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Meryl Streep snags beautiful 1950s post and beam in Pasadena for $3.6M

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The midcentury modern home last sold in the ’60s

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The house was designed by architects Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams.
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Someone seems to have tipped Hollywood off about Pasadena’s underrated collection of midcentury modern residences.

Earlier this month, comedian Kristen Wiig paid just under $3 million for the revamped Case Study House #10; now, Variety reports that none other than Meryl Streep has purchased a stylish 1959 post and beam in the area.

Designed by architects Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, the roughly 3,000-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It made its first appearance on the market last year since the 1960s with an asking price of $4.75 million—and there it sat until Streep picked it up for a reported $3.6 million.

The lovely home has glass walls and vaulted ceilings, with original windows and doors. The cavernous living room is framed around a tall stone fireplace.

The home sits on nearly two acres, with a swimming pool and views across the city and on to the San Gabriel mountains in the distance. Featuring bits of Japanese influence, the house frames a central courtyard and garden with pathways and a wraparound deck.

Variety notes that Streep and husband Don Gummer normally keep to the East Coast, making this a rare Los Angeles-area real estate transaction for the couple (though Streep briefly owned the Honnold & Rex-designed Research House in the Hollywood Hills). For a Southern California crash pad, this one is pretty hard to beat.