Fathers, Brides, and Buys

Everyone’s favorite movie dad, while prone to anxious antics and stubborn follow-through, is releasing grips on “his house”. Fathers, families, and those who left a piece of their heart in the ’90s, dream on.

Steve Martin (George Banks in Father of the Bride) knew how to pick ’em. Only 8 miles separate this Alhambra, suburban beauty from downtown Los Angeles.

While the film actually used front shots of a visually similar home to represent the Banks residence, the interior and back reflect what you saw in wedding and basketball scenes. Yes, that means the hoop where Dad and Daughter dribbled through life’s course is legit.


At $2 million, the 5 bed/4 bath provides ample room and 2 stories of domestic bliss. Get swept up in the black-tie aesthetic, dash of color (red door) and 4,397 square feet. That’s plenty of space to sprawl out with the youngsters or extend to visitors.

Make memories in the 1925-built Colonial with a generous entry, formal dining room, chic living room, impressive office and master suite plus a running list of features. Glide (gently) across the hardwood flooring. Throw open the French doors. Crack a book by the fireplace. Pull stylishly into your three-car garage. Perfect a recipe in your fresh and furnished kitchen, and host all the parties, weddings, and barbecues you can manage at 500 N Almansor St. Just don’t trample the pansies.


While treating guests to the grand tour, don’t forget the crown moldings, sunroom, Batchelder fountain and wet bar, which escalate this California listing to Hollywood status. Most importantly, time your reveal of its silver screen connection.


Photos: Compass

Sources: Zillow, Los Angeles Times, Refinery29

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