Well, it may have taken me months, but I finally found the property used as James Woods’ home on the CBS legal drama Shark. Ever since watching the Sharkpilot episode I have been slightly obsessed with Sebastian Stark’s modern style wood and glass abode. In recent months, though, the house had become the bane of my existence – the one filming location I just simply could not find!! I Googled the terms “Shark filming locations” more times that I care to admit, I check and rechecked the Shark IMDB web page, and I even attempted to contact the creator of the “Shark Fan” website – all to no avail!
Usually when searching for filming locations, I can find clues somewhere in the background of a movie or a TV show by spotting a distant street sign or a neighboring house’s address. But freeze-framing my TiVo’d episodes of Shark proved to be no help whatsoever. Listening to the director’s commentary on a DVD can also provide some clues as to a location. But since the first season of Shark had yet to be released on DVD , for this particular endeavor I was on my own. But, like any good stalker, I refused to give up!
My persistence paid off, as one day a light bulb went off in my head! My boss’ house is registered with one of the biggest filming location companies in Southern California. It suddenly dawned on me that the Sharkhouse might just be registered with the same company. After scouring their web-site’s “Modern Properties” section, I found the house! At that point, I simply called my contact at the location company and voila! – he gave me the address – 2315 Live Oaks Meadow Road in the hills of Malibu, California!
The very next day I set out to find the house in person – and how excited I was to find out once I got there that the home was for sale! It is pretty small in person, as far as Malibu homes go, but extremely quiet and private and even more spectacular in person. There are only four other homes on the entire street. My boyfriend snapped some pics of the house as I walked up the driveway to snag a real estate flyer about the property and then we were on our way, this particular stalking adventure a success!
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
Stalk It: The Shark House is located at 2315 Live Oaks Meadow Rd. Take the Pacific Coast Highway to Las Flores Canyon Road and head up toward the mountains for approximately 2.5 miles. Make a left on Live Oaks Meadow Road. The house is three houses down on the right hand side. If you have an extra $2.4 million to burn, you might even be able to call the Shark house your own! And yes, of course, I did try to schedule a viewing of the house to see the interior in person, but the brokerage company wanted me to fill out way too much paperwork, so, as obsessive as I can sometimes be, I this one go. You can see the interior of the home at www.liveoakmeadow.com.