In addition to her expertise in comedy and film, Kristen Wiig might be an architecture buff as well. The actress, via a trust, has purchased a celebrated Midcentury Modern-style home in Pasadena for $2.96 million.
Known as Case Study House No. 10, the residence is part of a series designed and commissioned by Los Angeles-based Arts and Architecture magazine as an initiative to showcase innovative and inexpensive building techniques in response to the housing shortage after World War II.
The homes became known as the Case Study Houses, and included constructions by architects such as Craig Ellwood and Richard Neutra.
House No. 10, designed in 1947 by father-and-son duo Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr., features minimalist flourishes spread across 3,425 square feet.
Per the design, the home parallels the sloping grade of the property, resulting in slanted ceilings and a split-level interior.
A floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace sits at the center of the open floor plan. Walls of glass open to a spacious patio, and stairs lead down to a pool and spa surrounded by landscaping. The back area also features a guest house of the same design.
Sliding glass doors in the master suite — one of four bedrooms — open to the patio as well.
A plaque outside the home denotes its place on the National Register of Historic Places. The recently renovated house also won the city of Pasadena’s 2015 Historic Preservation Award.
Cynthia Luczyski and Lauren Luczyski of Deasy/Penner were the listing agents. Bryony Atkinson of Maisonre represented the buyer. TMZ first reported the sale.
Wiig, 44, sold her previous home in Los Feliz over the summer for $2 million.