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'Father of the Bride' home in Alhambra sells for the asking price

'Father of the Bride' home in Alhambra sells for the asking price
Backyard and wedding scenes for the family comedy "Father of the Bride" were filmed at this Alhambra home, which sold for the asking price of $1.998 million. (Compass)

Throw some rice up in the air: The 'Father of the Bride' house in Alhambra has sold for the asking price of $1.998 million.

The Colonial-style home, which was used to film scenes for the 1990s family comedy and its sequel, "Father of the Bride II," came to market in June and went under contract in about a week, records show. It previously changed hands five years ago for $1.275 million.

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Built in the 1920s, the stately two-story sits on a tree-lined street and has a curved portico with rounded pillars over the front door.

Inside, nearly 4,400 square feet of interior space includes formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen and a sunroom with a decorative Batchelder tile fountain. A den/office has wood-paneled walls and brick-lined fireplace.

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A total of four bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms include a master suite with another fireplace.

Backyard and wedding scenes from the "Father of the Bride" films were shot on the half-acre grounds, which contains a covered patio, lawns and mature trees. A side-yard basketball hoop where Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams-Paisley's characters faced off in games of one-on-one sits next to a detached three-car garage.

nearly identical house in Pasadena is depicted as the home's exterior in both films.

Ann Gluck of Compass held the listing for the Alhambra home. Tony Hsu of Premier Realty Associates represented the buyer.

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