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David Wallace’s House from “The Office”

Jul 12th, 2010 | By | Category: The Office Filming Locations

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Fellow stalker Owen and I recently set out upon a mission to try to track down the Colonial-style residence belonging to David Wallace in the Season 3 episode of The Office titled “Branch Closing”.  This proved to be a rather difficult find for us, though, being that we had virtually nothing to go on – no house number or street sign was visible in the background of the episode and neither Owen nor I had any idea of which city the house might be located in.  We figured that unless we were able to get ahold of a crew member and gather some inside information, we would never be able to track the place down.  That is until last week, when I stumbled upon this fabulous filming locations database, which, lo and behold, had photographs of the exact property which we were looking for!  And not only did the database state that the house was located in Pasadena, but it also gave us an address number – 1485.  YAY!  I immediately emailed the link to Owen and the two of us set about using Google Maps to search every 1400 block in the Pasadena area.  Three minutes later I got a text from Owen with the address.  And while he says that this one was a team effort, my hat is definitely off to him because there is absolutely NO WAY I ever would have found the place as quickly as he did.  So, THANK YOU, OWEN!  :)

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In the “Branch Closing” episode of The Office, Michael Scott (aka Steve Carell) and Dwight Schrute (aka Rainn Wilson) come up with a plan to save the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company’s Scranton branch by driving to New York to make a personal face-to-face plea to CFO David Wallace (aka Andy Buckley) at his home, the address of which Dwight has stolen off of the company Christmas card list.  Because Wallace is not at home when they show up to confront him “Michael Moore-style”, they are forced to wait outside on the sidewalk all day and into the night with only a bottle of Gatorade to sustain them.  And while Dwight and Michael never end up getting the chance to confront Wallace in the episode, the Scranton Branch does eventually get spared from closure.

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I am VERY happy to report that the Wallace residence looks much the same in person as it did onscreen.  In fact, the only difference I noticed was that the bronze eagle that was affixed to the round portico above the front door in the episode was not there in real life.  Otherwise, though, the house looks exactly as it did on the show.  Love it!

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As you can see in the above screen capture and photograph, producers even went so far as to have the house’s real life “San Marino Security” sign covered over with a “Mount Vernon Security” sign for the filming, which is so darn cool!

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And, of course, I just had to sit in the spot where Dwight and Michael were sitting at the end of the episode.  :)

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On a side note – for whatever reason, in the episode of The Office titled “Cocktails”, which aired during the very same season as the “Branch Closing” episode, a similar-looking, but obviously very different, home stood in for the Wallace residence.  Have no fear, though, Owen also found that property, so I will be stalking it soon!

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Big THANK YOU to Owen for finding this location!  :)

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: David Wallace’s house from the “Branch Closing” episode of The Office is located at 1485 Lomita Drive in Pasadena.

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  1. Alexandro says:

    Hello, I really liked your photos. I’m from Brazil and I love the series The Office …

  2. Mallory says:

    This house is listed as property #1633 on homesweethome.com. Check it out to see interior photos!

  3. Ashley says:

    I instantly recognized this one! Good work :)

  4. Rebecca says:

    I seriously just watched this ep over the weekend and was wondering where the house was! Love that it’s super local! (Pasadena pride!)

  5. Owen says:

    Um, yes, it was a team effort … and you did the important part. As you pointed out, my contribution was three minutes (give or take) of online searching. No big deal. So a big THANK YOU to you for finding this location.

    By the way, are we 100% sure that the bronze eagle is not on the portico? Is it possible it’s being concealed by the patriotic flag/bunting?

    • Lindsay says:

      I don’t think it’s there because I think we’d be able to see a part of it where the flag is folded up. The eagle is also on the other house which appeared in the “Cocktails” episode, so I think it was a prop that was brought in for filming. I will for sure do a re-stalk of the place come August, though, and hopefully the flag will be gone and I’ll be able to tell you for sure. :)

      • Owen says:

        OK, thanks for the info. I figured the part where the flag was folded was right on the cusp of where the eagle would be, so it was tough to be 100% sure. I looked at the house on Google Maps’ “street view,” and the eagle is not there. Looks like you are correct.

        By the way, the “other” David Wallace house that you will one day stalk appears in the “Cocktails” episode, as you mention, but also in a Season 6 episode called “Sabre.” Be warned, however, that you may not get good pics of this “other” house. It has a gated entrance and, I believe, large bushes. It’ll be difficult to get a good look at it. Hope I’m wrong.

  6. Lavonna says:

    I’m jealous! You stalked an Office site with out me!!!! LOL I’ll be out there in October hopefully we’ll have some sites to see.


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