“Will Ferrell filmed here” seems to be the selling point du jour for rental properties in the Pasadena area. First, the Craftsman where the actor shot “A Deadly Adoption” went up for lease. And now, the picturesque residence he called home in the 2017 comedy “The House” was just snatched off the market (but only for a short time – it’ll be available once again come October). What’s next? Frank the Tank’s pad from “Old School”?
Not one of Ferrell’s biggest hits, the reviews for “The House” (currently available to rent on Amazon) are about as jeering as those for “A Deadly Adoption,” with Owen Gleiberman of Variety deeming it “crude, slipshod, tonally uneven” and Joyce Slaton of Common Sense Media calling it “a shame and a waste.” At least the main home used in it is pretty!
The traditional two-story property, which features five bedrooms and five baths spread across two floors, was being offered for a cool $15,000 per month. The listing was held by Neha Jespersen of Deasy Penner Podley. The brokerage is apparently the go-to for Ferrell-filmed properties being that the company is also handling the “A Deadly Adoption” rental.
Located at 1200 Yocum St. in the heart of the affluent Linda Vista community, the residence is just steps from Brookside Golf Club, less than three miles from Old Town Pasadena and within walking distance to the Rose Bowl (the site of the city’s famed monthly flea market, which is finally resuming operation in April!).
With a wide expanse of lawn, a prominent bay window and a handsome brick and clapboard façade, the 1932 dwelling has curb appeal on lock! So it is only natural that the property found its way to the big screen.