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The Pink House from “13 Going On 30”

May 21st, 2008 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I must bow down right now to Mike over at MovieShotsLA as yesterday he found a house that I have spent many unsuccessful hours over the past two years looking for – Jenna’s pink dream house from the last scene of my fave movie 13 Going On 30. Mike said he had a hunch about the area the home was in and found it by looking at aerial shots of streets in that neighborhood. I am forever grateful! Literally, as SOON as he gave me the address yesterday, I rushed out of my house and headed over to South Pasadena to stalk the home. For this particular stalking trip I had to drag my dad along as my boyfriend was at work.

Jenna’s pink house is, of course, no longer pink – it was only painted pink for the movie. It is A LOT bigger in person than it seemed on screen, but otherwise is completely recognizable from the movie. Jenna and Matt move into this house at the very end of 13 Going On 30, and the final scene is them sitting on their couch in the front yard of the home with a moving van in the driveway. I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally be there as this was one location I honestly thought I’d never find. Thank you, Mike!!

While my dad and I were stalking the house, a super nice neighbor came home and filled us in on all sorts of filming information about his street. He told us that Jennifer Garner wasn’t as friendly as one would expect and that she had a big bodyguard who kept fans away the entire time they were filming. He also told us that the Kelly Clarkson video for Because Of You was filmed just across the street from the 13 Going On 30 house. That home is pictured on the left. He said that Kelly Clarkson could not have been nicer and that even after a really long day of filming, she stuck around for about 40 minutes to sign autographs for all of the neighborhood kids. He said she literally stayed until every last autograph was signed. You can watch the Because Of You video here.

Until next time, Happy Stalking! :)

Stalk It: The 13 Going On 30 house is located at 1965 Fletcher Avenue in South Pasadena. The Because Of You house is across the street at 2006 Fletcher. These houses are very close to the other houses used in 13 Going On 30.

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  1. Remeny says:

    She is awesome!!

  2. Remeny says:

    I live in this house!! tehe. I thought Jennifer Garner was nice.

  3. Mimi says:

    I live in the house that was painted pink for 13 Going on 30. It’s bizarre to find pictures of our house on your site! When the production company repainted our house, we asked them to leave one brick pink. Although I doubt you could find it if you don’t know where to look. As I recall, Jennifer Garner briefly came over to sign autographs for some kids, so she wasn’t as unfriendly as described by our neighbor. But Kelly Clarkson was definitely the friendliest!! Our house has also been filmed for an episode of Cold Case and a Brinks commercial.

  4. Kerry says:

    Lindsay,
    I am SO happy you finally made it to this house….I know how much you wanted to find it! I dont even know Mike but Mike….many thanks! Lindsay can get some rest now and dream up another must see lo-cal!

    I had the opposite experience with Kelly Clarkson. We went to a concert at a small venue and waited around after the show. The crowd dwindled down until there were 7 younger girls waiting and 2 adults, myself included. We were all very quiet, waiting patiently and her people snuck her onto the tour bus. Then one of her people came over and told us to go home…..Kelly already played a concert and she didnt owe us anything more! He was really quite rude about the whole thing too, and next thing I know, the bus started up and it drove away. There was one young girl there, about 9, who was in tears. It was all very sad and left me with a bad feeling. My daughter was a BIG Kelly fan and I must admit, after the incident, it changed her feelings alot. Eventually, she quit following Clarksons career and now she hardly remembers who she is.

    I should add that we have seen several show at this venue and the talent….no matter how big, always comes out after the show to sign autographs and pose for pics. I know things happen but really, how much time would it have taken to see 7 girls???????

  5. Jackie says:

    I wouldn’t believe the Jennifer Garner thing. It sucks when you hear someone is a total jerk but sometimes you’re impressed when you find out they’re not. I defintiely have been in the past.


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  1. […] – Mike, from MovieShotsLA, found the 13 Going On 30 house for me a while back.  You can read the post I wrote on it here and you can see interior pictures of the house […]

  2. […]  As fate would have it, when I first blogged about Jenna’s pink house back in May of 2008, the real life homeowner, an AMAZINGLY NICE woman named Mimi, happened to stumble upon my site and was amazed to see the post about her residence.  LOL  Mimi ended up leaving me a comment where she mentioned that after the filming of 13 Going On 30  had been completed, she and her husband asked the production crew who were repainting the house back to its original color to leave one brick pink in memory of the movie.  HOW COOL IS THAT????  So, when I took Mike to stalk the place on Saturday, the two of us stood there on the sidewalk for quite some time, scrutinizing every square inch of the house looking for that brick.  LOL  Well, Mimi happened to see us through her front window and came outside to say hello.  She recognized me from my site and said “Do you want to see the pink brick?”  Well, as you can imagine, I just about DIED.  I had been itching to see that brick ever since I first read her comment over a year ago!   […]

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