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Kristen Wiig picks up Pasadena’s Case Study House No. 10 for $3M

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The landmarked house is a midcentury classic

The exterior of Case Study House Number 10. There is a wide staircase leading up to the house. The house has floor to ceiling windows. There are lights on in the house. Photos by Shawn Bishop, courtesy Deasy/Penner & Partners

Comedian Kristen Wiig has a new Los Angeles-area home, and this one’s got some serious architectural pedigree.

Variety reports that Wiig, who parted with a swank Franklin Hills residence in June, just paid $2.96 million for Pasadena’s Case Study House #10.

Built in 1947 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the modern-style home was designed by father-son architectural team Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr. for the influential Case Study program, sponsored by Arts & Architecture Magazine.

With contributing architects like Charles Eames and Richard Neutra, the series played a key role in fostering and popularizing midcentury modern style.

The house last sold in 2012 and soon after received an extensive update for which the sellers won a Historic Preservation Award from the city of Pasadena in 2015. It hit the market in September asking $2.99 million.

Featuring nearly 3,500 square feet of living space, the house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Its open living space is centered around a tall brick fireplace and boasts hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The house sits on a one-third-acre lot, with terraced gardens, a swimming pool, and spa.

Variety notes that Wiig still owns another midcentury residence above the Silver Lake Reservoir that she purchased for $1.7 million in 2014.

Dining area
Living room with fireplace