You Won’t Believe How Much the Homes From Your Favorite Movies Sold For
Real estate is always a sound investment. What makes your investment even more worthwhile? Buying a home used for filming in a popular movie to increase its value when you sell.
However, if you aren’t looking to make a profit, you could still live in the famous house of your dreams. These movie homes sold for reasonably affordable prices their claim to fame. Plus, we rounded up the infamous mansions from some of your favorite films that sold for millions.
Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ house was for sale
The 1984 cult classic Purple Rain starred Prince as “The Kid” struggling to escape his parents dysfunctional home. That three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home could have been yours for the reasonable price of $127,000. The exterior of the home used in filming was located in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis. The house was built in 1913 and reportedly “needed to be rehabbed” while it was on the market.
Realtor.com reported that the house first sold in 2015 for $117,000 but was put back on the market a year later for $127,789.
Bella’s home in ‘Twilight’ is for sale
The most recent famous movie home for sale is the 2008 cult-favorite Twilight. Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) moves in with her police chief father Charlie (Billy Burke) in the fictional town of Forks, Washington. The movie used a 2,506 sq. foot, four bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom home located in St. Helens, Oregon for filming.
While there’s no handsome vampire included, the Southeby realtors are eager to show off the homes’ assets. An entire production team repainted and altered the house for Twilight and realtors kept the design the same for prospective buyers.
“The house by itself is just beautiful, with a view of the river, and deer in the yard, But the movie added a whole other dimension to it,” the previous owner said. “I’ve kept the house as it was from the movie.”
‘Roseanne’ house sold in Indiana
Before the Roseanne revival was filmed (and canceled), an Evansville, Indiana realtor listed the home for $129,999. The owners sold the home for only $5,000 more a few years later despite a complete remodel. Despite the controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr, the yellow bungalow still gets plenty of love. Real estate agent Joyce Lawrence called the home her favorite listing.
“People were outside taking pictures and they thought they were there to view the home, but really, they were just coming by to take pictures because they knew it was the Roseanne home,” she said. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home sold with all new flooring, a totally remodeled kitchen, and a whirlpool tub.
Reach home: The Sex and the City beach house (for rent)
- $10,000 per month
Viewers followed Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte through countless New York City apartment and townhouses in their 30s. The Sex and the City movie showed publicist Samantha Jones out of the city residing in a modern Malibu beach house with her model boyfriend and client Smith Jerrod.
The 6,000-square-foot glass-front beachfront home was designed by Jay Vanos to create the illusion it’s floating over the Pacific ocean. The home has 5 bedrooms, six bathrooms, and kept decorations from the film intact such as the cozy fireplace. The Sex and the City nostalgia combined with the homes’ oceanfront location will cost you a pretty penny, however, at $100,000 a month in rent.
Honorable mention: the homes we could never afford
- A Beverly Hills mansion is listed for $115 million as the site of both John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy’s honeymoon as well as a set in the legendary Godfather movies.
- The Fifty Shades of Grey penthouse: The Seattle penthouse that inspired Christian Grey’s home in the Fifty Shades trilogy was on the market for $8.8 million until a client bought it from agent Scott Wasner in a speedy one-day deal.
- The Father of the Bride family home: Despite George Banks (Steve Martin) modest job and frugal nature, the Father of the Bride home he and his family lived in was on the market in 2016 for nearly $2 million. The 1925 home has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 90-bottle wine refrigerator, and a sunroom with a Batchelder fountain.