Friday, September 03, 2010

25 potential film-based real estate investments

Okay, so since I've been MIA of late, I thought I had some 'splaining to do. It turns out when you're in career limbo you find yourself bouncing from residence to residence until the big take-off comes. And in honor of that lovely experience, I present to you my 25 most optimum film residences. Pardon me while I contact my realtor...

25. The Pink Palace Apartments
Coraline (2009)

24. The Kirke Mansion
The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)

23. Hoggett Farm
Babe (1995)

22. Erica's Beach House
Something's Gotta Give (2003)

21. Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
X-Men (2000)

20. Aunt Josephine's House
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

19. The Deetz House
Beetle Juice (1988)

18. The Von Trapp Mansion
The Sound of Music (1965)

17. 742 Evergreen Terrace
The Simpsons Movie (2007)

16. The Rose Bush
The Secret of NIMH (1982)

15. The McCallister House
Home Alone (1990)

14. Boddy Mansion
Clue (1985)

13. The Palace at Agrabah
Aladdin (1992)

12. Lords Manor
The Philadelphia Story (1940)

11. Hill House
The Haunting (1999)

10. Whipstaff Manor
Casper (1995)

9. Howards End
Howards End (1992)

8. Carl and Ellie's House
Up (2009)

7. Manderley
Rebecca (1940)

6. Pemberley
Pride & Prejudice (2005)

5. The Axiom
WALL-E (2008)

4. The Beast's Castle
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

3. Tara
Gone with the Wind (1939)

2. Bag End
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

1. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

**Now tell me, which big-screen properties are you most interested in snatching up??**


Brandon said...

I got one for ya...The Bates Motel!

Imagine the money you'd pull in if you just fixed everything up.

Jude said...

SO MANY GOOD ONES! Oh goodness. I can narrow it down to three on this list... Pemberley, The Kirke Mansion, and Lords Manor. My favorite's probably Pemberley, but the Kirke Mansion will lead you to Tilda Swinton... it's a tough call.

The only other thing I would have included is the vineyard Hallie Parker lives on in The Parent Trap.

Danny King said...

Love this post. Lots of great choices. I'd probably add Kane's Xanadu to the list.

Castor said...

Some awesome piece of real estate there. Awesome post Luke!

Unknown said...

I'd move to Manderley in a heartbeat, although I'm not really into huge houses. I guess I'd spend a lot of time in the little cottage by the beach.

Dan said...

Great list. I'd be happy to rent a loft conversion at Hogwarts!

James T said...

Adorable list! Eye-candy as well as nostalgic.