That Incredible House In Westworld’s Season 3 Premiere

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HBO’s Westworld Season 3 premiere episode “Parce Domine” had far fewer viewers* than seasons before but it wasn’t for lack of great locations**. When I recognized the amazing home in the tense opening sequence as Wallace Cunningham’s extraordinary architecture, I couldn’t wait to write about it.

Wallace Cunningham Crescent House

Walter Cunningham's Crescent House
Walter Cunningham’s Crescent House

Unfortunately, most of the opening scene of the HBO sci-fi series is so dark, it’s hard to get a good look at the enormous glass and concrete home that overlooks the ocean on the west coast. So, we will try to do that for you here.

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The opening scene in Westworld’s “Parce Domine”

The home in which the opening scene is filmed is architect Wallace Cunningham’s Crescent House in Encinitas, California. A modern concrete and glass home – with an amazing pool– whose photos I’ve been saving for a post for well over a year. Cunningham’s architecture is no stranger to the movies, his Razor Bluff home in La Jolla was used as Tony Stark’s house and lab in Iron Man.

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Screengrabs from HBO Westworld season 3 premiere episode

It’s here where we see Dolores (actress Evan Rachel Wood) for the first time since she escaped Westworld. In the dead of night, she’s casually taking a swim in the pool at the home of a wealthy man who’d raped and abused her in the park. Needless to say, she’s there for revenge and gets it. But the high tech home in which this all takes place, with its glass walls and curved pool, are the hero of the scene. Which is why I want to give you a better look.

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The five bedroom, six bathroom, single family home, originally constructed in 2003, has a curbside entrance that belies its enormous size which is more apparent from the ocean facing side.

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cunningham crescent house back night

The 6,300 sf home was built in 2003 and lies off a little street named Neptune Avenue that runs along the bluffs of Southern California. It’s curvilinear shape spreads over a double oceanfront lot in Encinitas.

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Built with modern concrete, titanium, and floor to ceiling glass windows the outdoor ocean view in brought into the home’s entirety. A tiered design and curved concrete walls shield an alluring central courtyard with a sculptural crescent-shaped infinity pool, giving the home its name “Crescent House”

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Wallace Cunningham Crescent House pool

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The four bedroom, five bathroom home was last sold in 2016 for just under $11,100,000. However as of 2023 the house is listed on the market for sale with an asking price of $19,995,000 by Douglas Elliman.

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walter cunningham crescent home

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Crescent House Encintas

master bedroom facing pacific ocean

modern master bedroom

fabulous view from bedroom

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The master bedroom shown above and the staircase shown below both figure prominently in Westworld’s opening scene of the Parce Domine episode.

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crescent house staircase

A maple and steel kitchen opens to glass enclosed eating area with concrete table just off the living room.

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One of the 5 bedrooms and baths in the home.

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Westworld House by Wallace Cunningham

Images courtesy of Wallace Cunningham and and Douglas Elliman

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*Only 901,000 people watched the HBO Westworld Season 3 premiere on live TV, down 57 percent compared to the Season 2 premiere.

**Architect Santiago Calatrava’s la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) in Valenica served as the backdrop for Charlotte Hale’s meeting of the remaining Delos shareholders in the episode as well.

If still available you can view the latest listing of the home for $19,995,000 here by Douglas Elliman.