Lights, Camera, Real Estate!

January 1, 2019

 

It is wintertime and baby, its cold outside! 

 

Winter is the perfect time to stay in, make a cup of hot cocoa, pop some popcorn, and watch movies!

 

Below are five movies recommended by realtors!

 

Criteria for selection: the gorgeous real estate in each movie is the unspoken star of the film!

 

Get ready to be inspired and start dreaming cozy real estate dreams!

 

Stay warm and enjoy!

 

#1  The Holiday (2006)

 

 

 

To live in a Country English cottage or a Southern California mansion? You decide!

 

Movie real estate fact:

The English cottage was built for the movie and deconstructed after shooting. The home that inspired the cottage design is currently for sale. The California mansion in the movie was designed by Wallace Neff and was his personal residence. It has 7 bedrooms and 6 baths and is currently on the market for $10.78 million.

 

Real life addresses:

Holmbury St. Mary, Nr Dorking, Surrey, RH5

and

1883 Orlando Road, San Marino, CA 91108

 

 

#2  Home Alone (1990)

 

Set in a classic brick Georgian colonial home with holiday cheer, even the cat burglars know this one is a gem!

 

Movie real estate fact:

The house, located 16 miles north of Chicago, IL, sold for $1.585 million in 2012. How often do the new owners put their hands on their faces and yell, “Aaaaaahhhhhh!” a la Macaulay Culkin?

 

Real life address:

671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093

 

 

#3  Father of the Bride (1991)

 

The white colonial in this movie is the perfect setting for an idyllic life.

 

Movie real estate fact:

The house, just 8 miles from Los Angeles, sold for almost $2 million in 2016. You can build your own Father of the Bride house! The architectural plan number is 43010PF on www.architecturaldesigns.com.

 

Real life address:

843 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

 

 

#4  The Money Pit (1986)

 

You will enjoy this comedy and this house right down to the studs!

 

Movie real estate fact:

The house, built in 1898 is known as “Northway”, and has 8 bedrooms, 8 baths and 2 half baths. It is located on what is known as the Gold Coast of Long Island (the same area where The Great Gatsby mansion is located…another great real estate film to watch!). It is currently on the market for $5 million. Taxes are estimated to be $83,083.

 

Real life address:

199 Feeks Lane, Lattingtown, NY 11560

 

 

#5  The Greatest Showman (2017)

 

This is the greatest show!

 

Movie real estate fact:

The exterior shots of P.T. Barnum’s mansion were located at Woodlea, the former home of Margaret Vanderbilt Shepard. It is now the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. The interior was shot at the Duke Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. In real life, P.T. Barnum built 4 mansions.

 

Real life address:

Bridgeport, CT

 

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Photos courtesy of:

The Holiday: locationshub.com

Home Alone: hookedonhouses.net

Father of the Bride: hookedonhouses.net

The Money Pit: danielgale.com

The Greatest Showman: schoolfieldcountryhouse.com

 

 

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