Basic Instinct mansion goes on sale, also used in Big Little Lies
March 11, 2022
Basic Instinct mansion lists for $30MILLION! Seaside home where Sharon Stone seduced Michael Douglas hits market… was also used in Big Little Lies
Heidi Parker | TheDailyMail.com
- This lavish seaside mansion in Carmel, California that has some deep Hollywood history has gone up for sale
- The home, which is situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has been listed for almost $30million
- It was heavily featured in the 1992 smash hit movie Basic Instinct with Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas
- And it was also one of the locations for the HBO series Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon
This lavish seaside mansion in Carmel, California that has some deep Hollywood history has gone up for sale.
The photogenic home, which is situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has been listed for almost $30million.
It was heavily featured in the 1992 smash hit movie Basic Instinct where Sharon Stone’s devious author Catherine Tramell hung out with her lesbian lover (played by Leilani Sarelle) and her hot-headed cop beau (played by Michael Douglas).
Unfortunately, the asking price — though nostalgic in its own way since it represents one of the least And it was also one of the locations for the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
The compound is located in Carmel on California’s Central Coast and has an impressive five bedrooms, nine baths, 12 fireplaces and two kitchens. There is a total of 12,000-square-feet.
The home sits on over two acres of lushly planted grounds with a swimming pool, a home spa and grotto hidden away among tropical foliage.
The house contains a two-story library, gourmet main kitchen with glass-walled breakfast area, a second kitchen, and a gym and sauna.
Glass walls provide breathtaking Pacific Ocean and coastal views
The price is $29.625 million.
The home was also used as a location for Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the two-season HBO series Big Little Lies.
In Basic Instinct, the property is a second home for writer Tramell who may or may not be a serial killer; her main residence is a massive white mansion perched on the hills of San Francisco with a view of the bay and nearby Marin County
When Michael Douglas’ cop – nicknamed Shooter – goes looking for the blonde bombshell to question her over the murder of her rock ‘n’ roller lover, he drives to her Stinson Beach home, which is not far from the city in Marin County.
But in reality the beach home is located on the rocky coast of Carmel.
He and his partner find her on her back porch smoking a cigarette while looking at the ragged coastline.
Later, they ring the door bell of the home and Sharon – in a top and shorts – answers, letting them in the house that has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
She changes into her famous white dress with no undies before being taken to police headquarters to be questioned.
Stone is also seen with Douglas at the home as she taunts him over his past shootings that have gotten him into trouble with his bosses before her lesbian lover (Leilani Sarrell) emerges.
And later, the house is where Stone’s icy cold Tramell dumps cop Shooter as her book is finished and she no longer needs him.
The home has changed hands over the years, and for a few years was owned by aviator Steve Follett.
The current owner invested millions into its floor plan.
It is easy to understand why people are drawn to Carmel with its laid-back vibe and impressive views.
Over the years, the town has also attracted Hollywood producers who chose it as the backdrop for many films, including A Summer Place, Play Misty for Me and the original The Parent Trap.
Carmel is an artsy town that has always drawn celebrities. It has seen Clint Eastwood as its mayor and is a town that spells freedom for dogs, due mainly to the diligent work of Doris Day, where the canines are allowed on the beach and in many restaurants.
It also has unique laws, including no high heels for women without a permit, should they cause a fall on the uneven pavement.
The listing agent is Jonathan Spenser of Compass in Carmel, California.
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