Kristen Wiig now officially owns a piece of architectural history. The Saturday Night Live alum and genuine movie star just dropped $2.96 million on Case Study House #10 in the San Rafael area of Pasadena, CA. The four-bed, three-bath home, which is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, is one of many homes in Wiig’s bustling real estate portfolio. However with a pedigree that’d have any architectural buff itching to get inside, it’s safe to say this one will be a standout.
Measuring 3425 square feet, Kristen’s new pad was designed by iconic father-son duo Nomland and Nomland. Known as Case Study House #10, the horizontal house was built in 1947 and embodies mid-century modern design. The wood post and beam construction was done on a single concrete slab, and is notable for its fusion of indoor/outdoor living. Located on a sloping 14,989-square-foot lot, the interiors were renovated in 2012.
Hardwood floors move throughout the bright living room, as sunlight streams in from the series of windows and doors that illuminates the entire area. A spacious kitchen area has plenty of counter seating, while an open dining room sits next to a stylish corner fireplace. Step out on the the spacious patio, where there’s endless space for entertaining guests (if they’re “ready to parttttttaaaayyyyyy,” as Kristen would say in Bridesmaids), and continue down an elegant stairway to see the lush, tropical greenery and rolling grass backyard. A beautiful swimming pool and spa complete the scene, a true taste of mid-century southern California. We promise there are no colonial women sitting in the yard churning butter.
Kristen is quite the well-known real estate investor. Just back in March, Wiig listed her home in the Franklin Hills section of Los Feliz in Los Angeles for $2.395 million, and it sold at a loss in June for $2 million. (Luckily, she bought it for $1.76 million back in 2013, meaning she still scored over $200,000 in profits.) She also owns properties in the stylish Silver Lake, in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, and in Chilmark on the cozy island of Martha’s Vineyard. We’re pretty sure that her famous Bridesmaids line, “Help me, I’m poor,” doesn’t apply here.
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