Sometimes, the houses you dream of buying cannot be found in your local real estate listings but in movies, TV shows or books you loved. To give you just a good preview of some of the famous fictional homes, here’s a short list with features and amenities plus a price approximation.
1. Harry Potter’s house
The childhood home of the world’s most famous wizard located in 4 Privet Drive, where Harry was forced to live in a cupboard under the stairs, was actually up for sale. Potterheads might have gone crazy to buy that house as an ultimate Harry Potter memorabilia when it was listed for £475,000 ($798,615) last year by a U.K. real estate firm. In the books and film, the three-bedroom semi-detached home stands on the fictional Surrey village of Little Whinging, but in reality, it is based in Bracknell.
2. Friends’ apartment
The main cast of the beloved NBC sitcom Friends all lived in Monica Geller’s apartment at one point in their lives in the series. Located in the heart of Manhattan in Greenwich Village, the classic flat is a “friggin’ steal” worth about $4 million dollars in today’s currency. The overall aura of the apartment looks like a throwback to the 1990s. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a spacious living room – perfect for young professionals in their 20s. It also has a sizable, private exterior balcony and a huge street-facing window that gives you a good view of the “ugly naked guy” living across the building. Plus, who can ever forget its purple walls and the gold picture frame around the peephole?
3. The Simpsons’ home
The long-running animated sitcom featuring the adventures of a working class family features a modest suburban home. The Simpsons have lived in a two-story, single-detached home in 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield since 1989. The house includes a basement, an attached garage, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The large bay windows allow plenty of natural light to enter its spacious dining and living rooms. Their backyard also has a home-made treehouse that is large enough to tie up an African elephant. If the Simpson’s house were to be real, it would be valued at around $195,000 – a bargain for middle-class families.
4. Tony Stark’s mansion
Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, lived in a custom mansion he built himself at the sea-side cliff along the coast of Malibu, California. This is the ultimate bachelor pad that is sure to charm the ladies as it gives a stunning 270-degree panoramic view of the Pacific. This 11,000 square foot mansion is highly technology-integrated, running with a personal AI assistant J.A.R.V.I.S., which stands for “Just a Rather Very Intelligent System.” Tony Stark’s home has an integrated underground workshop and garage with classic car collection, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, private access to the beach and storage for his Iron Man suit. A real estate blog valued this fictional mansion as $117.25 million.
5. The mansion in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
In a 90s sitcom where Will Smith effortlessly played as himself, he lived in Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian’s Bel Air mansion. The spacious house in a 1-acre estate has a total of 17 rooms to accommodate street-smart nephews from Philadelphia as well as sarcastic and cynical butlers. It also has a large swimming pool, a garage and an infusion of Greek revival architecture. You might need around $20 million to purchase this 6,400 square foot property.
6. Pemberley from Pride and Prejudice
Pemberley is the country estate owned by the wealthy gentleman Fitzwilliam Darcy, one of the main characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The fictitious property is located near the fictional town of Lambton, and it was believed to be based on Chatsworth House and the Kedleston Hall – both true-to-life locations in Derbyshire. The property has more than 28,000 square feet of space with four kitchens and a dining room space for 40 people. This romantic country estate is approximately $110 million in real life value.