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The 'Six Feet Under' House Is Right Here In L.A.

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So much of the incredible HBO series Six Feet Under took place at the Fisher's house, an address that they shared with their family business, the L.A.-based Fisher & Sons Funeral Home (5 stars on Yelp!). The series began fifteen years ago today, on June 3rd, 2001, and its iconic final scene four years later started on the porch of that home. In real life, it's located at the intersection of West 25th Street and Arlington Avenue in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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According to someone who is "not a stalker", the house was used for establishing shots, but "some occasional filming was also done onsite." The interior of the Fisher's home was built out on a soundstage, however, at the Columbia/Sunset Gower Studios (where Fleetwood Mac, Zappa, and Zeppelin all rehearsed at one point in the '70s).

The Queen Anne-style home—also the city's 602nd historic cultural monument—was built about 100 years before all of that. It's known as the Auguste Marquis Residence IRL, and was built around 1904. According to Curbed's architecture tour, it was created for Auguste Rodolphe Marquis, "a Swiss native who came into wealth through his work with a gold mining company based in Death Valley. After World War II, the house was purchased by General Hilario Camino Moncado, Filipino by birth and the founder of the Filipino Federation of America, which uses the house now."

You'll find a few other Six Feet Under filming locations on IMDB, but don't stage an Instagram photoshoot with a '71 lime green Cadillac hearse, be respectful!

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