Dwight and Angela. Kelly and Ryan. Erin and Andy. “The Office” certainly saw its fair share of couplings throughout its nine-year run. While audiences most loved to ship co-workers-turned-sweethearts Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), no relationship was more fascinating to watch unfold than that of Dunder Mifflin’s Vice President of Northeast Sales Jan Levinson-Gould (Melora Hardin) and Scranton Branch Regional Manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell). The duo was sheer dysfunction at its most captivating. And nowhere is their destructive dynamic more wildly apparent than in the season four episode “Dinner Party,” in which they invite several of Michael’s fellow coupled-up employees for a meal at their supposed Scranton, Pennsylvania condo.
In an unusual move, filming of the episode (as well as all other episodes involving Michael’s condo) did not take place on a set but at an actual dwelling located deep in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Said to be at 126 Kellum Ct. inside the Kellum Court complex, Michael’s condo is actually a two-story townhome at 7303 Bonnie Pl. in Reseda, just eight miles west of Chandler Valley Center Studios, where the series was lensed from seasons two through nine. (Season one was shot at the now-shuttered Century Studio Corporation at 3322 La Cienega Pl. in Culver City.)
In real life, the property is part of Hartford Homes, a gated community of 36 residences designed in 1987 by the Kaufman & Meeks architecture firm. Per a 1990 newspaper ad, the unit featured on “The Office” initially served as one of the complex’s model homes and therefore boasts “many upgrades.”
As purported on the show, Michael’s residence does indeed consist of three bedrooms – an owners’ suite, as well as two additional rooms which can easily be transformed into an office and a workspace, should you ever find yourself with a Jan in your life who is in need of both.
With 1,458 square feet spread across two floors, the townhouse also features three baths (two full, plus a powder room), a living room with a fireplace, a dining area and a large kitchen. Outside, on the 0.06-acre lot is a quaint patio.