I have always wanted to live in a "movie house". A movie house is that amazing & glorious home that only exists in TV or movies. There are a few of my very top favorites that I thought would be fun to share. I would love to know some of your very favorites sets or homes featured on the big or small screen.
Up first.... The home from the film "It's Complicated".
I'm not sure that there has been a more beautiful home -- and certainly, not a better kitchen. It's picture perfect and I am not the only one who thinks so. There are entire blogs based on the gorgeousness of this house. This film (starring Meryl Streep) was directed by the much respected Nancy Meyers. Myers is known for creating beautiful films that feature amazing sets & designs. This is not the only film by Myers on my list.
Next Up... "Baby Boom". Baby Boom came out when I was 12 years old. It was probably a little mature for me to understand that real issues in the film - but, what I did connect with was the idea of living in the country, driving a Jeep Wagoner (my mom always had one when I was little) and making baby applesauce. It sounded like heaven! Still does. Who doesn't want to chuck it all - move to Vermont - live in a GORGEOUS & charming Cape Cod and fall in love with the town vet? Sign me up! (Let's just skip the part where she had to spend every single penny of her savings fixing the place up).
Next on my list is probably my very favorite apartment from a movie.... "You've Got Mail".
There is nothing about the apartment that Meg Ryan lives in that I don't love. I mean, who doesn't want to live in a beautiful brownstone in NYC? This stunning & spacious apartment has all the things I love - books, cozy furniture and white woodwork. You can tell that Kathleen Kelly (Ryan's character) grew up in this apartment with her mother and it was passed down to her after her death. Otherwise, how could ANYONE afford such a beautiful place? Thank goodness for "Rent Control". This apartment just screams - a real person lives here! I adore it.
Now, back to houses..... Up next is one of my very favorites, the home from "The Family Stone". This is my DEFINITION of a movie house. Not only is this home in the "country side" of New England - but, it's huge. What's not to love? I think one of the reasons this home resonates so much is the film is set during the holidays. Everyone's home always looks better all decorated up. At the end of the day, this house got me from the first moment. I mean - look at that huge wrap around porch. Heaven!
For the next home we have to cross the ocean and head to England. The quaint & charming cottage in "The Holiday" is the stuff of English dreams. Without a doubt, I could spend the rest of my life living in this beautiful cottage. The concept of being surrounded by books, cups of tea and countryside is my idea of Utopia.
Deep in my soul I have always wanted to chuck it all and move to the English countryside. I mean, I speak the language - what's not to love?
The final house I want to spotlight is another Nancy Meyers film, "Something's Gotta Give".
This home is on lots of people's list of all time favorites and I completely agree. This home in the Hampton's is pure perfection.
So, that's it. That's my list of all time favorite homes featured in movies. There is definitely a "style" that I am drawn too. I'm not a modern / stark kind of girl. Nope --- give me cozy and charming any day of the week. I would love to hear some of your favorites. If you could live in any movie house - which would you pick?