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The Step Brothers House

Jun 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations



Got a challenge last week from my good friend Chelsea who wanted me to find the home used in the 2008 movie Step Brothers.  Lucky for me, Mike, from MovieShotsLA,  had already found this location a few months back and told me where it was located.  🙂   So, today – after stalking about a million wedding locations 🙂 – I ran right out to stalk the Step Brothers  house.  Thanks, Mike!!!!



My friend Chelsea had a hunch that the Step Brothers  home was located in the Pasadena area and she actually wasn’t too far off!  Am I a good stalking teacher, or what??  🙂  The Step Brothers  home is located just a few miles north of Pasadena proper, in the city of Altadena.  And although the coloring is now a bit different, for the most part the home looks exactly the same in person as it did onscreen in the movie.  The Step Brothers  house is absolutely ginormous in real life, which I found to be slightly ironic, being that in the movie John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell are forced to share a room because John won’t give up the third bedroom which houses his “sound laboratory”.   LOL According to Zillow, the home actually has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and measures 3,502 square feet.   In the movie, John C. Reilly tells Will Ferrell that the home was built in 1825 by General Custor (LOL LOL LOL), but in reality it was built in 1935. 





The home is featured several times in the movie, most notably as the location where John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell get into their massive front yard brawl.  LOL 



On an interesting side note, in real life, Step Brothers star John C. Reilly is a long time Altadena resident.  My mom and I actually saw him a few years back attending a movie at Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena.  He was in line waiting to buy popcorn at the concession stand when a woman walked up to him and very loudly said “Are you from Philadelphia?  I think we went to high school together.”  John was very gracious and explained that he actually grew up in Chicago.  And just as he opened up his mouth to say what I’m assuming was something along the lines of “I’m an actor, maybe you recognize me from one of my movies,” the woman interrupted him and said, “No, I’m POSITIVE we know each other!!!! Are you sure you’re not from Philadelphia?”  LOL  John’s wife was standing next to him the whole time, head down, completely CRACKING UP!    John quickly paid for his popcorn and started walking down the hall toward the theatre, but the douchebag lady ran – yes, ran!! – after him, saying things like “Maybe you know my sister in Des Moines.”  LOL LOL LOL  When John finally entered the theatre and the doors closed behind him, my mom tapped the lady on the shoulder and said “You recognize that man because he is John C. Reilly, the actor.”  The woman got a look on her face like she absolutely wanted to just crawl into a hole and die!!!  LOL  To quote Chelsea Lately once again, “What . . . a douchebag!”  The whole thing was absolutely HILARIOUS and one of my very favorite “only in L.A.” moments. 

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: The Step Brothers  house is located at 1987 Midwick Drive in Altadena.



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  1. Mallory says:

    This house is listed as property #1062 on homeshoothome. I love that there are actual bunk beds in the house 🙂

  2. Evan Fritts says:

    So i google earthed this location (as usual) living in ohio gives me little stalking adventure myself ya know? It appears as is in the image on the google satellite there are people working on the lawn and maybe even prepping the house for the filming! super cool!! check it out for yourself!

  3. Chelsea H says:

    This is so awesome!!! My boyfriend lives 2 minutes walking distance from there!!! We’re definitely gonna go check it out the next time I see him.

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