In this movie, the camera spent more time lavishing attention on the house and giving us a better look into some of the rooms, like the kitchen.
Oh, and the baby’s nursery was a wonderful addition — literally.
The House from “Father of the Bride Part II”
In the movie the Banks live at 24 Maple Drive in San Marino.
The real house is located at 843 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.
According to Zillow, it last sold for $950,000 in 1999. It’s reportedly worth $3 million today.
Annie and her mom are both hugely pregnant in the sequel.
In one scene they both looked like they had beach balls under their shirts and Steve Martin narrates that they were only in their second trimester. Yikes. Those are big babies!
Nina’s (Diane Keaton’s) pregnancy was a little hard to believe.
She was 50 at the time and reportedly refused to play pregnant after reading the screenplay. She thought it was a little too ridiculous.
Nancy Meyers (who co-wrote the script with Charles Shyer) and Keaton’s co-stars had to talk her into it.
The Dining Room:
George & Nina’s Bedroom:
We didn’t get to see nearly enough of the kitchen in the original film.
More time was spent in it this time around, and I was able to get all sorts of angles.
I noticed the main thing that changed from the last movie to this one is the tile backsplash. It’s now neutral and beige.
Remember how it looked before?
This is the only (blurry) shot I could get of the back stairs off the kitchen,
but I was excited to catch a glimpse of it:
From what I’ve heard, the interiors were all sets built on a
separate soundstage. These aren’t the rooms inside the real house.
George says his house is the “Leave It to Beaver house that everybody wants.” Truth!
Here they are, saying a weepy farewell to “this run-down old shack,” as George calls it.
They pan up, the music soars, and the place looks as gorgeous as ever. There’s even a rainbow!
Then he walks back by it a few days later and sees this:
George stops the wrecking ball and pays to get his house back.
They move back in and start building an addition for the baby’s room.
I’m not sure why they were so short on space that they needed an entirely new wing for one little baby (couldn’t they use Annie’s old room?), but let’s just go with it.
Franck (Martin Short) greets George when he walks in the door and says the nursery is ready for the Big Reveal:
The set design on these two films is pretty impressive when you consider this was the early 1990s (the first movie premiered in 1991 and the second in 1995).
The movie was actually filmed at two houses.
The other one, located at 500 N. Almansor Street in Alhambra, was used for some of the scenes:
See more photos in my post about the first Father of the Bride movie.
See what the FOTB house looks like today on Streetview and Trulia.
Visit my Houses Onscreen page to see the others I’ve featured, listed from A-Z.