It certainly seems to be “Office” season in the Los Angeles real estate market because two notable houses from the beloved mockumentary series have recently come up for sale. First, the pad that played the residence of Toby Flenderson (Paul Leiberstein) was listed, and now the property that belonged to David Wallace (Andy Buckley) is up for grabs! Offered at $5,995,000, the listing is held by George Penner of Deasy Penner Podley.
Purported to be located in White Plains, New York on the show, in truth the Wallace house can be found at 1485 Lomita Dr. in Pasadena. In real life, it is known as the Abraham Denman Estate in honor of its original owner, Abraham C. Denman, Jr., a steel executive who had a hand in building the Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel, which served as the visual inspiration for Lucia State Hospital on the television series “Ratched.”
The sprawling Denman Estate was designed in 1925 by architect Lucille W. Luckhardt at a cost of $16,000, which, according to a building biography on the property, was “about four times the cost of an average tract house” of the era. The two-story manse has since been expanded and renovated several times over the years, most recently in 2010.
Set far back from the road atop a leafy knoll, the home was the first to be constructed on Lomita Dr., a U-shaped enclave in Pasadena’s affluent Oak Knoll neighborhood, and is easily the most picturesque on the block. With five bedrooms and five baths spread across 6,301 square feet plus a one-bedroom, one-bath guest house, the Colonial Revival is not short on space. The grand dwelling is certainly befitting of Dunder Mifflin’s resident CFO (“not his initials – common mistake”) and Suck It inventor.