The location: Atomic County Party House.


Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A home, where a party is underway.


Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. An establishing shot of downtown Los Angeles is shown before the scene.


Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 20 (of season two), "The O.C. Confidential", where Seth & Summer arrive at a low-key business/social party being held to help launch Seth & Zach's new graphic novel (comic book), Atomic County.

    They are a bit out of their element, and soon Summer (who was tricked into coming) tells Seth she dislikes the crowd and wants to leave.

    Seth gets to meet a major comic book honcho, and is surprised when his new business associates start talking about various money-making spin-offs of Atomic County, such as video games & TV shows.

    When Seth is reluctant to leave the party early, Summer leaves with Zach (who obviously likes the idea of taking her home).


Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A residential home.


Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This unusual Asian-inspired home is known as the McKinley house, built in 1996-2003 as the personal home of architect David Hertz.

    It can be found at 2420 McKinley Ave, just a few blocks west of the canals of Venice, CA.

    It's considered one of the "greenest" homes in the country.

    (The house is also seen on the cable TV show "Californication", where it is Bill's house.)

    You can see a YouTube video tour of the house, by the architect, by clicking here.


    Here is a map link of the location..





    The photo above is courtesy of thekushcollection.com

    [ WarningThis is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
    knock on their door, or do anything else that might disturb the residents.
    ]


Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A. I didn't.

    In 2010, a fan from Greece, Konstantinos, let me know where it was. (Thanks Konstantinos!)




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