Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the glamorous mansions we see on screen? Better yet, do real people even live inside of these famous residences? As it turns out, you could actually have the opportunity to call one of these houses your own home – that is, if you can afford it. After all, these establishments are famous – and fame always comes at a price.
From square footage larger than dinosaurs to neighborhoods that require a credit check, these tiny castles substitute as homes in some of the most treasured movies and TV shows of our time. We hope seeing these pictures will give you all the nostalgic feels while bringing you back to reality when you realize just how much each of these palaces costs.
Sixteen Candles – $1,135 Million
In 1984, a young Samantha – or shall we say, Molly Ringwald – woke up in her cozy home in Sixteen Candles to realize that everyone has forgotten about her birthday. Throughout the film, the house is supposed to represent a place of solitude and refuge but is just another reminder to poor Samantha about how invisible she seems to be to the world.
While it may not have felt like a cozy home to Samantha, viewers couldn’t keep from gawking over its beauty. The two-story brick abode sold for about $1,135,000 back in 2018. Even with its six bedrooms and five bathrooms, why did it seem like there just wasn’t enough space for the whole family to live comfortably? If only they remembered her birthday, this would’ve been an epic party house to celebrate.
A Christmas Story – $150,000
If you love a good holiday movie, then there’s no way you haven’t seen A Christmas Story. For a movie as iconic as this one, the craziest part is that whoever bought this house got it for next to nothing! The original asking price on eBay was $99,000, but the new homeowner, whose name is Brian Jones, ended up paying a small fee of $150,000 instead.
But instead of keeping this Christmas landmark all to himself, Jones decided to spread holiday cheer to those that hold the movie near and dear to their hearts. The house is now a tourist commodity and is taking guests starting at $395 per night. And don’t worry, the house still looks exactly the same on the inside as it did in the movie – this way you really feel like you’re a part of the film. Just don’t shoot your eye out!
The Notebook – $1,277 Million
Everything about the storyline of The Notebook makes us swoon. But nothing says “I Love You” like building your girlfriend’s dream house even after you’ve broken up. Where is the world’s modern-day Noah Calhoun?! The plantation home that Allie – Rachel McAdams’ character – had dreamed of was nothing short of a magical plantation home that was brought to life.
For all you hopeless romantics out there, you’re in luck. Situated between the other homes on Martins Point Plantation, is the 900-acre property located on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. And the best part is, it’s open for visitors. And if you thought this home is only meant for dreams, well keep dreaming because it costs about $1,227 million. We guess some places are really meant only for the movies.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – $1.06 Million
In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron’s house was remembered as “very beautiful and cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything,” – as told by Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick. With its modern design, the house gave off the impression of being almost too nice to even live in. However, that clearly was not the case – especially since its glass garage became iconic after its movie debut.
Being so aesthetically appealing, it’s no surprise that this house sold for $1.06 million back in 2014. Luckily for the fans and not so lucky for the homeowners, people over the years have tracked down the house and have been able to pose in front of this classic residence. While it may look slightly different now due to the various renovations, thankfully, none of them are correlated with any Ferrari-related mishaps.
Sex and the City – $9.85 Million
Nestled away in the heart of the big apple, millions of viewers fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw and her cozy flat from Sex and the City. Carrie was living the ultimate dream – a single girl living in New York City and somehow managing to afford her apartment on a writer’s salary? Clearly, this was a fictional TV series.
Believe it or not, Carrie’s brownstone is worth a whopping $9.65 million! And if that isn’t appalling enough, the building isn’t even located on the Upper West Side, but in fact, sits in the West Village. Whoever the lucky owners are, they now get to gaze out the very same window that Carrie would draw inspiration from.
The Brady Bunch – $3.5 Million
Let’s do some time traveling. Back in the 70s, it felt like anyone could have walked into The Brady Bunch abode and feel right at home. The spacious house was filled with warm earth tones, and the family depicted on the screen was enough to make you want to be adopted as the 7th sibling. This home identifies with so many people’s pasts’; no wonder it’s the 2nd most photographed home in the U.S. – with the first being the White House.
The 2,477 square-foot Los Angeles residence recently sold for a total of $3.5 million. And even this amount was deemed minimal for HGTV, who ended up purchasing it for $1.6 million over the initial asking price. So why would this network decide to buy such a legendary home? Well, for good TV, of course. As part of their makeover show, A Very Brady Renovation, the house underwent a complete makeover courtesy of HGTV’s biggest stars.
American Horror Story: Murder House – $3.2 Million
It might be considered a “murder house” on the TV series American Horror Story, but in reality, it’s just another Los Angeles mansion. And if you haven’t seen this show, you might still recognize this impressive structure from other series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Californication, and The Mentalist. Yup, this is literally a famous house used for filming.
Built by architect Alfred Rosenheim in 1908, this 10,000 square foot mansion has seen many a camera and housed many a family. After being stuck on the market for several years, the Tudor-style mansion finally sold in 2015 for $3.2 million. Sounds like home sweet (expensive) home to us.
Mrs. Doubtfire – $4.15 Million
Overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area sits the historic residency of the 1993 film, Mrs. Doubtfire. The Victorian exterior is enough for fans to spot it from a mile away – and lucky for them they can still stop at the home to take pictures and pay tribute to the late Robin Williams.
In 2016, the residence located on Steiner Street sold for a hefty $4,150,000. It makes for the perfect single family to live in with four bedrooms and bathrooms – similar to the on-screen Hillard family that had called this place home once upon a time. What we would give to call this place ours!
The Big Chill – $1.76 Million
Rooted in Beaufort, South Carolina, is the historic plantation house where The Big Chill was filmed. It made for the perfect setting, as the friends depitcted in the film gathered to mourn the loss of their close friend. Who could forget the epic kitchen scene where the cast sings “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg?”
The 5,397 square foot property was comfortable enough for the crew of eight to gather and still have their own space. Even imagining being in the same house that Jeff Goldblum was in is enough to give us goosebumps. As reported by Today, the establishment built back in 1853 sold for $1.76 million in 2017.
Twilight – $363,000
Amidst the gloom and rain in Saint Helens, Oregon, you can find the tiny cottage that Bella Swan from the Twilight saga, called home. Welcoming famous visitors like Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, this residence is now excited to even welcome you as a guest! It’s true, for a meek fee of $330 a night, you too can live out your vampire dreams and sleep in the same room that Kristen Stewart had claimed for her character.
Sold for only $363,000 in 2018, the new owners decided to list it as an Airbnb rental for fans to live out their teen-romance fantasies. While its bones might be a bit ancient for being built in 1935, this 2,086 square foot setup at least provides stunning views of the Columbia River.
Breaking Bad – $1.6 Million
After binge-watching the Netflix series Breaking Bad, we can only assume that the next thing you did was head to Zillow to see just how much Jesse Pinkman’s house is worth. His historic home in Albuquerque, New Mexico was listed at a cool $1.6 million. No big deal, right?
Designed by the architect Leon Watson, this Spanish-Colonial-styled home was originally built in 1940. Though it’s undergone a major facelift since the olden days, the corner lot still embraces its vintage exterior. And we don’t blame the owners for keeping it the same, because this home would be a dream come true to live in.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – $991,450
The 90s hit TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, gave us another home stock full of nostalgia. It’s the place where Buffy not only lived with her mom and sister, but where she fell in love with Angel, was bit by Dracula, and of course, where she tried to save everyone from the creatures of the underworld.
Priced at an estimated $991,450, Buffy’s turf is also conveniently close to Torrance High School, which is better yet known as Sunnydale High School, Buffy’s alma mater. This quaint shanty was built way back when in 1914 and is approximately 2,296 square feet.
Boy Meets World – $1,299 Million
We hate to break it to you, but Mr. Feeny never actually lived next to Cory Matthews on Boy Meets World. And conveniently enough, Cory’s house was only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the CBS studios where the show was actually shot. In real life, the house is slightly smaller than it seemed on TV and is located in Studio City, California.
At 2,108 square feet, this two-bedroom house hit the market in 2016 and was sold exactly one year later. Though it may be tiny, the price was mighty, as it was bought for $1,299 million. As much as we adore this famous house, we could never justify paying that amount for only two bedrooms.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – $7.4 Million
Aside from Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment, the first on-screen brownstone the world fell in love with was obviously Holly Golightly’s flat in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Though Audrey Hepburn made it seem like she only had a tiny place in the movie, turns out this apartment is actually a three-story house.
If that wasn’t enough to shock you, then the price tag might do the trick. In 2015, the 2,880 square foot New York City apartment sold for $7,400,000. Though it was originally built in 1910, this famous home has undergone two major renovations. But don’t worry, the exterior has remained almost untouched, as the signature olive green doors are still standing.
Modern Family – $2.15 Million
How much do you think Phil Dunphy from Modern Family would list his TV home at? Though it may seem like a pretty average house, nothing about its price is average at all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it last sold in 2014 for $2.15 million. Seems about right for a Los Angeles listing.
But here’s a twist – the interior of the home that you watched on TV was actually shot on a sound stage. The designers did a pretty good job matching the layout and the design with the actual house. From the lavish kitchen to the staircase, there’s no way you would’ve been able to tell the difference!
The Golden Girls – $3.2 Million
Thanks to The Golden Girls, everyone now wants to grab their three closest friends to live out the rest of their days in sunny Florida. The four women who made us laugh until we cried seriously were the epitome of friendship goals by living together in their older years. The house that was the setting of this classic show may not have been the most glamorous, but certainly was the most impactful place.
Listed at $3,206,596, The Golden Girls estate is pretty pricey, though it is currently not for sale. Some would think the price has to do with its tropical Florida location, but as it would be, the residence actually sits in Brentwood, Los Angeles. How are we only finding this out now?!
Full House – $4 Million
Home to the Tanner family, there is no house more legendary than the Full House residence. Before the show even starts, the first thing we see in the opening credits is a still image of the Victorian-styled crib. It’s where we watched baby Michelle or “munchkin” grow up, where we saw Stephanie and DJ transform from young girls to young women, where we felt like we, too, were a part of the Tanner clan.
Before it sold in 2016 for $4 million, the previous owners had done everything possible to try and disguise the house from the flocks of fans that showed up to see it. Though they had painted it dark purple, Jeff Franklin, a well-known executive producer, changed that when he assumed ownership. Thankfully, Jeff restored the house to look like it did in the series, with a gray paint coat and bright red front door.
10 Things I Hate About You – $1.6 Million
Sitting on the corner of Junett street in Seattle, it’s impossible not to recognize the two-story digs from 10 Things I Hate About You. Starring Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger, this 90s rom-com filled the hearts of teens and young adults alike.
At 6,000 square feet, this home hit the market at an impressive $1.6 million. With its double-decker wrap-around porches and the memories of Heath Ledger lingering in the rooms, it’s no surprise this Seattle suburb estate was so expensive. And if you’d like, you can even pay a visit to the home. But do remember to be respectful, as it is currently a private residence.
Harry Potter – $660,290
Known as “the boy who lived,” you could say that Harry Potter wasn’t exactly living in the lap of luxury inside the Dursley’s home. Forced to live in a cupboard under the stairs, the brownstone home at Privet Drive is more associated with a negative connotation for the Potter fans of the world. Yet somehow, this undesirable brownstone received global recognition and a record number of clicks on its website.
With all the hype this place received, it was listed at $660,290 for the original asking price. However, it was actually purchased for $403,124 back in 2010. The original owners could have never guessed that their three-bedroom cul-de-sac home would become such a landmark.
Nights in Rodanthe – $875,000
Once upon a time, in 2008, Richard Gere and Diane Lane’s characters fell in love during Nights in Rodanthe – and so did we. Based in the small city of Rodanthe, North Carolina, this beach shanty is perfectly built for a romantic getaway or family vacation. With six bedrooms and four bathrooms and its beachfront views, this expansive place was sold in 2018 for $875,000.
While the movie viewers may know this place for its oceanfront scenery, sadly, the owners had to move it a safe distance away from the rough Atlantic ocean. Though it’s not currently on the real estate market, the house is still working as a full-service inn for any fans that want to reenact their favorite scenes.
Home Alone – $1.6 Million
If you’re going to be left out of a family vacation, there’s no better place to tough your loneliness out than the red-brick Georgian residence from Home Alone. Seriously, what a home to be home alone in! Based on Redfin’s estimates, if the house were ever to be sold, it would be worth $1,611,069.
Equipped with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, the home was actually restored to match its previous 90s themed decor. Even on Zillow, the listing stated, “many large rooms perfect for filling with Christmas decorations and booby traps.” Should you be the lucky owner of this gorgeous estate one day, just make sure there aren’t any robbers aren’t lurking around.
Steel Magnolias – $535,700
From being the location for a blush and bashful wedding on Steel Magnolias, this movie’s historical home could never be forgotten. Laced with southern charm on both the exterior and interior, the six-bedroom and bathroom estate has plenty of room for its next big family to pour some love into it.
But before it’ll ever be one family’s home again, it serves as a bed and breakfast in the meantime. While it is currently valued at $535,700, the Steel Magnolias house is an ode to its fans and is still covered in movie memorabilia. And as you can imagine, most of the visitors include mother and daughter duos coming to experience a day in the life of their favorite movie.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – $8.8 Million
“He looked at his kingdom, and he was finally there, to sit on his throne as the Prince of Bel-Air.” Well, if we had pulled up to the Bel Air mansion as Will Smith did, we would’ve sung the same old song too. But surprise – this palace is actually placed in Brentwood, a solid five miles away from Bel-Air. And while it’s not placed in its alleged city, that didn’t mean the price would go down – not even by a penny.
This white house “wannabe” was priced at $8,801,400 even though it’s currently not up for grabs. Which is a shame because with 6,438 square feet of living, you could fit Will, his family, and your closest pals in these quarters and still have some breathing room. After all, the house is equipped with five bedrooms and bathrooms – plenty of space for Carlton and your crew to dance.
Charmed – $1.187 Million
Does this eery two-story remind anyone else of something magical? Well, if you’re a true 90s kid, then obviously, you recognize this to be the home of the three witch sisters from Charmed. Though the Halliwell Manor was supposedly in San Francisco, this landmark is actually situated in Los Angeles. And yes, it’s an actual landmark, better known as the Innes House, which is a historical-cultural monument.
It may have been built in 1887, but that doesn’t mean it’s value in price should be anything less than the $1.187 million it was listed at. Furnished with original Victorian wood and chandeliers, it’s spacious layout also includes five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Incredible.
Sleepless in Seattle – $2 Million
Floating in Washington state is the cozy cottage we all remember from the 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle. While initially, we all recognize this house from this classic romantic comedy, it’s actually been featured in other movies such as Say Anything, Singles, and Fifty Shades of Grey.
The 2,200 square foot home has gorgeous views of Seattle’s Lake Union, which only adds to why it costs about $2 million. Before selling it in 2014, the actual owners, Jim and Loretta Healy had held on to this gem for about 21 years. Do you think the price really matches the value of this home?
The Holiday – $11.8 Million
Movie star or no movie star, anyone would be starstruck from seeing the elegant California mansion featured in The Holiday. Finished with a media room in the basement, tennis court, and spa – this stunning 10,324 square foot home is on the market for a solid $11.8 million. Where does that kind of money even come from for just a house?!
With the original details still intact, it’s quite surprising to find out that the rooms are still with their traditional style. The house was designed in the late 1920s by Wallace Neff, who is the architect that created the “California Style.” It goes to show that this style is truly timeless.
Groundhog Day – $645,000
If you’ve seen the movie Groundhog Day, then you have definitely seen the mansion below over and over – all thanks to the time loop Bill Murray is trapped in. While the home was portrayed as a fictional bed and breakfast accommodation, it’s very much a non-fictional, fully functioning bed and breakfast that’s open for anyone to stay in!
Recently listed at $645,000, the Victorian-styled abode is currently operating in Woodstock, Illinois. Even though it was built in 1895, the historic manor’s character (and the fact that it’s a famous house) makes it that much more enticing for tourists from far and wide to book their stay in.
Mean Girls – $14 Million
The massive mansion from Mean Girls, which was known to have raised the iconic bully Regina George, is basically a palace. Originally hitting the market at $14 million, the price was reduced to a small $12 million instead due to its lack of interested buyers. What a big difference that made.
Crafted from Italian marble and mammoth Neoclassical stone, everything about this house screams luxury. With approximately 20,000 square feet of space, this home is fit for royalty, or the meanest of the mean girls and her accompanying family. For this lifestyle, even we would consider being Regina George for a day.