20 Unbelievable Houses Featured in Movies and TV

Have you ever wondered about some of the homes that are featured in your favorite movies? Movies are notorious for featuring homes that stand out to the fans and become iconic for that particular movie. If you have ever seen a film and wondered if the house used, was real, or a Hollywood studio constructed house, we can answer that question on at least twenty homes that have been in feature films. The following are twenty unbelievable houses featured in movies. Scroll through them to see if you recognize any of the houses from the movies.

20. Spadena House – 516 Walden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Spadena House is a very craft looking house, witch-crafty to be exact. While some people describe it as being whimsical, it has one of the most unique looks of any house, so-much-so, that it has been featured in a number of films. The house was built back in 1921, so most of the films you would see the Spadena House in are silenet films, however, it has also been seen in Clueless, starring Alicia Silverstone, and is seen in a scene where Silverstone is seen walking home one night.

19. Ennis House – 2607 Glendower Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

This house looks very futuristic, but it is not anything built in recent years. Instead, it was built in 1924 by Frank Lloyd Wright and has appeared in multiple movies and TV shows. If you’ve ever seen The House on Haunted Hill, The Day of the Locust, or Blade Runner, you would have seen this house. It was a hard property to maintain, so it was eventually put up for sale and is not in the movies anymore.

18. The South Seas Apartments – 19223 Saticoy St., Reseda, CA 91335

This is an apartment complex, and not exactly a house, but it was featured in the Karate Kid as the place where the Karate Kid and his mother moved to. A very popular and iconic movie of the 1980’s. The apartment complex still looks like it did all these years later, since the making of the movie in 1983. If you are a fan of the movie, you would love to see these.

17. The Sheats/Goldstein House – 10104 Angelo View Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Sheats/Goldstein house and has been in several movies, including The Big Lebowski, Charlie’s Angels, and Full Throttle. It is a spectacular, modern looking home that has drawn a lot of attention over the years. It was built back between 1961 and 1963 by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s students and still gets lots of drive-by’s.

16. The Graduate House – 607 North Palm Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Graduate House is from what it sounds like, the infamous movie, The Graduate made in the 1960’s. The house was used as a two-part deal, where the front of the house, now in red brick as opposed to the white house from the movie, as the Robinson’s house, while the backyard was portrayed as Benjamin’s backyard. This saved the film company money for not needing two separate homes to film in.

15. Bramasole, Under the Tuscan Sun House

In the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, Diane Lane’s character buys an old run down villa in Italy and decides to clean it up and get the bats and cobwebs out and make it her home. She renovates it and turns it into an extraordinary villa that definitely looks every bit Italian. The movie was filmed in 2006 and since then, it has been further renovated and hardly resembles what it looked like in the movies. Bramasole is not available for rent, but it has been said that you can take tours of the famous villa.

14. The Structured House – 24501 Ski Hill Dr., Golden, Colorado

The Structured House was actually built in 1963, but it looks like something out of the future, which is why Woody Allen fell in love with it for his sci-fi comedy, Sleeper in. It resembles a clam shell, by design, and sits tall against the snowy mountains of Colorado. The house sold for $1.5 million in 2010 in an auction, just four years after someone purchased it at $3.4 million.

13. The Trunchbull’s House – 2186 East Crary St., Altadena, California

Matilda was a famous movie of the 90’s and most people who watched it, found that Miss Trunchbull was a bit frightening. Her overgrown yard and rundown Victorian style home made it spookier. The house is one of the cities National Register of Historical Places and people love to drive by to get a glimpse of the famous set. It was also used as the Omega Beta Zeta house in Scream 2. The creepiness is definitely in the home.

12. The McCallister Home – 671 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093

The famous movie, Home Alone and Home Alone 2, are both centered around a little boy who gets left behind on a family vacation. In Home Alone, Kevin McCallister finds himself trying to defend his home against two, would-be robbers and this is the actual home where the movie was filmed. It is  4,250 sq. ft., Georgian style home that is a piece of movie history and is located just outside Chicago, Illinois.

11. Oakley Court – Windsor Rd, Water Oakley, Windsor, SL4 5UR, United Kingdom

The Rocky Horror Picture Show  was very popular in the 1980’s, and was filmed in Berkshire, England in a creepy estate known as Oakley Court. The estate was built in 1859 and it has actually appeared in several horror films over the years, due to the creepy-factor. Brides of Dracula and the movie, Vampyres are also known films that have used the property. The main building is now a hotel and people do choose to stay there, despite its history.

10. The American Story House – 1120 Westchester Pl Los Angeles, CA 90019

The incredible house was built in 1908 by an architect named, Alfred F. Rosenheim. The house was not only his design, but he lived in the 14,000 sq. ft home for many years. It has been featured in many films over the years, as well as TV shows, including, The Twilight Zone, FX’s American Horror Story and Buffy the Vampire.

9. Highclere Castle – Downtown Abbey Castle – Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN

This amazing castle is home to the British period drama series, Downtown Abbey and gives you the full feel of the Yorkshire country. It is set on 1,000 acres of beautiful country and is a 19th-century dream that you can visit and a real taste of royalty and a look at a piece of history as well as movie-making. It is considered one of the most stately estates in the England.

8. El Fureidis – The Scareface Home – 631 Para Grande Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Do you remember, Scarface, the famous 1983 movie about a Cuban drug cartel which was led by kingpin, Tony Montana (Al Pacino). The filming took place in Miami, Florida, however, the movie needed a really amazing home to showcase this drug lord’s wealth and extravagance, so this home in sunny Montecito was used for the outside shots. The 10,000 sq. ft. mansion sold for $12,261,500.

7. The Nashville Home – 1358 Page Rd, Nashville, TN 37205

The estate is on 6 acres and is 20,000 sq. ft. It is a real mansion that is actually up for sale, listed at $19.5 million, which means that it will probably take a real country music star to be able to afford it. There are plenty of the rooms in the mansion where scenes are shot, including the enormous library, hall and even the character, Rayan’s bedroom. Speaking of bedrooms, there are 6 bedrooms in the mansion and 9.5 baths.

6. The Argo Home – 1001 Bel Air Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077

The Argo home is actually Zsa Zsa Gabor’s estate, and what a house it is. If it wasn’t popular on the market just by being Gabor’s personal residence, it is now being used for movies. When Gabor and her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt couldn’t sell the place, they decided to rent it to Hollywood. Ben Afleck’s movie, Argo, with John Goodman and Alan Arkin, was filmed in part there, showing Arkin’s character living there. Matt Damon reportedly was to use it during his making of a movie about Liberace. It became known as the Argo House.

5. Amityville Horror House – 108 Ocean Ave., Amityville, NY 11701

One of the most popular horror films of all-time, Amityville Horror was filmed in Amityville, NY in 1979 and was based on the book by the same name about the Lutz family who experienced supernatural events after they moved into their new home on Ocean Ave. The house was put on the market in 2014 by its owners and listed it at an asking price of $955,000. The couple claimed that the sale had nothing to do with the house being haunted, but that they were divorcing.

4. The Marley and Me House – Meetinghouse Rd., Chester County, Pennsylvania

Marley and Me was a tear-jerker movie about a family with a rambunctious dog named Marley that they learned to love deeply, despite the dog’s bad behaviors. When the Yellow Lab develops a fatal digestive disorder, they realize how much they really did love him. The filming had many shots that were filmed in a beautiful 1873 stone farm home, showing the family with their dog, Marley. The house used for filming sits on 5.8 acres in a rural area so that the dog could plenty of room to roam.

3. The Notebook Home  – 6775 Bears Bluff Rd in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

The Notebook has been dubbed as the most romantic movie of all-time. Two older folks living in a nursing home, with the husband trying to keep his wife in the moment by reading her their love story, piece-by-piece. Noah read to his wife Allie and tells her the story of him buying an old, rundown plantation that he fixes up. The plantation used is Bears Bluff Plantation in South Carolina, and comes with a rich history of farming and slavery. The film crew had to doctor the plantation in order to get it to look rundown and old, when truly it is a beautiful and charming plantation.

2. Ben Rose House – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  – 370 Beech St., Highland Park, IL 60035

The iconic movie Ferris Bueller is one that is remembered for many reasons, however, one of the most memorable scenes is at his best friend, Cameron’s house, when Frye’s father’s Ferrari busted through the glass garage and plummeted down the cliff. The house was a 4-bedroom, 4-bath home that was designed in 1953 by A. James Speyer and David Haid.

1. The Hoke House – The Cullen House -3333 NW Quimby St., Portland, Oregon 97080

This beautiful home in Portland, Oregon was used for the Cullen’s home in the series, Twilight, that follows a love story involving a family of vampires. It is a bright and modern home that boasts of 5,100 square feet, and was put on the market for $2,998,000. It is most recognized as the Hoke House, as it is owned by the Nike executive, John Hoke, but was designed by architect Arthur Rickson.


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