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The Inside of the Walsh House from “Beverly Hills, 90210″

Nov 26th, 2008 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations, Featured Articles

Last Friday, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I set out to do a little Pasadena stalking. Who knew that our day would hold the stalking adventure to end all stalking adventures! Even as I sit here, days later, writing these words, I am pinching myself, unsure if the whole thing even really happened. But since I have the photographs, I guess it really did. :)

On Friday afternoon, after stalking a few Pasadena locations, Mike and I stopped off at our old staple, the 90210 house, aka Casa Walsh. Even though Mike and I had stalked this home countless times before, we had to return yet again as it is one location that we just never grow tired of. On this particular trip, though, the stalking gods must have been smiling down on us because the owner of the home pulled up in his car right when we arrived. So of course, we got to talking with him. :)

The owner, whose name is Jack, could NOT have been a nicer guy! He stood and talked with us in the Walsh driveway for about 45 minutes, sharing all sorts of 90210 stories and behind the scenes info. For instance, he told us that on one occasion when they filmed at his house, producers cleared out all of his living room furniture and built a soundstage of Kelly’s bedroom in the vacant room! LOL He also told us that some of the camping scenes from the Season 2 episode entitled “Camping Trip” were actually filmed in his backyard! And – my personal favorite story of the many Jack shared with us – one day he got home from work to find a message on his answering machine from a woman who said “Hi this is Emily Valentine and I wanted to let you know that I just got out of the asylum.” LOL Jack even told us of a few other 90210 filming locations that he knew about. :) Now, this is where the story gets REALLY exciting. After talking with us for a bit in his driveway, Jack invited us into his backyard to take some photos.

Numerous events in the Walsh twins’ lives took place in Jack’s backyard, including Cindy and Jim’s 20th wedding anniversary, Jackie Taylor and Mel Silver’s wedding, the painting of the gang’s homecoming float which was later doused with gasoline by Emily Valentine, and – my personal favorite – one of the first times Brenda lays eyes on Dylan.

In that episode, entitled “Isn’t It Romantic”, Dylan and Brandon are working on Brandon’s car Mondale in the Walsh backyard. In the meantime, while speaking with Kelly on the phone, Brenda walks outside onto a little balcony to admire Dylan from afar, but he notices her and turns around to give her that cute Dylan smile that I was so in love with. :) LOVE THAT SHOW! Anyway, Brenda’s balcony is really a part of the Altadena home and I could not have been more excited to see it in person! I believe it was at this point in our Casa Walsh tour, as Mike and I stood there snapping pictures like crazy and screaming like little schoolgirls, that Jack told us we both had way too much time on our hands. LOL :)

After seeing us go a bit crazy over being in the actual 90210 backyard, Jack (wait, are you sitting down for this???) INVITED US TO SEE THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE!!!! Yes, you read that right – HE INVITED US INSIDE THE HOUSE! THE 90210 HOUSE! BRANDON AND BRENDA’S HOUSE! WE GOT TO GO INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike and I both just about keeled over and died at this proposition and I am surprised we didn’t knock poor Jack to the floor as we made a running b-line for the house. :) LOL While inside, Jack first showed us some scrapbooks he had made with photographs and articles from his house’s filming days. The scrapbooks included all sorts of photographs and memorabilia from the 90210 days, including photos of his kids with the stars and the original contract he signed allowing the production company to use his home for filming. I couldn’t help but smile as I read one clause in the contract which stated that a basketball hoop would be added to the exterior of Jack’s garage. :) That basketball hoop is now gone as Jack is in the middle of remodeling his garage (say it ain’t so!). There were actually two different basketball hoops used during the filming of 90210 and when the series ended, Jack got to keep both of them. Many years later he ended up giving both of those hoops away to 90210 fans who had stopped by his house to take pictures. Like I said – what an amazingly nice guy! Mike was extremely bummed that he wasn’t the lucky recipient of one of those basketball hoops, but we should consider ourselves lucky as Jack said that Mike and I were the first two fans he had ever invited inside the house. :)

The most surreal moment of the day for me happened when my phone rang while I was standing in the 90210 kitchen (which you can sort of see in the above photograph). You see, my ring tone is, and always has been, the 90210 theme song. I kid you not. So there I was standing in Casa Walsh when the familiar strains of “Duh-nuh-nuh-nuh” came pouring out of my phone. LOL After looking at Jack’s 90210 scrapbooks, he took us on a mini-tour of the downstairs of his home. I was in utter shock not only at the fact that he would invite us into his home, but also that I WAS ACTUALLY STANDING INSIDE THE 90210 HOUSE! I had dreamed of seeing the inside of that home for YEARS and the only thing I can imagine that would have been more satisfying to a stalker like myself would be to have visited the studio set of the Walsh home during filming. I had read that the set of Casa Walsh was based on the real interiors of the Altadena home and on Friday I saw for myself that that was sort of true. While the kitchen area looks nothing like Cindy Walsh’s kitchen, the entryway, living room and dining room are all very similar to what we saw on TV. When walking inside the house it was like worlds were colliding inside my head as the image I knew of the interior sets meshed with reality. It was surreal and almost as if my brain couldn’t accept both images at the same time. LOL

The dining room area, which was just re-painted and therefore has no furniture in it, is very reminiscent of the Walsh dining room.

The living room is also quite similar to its television counterpart, except that it is longer and not quite as deep as the Walsh living room. In real life it is also missing the Walsh’s built-in bookshelves.

The area of the home I was most excited to see was the entryway/stairwell, as the Walsh’s entryway/stairwell was shown so often on the show. In reality, the stairway is situated like a mirrior image of how it appeared on 90210. The stairs run from the left to the right, while the Walsh stairway went from right to left. I asked Jack why he thinks they made this change for the studio set and he said he thinks that it worked better for camera angles that way. Aside from the stairway running the opposite direction, the real entryway looks very similar to the Walsh entryway and I still cannot believe I got to see it with my own two eyes!

Of course, we just had to take a picture with Jack in the entryway to document our time spent at Casa Walsh. On our way out, after giving Jack our phone numbers and telling him that if he ever needed ANYTHING to give us a call :) , Mike told him that if he ever decided to sell Casa Walsh he wanted to be the first to know. :)

I still can hardly believe this whole thing even happened!! Mike and I seem to have a lot of luck when it comes to stalking 90210 locations, and I think I need to bring him with me on all of my stalking adventures from now on. :)

Until next time, Happy Stalking! :)

Stalk It: Casa Walsh is located at 1675 E. Altadena Drive, in Altadena. We got really lucky being let inside the house, but please don’t bother the owner to do this yourself as it is not his common practice.

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  1. manu says:

    Hey!
    I came there from Paris and did also a tour to visit filming locations of Beverly Hills. I just took some pictures but didnt knocked the door ahaha

    Great website !!! :)

  2. Jason England says:

    I too had the rare opportunity to go inside the house and talked to the owner,such a wonderful man. He took us on a tour that you could only dream of,and when we were done he gave us blueprints of the house!!!! This guy is beyond kind,one of the nicest people I have ever meat in my life!!!!

    • Antony says:

      Iam looking for the blueprints of this house for ages! could be kind enough to send me the blueprints to my email?

  3. LR says:

    OMG i thought my BFF and i were the only people who could get excited about this but apparently not!! Thanks for posting this, i will send this to her haha

  4. IrisM says:

    Hey! Thanks for your comment :) Don’t hesitate to share the link with people who might be interested! :)
    xo
    Iris

  5. Brendan Morley says:

    Love this, what a great article

  6. ed shellard says:

    Awesome!!

    Thats so cool you found Casa Walsh!!! such a nice post and so good to finally see some pics and such a good write up! we were google mapping it for ages…then we finally found your page!! awesome! thank you!

    Ed & Ela (90210 all the way!!!!)

  7. Donna says:

    OMG!!!! so exciting!! I am a HUGE fan of the show
    Actually I am watching it right now!! If I ever make
    It to casa Walsh, I would just die!! Thanks for
    Sharing your story and pics!!!! The kitchen does
    Look the same as in the pilot episode! So cool!!!

  8. MaggieP says:

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s a great expierence! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE BH90210 too. I watch the reruns everyday on soapnet. I would def. stop to visit the area if I ever visit california!

  9. Sarah says:

    So I was hanging out at the set of CSI: Miami where my brother works, and of all people, guess who I run into!!!!! Papa Walsh! I couldn’t have been more excited so I totally geeked out and just HAD to get a picture! He was even nice enough to sign my box set! :-)

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/sarahebiagi/?action=view&current=jimwalshfix.jpg

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/sarahebiagi/?action=view&current=90210.jpg

    And here’s a photo of my stalking the Walsh house myself back in my younger days….

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/sarahebiagi/?action=view&current=90210-1.jpg

  10. David says:

    All the links to the pics are broken?

  11. Stacey says:

    omg!!!!!I’m sooooooooooooo exited! I’s speechless

  12. lucy says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the address!
    I went there this morning and it was AWESOME…
    I’m Italian so imagine how this meant to me: never ever I had hoped to see it with my one eyes!
    : )
    unfortunately the owenr where not there so I took just some pics from outside fearing some neighbours could call the police!
    bye bye

  13. Yuliya says:

    Dear author and other users who will read my message! I from Russia (Moscow). I want to construct on the site a copy of this house. If someone has its photo from different foreshortenings and inside, please communicate with me on an e-mail: ysorok@mail.ru

  14. Valentin says:

    Hello, my name is Valentin Trembovetsky, me 25. I’m from Kyiv, Ukraine.
    I take a great interest in designing of houses. When the serial “Beverly
    Hills”, 90210 looked, I very much liked the house in the Spanish style
    where the Walsh family from Minnesota has moved. It’s in 1675 E.
    Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91001. I wish to find photos of this house
    from different directions and inside: the first and second floor to
    construct it here, in Ukraine. Help to make it please…..

  15. Brandon McKay says:

    I visited the Walsh and McKay places in August 2010. The workmen were actually working on the Walsh garage when I showed and didn’t mind at all when I took a bunch of pictures and made a video of my exit. It’s almost done. The McKay house not quite as epic but I made a video driving by the Walsh house first then the McKay house. And so cool that they’re right next to each other!


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