Will Forte lists Santa Monica Craftsman where ‘Last Man on Earth’ was born

Comic actor Will Forte
Comic actor Will Forte and his team came up with the idea for the sitcom “The Last Man on Earth” while sitting around the dining room table of his longtime Santa Monica home. He has listed the classic Craftsman in the Ocean Park neighborhood for $2.45 million.
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Every Hollywood idea has to start somewhere, whether it’s scribbled on cocktail napkins, pecked out on a vintage typewriter or the genesis of the afternoon in the writer’s room. For the sitcom “The Last Man on Earth,” the idea came around the dining room table at the Santa Monica home of show star Will Forte.

Forte is now ready to part with the house where he and his team penned the Emmy-nominated show’s first episode, listing the classic Craftsman for $2.45 million.

Found in the Ocean Park neighborhood on a corner lot, the brick-accented home maintains its classic character while incorporating subtle updates such as skylights, hardware and fixtures. Box-beam ceilings, window details and the extensive use of wood in the interior are among period details of the 107-year-old home.


The living room retains its original built-ins and a brick fireplace, and an original wood banquet fills a wall in the nearby dining room. A galley-style kitchen, a breakfast room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the two-story floor plan.

Outside, the home’s covered front porch extends around the side to create a small outdoor patio. A private sun deck sits off the back.

Forte bought the house in 2002, shortly after joining the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” The sketch artist, comedian and actor had an eight-year run on the show originating such roles as NASA recruiter, the Falconer, and special operations agent MacGruber — which spawned a feature film that was also fleshed out around his dining room table.

More recently, Forte starred in the Quibi comedy series “Flipped” and had a voice role on SYFY’s “Alien News Desk.” He is reportedly developing a “MacGruber” television show for NBC.

Jagger Kroenner and Michael Grady of the Agency hold the listing.