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The Big Lebowski porn house is becoming an art gallery

After being donated to an LA art institution, the building’s owner hopes to inspire future generations of architects

After making its mark on the silver screen as the home of The Big Lebowski’s erratic porn producer Jackie Treehorn, the LA home that served as the backdrop for the Coen brothers eponymous stoner comedy is to become an art space.

After being donated by the building’s current owner to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the infamous mansion will now play host to series of exhibitions, conferences and fundraisers.

James Goldstein, who since acquiring the building has worked with original architect John Lautner on a number of additions to the space including a private club, said he was, “very proud of my house being included" in the film. "I want the house to be an educational tool for young architects, and I want to inspire good architecture for Los Angeles," said Goldstein of his reasons for donating the Hollywood Hills based mansion.

Valued at $40 million, the 1998 cult favourite hasn’t been the first or last on-screen outing for Lautner’s architectural work, with the house also making an appearance in the arguably not so memorable Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.