Thursday, August 24, 2023

The O.C. In the News: 6210 Ocean Breeze Dr UPDATE Augusts 2023!


My wife and I recently took a trip to California to visit family. I didn't originally plan to see any O.C. sites this trip but towards the middle of our vacation, I felt it was necessary to at-least get an update for everyone on the 6210 Malibu house. If you are unfamiliar, this is the house that was used for the pilot footage of the "Cohens house" in the first episode. This home was used for the interior shots, kitchen, living-room, Seth's room and backyard area (which was later built within the Manhattan Beach studios). To catch you up, years ago this six-million dollar house was burned down in a massive fire that infiltrated the whole area, costing millions of dollars in damage to hundreds of properties. If you haven't yet, I encourage you to read more on that here before proceeding below (highly valuable, includes fire damage photos as well). 

Main objective of returning to this site was to see the overall build progress and also to see if the house was a different design all-together. Additional bonus objectives was to stare at the exterior Cohen and Cooper mansions located on the same cul-de-sac and take a minimum of 20 selfies (standard procedure). 

As mentioned earlier, we made our way to this cul-de-sac in 2021 and captured the rebuild process of the 6210 home but was very minimal. Only the initial foundation was being built so it was hard to imagine what the final product would look like. 

Original home exterior

I was unsure if the owners were going to re-build the same home but now we have an answer....A big negative. And honestly, I don't blame them, why not freshen things up with all that insurance moolah? One thing to point out is the similar shape and layout.

Although they didn't rebuild the original house plan, one feature however still remains from the original design! The infinity pool and grill area! Which still makes this sacred ground for any OC mega fan. For those that skipped the link above (shame on you!), this was where Ryan's pool house was built temporarily for the pilot episode before being moved into a the Manhattan Beach sound-stage. More on that here!

As you can see from this Google map the houses general layout is similar but a different design all-together

Here is a view from the front/side of the home

Here is a view from the street

And here is a bonus shot of me in front of the Cohen's mansion

A close-up of the Cohen mansion

Last but not least Marissa's house, which is located right next store

As always if you intend to visit this Malibu cul-de-sac, be respectful, these are peoples private homes. Until next time, have a great day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Melinda Clarke wears our Free Marissa Teeshirt and Thomas Fincher spills OC set secrets!


It's a Chrismukkah miracle! My favorite character, Julie Cooper-Nichol-Cooper-Roberts-Cooper-Atwood aka Melinda Clarke has graced us with her presence by modeling our Free Marissa design on The O.C. Bitches podcast! This was by far one of the most interesting episodes as it dives into the set design and detail in the shows fantastic background. 

I really enjoyed Stephen Fincher's candid behind the scenes information and as always Melinda Clarke's brilliant research! As you know, I cover a lot of behind the scenes material on this page, particularly regarding the Cohen house sets. One such topic that Stephen spoke about was the Cohen backyard backdrop which (Cohen)sides with this article here. Years ago he actually was kind enough to email me information about how the backdrop worked and sent over some behind the scene photos that were included in that article. Be sure to check it out! 

Yet again fantastic episode gals! Check out the episode here and feel free to check out our official store if you would like to order a Free Marissa t-shirt amongst some other amazing designs! Thank you!

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