“Last Man on Earth” Creator Will Forte Puts His Santa Monica Craftsman on the Market for $2.45M

“Last Man on Earth” Creator Will Forte Puts His Santa Monica Craftsman on the Market for $2.45M

By Kathryn M.
Forte purchased the home before joining SNL in 2002, and later came up with the idea for his apocalyptic hit sitcom while sitting in the dining room.

If you're at all familiar with Saturday Night Live, you likely know some of the characters played by Will Forte. Perhaps most famously, his eight years as a SNL cast member brought us "MacGruber"—a parody on the '80s TV series MacGyver—that later became a movie and was recently approved for a season on NBC's new streaming service. For the last 18 years, Forte's home base on the West Coast has been modest Craftsman bungalow in Santa Monica, California, but he's now ready to hand over the keys.

Actor, comedian, and screenwriter Will Forte recently listed his long-time home in Santa Monica, California. Forte purchased the Craftsman-style home in 2002, reportedly just two weeks before he found out he got the job at SNL.

Inside, the main entrance opens into a large living area along the front of the home. Traditional Craftsman features abound—most notably original beamed ceilings and extensive moldings.

Forte, who purchased the property in 2002, originally split much of his time between living in Santa Monica and New York City, where SNL is filmed. His departure from the show in 2010 coincided with the launch of the MacGruber movie that same year, with Forte and fellow SNL writers reportedly writing much of the screenplay in the home's dining room. Forte and his other collaborators, filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, also came up the idea for his end-of-the-world sitcom, The Last Man Standing, while sitting in that same dining area.

French doors in the living area lead out to a cozy outdoor space.

Part of the wrap-around front porch, the outdoor area is also accessible from the dining room.

The dining area continues with Craftsman-style features—including a built-in china cabinet and wainscoting. Forte and his colleagues often spent time in the space writing scrips for the movie, MacGruber, and TV series, The Last Man on Earth.

Originally built in 1913, the two-level home offers just over 1,900 square feet of interior space. The lower level features a pair of wood-trimmed bedrooms and a charming bathroom, while the upper level offers a sunlit principal suite with beamed ceilings and a second full bathroom. Outside, the characteristic front porch is complemented by a large rear deck, with lush landscaping adding privacy to the corner lot. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $2,450,000.

At the rear of the home, a modern kitchen offers ample cabinetry and a second dining area.

The kitchen also provides direct access to a rooftop deck above the garage.

Opposite the dining area and just off the living room, a sunlit bedroom features windows on each side of the bed and a skylight above.

The adjacent bathroom is also illuminated by a skylight above the shower and soaking tub. A stained-glass window, pedestal sink, and tile floors add more character.

A second bedroom overlooks the rear deck.

Upstairs, the principal suite comes with exposed beams and a wall of windows, as well as a seating area in the corner.

A look at the en suite bathroom.

Outside, the characteristic Craftsman front porch provides a large, covered outdoor area.

The rear of the home provides access to the driveway and one-car garage.

2660 4th Street in Santa Monica, California, is currently listed for $2,450,000 by Jagger Kroenner and Michael Grady of The Agency.

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