ICONIC HOUSES IN FILM AND TV HISTORY
Added on: 11th Dec 2016
THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES HOUSE(S)
Wisteria Lane is the name of a fictional street at the centre of
the drama Desperate Housewives. The show’s story lines
primarily centre around the street’s residents. The set for
Wisteria Lane is located inside Universal Studios Hollywood
and is actually named Colonial Street, an area that has
been used for many motion pictures and TV shows. Other
film and television productions in which Colonial Street
has featured include Leave It to Beaver, Gremlins,
The ’Burbs, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
THE FRIENDS APARTMENT
Tourists from all over the world trek to Greenwich Village, New York,
in search of the Friends apartment building at the corner of
Grove and Bedford Streets. This is a regular stop on the
Free Tours by Foot Greenwich Village Tour and sometimes on the
Greenwich Village Food Tour, mostly because it is sought after,
but also because it spurs a conversation about NYC apartment
living. However, if you are eager to locate more TV and movie
locations throughout the Big Apple, then consider taking the
“On Location New York’s TV and Movie Sights Tour.”
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR HOUSE
Built in the 1920’s, this iconic scary movie home in New Jersey
is visited annually by fans during Halloween, even though
the owners insist it is not haunted. For that matter, the previous
owners sold it with a dropped asking price of $955,000, insisting
it was because they were getting divorced and not because
it is haunted.
THE IRONMAN HOUSE
Overlooking the sea, this luxurious house blurs the borders between
the busy life in the city and the breath-taking views of the ocean.
Who would say no to this kind of perfect view from their own house?
Well, in case you ever wondered, Tony Stark’s superb house
really exists and is located in La Jolla Cliffs, California.
THE DEXTER APARTMENT
Even though most of the show’s locales were in sunny California,
Dexter’s Palm Terrace apartment, seen in almost every episode
of the first season, it is one of the few residences in the show that
actually exists in Southern Florida (where the action of the
series is set). In real life, the apartment is one of the
Bay Harbour Club condos in Miami Beach.
THE TWILIGHT HOUSE
The Twilight vampires apparently don’t like dusty coffins for
a home. In fact, they don’t even take any old house. In
Stephenie Meyer’s trilogy, the Cullen family lives in the most
“rich” and luxurious house in Vancouver, thus proving
blood is not the only thing these vampires care about.
THE FERRIS BUELLER HOUSE
Despite being one of the most recognizable and coolest houses
we have ever seen in the movies, no one was willing to buy it.
The house where Cameron Frye lived and totalled his dad’s
beloved 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible in
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was finally sold for about $1 million
after five years on the market. The home, in Highland Park,
Illinois, had initially been listed for $2.3 million but the owner
soon realized the price had to drop dramatically if he wanted
to have any luck in selling it.
THE SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE HOUSEBOAT
This beautiful houseboat, located at the end of a storybook
dock with a flower-lined entry off Westlake Avenue North in
Lake Union, is one of the most iconic properties in Seattle
but doesn’t belong to Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) anymore.
The houseboat used in the 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle
sold in 2014 for more than $2 million and from what we’ve
learned, it will be used by the new owner as a part-time
THE WONDER YEARS HOUSE
Kevin Arnold’s house from The Wonder Years is located at
516 University Avenue in Burbank, California. If you can’t help
but feel nostalgic every time you see the house on Netflix
(when you repeatedly watch some of your favourite episodes),
you can pass by and say hi to the owners who have lived
there since 1987, the last time the house was sold.