Comedic actress Kristen Wiig has snapped up a historic mid-century home in Pasadena, California, for $2.96 million, according to property records.
The “Bridesmaids” star, 44, closed on the split-level house in November through a private trust, with her mother, Laurie Colombo, as trustee, records show. The mid-century architectural home is one of around a dozen houses built after 1945 as part of the Los Angeles-area “Case Study Houses,” a project in experimental architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine after World War II.
Architects Kemper Nomland and his son, Kemper Nomland Jr., built the home, called Case Study House #10, for the family’s own use, relying on new building materials and techniques that underpinned the series of architectural projects that help make Los Angeles a mecca for modern house design, according to a petition filed in 2013 to give the property a national historic designation.
Now, a plaque outside Ms. Wiig’s new home calls attention to its historic status.
The four bedroom post-and-beam house sits on a concrete slab that extends out into the pool and patio space. It, like the rest of the homes in the Case Study project, were created to be examples of simplified construction and affordability, according to the petition.
The split-level design of the house spans 3,425 square feet and follows the slope of the corner lot, with varying interior levels. The open floor plan includes a fireplace that floats through the center of the living room. And at the back, roof eaves extend over the patio to provide shade to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that open into the backyard.
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The property also encompasses a detached garage, a fenced-in yard and patio and pool, according to the listing with Cynthia Luczyski of Deasy/Penner & Partners. Ms. Luczyski did not immediately return request for comment.
A publicist for Ms. Wiig did not immediately return request for comment either.
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