The Family House

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My good friend and fellow stalker Kerry is a huge fan of the 1976 television show Family  and I just found out that while she has stalked the home used in the series several times, she doesn’t have any photographs of it.  So I just had to go out and stalk the house for her this past weekend.  Kerry, this one’s for you!  🙂

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Sadly, I have never seen an episode of Family, so when I set out to stalk the house this weekend, I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I was floored to see that in person the house is absolutely adorable and very picturesque.   It’s not very hard to see why producers chose to use this home for a television series about a typical American family, as it looks like a house everyone would want to live in.  In fact, the entire street is so cute that it looks like it belongs on a postcard or in a movie.  The street is pretty much the real life equivalent of Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives.  Many homes on the Family  street have actually been used in various televison and movie productions, but I’ll blog about those later.  🙂 

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When I got home from stalking the Family  house, I found the opening credits of the show on YouTube and was extremely excited to see that the house looks pretty much the same today as it did back in 1976.  You can watch the opening credits of the show, in which the house is featured prominently, here.

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In an ironic side note, one of my fave stalking books  states that the home used in Family is the very same home used as the Walsh’s house in Beverly Hills, 90210 I really had to laugh when I saw that, as aside from the arched front doorways, the two homes could really not look more different.  LOL 

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: The Family  house is located at 1230 Milan Avenue in South Pasadena.

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4 responses to “The Family House

  1. Kerry

    Linds……you are SO the BEST! You rock! Thanks for the photos girl…….you made my day! Im even feeling a little misty eyed here!

    Many, many thanks,

    Kerry:)

    PS….Season 1 is available on rental…..you should check it out!

  2. Trina

    Thank you for the great website! I do believe that this was the house used in the pilot episodes of 90210 for the Walsh house. I will pull out the dvds and check, but that was the first home that came to mind when I saw the first pic of it on your blog.

  3. I’ve never seen Family either but that house is really, really cute.

    @Trina: I just had a quick peek at the Pilot and I don’t think it is the same house 🙂

  4. I’m an old house fan (I write about them too) and touring Pasadena is on my wish list. Thanks so much for the sneak preview … Next, I’m checking to see if you got anything on the “Halloween” neighborhoods on this blog.

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