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Lady Heather’s House

Oct 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, TV Locations

On the second season of CSI: Las Vegas we were introduced to a character whom Grissom later became very fond of named Lady Heather. On the show Lady Heather, who was played by The O.C.’s Melinda Clarke, owns an S&M fetish club in Sin City which she runs out of her extraordinary home. Lady Heather first appeared as a guest star in an episode entitled “Slaves of Las Vegas” and has since reappeared on four separate occasions, becoming something of a cult favorite for CSI fans. Her unique home also appeared in all five of the “Lady Heather” episodes and, being that it is a pretty spooky house and fits in with my Haunted Hollywood theme for this month, I dragged my dad right out to stalk it.

Lady Heather’s house is an absolutely ginormous mansion (13,393 square feet according to Zillow!!) located on a large corner lot in South Pasadena. I found the home thanks to Scott’s LA Audio Driving Tour of Pasadena, which lists many great Pasadena filming locations. It is easy to see why producers chose to use this house for the filming of CSI, as it has a very looming and dark presence, most likely due to its sheer size. For the filming of CSI, producers brought in many Gothic decorations, like large candelabras, to create a more dark and spooky atmosphere. But when you see the home in person, it becomes obvious that not much had to be done in preparation for filming due to its naturally ominous look. In person, the home looks like it could be a real life haunted house. And it actually looks like it belongs on a bayou in New Orleans rather than in the middle of Suburban Pasadena. Unfortunately I don’t own CSI on DVD, so I couldn’t get very good screen captures of the home.

In the various Lady Heather episodes, the exterior of the home is shown numerous times, especially the front door and front porch area (which unfortunately I do not have any screen captures of).

A back porch area is also shown in a special 90 minute episode from Season 3 entitled “Lady Heather’s Box”. It is the location where Grissom and the dominatrix sit down for a cup of tea.

Lady Heather’s house is a very cool place to see in person. I highly recommend stalking it if you are at all a fan of CSI or if you want to conduct your own Haunted Halloween tour. 🙂

UPDATE – This very same house was also used as the haunted mansion in the recently aired Season 3 episode of The Mentalist entitled “Red Scare”.

Until next time, Happy Stalking! 🙂

Stalk It: Lady’s Heather’s house is located at 929 Buena Vista St., at the corner of Buena Vista and Meridian Avenue, in South Pasadena.



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  1. hzmonte says:

    The house next door at 917 Buena Vista was the filming location of the 2010 comedy “Death at a Funeral”.

  2. Tom says:

    That’s the house my Mom grew up in as the daughter of a bishop; kinda funny since it’s been Lady Heather’s house complete with S&M dungeon, and the lair of a serial killer in ‘Bones’. It sat empty for a while during the Depression (before my grandparents bought it) and even back then the neighborhood kids called a haunted house.

  3. mama mimi says:

    Used your info to find the “Lady Heather” house in south Pasadena!! Thanks!!

  4. shaylee says:

    she is very cute..i love her eyes.. i wonder will she be leaving to????

    • seaotter says:

      My grandmother owned this house from 1937-
      I lived here in 1940’s before and during ww11. A beautitul home back then with elevator indoor pool with stain glass windows and it wasn’t scarry at all. I have photos of this house in 1937 and have wonderful memories of this house.

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