstein by Frank Lloyd Wright-disciple John Lautner after the eccentric playboy purchased it in 1972 — features high ceilings, an airy, open layout, ample skylights, integrated couches and a well-lit pool. The museum has also been promised a James Turrell light installation on the property, Goldstein's 1961 Rolls Royce and an art collection that includes works by Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf.

The mansion is “an exceptional example of domestic architecture,” according to LACMA CEO Michael Govan. "Great architecture is as powerful an inspiration as any artwork, and LACMA is honored to care for, maintain, and preserve this house.”

It’s unclear if the bar will serve White Russians when the home opens to the public, but it’s a near guarantee that treating objects like women will be strictly prohibited.

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