Buy A House From the Movies or TV

  • Live On the Set of a Movie or TV Show

    Some residences seen on television and in movies are completely made up spaces such as Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston’s loft on Friends. However, as often as not, actual homes are used for filming both scripted and unscripted films and television programs. Occasionally the properties, which for better or worse become inextricably linked to and identified with the film or TV show in which they appear, come up for sale or for lease allowing fans the rare opportunity to step into and even live in the rooms of some of their favorite movies and television shows. Photo Credit: Mulad
    The Stately Estate
  • The Stately Estate

    In 2008, fish lipped romantic comedy queen Meg Ryan starred in ‘The Women.’ Her character in the film, a fashion designer named Mary Haines, lived with her financier husband and daughter in a stately, brick-faced Colonial Revival style mansion in suburban CT. The actual house used for both interior and exterior filming, located in Dover, MA and not Connecticut, is currently on the market with an asking price of $7,995,000. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews
    The Stately Estate
  • The Stately Estate

    The renovated residence, built in 1906, sits on nearly 27 park-like acres, measures 7,424 sq. ft. with 18 rooms including 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Many of the mansion’s rooms were used in filming ‘The Women” including the formal living room that has hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace and French doors that open into a sizable sun porch that overlooks the scenic grounds. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews
    The Stately Estate
  • The Stately Estate

    The formal dining room, which was used and an office/library in the film, has beautifully maintained wood paneling, hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace and an antique crystal chandelier. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews
    The Stately Estate
  • The Stately Estate

    The film’s set designers made a few minor alterations in the décor in the country style eat in kitchen that included the still life painting above the fireplace that was replaced with a collection of framed pictures. An adjacent family room, office, and laundry room complete the kitchen facilities. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews
    The Stately Estate
  • The Stately Estate

    In addition to the elegant main house, the expansive estate includes a guesthouse, carriage house with caretaker’s apartment and stable wing, a recreation lodge, tennis court and swimming pool. There are also open fields, rolling lawns and a pretty pond with a gazebo on  small island accessed by a gently arching bridge. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews
    Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
  • Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

    One of the most famous and recognizable houses in film history might be the glass walled modernist confection in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ where Ferris and his b.f.f. Cameron accidently cause Cameron’s father’s vintage Ferrari to fly through the plate glass window and crash into the wooden ravine below. The property, owned by the estate of the original owners, is currently available for purchase at $1.8 million. Photo Credit: Sudler Sotheby’s International Realty
    Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
  • Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

    The actual house, located on a heavily wooded parcel in suburban Chicago’s upscale Highland Park, IL, is usually referred to as the Ben Rose Home, spans 5,300 sq. ft. of open and minimal space and includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A detached pavilion/guest house has additional sleeping quarters, a kitchen, bath and 4-car garage. Photo Credit: Sudler Sotheby’s International Realty
    Reality Show Residence
  • Reality Show Residence

    For season 6 of Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice,’ the contestants lived first in the back yard and then together in a very contemporary mansion high above Los Angeles. According to listing information, the 9 bedroom and 11 bathroom mansion is quietly available with an asking price of $10,500,000. The property offers 360-degree views, 6-car garage, 4 bars, 3 receptions rooms, media room and the requisite swimming pool and spa. Photo Credit: Gibson International
    The Jersey Shore Shack
  • The Jersey Shore Shack

    Heaven only knows why, but there are apparently people willing to spend upwards of $3,500 per night pre-season and as much  $15,000 for the 4th of July weekend to rent the booze soaked Seaside Heights, NJ beach house where Snooki, The Situation, and J-Woww hooked up and threw up during the summer of 2009 on the reality television surprise hit ‘Jersey Shore.’ Photo Credit: Seaside Realty
    The Jersey Shore Shack
  • The Jersey Shore Shack

    The shingled shack with the garage door painted like the Italian flag, has a total of 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a red-walled living room, and both hardwood and carpeted floors that probably had to be fumigated after the eight liquor loving and self proclaimed guidos and guidettes moved out of the house and jumped on the fame train. Photo Credit: Seaside Realty
    Bensimon’s Beach House
  • Bensimon’s Beach House

    Another reality television star who hopes to lease her beach house out for the summer is ‘Real Housewives of New York City’s’ Kelly Bensimon. Her 5,800 sq. ft East Hampton, NY hideaway on 1.2 landscaped acres is available Memorial Day to Labor Day for $300,000 and, according to listing information, the sprawling shingled cottage can also or alternately be leased for $12,000 per month over the winter. Photo Credit: Main Street Properties
    Bensimon’s Beach House (cont.)
  • Bensimon’s Beach House (cont.)

    The traditional, shingled cottage is anything but traditional on the inside having been stripped down to its white walled bare essentials and furnished in a funky and fun style with dark hardwood floors, colorful accessories and a giant fish mounted over the fireplace in the living room. Photo Credit: Main Street Properties
    Bensimon’s Beach House (cont.)
  • Bensimon’s Beach House (cont.)

    In addition to the 4 bedrooms and 4. 5 bathrooms, Bensimon’s beach house has 3 fireplaces, a 2-car garage, heated gunite swimming pool and an all stainless steel eat in kitchen where she was seen in this season’s show unsuccessfully attempting to make pancakes for her two young daughters. Photo Credit: Main Street Properties
    Vampire’s Delight
  • Vampire’s Delight

    The West Vancouver, British Columbia house where actor Robert Pattison’s character Edward Cullen lived with his family in the ‘Twilight’ series’ ‘New Moon,’ can be snatched up anyone with $2,998,000 and a thing for fake vampires. Photo Credit: Jason Soprovich / Prudential Sussex Realty
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