We Asked, What's Your Favorite Old House in a Movie?

We Asked, What’s Your Favorite Old House in a Movie?

Houses in Movies – we all have our favorites, but when we asked which one was yours, we had some pretty interesting answers. Here you go:
Somethings Gotta Give

Somethings Gotta Give – any movie with Diane Keaton and directed by Nancy Meyers is a winner – in all ways.  Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet and Frances McDormand.

The house itself, is located in the Hamptons at the end of Long Island, New York. All exterior shots were done there, but the interiors were done by set designer, Beth Rubino, who along with director/writer Nancy Meyers set the tone of the entire movie.

Where to Watch:  Amazon Prime

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Image courtesy of Architectural Digest. Read more here.

Image courtesy of Cote De Texas.

Image courtesy of Cote De Texas.

Image courtesy of Cote De Texas. Read more about Nancy Meyers here.

PRACTICAL MAGIC

It’s Not Real.

Sorry to break it to you, but this absolutely stunning Victorian house that is the family home of two witches, it is not a real home. That does not make it any less drool-worthy.  Designed for the movie by Roman & William’s, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the house was constructed and deconstructed without any damage to the land, an old Indian burial ground.

This is a must see movie and is available on Netflix.

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IT'S COMPLICATED

Another Diane Keaton and Nancy Meyers movie,  the “It’s Complicated" house is located in California, however, the set for the interiors were built and shot in New York.  The house, a California-Spanish styled ranch, has an amazing kitchen and living room.  Oddly enough, in the film, homeowner Meryl Streep, hires an architect to put a kitchen addition onto the house. Perhaps you’ll gasp, too, when you think of this existing kitchen being replaced.

This is a must see movie and is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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HOME ALONE

One of the most beloved Christmas movies, “Home Alone" is also one of the top favorite houses of all times as well.  What kid wouldn’t like being left home alone in this classic Georgian colonial? Located in Chicago, the exterior shots were here and the interior rooms were created on a set.

See the movie here on Youtube

BABY BOOM

The house that stars in the all time favorite, Baby Boom, is the quintessential New England farmhouse complete with an apple orchard. The film correctly depicts the house – a warm, cozy New England farmhouse that is falling apart.   Yet ANOTHER Diane Keaton movie. Do you see the trend here?  Then it shouldn’t surprise you that Diane Keaton, an avid interior designer herself, wrote the book, HOUSE.

This is a must see movie and is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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Other Houses that made in into the top 15 favorites

Gilmore Girls
Gone with the Wind
Father of the Bride
Steel Magnolias
Stepmom
The Family Stone
Anne of Green gables house
Grace and Frankie
The Notebook
Sweet Home Alabama
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