Saturday, December 13, 2008

Father of the Bride House

We all have our favorite streets. Whether we are under the tyranny of the urgent or void of a time constraint, it's nice to drive through a neighborhood that makes you proud of where you live.

For those familiar with Pasadena, the arching tree-lined street of El Molino provides a plethora of storybook homes. It's no wonder Hollywood makes this street their "American neighborhood" of choice for so many movies and commercials.

This particular home was made famous in the 1991 and 1995 films Father of the Bride; it has "family" built into the mortar.

7 comments:

Tanya said...

OH I totally recognize it! I loved those movies and their neighborhood!

Hilda said...

Hey, it is! Cool!

But famous or not, I think it's perfectly lovely, especially with the climbing flowers and the understated yet very welcoming Christmas decorations. I like the owners' style.

ben wideman said...

I've been meaning to feature this. Gotta be one of the Pasadena movie icons, but maybe my second favorite behind the Back to the Future (Gamble) house.

JT said...

Ben, You're right about the Gamble House. There's another house on the southwest corner of El Molino and Wilson in San Marino that is used in dozens of commercials. However, they typically only use the porch for filming and rarely any more.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

cool, such a "hollywood perfect house" house

Benjamin Madison said...

Yes, it's a real beauty!

Jackie said...

Oh fantastic - I love that film! Glasgow's film locations are a bit grittier, it has to be said!