Kristin Wiig Adds Iconic Case Study House to Growing Property Portfolio

Pasadena, Calif.
$2.96 million
3,425 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus poolside guesthouse with bathroom

Comedy queen Kristen Wiig has added to her growing portfolio of noteworthy residential properties with the $2.96 million purchase, as was sniffed out by real estate yenta Yolanda Yakkeyyak, of a carefully restored and thoroughly updated mid-century modern residence tucked up into the quietly tony foothills above the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Designed by father and son architects Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr. and built in 1947 as part of Arts and Architecture Magazine’s influential Case Study program and extensively renovated by the sellers, the multi-level residence has three bedrooms and 2.5 renovated bathrooms in 3,425-square-feet plus a substantial detached poolside guesthouse with bathroom. A freestanding masonry fireplace divides the otherwise combined living and dining rooms that feature a long wall of glass that fill the space with light and promote indoor outdoor living while the sleekly appointed kitchen is open over a breakfast counter to a family room with built-in cabinetry and glass sliders to the yard. The residence sits on a grassy, gently sloped lot of just over one-third of an acre with expansive, multi-level concrete patios, terraced gardens and a brand new swimming pool and spa.

As the bi-coastal writer/actress’s professional star has skyrocketed over the last few years, she’s beefed up her growing collection of homes on both the East and West coasts. In Los Angeles, where earlier this year she sold a city-view hillside contemporary in the Los Feliz area for $2 million, she continues to own a mid-century residence positioned almost preposterously high on a steep slope with a commanding view over the Silver Lake Reservoir that she bought in 2014 for $1.7 million. Wiig’s East Coast holdings include a two-bedroom and one-bathroom loft-style apartment in New York City’s Soho neighborhood that she picked up in 2009 for $1.5 million and set out as a rental earlier this year at $9,000 per month along with a secluded residence on almost 4.5 acres near the town of Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard that she bought in late 2015 for $2.46 million.

Listing photos: Deasy Penner & Partners

Popular on Variety

More Dirt

  • Anastasia Soare House Beverly Hills

    Cosmetics Billionaire Buys $19.5 Million Beverly Park Mansion

    Beverly Park, the star-studded gated community of megamansions tucked high into the mountains above Beverly Hills, has a new billionaire resident: Anastasia Soare, the Romanian-born beauty guru who immigrated to the U.S. as an adult, founded her own Beverly Hills salon in the 1990s, and grew the little business into what is now Anastasia Beverly [...]

  • Kendrick Lamar House Manhattan Beach

    Kendrick Lamar Drops Nearly $10 Million on Manhattan Beach Mansion

    When he’s not performing to packed arenas worldwide — the international “Damn” tour wrapped up last year with over $62 million in gross receipts — Kendrick Lamar has long resided in L.A.’s South Bay region, specifically in the posh seaside city of Manhattan Beach. And after a reported long spell as an area home renter, [...]

  • Sully

    Georgia Attorney General Closes Probe of 'Sully' Tax Credits

    The Georgia attorney general’s office has closed a criminal investigation into Warner Bros.’ use of tax credits on the Clint Eastwood film “Sully,” after state revenue agents declined to pursue the case. The state prosecutor’s office opened a criminal probe two years ago, after a whistleblower alleged that the production had claimed more than $600,000 [...]

  • Reno Wilson House

    Reno Wilson Lists Mount Washington Bungalow

    Versatile actor Reno Wilson, best known for his long run in a supporting role on the popular primetime sitcom “Mike & Molly,” as well as providing character voices in the blockbuster “Transformers” film series, has listed a quirky micro-compound in L.A.’s up-and-coming Mount Washington neighborhood with a not quite $940,000 asking price. Wilson hopes to [...]

  • Keith Powell House

    Keith Powell Looking for Buyer in Hollywood Hills

    Former “30 Rock” actor Keith Powell has an updated 1920s Spanish cottage in the Cahuenga Pass area of the Hollywood Hills up for grabs at $1.2 million. Online listings indicate the property is already pending sale for an unknown amount and tax records indicate the creator and eponymous star of the award winning 2015-16 web [...]

  • Tobey Maguire House

    Nina Jacobson Spins Brentwood Home to Tobey Maguire

    The latest celebrity real estate scuttlebutt has it that movie star-turned-increasingly prolific film producer Tobey Maguire is the mysterious buyer who recently shelled out a tad above $6.9 million for a mid-century residence in a prime section of L.A.’s tony Brentwood area sold by veteran entertainment executive and powerhouse film producer Nina Jacobson. Jacobson, a producer on [...]

  • Hannah Hart House Silver Lake

    'My Drunk Kitchen' Host Hannah Hart Snags Silver Lake Starter House

    Long before anyone imagined “YouTube star” would actually become a viable career title, a young UC Berkeley grad named Hannah Hart filmed a gag video of herself drinking wine while attempting to make a grilled-cheese sandwich and, on a whim, uploaded it to the platform. The clip went viral and subsequently became the basis for [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content