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Obscure movie home you wished you lived in

Other than the houses in Leave Her to Heaven or North By Northwest--which are the two most 0bvious--which home/apartment/villa/etc would you most like to live in personally?

I know it's small, but I live alone, and would love Gregory Peck's apartment with the great skylight in Roman Holiday.

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by Anonymousreply 259August 1, 2021 8:52 PM

It was the Sheff house in Beautiful Boy, but also in Big Little Lies as well. This is very much my aesthetic over most houses appearing in films.

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by Anonymousreply 1July 21, 2021 3:47 PM

The house in some Meryl Streep movie with Alec Baldwin. It's Complicated, I think it was.

by Anonymousreply 2July 21, 2021 3:53 PM

I’ll take Tammy Grimes’ smart NY apartment, as shown in The Boys in the Band.

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by Anonymousreply 3July 21, 2021 3:55 PM

The house from the Casper the Friendly Ghost movie

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by Anonymousreply 5July 21, 2021 3:57 PM

William Peterson’s house by the ocean in “manhunt”

by Anonymousreply 6July 21, 2021 3:59 PM

Elizabeth Taylor’s home in “the sandpiper”

by Anonymousreply 7July 21, 2021 4:00 PM

I have a long-cherished dream to live in Scotland, so my obscure picks are the coastal house from "The Winter Guest," or the Edinburgh apartment from "Shallow Grave."

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by Anonymousreply 8July 21, 2021 4:01 PM

The house in Malibu from "The Long Goodbye."

by Anonymousreply 9July 21, 2021 4:01 PM

This lovely house on the hill behind the hotel

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by Anonymousreply 10July 21, 2021 4:05 PM

Not obscure but Charlotte's house in "The Help", Ingrid Bergman's apartment in "Indiscreet", Tom's cottage in "The Great Gatsby", Dickie Greenleaf's home in "The Talented Mr Ripley" and the Hardy house in the Andy Hardy series.

by Anonymousreply 11July 21, 2021 4:05 PM

Barbara Bel Geddes' SF apartment.

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by Anonymousreply 12July 21, 2021 4:07 PM

I don't have a picture but in "leave her to heaven" the guy meets Gene Tierney in a house that is just ...I don't know. The best house ever. Anyone saw that ?

by Anonymousreply 13July 21, 2021 4:10 PM

r13 I have seen it and I wanted to mention it but the OP told me I could not do that, lol.

by Anonymousreply 14July 21, 2021 4:12 PM

R14 it's funny though

by Anonymousreply 15July 21, 2021 4:14 PM

The penthouse in HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE or the mill house conversion in ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS.

by Anonymousreply 16July 21, 2021 4:14 PM

I was always partial to Barbara Stanwyck's house in "Double Indemnity."

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by Anonymousreply 17July 21, 2021 4:15 PM

Original Parent Trap California Ranch

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by Anonymousreply 18July 21, 2021 4:16 PM

So can we say "Rosemary Woodhouse " appartment in ROSEMARY'S BABY ?

Actually, the one I want is the appartmant with the terrace and all the plants accross the Dakota in the opening sequence, see which one I mean ?

by Anonymousreply 19July 21, 2021 4:17 PM

R18 I never realized before now that Hayley Mills grew up to become Kate McKinnon

by Anonymousreply 20July 21, 2021 4:18 PM

Mia Farrow's and Michael Caine's Manhattan flat in Hannah and Her Sisters.

In London, the beautiful town home of the couturier Daniel Day Lewis played in his last film.

by Anonymousreply 21July 21, 2021 4:21 PM

Even Mia would like to live in that flat R21

by Anonymousreply 22July 21, 2021 4:25 PM

For r13

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by Anonymousreply 23July 21, 2021 4:26 PM

The Frank Lloyd Wright beach house in “A Summer Place” (1959). I’m actually planning a weekend in Carmel, where it’s located, and hope to get a glimpse.

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by Anonymousreply 24July 21, 2021 4:26 PM

The house in "Practical Magic", even though it's not real.

by Anonymousreply 25July 21, 2021 4:27 PM

The house from "A Single Man." Though the narrator lives in Santa Monica Canyon, the actual house is in Glendale.

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by Anonymousreply 26July 21, 2021 4:29 PM

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to live in the Musters' house.

by Anonymousreply 27July 21, 2021 4:33 PM

Grey Gardens AFTER the restoration. I love that movie and I love those women but I still don't understand how they were able to live in the manner they lived.

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by Anonymousreply 28July 21, 2021 4:34 PM

I can't remember the name of the movie, it was crap horror about a home invasion and NOT one of the biggies, but all I could think was I really want to live in that house. It went against everything I had ever heard aboit wall color in that ALL the rooms were almost the exact same shade of green. But it flowed beautifully.

by Anonymousreply 29July 21, 2021 4:35 PM

It’s hard to adhere to the “obscure” part of this challenge. Anyway, also in Carmel, Clint Eastwood’s character’s house. I can’t find a good picture of the artsy/rustic/casual interior, with its goldleaf abstract art on the wall and little courtyard with the pond.

by Anonymousreply 30July 21, 2021 4:37 PM

Manderly, Grey Gardens and the Munster home are not obscure. Why must this ignorance be tolerated?

by Anonymousreply 31July 21, 2021 4:37 PM

In “Play Misty for Me”

by Anonymousreply 32July 21, 2021 4:38 PM

Audrey Hepburn’s apartment in ‘Charade’. The before must have been lovely.

by Anonymousreply 33July 21, 2021 4:48 PM

Rex Harrison/Doris Day's apartment in Midnight Lace

by Anonymousreply 34July 21, 2021 4:51 PM

R30, I thought about that before I posted, but I was thinking the Musters movie, not TV show, could be considered obscure?

by Anonymousreply 35July 21, 2021 5:00 PM

I loved the cosy log cabin in “all that heaven allows” with the huge picture window.

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by Anonymousreply 36July 21, 2021 5:01 PM

R6, I was just going to mention the house from Manhunt! I was watching it on Criterion channel. That house by the beach is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 37July 21, 2021 5:05 PM

I want to live in THE TRACK OF THE CAT house. More specifically I want to share that bedroom with Tab Hunter, William Hopper and Robert Mitchum. I wouldn't even mind sharing a bed with Tab. And William. And even Bob

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by Anonymousreply 38July 21, 2021 5:05 PM

Sorry, also not obscure. Inspired by R36, I nominate Lana Turner’s house in “imitation of life.”

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by Anonymousreply 39July 21, 2021 5:06 PM

Sharon Stone's house in Basic Instinct.

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by Anonymousreply 40July 21, 2021 5:09 PM

There was a really lovely exterior used toward the end of "Walk Hard" where Dewey's working in the yard, just as people show up to ask him to come out of retirement. I looked it up, assuming it was some producer's yard. Turned out to be Neil Diamond's house.

by Anonymousreply 41July 21, 2021 5:10 PM

My first thought was of the converted mill in All That Heaven Allows. That structure wouldn't necessarily be my choice, unless it came with a version of the character Rock Hudson played (not Hudson himself), but it makes me happy that others thought of the same.

Maybe Raf Vallone and Melina Mercouri's house on Hydra from Phaedra or the Faro Island house from Persona where Liv and Bibi duel and merge.

by Anonymousreply 42July 21, 2021 5:11 PM

I just love the view from the house in the sandpiper. I’d love all that dramatic scenery of Big Sur near-by.

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by Anonymousreply 43July 21, 2021 5:13 PM

I’m going to think about some obscure favorites. I know there have been movies I’ve returned to, just to see the house. One that springs to mind is the one that Nancy Meyers’ daughter made, with Reese Witherspoon in it. Ah, entitled “Home Again,” appropriately enough. Very upscale westside Los Angeles. I like all of the Nancy Myers and Nancy Meyers-adjacent homes.

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by Anonymousreply 44July 21, 2021 5:14 PM

Hope OP isn’t too mad at us for the non- obscure selections. I will try to think of obscurities. Meanwhile I love the NY apartment in “rope”

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by Anonymousreply 45July 21, 2021 5:20 PM

I liked the Paris apartment in Les Cousins (1959). Terrible photo, but lots of wood and a funnel fireplace.

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by Anonymousreply 46July 21, 2021 5:22 PM

Grandmother Ekdahl’s house in the early family Christmas scenes of Fanny and Alexander.

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by Anonymousreply 47July 21, 2021 5:25 PM

Aunt Polly's House from "Pollyanna." It has been meticulously restored. I have a doctor in the neighborhood and I get coffee and park across the street. It is one of the most beautiful homes in Ca. The neighborhood is lovely and has several movie homes including the house from "Shadow of a Doubt" and "Scream". They spent 10 million on the restoration of the Mcdonald Mansion. The interior is breathtaking.

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by Anonymousreply 48July 21, 2021 5:26 PM

Thanks, r48. I was just thinking about prisms and the Glad Game on Sunday,

by Anonymousreply 49July 21, 2021 5:28 PM

There are hilarious stories from the set of "Boom!" on the island of Sardinia--Taylor and Burton were constantly drunk, and they kept saying how much they loved Sissy Goforth's house and they wanted to buy it and live in it. The producers had to keep explaining that it was a set temporarily put up for the movie.

Apparently the director Joseph Losey was also drunk on set all the time, so it's a wonder they ever got the film completed.

It was the first British mainstream film to get away with using the word "shit," as in Sissy's now-immortal diss, "Shit on your mother!:

by Anonymousreply 50July 21, 2021 5:33 PM

In fact, R13, Gene Tierney and Cornell Wilde met in the observation car on their way to New Mexico.

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by Anonymousreply 51July 21, 2021 5:35 PM

Lora Meredith's Connecticut country home in Imitation of Life.

by Anonymousreply 52July 21, 2021 5:38 PM

There is only one.

From "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels":

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by Anonymousreply 53July 21, 2021 5:41 PM

Joan Crawford's Marin County summer home in Sudden Fear.

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by Anonymousreply 54July 21, 2021 5:43 PM

East Coast: The Tom/Nicole apartment in “Eyes Wide Shut”.

West Coast: Sharon Stone’s house in “Basic Instinct”.

by Anonymousreply 55July 21, 2021 5:45 PM

Betty Davis's Nantucket (or is it Martha’s Vineyard) home in A Stolen Life.

by Anonymousreply 56July 21, 2021 5:52 PM

The villa the little old grandmother of Nick's lives in in the An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant. Great views of the sea, perched up in a hillside on some lovely island.

by Anonymousreply 57July 21, 2021 5:56 PM

Debenham House (fully furnished as in the movie)

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by Anonymousreply 58July 21, 2021 5:58 PM

I want Claudia Cardinale's house in VAGUE STELLE DELL'ORSA (with Jean Sorel naked in it as well)

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by Anonymousreply 59July 21, 2021 6:08 PM

Mrs. Miniver's house.

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by Anonymousreply 60July 21, 2021 6:08 PM

the house

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by Anonymousreply 61July 21, 2021 6:14 PM

Again not obscure, but I’m surprised no one has said Dickie Greenleaf's house in The Talented Mr Ripley.

by Anonymousreply 62July 21, 2021 6:18 PM

I choose Mt. Rushmore’s greatest mid-century. OP can’t tell me where I want to live.

by Anonymousreply 63July 21, 2021 6:19 PM

Cary Grant's mountainside villa with the Riviera view in To Catch a Thief.

by Anonymousreply 64July 21, 2021 6:28 PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s flat in Talented Mr Ripley.

I only saw the film once so I don’t remember much about it and I’ve never seen photos online.

by Anonymousreply 65July 21, 2021 6:29 PM

Kate winslet 's cottage in "the holidays"

Oh, and "Meryl Streep is the best actress ever", and " Beyoncé is amazing"

by Anonymousreply 66July 21, 2021 6:34 PM

Barbara Stanwyck's country house in Christmas in Connecticut.

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by Anonymousreply 67July 21, 2021 6:39 PM

I want to live in a volcano like Blofeld.

by Anonymousreply 68July 21, 2021 6:43 PM

Nights in Rodanthe beach house.

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by Anonymousreply 69July 21, 2021 6:44 PM

Andie McDowell had an absurdly wonderful NYC apartment in the not great film GREEN CARD. The whole apartment is fabulous and comes with a wonderful roof deck. The 'conservatory' with the enormous skylight is even better than the roof deck. This is the apartment to have.

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by Anonymousreply 70July 21, 2021 6:46 PM

I wished I lived in that home

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by Anonymousreply 71July 21, 2021 6:46 PM

In "The Univited" (1944 movie), Ray Milland & his sister (yes, his sister) live in this beautiful gothic mansion on the Devonshire coast. Granted, the house is haunted, but I'd live there anyway

by Anonymousreply 72July 21, 2021 6:48 PM

As much as you people hate Tim O'Tay, I'm sure none of you went to see CMBYN. Ergo, obscure. Here's the Perlmans' villa, nella regione Lombardia dell'italia.

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by Anonymousreply 73July 21, 2021 7:02 PM


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by Anonymousreply 74July 21, 2021 7:05 PM

Julia Robert's NYC house in Eat Pray Love

by Anonymousreply 75July 21, 2021 7:09 PM

It was wicked of the OP to ask for the house from an OBSCURE movie.

by Anonymousreply 76July 21, 2021 7:14 PM

One of the highlights of my childhood was going to Disneyland and playing in their recreation of the treehouse from The Swiss Family Robinson...

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by Anonymousreply 77July 21, 2021 7:16 PM

At one time Mr. Blandings and I had the same dream house...

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by Anonymousreply 78July 21, 2021 7:19 PM

I liked the pre-war penthouse Big and Carrie buy in the SATC movie that they never get to live in. The closet remodel was ludicrous though. No way was there room for it.

by Anonymousreply 79July 21, 2021 7:21 PM

How about the typical gigantic American houseboat in Sleepless in Seattle!

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by Anonymousreply 80July 21, 2021 7:23 PM

You gurls are picking such lovely places l feel odd saying I fancy the house from Six Feet Under…sans all the funereal stuff…but it's on too busy a main road…but I'd love to live in a great big house like that. In London I like the house in The Servant.

by Anonymousreply 81July 21, 2021 7:30 PM

the last house on the left

by Anonymousreply 82July 21, 2021 7:32 PM

The Spreckle's Mansion (now owned by Danielle Steele) at 2080 Washington St in Pacific Heights, San Francisco which was used for Aunt Danny's (DL-fave, Eleanor Parker) home in Eye of the Cat.

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by Anonymousreply 83July 21, 2021 7:33 PM

The Art Deco apartment that Olive (Jennifer Tully) lived in in Bullets Over Broadway. It must come with Venus the maid and the imported gin

by Anonymousreply 84July 21, 2021 7:35 PM

@r80, triggered a memory of the Cary Grant -Sophia Loren movie "Houseboat"...

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by Anonymousreply 85July 21, 2021 7:40 PM

I keep thinking it was in the movie "Kiss Me Deadly", but I could be wrong. A large apartment with a kitchen open to the large circular living room below with picture windows around the entire room.

by Anonymousreply 86July 21, 2021 7:43 PM

OK, I have four. First, Meryl's house in It's Complicated, then the entire fucking island where they filmed her ABBA movie, then... and this one has haunted me for 30 years. Yes: There was a penthouse apartment, in a movie called "Someone To Watch Ove Me" It starred Mimi Rogers, Tom Berenger, and Lorraine Bracco, and it was about a wealthy heiress who witnessed a murder, and she was under police guard so she could testify, and one of the cops fell in love with her. Ridley Scott directing. I cannot ever forget that apartment. And Manhattan never looked better, if you had the money. I will post my 4th one next post.

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by Anonymousreply 87July 21, 2021 7:44 PM

Being a Midwesterner I was always partial to houses that could fly and take out a few enemies in the process...

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by Anonymousreply 88July 21, 2021 7:45 PM

OK, the house from Unfaithful with Diane Lane and Richard Gere. I wanted to live there

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by Anonymousreply 89July 21, 2021 7:47 PM

The Lord home from "The Philadelphia Story".

by Anonymousreply 90July 21, 2021 7:48 PM

This house. I love this house. If I could afford it I'd buy it.

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by Anonymousreply 91July 21, 2021 7:49 PM

Either of the swinging pastiche-y pads from Down With Love.

Or maybe the Jupiter 2.

I'm feeling retro.

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by Anonymousreply 92July 21, 2021 7:58 PM

Can’t find an image, but the house in “desert fury” looked very nice, particularly lizabeth Scott’s bedroom

by Anonymousreply 93July 21, 2021 8:02 PM

The Art Nouveau mansion in Quebec City in "Some Girls". This film also features twink Patrick Dempsey doing full frontal. He had a nice tight little body.

Worth a look.

by Anonymousreply 94July 21, 2021 8:03 PM

One of those cute little bungalow houses you see in every period piece set in LA in the 20s - 50s. Think the Beatty/Channing/Nicholson threesome in The Fortune, Diane Ladd's apartment in Chinatown, or Goldie Hawn's little home in Swing Shift.

Jay Sebring's (very hot) nephew lives in one of these historic cottages, and he has it fixed up beautifully. You can see it in his documentary Jay Sebring: Cutting to the Truth.

by Anonymousreply 95July 21, 2021 8:05 PM

Back of the Moon, the fabulous rustic cottage in ":eave Her to heaven," is absolutely stunning.

But mine those thin walls through which your annoying jealous disabled brother-in-law can hear you having sex! Or, just solve that problem permanently by taking him swimming.

by Anonymousreply 96July 21, 2021 8:08 PM

I thought this one was pretty cool... Maybe Keanu just made it seem that way *sigh*

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by Anonymousreply 97July 21, 2021 8:15 PM

The cabin in the woods in "The Blair Witch Project".

by Anonymousreply 98July 21, 2021 8:37 PM

Downton Abbey......

by Anonymousreply 99July 21, 2021 8:59 PM

The Jack Ryan house in Patriot Games

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by Anonymousreply 100July 21, 2021 9:01 PM

Having just seen "The Sandpiper" for the first time last week, I fell in love with the rustic oceanside cabin, inhabited by the free-thinking artist Laura Reynolds (Elizabeth Taylor). It definitely looks a but dumpy (it's supposed to), but I'd make improvements. And I certainly wouldn't fill it with junk, as it is in the film.

Watch the movie for more details.

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by Anonymousreply 101July 21, 2021 9:04 PM

R43 I didn't catch your post, but as you can see, I agree completely.

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by Anonymousreply 103July 21, 2021 9:05 PM

Not a fan of the exterior, but the interior of the beach house in The Ghost Writer is to die for.

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by Anonymousreply 104July 21, 2021 9:06 PM

Those big Victorian houses in many movies of the 1930s and 40s: The Man Who Came to Dinner, Since You Went Away, the Andy Hardy movies, Arsenic and Old Lace. Nothing chic or too urban, just solid and full of space.

by Anonymousreply 105July 21, 2021 9:18 PM

The house up on Mulholland Drive that Matt Sterling used for both "Spring Break" and "Giant Splash Shots 2."

by Anonymousreply 106July 21, 2021 9:38 PM

I liked Sharon Stone's house in Basic Instinct.

by Anonymousreply 107July 21, 2021 9:41 PM

Is it the movie or the house that is obscure?

Anyway, r53 here, admitting there are more than just the "Laurence Jamison" mansion that I like! Such as:

The Gilbert NYC townhouse in "The World of Henry Orient."

The Wendice classy if small London flat in "Dial 'M' for Murder."

The chateau of Colette where The Jackal goes to hide.

Pierce Patchett's modern home in "L.A. Confidential."

by Anonymousreply 108July 22, 2021 3:11 AM

Wow, a 108 posts and not a single vote for Tara?...

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by Anonymousreply 109July 22, 2021 3:40 AM

Doris Day's in the "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" and "On Moonlight Bay" films.

by Anonymousreply 110July 22, 2021 3:46 AM

^ Well, some of us preferred the more stately 12 Oaks

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by Anonymousreply 111July 22, 2021 3:52 AM

Portmeirion for "the village" in "The Prisoner" --I've really never gotten over Patrick McGoohan, who I just learned was born in Astoria!

Be seeing you . . .

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by Anonymousreply 112July 22, 2021 5:05 AM

The Pitkin House in coastal Maine’s Cliff Island. It was the film location and setting for The Whales of August with Lilian Gish and Bette Davis.

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by Anonymousreply 113July 22, 2021 5:33 AM

The roller coaster house in Annie Hall.

Not really, but I loved her parents' house.

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by Anonymousreply 114July 22, 2021 5:39 AM

The dimly-lit, Art Deco apartment/hospital in Hotel Artemis

by Anonymousreply 115July 22, 2021 5:44 AM

The apartment in “the father” seems to be in a central London location and is nice and regal looking but also small enough that it’s still homely.

The Parisian apartment in “amour” was equally nice.

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by Anonymousreply 116July 22, 2021 5:46 AM

Another Jodie Foster answer: The massive UES townhouse from Panic Room.

by Anonymousreply 117July 22, 2021 5:47 AM

Tyrell penthouse--"Bladerunner"

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by Anonymousreply 118July 22, 2021 5:56 AM

[quote]Audrey Hepburn’s apartment in ‘Charade’. The before must have been lovely.

She was staying in a hotel. The Hotel St. Jacques in the Latin Quarter was used for the exterior shots.

[quote]Barbara Stanwyck's country house in Christmas in Connecticut.

That wasn't her house. It belonged to the architect who wanted to marry her.

[quote]Wow, a 108 posts and not a single vote for Tara?...

Wow, don't you know the meaning of the word "obscure"?

by Anonymousreply 119July 22, 2021 5:58 AM

The concrete and glass beach house that Pierce Brosnan's character lived in in the Roman Polanski movie "The Ghost Writer."

The big house that Steve Martin's fire chief character lived in in the movie "Roxanne." I remember it had big, comfy rooms with walls lined with books.

by Anonymousreply 120July 22, 2021 5:59 AM

R112, I am nuts about PMG! I'm on a collecting jag now, mostly books and whatever DVDs I can get of his works that aren't on Amazon Prime or television.

It kills me to think of him in the two major roles he refused, offered first dibs at: 007 and The Saint. Of course, we know his colleague in "Hell Drivers," Sean Connery, got the former, and Roger Moore, both roles! McGowan and Connery both turned down Gandalf and Dumbledore.

So many excellent roles he might've had: Connery's (Oscar-winning) Irish cop in "The Untouchables"; a part in the all-star "D-Day"; either lead (Connery and Michael Caine) in "The Man Who Would Be King"; etc. That is to say, many of the parts that went instead to other actors of the UK.

Patrick McGoohan could play suave (his "Danger Man" appears in a tux in a casino long before "Dr. No"), deranged, vicious, heroic, villainous, courageous, and so on.

But not a romantic lead, never a romantic lead. His bedroom eyes were as far as he would agree to go.

I wish I'd have known about Portmeirion when I went to Wales so many years ago.

by Anonymousreply 121July 22, 2021 10:04 AM

Three favorites have already been mentioned: Debenham House, London — "WIngs of the Dove" (R58 mentioned as a setting in "Secret Ceremony"); Stage set of a Mayfair flat — "Dial 'M' for Murder"; Stage set Mayfair flat — "Indiscreet"

I'll add:

"Rear Window" the stage set with that fantastic rear courtyard of a sort (it seems Hitchcock had a thing for giant windows with great cityscapes beyond)


by Anonymousreply 122July 22, 2021 10:41 AM

Not "obscure" but "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" in which all of the domestic sets are either wonderful or wonderfully odd.

by Anonymousreply 123July 22, 2021 10:56 AM

Waldo Lydecker's Townhouse in "Laura".

The country home where Fred MacMurray takes Barbara Stanwyck to for Christmas in "Remember the Night".

The mansion where Sheridan Whiteside must convalesce in "The Man Who Came to Dinner".

The home of Harriet and Walter Craig (1950 version) including housekeeper Mrs. Harrold.

Norman and Ethel Thayer's cottage "On Golden Pond".

Goldie Hawn's apartment in "Foul Play" (complete with Esme the snake).

And finally 22 Twain from "Murder By Death".

by Anonymousreply 124July 22, 2021 10:58 AM

Ripley's Game (2002)_ great locations, including Palladio's Villa Emo as the home of John Malkovich as the main character.

by Anonymousreply 125July 22, 2021 11:04 AM

I guess it's not really obscure ... but 10086 Sunset Boulevard

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by Anonymousreply 126July 22, 2021 11:29 AM

Two NYC locations: 3 Beekman Place in “Auntie Mame” with a glorious semi circular staircase Roz Russell came prancing down in the early scenes. Also Margo Channing‘s and tastic brownstone townhome in All About Eve. It had a fabulous living room as well as a lovely terrace outside Margo’s bedroom. The staircase was perfect for party guests sitting and exchanging clever quips about the theater.

by Anonymousreply 127July 22, 2021 12:20 PM

[R 127]. I meant “tasteful” not “tastic”. What the hell is “tastic”?? Is that even a word??. God damn lousy voice auto correct

by Anonymousreply 128July 22, 2021 12:22 PM

Tastic is its own jandra.

by Anonymousreply 129July 22, 2021 12:25 PM

R125 I saw that recently, good movie. Different take on Ripley, I liked it (and Matt Damon's too). Found the villa rather cold, but it suited the character.

by Anonymousreply 130July 22, 2021 12:29 PM

Katie Holmes' apartment in The Kennedy's: After Camelot. I wish I knew more about it.

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by Anonymousreply 131July 22, 2021 12:33 PM

Clint Eastwood's Carmel home in Play Misty for Me.

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by Anonymousreply 132July 22, 2021 12:34 PM

R131 If the "Unpopular Opinions: Film Edition" thread weren't closed, I'd post this: Katie Holmes was a PERFECT Jackie, captured all the dimensions. Far better than Natalie Portman doing her little accent and acting sad and sedated.

by Anonymousreply 133July 22, 2021 12:37 PM

"Our Dancing Daughters", with DL icon Joan Crawford. I love the Art Deco movie set.

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by Anonymousreply 134July 22, 2021 12:38 PM

I’ll take the cabin from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” as long as it still contains all those young, strapping, redheaded lumberjacks.

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by Anonymousreply 135July 22, 2021 12:44 PM

That tidy little manse in Holiday.

by Anonymousreply 136July 22, 2021 12:55 PM

The apartment in Green Card . It had a greenhouse. Perfect NYC apartment.

by Anonymousreply 137July 22, 2021 12:56 PM

R57, lovely indeed, but it wasn't an island. Janou's villa was in Villefranche-sur-Mer, just east of Nice.

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by Anonymousreply 138July 22, 2021 1:06 PM

There’s a haunted room in THE UNINVITED (1944) that I always thought was potentially pretty… even though plants mysteriously whither in it.

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by Anonymousreply 139July 22, 2021 3:08 PM

R19 So can we say "Rosemary Woodhouse " appartment in ROSEMARY'S BABY ?


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by Anonymousreply 140July 22, 2021 3:16 PM
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by Anonymousreply 141July 22, 2021 3:22 PM

The house in A Christmas Story, complete with leg lamp (my major award).

by Anonymousreply 142July 22, 2021 3:26 PM

In “Sense & Sensibility” (1995) the sisters are reduced to living in a “modest” cottage in Devonshire, and I thought, [italic]”Quit yer whinin!”

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by Anonymousreply 143July 22, 2021 3:33 PM

The house Julia Roberts escaped from in Sleeping With the Enemy

by Anonymousreply 144July 22, 2021 5:20 PM

Those "poors" in movies like SandS or Little Women are eye-rolling. They always have charming little house and a servant.

by Anonymousreply 145July 22, 2021 6:00 PM

I've always been interested in large homes. The home used in The Haunting (1963) was most interesting, though I'd have someone fix the spiral staircase before I moved in. The exterior is okay (now Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire), but the interior was the real star.

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by Anonymousreply 146July 22, 2021 7:04 PM

Flint's Manhattan apartment in "Our Man Flint" and "In Like Flint."

by Anonymousreply 147July 22, 2021 9:40 PM

Stimhouse House in Los Angeles, featured in horror/comedy "House II"

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by Anonymousreply 149July 22, 2021 10:19 PM

The sorority house where Sarah Michelle Gellar gets killed in "Scream 2".

All the houses in the "Scream" series are pretty nice.

by Anonymousreply 150July 22, 2021 10:37 PM

All those lovely mid century modern West Village apartments in Bell, Book and Candle.

Someone beat me to Mame's Beekman Place place. That staircase was famous and was used in like 20 films. You can google it.

by Anonymousreply 151July 22, 2021 10:41 PM

The Italian villa where Timothee Chalamet lived in in Call Me By Your Name.

by Anonymousreply 152July 22, 2021 10:44 PM

Only 14, r151. But you're right, it was built as a stand alone piece of set and used over and over again, constantly redressed.

by Anonymousreply 153July 22, 2021 10:47 PM

Katherine Hepburn's hillside villa in Warren Beatty's Love Affair, the remake of the 1930s original and the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr 1950s remake An Affair to Remember. It was Hepburn's last film.

by Anonymousreply 154July 22, 2021 10:52 PM

Cathleen Nesbitt's hillside Italian villa in An Affair to Remember.

by Anonymousreply 155July 22, 2021 10:56 PM

The Family Stone house.

by Anonymousreply 156July 22, 2021 11:05 PM

You bitches are slipping.

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by Anonymousreply 157July 22, 2021 11:06 PM

No love for Baby Jane's house in Hancock Park?

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by Anonymousreply 158July 22, 2021 11:15 PM

Not obscure but the home alone house. The house in cruel intentions/wolf James spader’s apartment in bad intentions Prof Higgins townhouse The gone with the wind house in Atlanta

by Anonymousreply 159July 22, 2021 11:16 PM

Buck never would have forgotten to post 1199 Lincoln Avenue S in Highland Park (though we actually lived in Lake Forest).

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by Anonymousreply 160July 22, 2021 11:22 PM

Gull Cottage. And at the other end of the spectrum, Miriam’s townhouse in “The Hunger”. Minus the birds and the living dead in the attic.

by Anonymousreply 161July 22, 2021 11:23 PM

Cary Grant's villa in To Catch a Thief

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by Anonymousreply 162July 22, 2021 11:31 PM

The Last House on the Left

by Anonymousreply 163July 22, 2021 11:49 PM

R160 Yes to be honest I sometimes wish I had grown up in one of those perfect John Hughes homes. I would have been a good boy, no trouble at all.

by Anonymousreply 164July 22, 2021 11:55 PM

When I was young, I loved Cliff Robertson's UES bachelor pad in "Sunday in New York," and wanted to move to NYC and get a loft apartment just like it. It had a bar, den/study area, bedroom area, and spacious living room.

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by Anonymousreply 165July 23, 2021 12:00 AM

I don’t know any obscure movies, so guess I can’t play

by Anonymousreply 166July 23, 2021 12:04 AM

The Venice pensione where Katharine Hepburn spent her summer vacation.

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by Anonymousreply 167July 23, 2021 12:09 AM

r40 r55 Yes!

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by Anonymousreply 169July 23, 2021 12:20 AM

"The Enchanted Cottage".

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by Anonymousreply 170July 23, 2021 12:27 AM

I love the house in Winona Ryder’s Little Women.

by Anonymousreply 171July 23, 2021 12:28 AM

"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", house on the sea.

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by Anonymousreply 172July 23, 2021 12:30 AM

Howards End

by Anonymousreply 173July 23, 2021 12:36 AM

Kim Novak's shop/apartment in Bell, Book, and Candle .

by Anonymousreply 174July 23, 2021 12:44 AM

Johnny Depp's cabin in "Secret Window"

by Anonymousreply 175July 23, 2021 12:44 AM

Via Margutta 51, Rome (Joe Bradley's apartment in Roman Holiday).

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by Anonymousreply 176July 23, 2021 12:45 AM

R31 The Munsters house is actually the Hiram Maxim house, originally built on a soundstage for the 1946 movie "So Goes My Love" - is that an obscure enough movie for you?

The house later became the home of the gay couple on "Desperate Housewives."

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by Anonymousreply 177July 23, 2021 4:45 AM

Oh! Oh! I have an obscure one. This film called “Last Weekend” with Patricia Clarkson. Wonderful cozy house on I think Lake Tahoe.

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by Anonymousreply 178July 23, 2021 4:54 AM

Well, Liv Tyler has becomes obscure, so I guess her movies have as well. I’ll take the fabulous villa from Stealing Beauty, and this AD articles covers other movie villas as well.

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by Anonymousreply 179July 23, 2021 5:06 AM

Speaking of, why didn’t we adopt adopt villa or palazzo instead of the harsher sounding mansion to name our big houses in the USA?

by Anonymousreply 180July 23, 2021 5:09 AM

R180, We use all those terms in English, but they have different meanings. Palazzo is a fancy Italian word for a grand, imposing building, derived from Latin palatium, from which we get "palace." Villa is a country estate. Mansion is a large house, derived from Old French, and ultimately from Latin mansio, which simply means an abode or dwelling.

by Anonymousreply 181July 23, 2021 5:30 AM

[quote]r171 I love the house in Winona Ryder’s "Little Women."

You can visit it! I think the replica was built in Canada, but it's almost an exact copy, inside and out, of Alcott's childhood home, Orchard House in Concord, MA (now a museum)

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by Anonymousreply 182July 23, 2021 5:37 AM

The Cuban Baroque "Castillo Maldito" from The Ghost Breakers (1940). Sure, there are ghosts and a zombie, but it has high ceilings and a fabulous staircase.

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by Anonymousreply 183July 23, 2021 5:56 AM

R166 Any movie made before 2011 is obscure to the young gaylings of DL so feel free to post away.

by Anonymousreply 184July 23, 2021 6:11 AM

So much to explore on this thread. I really liked the house in Leave Her To Heaven--disappointing to know it was all sets. Same with the ranch house in The Parent Trap. No wonder they looked so perfect.

by Anonymousreply 185July 23, 2021 6:27 AM

r2 I was going to say the same thing, and I want her to cook/bake for me too

by Anonymousreply 186July 23, 2021 6:28 AM

The Glass House from the movie of the same name with Leelee Sobieski. The house from The Perfect Host with David Hyde Pierce, and John Wick's house.

by Anonymousreply 187July 23, 2021 6:37 AM

The movie is called The Affair, obscure in that it’s Czech and doesn’t seem to have been released in the USA though made in 2019. It’s based on the book The Glass Room, but in reality is about the iconic Villa Tugendhat in the Czech Republic designed by Mike’s van der Rohe. It would be like living in the Barcelona Pavilion. It is a miracle at all that the house survived through history after what it endured.

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by Anonymousreply 188July 23, 2021 6:58 AM

Err that Mies, of course spellcheck would change it!

by Anonymousreply 189July 23, 2021 7:01 AM

My sister went to a posh Catholic school in Pasadena. The nuns to make extra money would allow filming. Mel Brooks turned the mansion into the Nazi headquarters for one of his movies. My sister let me sneak in and I got to meet Mel and Anne, lovely people.

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by Anonymousreply 190July 23, 2021 8:06 AM

The Tudor looking country house Lucy’s family lived in in A Room With A View.

by Anonymousreply 191July 23, 2021 8:11 AM

Not a movie but the Durrell house on Corfu even without electricity. The location is stunning. (The actual house is derelict and all the interior scenes were filmed on a set in England.) I’d fix the leaking roof but otherwise leave it as is.

by Anonymousreply 192July 23, 2021 9:12 AM

As long was we are cheating, I’ll take Queen Sophie-Anne’s house, the real Villa Contenta in Malibu, from True Blood. I loved the narrow pool with oversized chandeliers overhead and the antique furniture with potted palms all around the room.

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by Anonymousreply 193July 23, 2021 9:27 AM

Oh yes, r174, see my post at r151.

by Anonymousreply 194July 23, 2021 9:39 AM

Margaret White's closet.

by Anonymousreply 195July 23, 2021 9:51 AM

R194: Ah, sorry. I overlooked your post at R151 about Bell, Book, and Candle. The sets are really wonderful and modern and warm. This film, together with North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, Indiscreet, Vertigo and others was an extraordinary and elegant image of a time and place, and rather beautiful too.

by Anonymousreply 196July 23, 2021 10:10 AM

Rosecliff, in Newport, RI where interiors for "The Betsy" were filmed. Although they used The Elms for the exterior, which is lovely as well, Rosecliff is right on the water.

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by Anonymousreply 197July 23, 2021 3:29 PM

That house in "Parasite," loved it.

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by Anonymousreply 198July 23, 2021 4:01 PM

The Shaw/Morgan apartment from "Rope", 1948.

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by Anonymousreply 199July 23, 2021 4:04 PM

R109, I give you R103.

by Anonymousreply 200July 23, 2021 4:23 PM

Monte's beach pad, Mildred Pierce

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by Anonymousreply 201July 23, 2021 9:21 PM

^ That slid into the ocean during a storm some years after the movie

by Anonymousreply 202July 23, 2021 11:37 PM

The Côte d'Azur villa from "Bonjour Tristesse", 1958

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by Anonymousreply 203July 24, 2021 4:06 PM

Downton Abbey house.

by Anonymousreply 204July 24, 2021 4:21 PM

R203, the villa overlooking the Bay of La Fossette in Le Lavandou was owned by Pierre Lazareff, founder of the now defunct newspaper [italic]France-Soir[/italic]. He and his wife Hélène were friends of Françoise Sagan, author of [italic]Bonjour Tristesse.[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 205July 24, 2021 5:14 PM

I always get Françoise Sagan and François Sagat mixed up.

by Anonymousreply 206July 24, 2021 5:27 PM

Any “house” and it’s surroundings in the movie Brigadoon.

by Anonymousreply 207July 24, 2021 5:30 PM

It was probably while filming "Bonjour Tristesse" that David Niven decided to make the Côte d'Azur his summer home. He and wife, Hjördis, purchased a run down little villa, Lo Scoglietto, in Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat in '64, and turned it into an entertainer's dreamhouse.

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by Anonymousreply 208July 24, 2021 5:48 PM

Not quite (though arguably close) to obscure... more than Tara... Aurora Greenway's house from Terms of Endearment.


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by Anonymousreply 209July 24, 2021 6:09 PM

Wayne Manor

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by Anonymousreply 210July 24, 2021 6:52 PM

Wrong link ^ but the Wayne Manor in Pasadena from the Batman TV show.

by Anonymousreply 211July 24, 2021 6:53 PM

The ski cabin from The Other Side of Aspen.

by Anonymousreply 212July 24, 2021 7:11 PM

William Holden's apartment in Paris When It Sizzles. Terrible movie, great apartment.

by Anonymousreply 213July 24, 2021 7:28 PM

The Frederick Law Olmsted house, on an island in Maine. It was the home of the Mel Gibson character in Man Without a Face. And it can be yours for $2,495,000.

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by Anonymousreply 214July 24, 2021 7:44 PM

@r203, David Niven wearing hot pants, now I've seen it all

by Anonymousreply 215July 24, 2021 8:09 PM

R215 Niven is in a swimsuit throughout the movie. He has surprisingly nice legs.

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by Anonymousreply 216July 25, 2021 12:01 AM

Why "surprisingly"?

by Anonymousreply 217July 25, 2021 1:23 AM

The Martinique house of Thomas Crowne.

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by Anonymousreply 218July 25, 2021 1:40 AM

Obscure movie home I wished I undied in..

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by Anonymousreply 219July 25, 2021 1:42 AM

Casa Malaparte's interior and exterior (particularly the rooftop patio) are prominently featured in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film, Contempt (Le Mépris).[3]

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by Anonymousreply 220July 25, 2021 1:50 AM

Zabreskie Point

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by Anonymousreply 221July 25, 2021 2:06 AM

R217 Because David didn't seem as athletic as Cary and Randy.

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by Anonymousreply 222July 25, 2021 3:41 AM

The Machine Age Moderne house of Boris Karloff in "The Black Cat" (1934).

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by Anonymousreply 223July 25, 2021 4:25 AM

Sandys beach house in “shoot the moon”, the family home too.

by Anonymousreply 224July 25, 2021 6:46 PM

I don't understand, why would you want to live in an obscure home movie?

by Anonymousreply 225July 25, 2021 7:03 PM

The apartment in Deception (1946)

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by Anonymousreply 226July 25, 2021 7:23 PM

The spectacular country house designed by Cedric Gibbons for When Ladies Meet (1941)

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by Anonymousreply 227July 25, 2021 7:29 PM

R227 That reminds me of one of my favorite sets - the Medwick Country Club from "Carefree" (1938) designed by Van Nest Polglase. While it's not a "home", I still want to live there.

The clip below starts in the club's dining room, then at 1:57 they start dancing throughout the club.

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by Anonymousreply 228July 26, 2021 1:11 AM

Cedric Gibbons' personal house in Santa Monica. When Diane Keaton played Amelia Earhart, this was used as her house. It's got to be one of the very first white boxes built as an LA house.

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by Anonymousreply 229July 26, 2021 3:25 AM

Not an obscure film… but the first movie interior I swooned over as a little gayling was in the opening scene of “Barry Lyndon.” It might have been a grotto? Anyway, there was an actual fountain in it!

It’s too busy and precious for my taste now… but I thought it was all so, SO enchanting.

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by Anonymousreply 230July 26, 2021 4:10 AM

Oh… you can see it here in the clip titled “First Love”. (That’s appropriate!)

I wonder what the filming location was.

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by Anonymousreply 231July 26, 2021 4:18 AM

Yes, R203, what a beautiful spot. I'd have liked to have been there for the same era, though.

by Anonymousreply 232July 26, 2021 5:15 AM

George Cukor's house as recreated on a soundstage for the ill-fated Marilyn Monroe film Something's Got To Give (1962) which was never completed due to Monroe's death. The set was reused for the completed reworking of the film with Doris Day as "Move Over Darling" (1963).

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by Anonymousreply 233July 26, 2021 11:51 PM

When I was nine: Pippi Longstocking's house.

by Anonymousreply 234July 26, 2021 11:55 PM

R233 And repainted pink in the Gene Kelly segment of What a Way to Go.

by Anonymousreply 235July 27, 2021 2:23 AM

A gentleman in Denver wanted his house to resemble Shangri La...

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by Anonymousreply 236July 27, 2021 2:29 AM

Giuletta Massina’s beach house in “Juliet of the Spirits.”

by Anonymousreply 237July 27, 2021 2:45 AM

Pity I can't find a pic because the William Holden house in the Seventh Dawn is lovely. A sprawling open air house in Malaysia surrounded by lush greenery.

by Anonymousreply 238July 27, 2021 5:19 AM

And speaking of Doris Day, the set for "The Thrill Of It All" (1963). Bright and airy with traditional elements against swaths of midcentury plate glass.

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by Anonymousreply 239July 27, 2021 5:41 AM

^ And there's a new pool!

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by Anonymousreply 240July 27, 2021 5:43 AM

Morpheus’ groovy pad on Altair 4 in “Forbidden Planet”. With Robby, of course.

by Anonymousreply 241July 28, 2021 1:39 AM

The Krell, R241! The Krell!

by Anonymousreply 242July 28, 2021 5:25 AM

The family's coastal house in Susan Slade. I think the actual location was Pebble Beach or Monterey.

by Anonymousreply 243July 28, 2021 12:36 PM

The house from the remake of When A Stranger Calls

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by Anonymousreply 244August 1, 2021 7:36 PM

And another

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by Anonymousreply 245August 1, 2021 7:37 PM

Bel Geddes had a cheerful airy modest bohemian studio high on hill in SF, in Vertigo.

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by Anonymousreply 246August 1, 2021 7:44 PM

I also love film noir Art Deco chinoiserie apartments in the Bay Area. For my love nest.

by Anonymousreply 247August 1, 2021 7:45 PM

The Finzi-Continis had a lovely villa.

by Anonymousreply 248August 1, 2021 7:46 PM

Philadelphia Story was Main Line elegant. The dog-eared old immense Queen Anne in A Summer Place. The father's ranch in the original Parent Trap.

by Anonymousreply 249August 1, 2021 7:49 PM

The Howard’s End house. Gorgeous. It was for sale a little while ago.

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by Anonymousreply 250August 1, 2021 7:52 PM

The Sicilian villas in The Leopard. Villa Malapart in Mépris. Villa Noailles from the surrealist movies.

by Anonymousreply 251August 1, 2021 7:53 PM

Elizabeth Taylor's wintry Toronto mansion in "Between Friends." You can see it at 9:30 in the link when Carol Burnett drives up.

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by Anonymousreply 252August 1, 2021 7:53 PM

Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein if it comes with Bavarian and imported Swiss mountain boys for tableaux vivants.

by Anonymousreply 253August 1, 2021 7:56 PM

Rosecliff as used in Great Gatsby

by Anonymousreply 254August 1, 2021 7:58 PM

Éliane Devries plantation house in Indochine.

by Anonymousreply 255August 1, 2021 7:59 PM

Any of a zillion Haussmannien bourgeois apartments in French Cinema, now the setting for modern characters (with no obvious means to live this way) who have low key chic decor and wardrobes. But at least 3 pieces en enfilade. I lived in one for 2 years and got boners the entire time just passing through the salons.

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by Anonymousreply 256August 1, 2021 8:07 PM

The Zeppelin in Madame Satan.

by Anonymousreply 257August 1, 2021 8:14 PM

My favorite homes by Phillywhore 1-Gene Tierney's apt in Laura 2-Barbara Stanwyck apt where she get murdered in "Sorry Wrong Number"...Love the view from her bedroom 3-Vivien Leigh Roman Apt in "The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone(when she tosses the key to the street urchin off her balcony) 4-Bette Davis's Townhouse(Boston) where Charlotte Vale lives in "Now Voyager".

by Anonymousreply 258August 1, 2021 8:18 PM

I think Ruth chatterton had a nice place in “female” I seem to recall an Art Deco vibe and a wonderful swimming pool.

by Anonymousreply 259August 1, 2021 8:52 PM
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