Laney Boggs’ House from “She’s All That”Jul 19th, 2013 | By Lindsay | Category: Movie Locations
Back in March, when I told fellow stalker Owen, from the When Write is Wrong blog, that fellow stalker Geoff, of the 90210Locations website, had just tracked down the Fundraiser house from L.A. Story (which I blogged about here) in Palos Verdes, he suggested that when I made my way out to the South Bay to stalk the place, I should also stop by the residence where Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) lived in the 1999 flick She’s All That. Owen had found the She’s All That home, which is located in Redondo Beach, just outside of Palos Verdes, a few years prior. So I followed his advice and stalked it shortly after stalking the L.A. Story pad. It was not until I started doing research for this post that I learned that two houses were actually used as the Boggs’ residence – one for the exterior and another for the interior. But more on that later.
In real life, the Boggs’ house, which was originally built in 1962, boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3,058 square feet of living space, and a 0.60-acre plot of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Apparently, the residence is currently – or was just recently – available as a rental (at a rate of $5,750 per month), but, unfortunately, the real estate listing does not provide any interior photographs of the place. And why the agent is not marketing it as the “She’s All That house” is absolutely beyond me!
A full exterior shot of the Boggs’ home, which was said to be located in the Pacific Palisades area in the flick, was shown only once in She’s All That, in the scene in which Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) shows up to escort Laney to a party. As you can see below, not much of the house has been changed since 1998 when the movie was lensed.
A close-up shot of the residence’s front door . . .
. . . and a close-up shot of the driveway (in which an address number of 507 was visible) were shown in the scene in which Zack invited Laney to go to the beach with him.
While doing research for this post, I noticed that the IMDB She’s All That filming locations page stated that two different houses were utilized as Laney’s – a home at 507 Paseo De La Playa for exteriors and a home directly across the street at 504 Paseo De La Playa for interiors. Because incorrect information is often posted on IMDB, though, I decided to do some of my own research on the subject and was pleasantly surprised to find that the addresses had indeed been correct. I later came across a thread on an IMDB She’s All That message board explaining where the IMDB data had originated. In November 2012, an inquiring mind named Luciana asked if anyone knew where the Boggs’ home was located. A poster named “hkchris” managed to track it down for her and another poster named “Smartiejl” – a man definitely after my own heart – did some subsequent Google Earth sleuthing and figured out that the interior filming had been done at the property across the street. I seriously think I need to start spending more time on IMDB message boards. 😉 Because I did not know of the 504 Paseo De La Playa home’s appearance in the film at the time that I was stalking the Boggs’ residence, I, unfortunately, did not get a photograph of it. But I did spot the exterior of the pad briefly pop up in the scene in which Zack talked to Laney’s dad, Wayne Boggs (Kevin Pollak), before inviting Laney to the beach.
The 504 Paseo De La Playa house, which was originally built in 1972, boasts 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,076 square feet of living space, and a 0.19-acre plot of land. Back in April, the property was put on the market as a rental (at a rate of $7,000 per month) and, thankfully, its real estate listing, complete with interior photographs, is still online. And while the listing will not allow me to link to individual photographs, if you scroll through the page of pictures you can see that many areas of the house match perfectly to what appeared onscreen. These areas include the kitchen (although the Formica countertop has since been swapped out for one made of granite);
the brick fireplace;
the square wall cut-out between the living room and the kitchen;
the backyard and pool area (I believe the grass that was situated around the pool in the movie was a decoration piece that was added solely for the filming);
and the famous staircase that Laney walked – and fell – down. If I lived in that house, I would so be recreating that moment on a daily basis. 😉 “So kiss me . . . “
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Big THANK YOU to Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, for finding this location!
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
Stalk It: The exterior of Laney’s house from She’s All That can be found at 507 Paseo De La Playa in Redondo Beach. The home used for the interior scenes is located across the street at 504 Paseo De La Playa.