The house from Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke has just been listed on the Los Angeles property market for US$1.15 million (AU$1.5 million).
Many of you may recall this was the very pad – found at 1031 Everett Street, Echo Park – inhabited by ex-cop turned drug dealer Roger (portrayed by Scott Glenn). Here, Ethan Hawke’s rookie LAPD Officer Jake Hoyt learns the true nature of the narcotics game in two pivotal scenes.
The first wherein he determines surviving the streets is all about “smiles and cries” while riding out a sneaky midday hit of PCP; and the second wherein Denzel Washington’s Detective Alonzo Harris quarterbacks a raid with his crew of corrupt detectives – which included the likes of Dr Dre and Peter Greene – before seizing a stash of cash / “retirement fund” hidden below the floorboards and executing Roger in cold blood (thereby revealing what was really at play here to a previously unwitting Jake).
Film history aside, the Training Day house really isn’t much to get excited up about. Tucked away on a fairly ordinary cul-de-sac near Dodger Stadium, this 3-bedroom residency offers about 1,700 square feet of living space, exposed beam ceilings, oak floors that have been repaired since the destruction of Alonso & Co., a generous backyard, separate guest studio with its own deck, as well as what are reportedly “great views” of downtown LA’s skyline.
“The enduring grace of craftsmanship from a bygone era – those beamed ceilings, oak floors, casement windows,” reads the official listing.
“Stepping inside, a grand live space with fireplace, front, and centre flanked by the entries to a formal dining area, ample eat-in kitchen, laundry area, and quarter bath… This beauty has seen a lot of love and is patiently waiting for its new owner.”
Check out 1031 Everett Street at Echo Park in the gallery below.