The “Fancy” Music Video Party HouseDec 2nd, 2014 | By Lindsay | Category: This and That
I have never been very “hip” when it comes to music. If it’s not sung by Michael Jackson, Michael Buble or Britney Spears, chances are I haven’t heard it. So it should come as no surprise that when my friends Kim and Lavonna visited this past June and were singing the Iggy Azalea hit “Fancy” every chance they got, I was completely unfamiliar with the tune. While a few lyrics (“Drop it low and pick it up, just like this!” and “Who dat? Who dat?”) became ingrained in my head thanks to Kim and Lavonna’s endless chanting, once they headed back to Ohio, I pretty much forgot about the song. Then, in July, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I happened to stalk Grant High School in Van Nuys and, while we were there, a teacher informed us that both Clueless and the music video for “Fancy” , which paid homage to the 1995 comedy, had been filmed on the premises. Well, believe you me, I just about fell over upon hearing that Iggy modeled her video after one of my favorite movies of all time! Standing in the halls of Grant, I pulled up “Fancy” on YouTube (thank you, iPhone!) and immediately fell in love! I also promptly set out to track down the other main location featured in it – the party house.
The locale turned out to be an easy find thanks to the fact that an address number of “10310” was visible on the curb in front of the house in the video. I knew that the residence had to be located somewhere in the Valley, so, address number in hand, I began searching through 10300 blocks, starting in Van Nuys near Grant High School, and working my way outward. Sure enough, it was not long before I spotted the place at 10310 Wystone Avenue in Porter Ranch.
The residence looks pretty much exactly the same in person as it did in “Fancy.”
What it does not look like, though, is the party house from Clueless. While both properties have exterior steps, a peaked roof, and a definite “Valley” feel, the pad used in the “Fancy” video is much more ostentatious and modern than its Clueless counterpart.
In real life, the “Fancy” party house, which is quite sprawling as you can see below, features five bedrooms, four baths (with heated flooring!), 4,000 square feet of living space, and a 0.41-acre plot of land. While originally built in 1961, it was remodeled in 2008 and the new interior includes an open floor plan with 13 foot ceilings, a wet bar, and two fireplaces.
The home’s actual interior also appeared in the “Fancy” video.
I so love that a pool table was featured in the shoot! If only Charli XCX had been hit in the head by the shoe of someone sitting on said table a la Brittany Murphy, well, that would have been classic!
I would also guess that the “Fancy” video’s opening scene, in which Iggy is shown picking out an outfit on her iPad, was shot inside one of the home’s bedrooms.
You can watch the “Fancy” video by clicking below.
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
Stalk It: The party house from Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” music video is located at 10310 Wystone Avenue in Porter Ranch. The party house from Clueless is located at 16401 Knollwood Drive in Granada Hills.