Kristen Wiig quietly grabs Pasadena’s Case Study House #10

Ever since she co-wrote and co-starred in 2011’s runaway hit comedy Bridesmaids, Yolanda has been a big fan of actress Kristen Wiig. And unsurprisingly, the SNL alum and Emmy- and Academy Award-nominee has been very busy professionally in the past few years. Per our good friend — Ms. Wiki Pedia — she has appeared in about 20 feature films since 2011 and has made countless appearances on the boob-tube.

So when she sold her house in LA’s Franklin Hills neighborhood over the summer (for exactly $2 million), Yolanda thought sure Ms. Wiig was due for a residential upgrade. But where did she go?

Well, kiddies, Yolanda happens to know that Ms. Wiig has good taste and is making architecturally significant moves. In fact, she has run all the way out to the somewhat overlooked San Gabriel Valley area of LA. More specifically, Ms. Wiig has chosen the beautiful and historic San Rafael neighborhood of Pasadena as her next place of residence.

Records show that last month, a mysterious blind trust forked out $2,960,000 for Case Study House #10, which sits on what is often considered to be one of the most prestigious streets in the city.

For those who may not know, the Case Study program was an experiment in residential architecture to build inexpensive and efficient homes across LA, in an effort to deal with the housing boom created by soldiers returning home after WWII. The movement brought together many of the top architects of the day — y’all can read more about it here, if you so desire.

Anyway, Case Study House #10 was built in 1947 by father-and-son duo Kemper Nomland Sr. and Kemper Nomland Jr. The only case study house built in the city Pasadena, the property last sold in 2012 and was thereafter significantly remodeled into the confection that Ms. Wiig just bought for almost $3 million. Y’all can decide amongst yourselves whether the changes are improved upon the previous look.

The sloped structure sits on a corner lot, and the two-car garage and driveway is graciously tucked away on a side street. Meanwhile, the front of the property greets visitors with a gently sloping lawn and a walkway that leads to the wood-and-glass entryway.

Step down into the unexpectedly large combo living/dining room, which centers around a massive brick fireplace. Tall glass windows flood the room with light and overlook the home’s backyard.

Speaking of the .37-acre yard, it’s nicely terraced and updated with concrete patios, a firepit, and a pool (plus inset spa). There is also a small additional structure on the property, which could possibly function as a guest house, office, or a gym.

As y’all can probably tell, the kitchen has been thoroughly remodeled in a rather bland — if inoffensive — style. The 3,425-square-foot abode has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including a lovely master suite that Yolanda wouldn’t mind importing into her own house.

Other notable Pasadena residents include billionaire Charlie Munger, TV/radio personality Dr. Drew, rocker David Lee Roth, comedian Larry Wilmore, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Girardi (aka Erika Jayne), and retired boxer Oscar de la Hoya, who lives right up the block from Ms. Wiig — albeit in a far more grandiose compound.

Listing and selling agent: Cynthia Luczyski, Deasy/Penner & Partners

4 Replies to “Kristen Wiig quietly grabs Pasadena’s Case Study House #10”

  1. Rabbi Hedda La Casa says: Reply

    The Case Study House #10 remodel is sensitive to the original vision of its architects. I’d add retro and perhaps unauthentic color to the kitchen and possibly bathroom, and re-gift the preposterously overblown tall case clock to my brother-in-law.

    And Bad Girls by Donna Summer had me poppin’ and spinnin.’ Let’s Make Disco Great Again!

    1. But what does the Rabbi think of Pasadena? Surely Hedda wouldn’t deign to set foot in the suburbs!

      1. Rabbi Hedda LaCasa says: Reply

        Shalom Petra,

        Pasadena and the burbs aren’t my personal cup of tea. Nevertheless, I once briefly set foot in Pasadena, enjoyed the City’s architecture, Gamble House, and museums, and left five pounds lighter, as there wasn’t much kosher food!

        Hedda

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