Houses in film and TV are not normal. Sure, you could argue that some of them are real locations, but they rarely depict everyday homes that everyday people actually live in. Rarely. But that’s not a bad thing. See, if they are to be memorable and entertaining pieces to the whole production package then they can’t be normal. Normal is boring. So it should come as no surprise that houses in films and TV productions tend to be a bit larger than life. Even small dwellings like apartments tend to have a certain air of superiority. Take Dexter’s apartment for example. You can tell it was a small apartment, but it was a really nice small apartment…in Miami. Not everybody can afford something like that. On this list, we take a look at 25 most iconic houses in film and TV history. Houses like the one on Elm Street, Gone with the Wind, Forrest Gump, and others.
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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 totaled 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 summer home.
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 favorite episodes), you can pass by and say hi to the owners who have lived there since 1987, the last time the house was sold.
The Brady Bunch House
This legendary house is located at 11222 Dilling Street in North Hollywood, California. The producers of the show picked the Studio City home because it looked relatable and middle-class. After the show ended, however, the owner had to put up a fence because so many fans were walking all over the property.