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The Numb3rs House

Mar 25th, 2008 | By | Category: TV Locations


Ever since the pilot episode of the TV show Numb3rs aired back in 2005, I was totally obsessed with finding the location of Charlie’s large Craftsman style house. American Craftsman Style architecture became popular towards the end of the 19th Century and usually combines huge front porches, handcrafted woodwork and clean lines. Craftsman houses are a favorite of movie producers and location scouts and you will often see them popping up in your favorite TV shows and movies. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, The O.C., and You, Me and Dupree have all used Craftsman style homes as residences for some of their characters. Ever since moving to LA, I have been a huge fan of Craftsman style homes. So, of course, Charlie’s house was at the top of my stalking list!


At first I was convinced the house was located in Pasadena, as Pasadena is famous for its historic Craftsman homes and Charlie’s house resembled another famous Craftsman located in Pasadena – the Gamble house which was featured as Doc Brown’s home in the movie Back to the Future. But, try as I might, I could not find the Numb3rs house anywhere in Pasadena.


Then, one day, while cyber-stalking, I stumbled across Zillow’s Famous TV Homes website – and the Numb3rs house was featured as the second link on the page. I immediately grabbed my camera and dragged my boyfriend to go stalk it. I was not disappointed when I saw the house in person – it is absolutely beautiful and looks almost exactly like it does on TV. I would not be at all surprised to see the house show up again in future TV and movie productions.

Until next time, Happy Stalking! 🙂


Stalk It: The Numb3rs house is located at 2515 4th Avenue in the historic West Adams District of Los Angeles. I highly recommend driving around West Adams after stalking the Numb3rs house as the area is home to one of the largest and most beautiful collections of historic homes on the West Coast. You can read more about West Adams here.



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  1. JakeT says:

    You mentioned you looked for it in Pasadena and in the show they refer to it being in Pasadena.

  2. Actually, I don’t even know what Numb3rs is, but, just FYI, 2514 4th Avenue was built by Lucien Gray and lived in by his family for 50 years. After the Grays, when her house at #5 Berkeley Square (and the entire street) was demolished for the 10 freeway, Los Angeles’s first black female doctor, the accomplished Dr. Ruth J. Smith, moved in.

    • Shanda (Gray) Suris says:

      This house was my Great Grandparents House!! My Father’s Dad’s Parents!! Lucien and Blanche Gray! ‎2515 4th Ave., Los Angeles (West Adams Historic District)

  3. juicyfruits says:

    I absolutely love this house. It looks immense. Does anybody know how many bathrooms and bedrooms it has and whatever other details there are?

  4. LP says:

    One question. Is the address correct? Because I have searched the house with the Street View from Google and I’m not sure that the house that appears is the same.

  5. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this info! I’ve been asking but so far, the 1 person who replied didn’t know where this house is. With a B.A. in Geography from CSUN, you know I had to find out. But I’m in Chicago now and can’t see it in person. I just now Googled the right keywords to hit this post. Thanks again!

  6. Cary says:

    OH. EM. GEE.

    This is all the more reason that I need to visit California… oh am I jealous!

  7. Marilynn says:

    In the first season’s DVDs of Numb3rs, there are several commentaries about the house. They used the actual house during the whole first season, but then went to a sound stage after that. Various elements in the house made photography difficult. But I’m so happy that first season was done in this particular house. It’s priceless.

    • Tina Loredo says:

      I have fallen in love with this house… I enjoy watching scenes that were filmed in this home because it not only is true to the craftsman architecture, but it also looks like they stay true to the furnishings as well. It is amazing to those of us who find the classic styles of building, to find such a beautiful example that is used as a location for film, and still maintains its original charm. If I could ever find a home that is close to this style and condition, I would possibly sell a kidney to buy this home for my family. I love in Riverside Ca. where there is a multitude of historical homes, but still none that can com,pair to what I see in this home. You and your family are blessed to have this property to hand down to generations to come. Keep it true to its beginnings. May God bless you and all those you love.

  8. Matt says:

    Any clue if the inside of the Numb3rs house is the same as the real one or just a sound stage?

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