The Fast and The Furious 2001 - Davis Residence

Paul Walker will probably be most often remembered for his association with the Fast & Furious series. His popularity grew with the franchise, as did the sophistication of each production. Over the years the cars became more high tech, stunts became more elaborate and the plot more extreme but it is the very first release, 2001’s The Fast and The Furious though, that is, for me, the most memorable. You guessed it – because it featured a fabulous house.

David Fowler’s 1963 commission for the Davis family in Beverly Hills featured in the film as headquarters for the police investigating a spate of high speed truck robberies.  The building, named Ridgetop, featured a distinctive round plan, custom furniture, scalloped eaves and concrete blocks sporting an elliptical motif which appeared throughout the house on metal entry gates, glazing and partitions. Photographed by Julius Shulman and featured in Architectural Digest soon after its completion, the house was the height of 60’s sophistication and a beautiful example of Californian Mid Century Modern design. Sadly it was demolished to make way for a new housing development in the mid 2000’s.

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Annie Craven (Friday, 04 April 2014 15:35)

    Great post, thanks for sharing! I will always remember this house.

  • #2

    Monnaie (Wednesday, 28 May 2014 04:30)

    Beautiful architect design!

  • #3

    Cathy Stapleton (Tuesday, 05 August 2014 20:46)

    Thanks for this article!

    I've loved this house since I saw it in The Fast And The Furious. Wish they'd managed to prevent it from being torn down.

    Do you have a larger version of the plan you've posted here?