The OA season two was released earlier today (Friday, March 22) on Netflix. The Netflix show sees Prairie (played by Brit Marling) trapped in a house in Nob Hill, San Francisco by Hap (Jason Isaacs). The OA fans have been left wondering whether the house is real and what its location is.
Is the House on Nob Hill real?
Though The OA crew has not revealed whether the house is real, Nob Hill is an actual San Francisco street.
Interiors for Nob Hill were likely shot in a studio, though Marling may have taken inspiration from a real house.
The street is known for housing a number of historic mansions, one of which could be the house from The OA.
In The OA, the house on Nob Hill is described in detail:
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“The house was built in 1910, after the earthquake, by this childless couple in their ’40s.
“He was an engineer, and his wife was a medium. They bought the land cheap.
“It had been the site of this massive mansion that had burned to the ground after the fires that followed the earthquake.
“The medium sensed that there was something strange about this site, and she was right.
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“As they were preparing to lay the foundation for the new house, they discovered this natural spring.
“It turns out, this spring used to be the holy site of the Ohlone tribe, and the waters were said to give the shamans a God’s eye view.
“The medium felt that they should not build on this site, but the engineer disagreed.
“He thought that since they had discovered the spring it was their duty to protect it.”
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Though the Ohlone tribe is native to the San Francisco Bay area, this is likely to be a fictional story, so does not help us to find the real location of The OA house.
The OA is not the only project that takes inspiration from Nob Hill and its historic and slightly spooky homes.
In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo, femme fatale Madeleine (Kim Novak) lives in a house on the hill.
More recently, Nob Hill featured in last year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The OA is streaming on Netflix now.
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