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A few weeks back while I was out stalking the Californication  house, Mike (from MovieShotsLA) and I set out on a mission to find Kelly Taylor’s house from the new 90210  series.   I had been searching for the house for quite some time and on this particular day I called Mike at work (poor guy!) and said “We are going to find that house today!”  I’m nothing if not determined!  Mike and I knew the house was located in Venice from an article that appeared in Entertainment Weekly this past summer, and since I was already in the area, I realized it was now or never!  I was not leaving Venice without finding that house.  🙂

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 Kelly’s house has appeared on 90210 quite a few times, beginning with the pilot episode.  And each time it appears, a plaque with the numbers “2229” is clearly visible in the background.  But neither Mike nor I could seem to find any area in Venice with house numbers in the 2200 range.  We found blocks with addresses of 2100, 2300, and 2400, but for some reason 2200 was nowhere to be found.  Mike had become convinced that the “2229” sign was just a prop added to the house for filming, but I held out hope.  Something told me that sign was really there. 

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Since Google Street View does not cover the Venice area, I acted as Mike’s eyes and ears driving around Venice while he sat in front of his computer at work looking at aerial maps.  LOL  My boyfriend always says how amazing it is that Mike and I managed to find each other.   I mean who else in their right mind would do this stuff with me??  LOL  Anyway, after driving around for a while I was just about ready to give up hope.  Then all of sudden, an idea struck Mike and he told me to head to Glyndon Avenue.  He had remembered working once in a quaint little section of Venice and thought it might be the area where Kelly’s house was located.  So, using my trusty GPS, I drove over to Glyndon Avenue and sure enough, there was the house – “2229” sign and all.  See, you should always trust a woman’s intuition!  🙂 

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Many episodes of 90210  were filmed at the actual Venice Beach house and I also believe that some interior filming took place there, as well.  This is apparent in both the pilot episode, in which fellow teacher Ryan stops by Kelly’s house, flowers in hand . . .

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. . . and the episode entitled “Secrets and Lies” in which Silver’s house party gets slightly out of hand.

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Kelly’s house is very cute and very picturesque in person.  In fact, it is just the type of house I would expect to find a grown-up Kelly Taylor living in.  Especially since she is so obviously still carrying a torch for Dylan and this house is so reminiscent of Dylan’s Craftsman style home from the original series.  🙂  I absolutely loved stalking Kelly’s house.  In fact, driving around Venice that day while talking to Mike on the phone will always be one of my fondest stalking memories!

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: Kelly Taylor’s house is located at 2229 Glyndon Avenue in Venice.

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The Californication House

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First off let me wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!  🙂  Now on to stalking!  Yesterday, while doing some Venice Beach stalking, I visited a location I have long been obsessed with finding – the house from the David Duchovny series Californication.  I have long been a DD fan – ever since I saw my first X-Files  episode over 15 years ago I have pretty much been obsessed.  So when my boyfriend got the Season 1 DVD’s of Californication  a few weeks ago, I had to watch!  Sadly, I have to admit that I don’t really like the series.  But I did become a huge fan of Hank Moody’s ex-wife Karen’s home while watching.  On the show Karen lives in a very modern style cement and wood home that is very reminiscent of James Woods’ house on the TV show Shark.  It also has some of the same characteristics of John Lautner homes.  So, I course I immediately became obsessed with it. 🙂  Luckily, while doing some cyberstalking I came across this awesome website which gave me the home’s location.  YAY!

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The home, which is known as the McKinley Residence, was built by architect David Hertz for his family and originally only consisted of the structure that is pictured above.  The original structure consisted of two separate buildings, one in the front and another in the back, that were joined via a covered bridge.  A few years later Hertz bought an adjoining lot and built the property’s second structure which also consisted of two buildings.  Today the property is made up of a total of four buildings all surrounding an outdoor courtyard and pool area and connected via several enclosed bridges.   David Hertz  has designed numerous homes throughout the West Coast and has a strong commitment to only building “green” structures and protecting the environment.  He is also the inventor of a building material called “syndecrete” which is a “green” cement based surfacing substance that is used in the building of many homes.

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The McKinley Residence is a frequent filming location.  Besides Californication, the house has been featured in Adaptation, Men, Women & Dogs and a Season 3 episode of CSI: Miami  entitled “Murder in a Flash.”  The house has also been featured in Dwell Magazine  and Shape Magazine. You can see all of the projects this extraordinary house has been featured in here.  You can also see some great interior photos of the home here.  The McKinley Residence is an amazing home to see in person and I highly recommend stalking it!

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

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Stalk It: The Californication house is located at 2420 McKinley Avenue in Venice.

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