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The home from HBO's 'Big Little Lies' is on the market for $29.6 million

The property, on the fringe of the Pacific, also featured in 'Basic Instinct' and 'The Parent Trap'

Big Little Lies house in California
(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

The home that served as the backdrop for Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman's Big Little Lies is for sale for $29.6 million.

Located in arty Carmel, California, the home (named The Lodge at Spindrift) was used as a set for Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct. It also featured in films such as A Summer Place, Play Misty for Me, and the original The Parent Trap

However, while this property is already a favorite on the TV and silver screen, its luxe design features are making headlines in the interiors world too. Here's what makes the Big Little Lies home one of the most exciting listings in California – and one of the world's best homes

Big Little Lies house in California

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

The Lodge at Spindrift epitomizes West Coastal decorating ideas – most primarily through its grand living space, seen below. In this room, the neutral-wood tones and natural brickwork complement the blue of the ocean, framed by the surrounding window panes. 

The room also introduces green-hued soft furnishings and cream and blue floor coverings to further accentuate the Pacific's tones. 

Big Little Lies house in California

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Beyond these traditional living room ideas, the home continues to play with wood in the two-storied library – complete with a spiral staircase, reading nook, and stacks of books. 

The 12,000-square-foot residence also features two gourmet kitchens, including one with a glass-walled breakfast area. There is also a separate dining space, along with less conventional features, such as a gym and sauna. 

Big Little Lies house in California

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

The Big Little Lies home boasts five bedrooms, including the main suite with a versatile neutral scheme. These subtle tones contrast the coastal view that fills the room with color and light. 

Big Little Lies house in California

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Beyond these luxe interiors, the home's garden brings out the best of Cali-cool design. There are two over two acres of lushly planted grounds, a swimming pool, and an outdoor dining area with a firepit. The Lodge at Spindrift also serves as an unexpected source of greenhouse ideas, thanks to its large greenhouse hidden amid various levels of terraces that meander down closer to the water.

Big Little Lies house in California

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Jonathan Spenser of Compass, Carmel currently holds the listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstates.com (opens in new tab).  

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.