From Dean Dowd on July 15, 2010 in General Remodel
Ever wonder what it would be like to rub elbows with the English upper-class in the sprawling estate from Atonement? Or have you fantasized about frolicking in the garden of the lakefront home in What Lies Beneath? Then youve come to the right place. Our friends at HookedonHouses have compiled a list of the most sought-after movie homes, and I just happened to pick my top 10. Are you ready for the Hollywood Home Walk of Fame?
#1 - The Break Up
You didnt have to follow the storyline to get why this dysfunctional couple was so upset over losing their Chicago condo. Id go out on a limb and say that digs this nice smack-dab in the middle of the city are pretty hard to come by.
#2 - Mr. & Mrs. Smith
They may have been paid assassins, but the Smith home just screams traditional Americana. With spectacular lighting and interesting decorative touches (not to mention in-home secret weapon arsenals), this was one place to swoon over along with Brad Pitt.
#3 - The Notebook
Besides the fact that the story behind this remodel was so heart-wrenchingly beautiful, the plantation from The Notebook is simply an architectural gem. The house used in the movie is actually Martins Point Plantation (a real Wadmalaw Island plantation) in South Carolina.
#4 - What Lies Beneath
This movie may have scared the bejeezus out of you, but the breathtaking lakefront setting softened the blow a bit, right? The home was immaculately maintained and the surrounding landscape made the entire property seem so serene (minus the eerie ghost sightings, of course).
#5 - Down With Love
Yes, the over-the-top 1960s motif might be a little much, but the colors in this roomy apartment make me want to crank up the Spice Girls while painting my toenails. Oh, and the spiral staircase and outside patio are fun, too.
#6 - Sleepless in Seattle
This next one I chose for its location and cute factor. Who wouldnt live in a cozy little shack to be this close to the water?
#7 - Atonement
It might be hard to feel at home in an estate where elegance is far more important than comfort. But hey, Stokesay Court, the private English manor used in the fabulously chilling Atonement, is simply beyond spectacularand more than worth the mention. P.s. we love the wardrobes!
#8 - Hanging Up
The movie may have gotten wretched reviews, but this Spanish-style home adds a bit of unexpected charm to a lackluster storyline. The kitchen might just be the focal point.
#9 - Practical Magic
A movie about the secret life of witches requires a setting equally as magical as its storylineand this home is certainly that. An 1850s Victorian cottage, its made that much better by the beautiful New England surroundings.
#10 - A Christmas Story
Im a sucker for kitschy 1950s nostalgia. This home is the epitome of old-school suburbiaminus the leg lamp, of course. My, how far weve come…
What would make your Hollywood Home Walk of Fame? Im curious to hear your suggestions.