Category Archives: TV & Movie Houses

Have fun exploring popular homes that starred as set locations on your favorite TV shows and movies.

Love Actually Movie with Hugh Grant

Love Actually Movie with Hugh Grant and the Portugal House

Love Actually movie was filmed in 2003. It’s a British romantic comedy that starts at 5 weeks before Christmas and does a weekly countdown. The movie’s opening and closing scenes are at Heathrow Airport in London. The airport scenes are of real people greeting loved ones. The film crew spent a week at the airport filming and got permission to feature some of the travelers.

The word “actually” was spoken 22 times by different characters in the film according to IMDb trivia.

There are 10 separate love stories told in the movie with a lot of them being intertwined as the movie progresses.

Hugh Grant narrates the Love Actually movie opening at the airport: “Whenever I get gloomy about the state of the world, I think of the arrival gate at Heathgrow Airport. The general consensus is we live in a world full of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. Love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, and old friends. When the plane hit the twin towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from people on board were messages of hate or revenge, they were messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

Love Actually Movie with Hugh Grant and Portugal house I loved the romantic house in Portugal where Colin Firth playing Jamie Bennett lives while writing a book after he finds his girlfriend in bed with his brother. It was for sale and I wanted to share the real house with you, but it’s no longer available. Continue Reading

Funny Farm Movie Cape Cod House

Funny Farm Movie Cape Cod House

Funny Farm is a 1988 crazy comedy starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith. Chevy Chase plays Andy Farmer who quits his successful NY sports writer job to move with his wife to the country and write a novel. They buy an idyllic Cape Cod house in the town of Redbud, Vermont to begin their new life.

Funny Farm Movie Cape Cod House They roll up to their new country home full of country life dreams. The Funny Farm movie Cape Cod is actually a resident’s home in Grafton, Vermont called Hall House. The Vermonter reports “the owners’ furnishings were moved out and the movie filled the house up with their own furniture and decorations.

Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Holiday Food Fun and Family

Thanksgiving Holiday Food, Fun and Family

Thanksgiving Holiday Food, Fun and Family. Thanksgiving holiday is the biggest day about food, families gathering together and having fun.

I come from a large family. My memories include hosting the Thanksgiving holiday with 30 plus guests. Fast forward and Thanksgiving dinner at our house now consists of four, maybe seven people. It’s quieter, but a nice cozy gathering that I love.

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and sharing. Here are some of my holiday food, fun and family ideas I got from friends of mine.

This year for our Thanksgiving holiday meal plan I am following Heather on Daily DIY Life. Her Tuesday Tips includes small steps to take for a stress free and manageable Thanksgiving meal. Thank goodness I hear Heather talking in my head as I go up and down the grocery isle. Now I’m relaxed and ready for the big day. She has a never-ending list of recipes. I plan to make her Spiced Sweet Apple Cider for guests.

Thanksgiving Holiday Food Fun and Family Heather has an inspiring story I know you’ll want to read on Growing up in Plymouth, MA that includes her spiced sweet apple cider recipe if you’re looking for it. Continue Reading

Planes Trains and Automobiles Best Thanksgiving Day Movie

"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" Best Thanksgiving Day Movie

Planes Trains and Automobiles is the best Thanksgiving Day movie ever! The comedy from 1987 stars Steve Martin as Neal and John Candy as Del Griffith. All Neal wants is to get home from New York to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving Day with his family. Neal meets and ends up traveling with Del who bumbles their every attempt to get home on time for Thanksgiving dinner.

The real house from the movie was for sale in 2012 for 1.799 million and is sold. Built in 1917 it has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library and a sunroom. It’s reminds us of the real Home Alone house that is just a few miles away and has a sunroom too.

Planes Trains and Automobiles Best Thanksgiving Day Movie This is a photo of the house as seen for sale in 2012 from Curbed Chicago.

The real Colonial house from the Planes Trains and Automobiles movie is at 230 Oxford Rd Kenilworth, IL. It’s just one of the beautiful homes in the neighborhood.

Continue Reading

Eat Pray Love Carriage House For Sale

Eat Pray Love Carriage House For Sale

Did you see the movie or read the book Eat Pray Love?  This is the Julia Roberts house seen in the early part of the film before she left the country to find herself.

Listing details call it a rare Cobble Hill Carriage House that used to be a 1840s Firehouse.  At first glance you can’t help to agree the Eat Pray Love movie house is charming.

After staring in the film, the house was converted to a two-unit home.  Real Estate details suggest with just a few minor adjustments it can be a “grand home with 4 to 6 bedrooms.

Like I’ve mentioned before, famous movie location houses go for a pretty penny. On the market now for $6,995,000 with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a whopping 5,800 square feet.

Brooklyn readers can scope out the location at 172 Pacific St.  Eat Pray Love is not the only movie filmed at this house I am reading.

Eat Pray Love Carriage House For Sale

172 Pacific St Brooklyn NY This is my favorite room!  Love the huge fireplace, wide open space and wood beam ceiling. I did not think by the exterior that it would look like this on the inside.Continue Reading

The Real-Life Ozzie and Harriet TV House

The Real-Life Ozzie and Harriet TV House

~The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ~

The real-life house The Nelson family lived in was on the show for external TV shots as the fictional Nelson’s home. I did not know that!

The interior scenes for the show was a stage depicting the real-life interior of The Nelson’s home.

Some of the story lines for the show were taken from the family’s real life too.

I think The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was the first and original reality show!

I can kind of remember watching The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet show on TV. I can hear Ozzie’s soft fatherly voice in my head like a familiar echo. I was not old enough to be boy crazy for Ricky Nelson, well maybe a little.

The iconic Nelson home’s address is 1822 Camino Palmero Street in Los Angeles.

The Real-Life Ozzie and Harriet TV House The famous Ozzie and Harriet home was built in 1910 and forever preserved in our minds and on film. It’s been beautifully updated. I read on AOL that:

Ozzie's wood paneled pub

“Ozzie’s wood-paneled pub is now a modern family room.”

Kitchen before remodel 1822 Camino Palmero St Los Angeles, CA

“As recent as 2013 the house still had the original kitchen layout as seen on the TV show.”

“Some historic features of the home were preserved.  The siding is new, but looks the same.”Continue Reading

Sleepless In Seattle Houseboat on Lake Union

Famous Sleepless In Seattle Houseboat!

I have exciting news. The Sleepless in Seattle houseboat just sold!

It’s one of the most popular houseboats on Lake Union.  Iconic and forever famous for starring in the Sleepless In Seattle film.

An acquaintance who used to live near Lake Union said to buy a houseboat on Lake Union means to “get on a waiting list.”

Money talks.  Interested new owners likely had a nice greeting…right this way (my take) and now…

The keys to the famous houseboat where Meg Ryan stalked Tom Hanks were handed over for a little over 2 million per PSBJ

It was on the market in 2008 for 2.5 million. I briefly posted about it along with a few other houseboats in Houseboats in Seattle.

Designs have changed since 1993 when the film came out. The Sleepless in Seattle houseboat has been remodeled, but the exterior of the houseboat looks the same as it did in the movie.

Sleepless In Seattle Houseboat on Lake Union I have so many favorite scenes from the movie. Do you remember the one where Tom Hanks (Sam) had a scene with his real-life wife Rita Wilson?  She plays his sister Suzy in the movie.  Sam and Suzy’s husband hysterically mock Wilson (Suzy) for being emotional about the movie An Affair To Remember. Continue Reading

Come See The Real Life As We Know It House

Come See The Real Life As We Know It House

I am smitten with the real Life As We Know It house from the 2010 romantic dramedy.  The house sits in Atlanta, Georgia and is beautifully landscaped.

Built in 1945, the home details say it was completely renovated.  It’s a house for a big family.  Five bedrooms, five full and two half-baths, and five fireplaces. Arched doorways and double french doors to porch.  Large gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers.

If you fell in love with the house in the film, you’re going to fall in love with the real Life As We Know It house too.

I have a Life As We Know It movie post from 2012.  It details the movie plot. I share screen shots showing the movie set decorating, scenes from the film and exterior screen shots of the house.  The interior of the house for the film was a movie set, but exterior house scenes were filmed at the Atlanta, Georgia house. Come See The Real Life As We Know It House Gorgeous southern Atlanta, Georgia home famous for starring in a movie, but even without that extra status would probably be famous on its own architectural beauty on the street where it lives. scene from Life As We Know It movie The house as it appeared in the film had two trees.  The Life As We Know It real house now has one tree in the front yard or maybe it is just the angle of the real estate photo.  (See all the photos of the movie house at the bottom of the post and help me figure out if a tree is missing.)

The landscaping has also changed with lower bushes around the front door.  I spot a trellis on the real house added between the two windows on the far right and all kinds of new bushes and ground cover.Continue Reading