Lou Ferrigno’s I Love You, Man HouseSep 28th, 2009 | By Lindsay | Category: Movie Locations
Another location from fave movie I Love You, Man that I have been absolutely dying to stalk is the ultra modern, ultra large manse that belonged to Lou Ferrigno in the flick. As always, I enlisted the help of fellow stalker Owen in tracking this location down. Ironically enough, though, around that same time, fellow stalker Ashley was visiting the L.A. area and just happened to notice the Ferrigno house in the distance while driving on Fairfax Avenue. She had yet to see I Love You, Man, but because the house was so unique looking, asked her boyfriend to snap a quick picture of it. Well, you can imagine her surprise a few days later, when, while watching the in-flight movie on the way home, which, as luck would have it just happened to be I Love You, Man, she recognized the Lou Ferrigno house as the one she had admired from a distance just a few days prior. So, Ashley immediately emailed me as soon as she got home to let me know of the home’s location. Well, literally that SAME day, I got an email from Owen letting me know that he had also found the house! LOL I guess this was one location that I was really meant to stalk!
The Lou Ferrigno house shows up a few times in the movie, most notably as the site of the infamous “Open House” scene in I Love You, Man, in which Jason Segel calls out a man not only for attending the event for the sole purpose of impressing a girl, but also for farting while there! LOL When the perpetrator leaves the house he says, “You know what, guy, I like it, but I’m thinking it might be a little bit small.” To which Jason Segel says, “Totally, and it smells like fart.” LOL LOL LOL
Quite a bit of the Lou Ferrigno house was used in I Love You, Man, including the exterior,
the back patio,
the living room,
and the entryway, which, as you can see in these interior photographs of the house, all look exactly the same in real life as they did in the movie.
Ostensibly missing in real life, though, are the Lou Ferrigno statue, artwork, and memorabilia. 😉
The Lou Ferrigno house, which, of course, does not actually belong to the Hulk star in real life, is no stranger to celebrity. There are rumblings online that the 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 9,204 square foot home which sits on over an acre of land has been owned by both Merv Griffin and the Sony Company in the past. I don’t know if that information is true or not, but the house has been the site of some very fashionable Hollywood parties, including one in 2005 for the exclusive New York/London Club the SoHo House and another for the Entertainment Group “House of Hype”.
Sadly, as you can see in the above photograph, besides the large front gate, not much of the house is visible from the street.
But you can catch some great views of it if you head up Hercules Drive . . .
. . . or down Laurel Canyon Boulevard. (Please excuse the power lines! LOL)
Big THANK YOU to both Owen and Ashley for finding this location!
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
Stalk It: Lou Ferrigno’s house from I Love You, Man is located at 1 Electra Court in the Mt. Olympus area of the Hollywood Hills.