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Hundreds of homes have been featured in movies. Some are the subject of the film. Some are just the background. Hooked on Houses compares photographs of the homes as they appeared in the movie and in real life. They have more than 450 television and movie-set homes on their website.
If living in a movie-set home strikes your fancy, there are several on the market. Of course, living in a famous house comes with a price tag to match. Here's a sampling (with links) to a few.
The “Basic Instinct" house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., is where much of the 1992 thriller with Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas was filmed. Adventurer Steve Fossett owned the contemporary 12,000-square-foot home at one time. It has a two-story domed library, five bedrooms, nine baths, 12 fireplaces, and two kitchens on more than two acres with pools, spa, and grotto. Asking price: just shy of $17 million.
“The Money Pit" home on Long Island is very different from the infamous home in the 1986 movie starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Originally owned by Olympic gold medalist Eric Ridder, the 14,000-square-foot home has a show-stopping entry with grand staircase and large formal rooms.
After the film crew left, the mansion underwent four years of remodeling. Today, the 23-room home has seven large ensuite bedrooms, including a four-room master suite, and eight fireplaces. It's listed for $5.9 million.
The final scene in Clint Eastwood's “Play Misty for Me" was shot from a cliff-side home in Carmel, Calif. The family that owned the 2,781-square-foot home during filming continued living there more than 30 years. The current owner spent some $2 million renovating the three-bedroom on 1.25 acres of craggy coastline. The asking price is $11.9 million.
A traditional colonial farmhouse in White Plains, N.Y., has a star-studded history. From 1866 to 1912, a nephew of Mary Todd Lincoln owned it. The stately home was featured in the 2001 movie “Unfaithful" starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane. The home features rocking chair porches and a recreation house once used to prepare for international table tennis competitions. Asking price: Almost $2.4 million.
The “Home Alone" house in Winnetka, Ill., is on the market. The 1990 movie brought fame to Macaulay Culkin and the red brick home. Many of the interior scenes in the movie were shot on a sound stage in a high school gymnasium. Apparently, producers were afraid of doing some real damage to the Georgian-style colonial. List price: $2.4 million.
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