Certain homes play a key role in the movies they’re featured in. Imagine Home Alone without a home for Kevin to get stuck in, or Father of the Bride without the house that George Banks sees being transformed into a wedding venue for his daughter’s upcoming nuptials.
Many of the movie homes still remain after the director yells the final ‘cut’. Here are few of them, and the current value of each.
Paul Varjak and Holly Golightly’s Apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
You wouldn’t expect a 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom unit in swanky Manhattan, NY to be cheap, would you? The expansive 3,600 Upper East Side townhouse that Holly and Paul called home in the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s is worth an astounding $8 million, and was listed by Merrill Lynch last October. Only the exterior of the building was used for the filming, with all interior scenes shot in Hollywood.
Mikey and Brand Walsh’s Home in The Goonies
Located in Astoria, OR, this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home was the site for 1985’s popular film The Goonies. Brothers Mikey and Brand – along with their gang of buddies – make every effort possible to save their home from being torn down in favor of a country club. It’s current estimated value? $216,000.
Lance’s Home in Pulp Fiction
Perhaps the most memorable thing about the house in Pulp Fiction is that is was the place where Mia (Uma Thurman) took a shot of adrenaline to the chest to get her out of her doped-up state. The 1,490 square-foot home features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, and is located in Los Angeles, CA. The location is a prime one, as the home is now valued at over $700,000 – that’s $160,000 more than what it last sold for back in November of 2013.
Rocky Balboa’s Home in Rocky
The Kensington, PA neighborhood apartment was the first home that Rocky and his wife Adrian shared together in the first of the Rocky film series. The small home re-emerged 30 years later in the film in Rocky Balboa. The building, which was built in the early 1920s, was owned by Eleanor O’Hey back in 1976. She was paid a mere $50 for the use of the exterior of the property throughout the filming of the original Rocky movie. Today, the home is worth an estimated $40,000.
Kevin McCallister’s Home in Home Alone
Much of the holiday classic film Home Alone was filmed in this magnificent Winnetka, IL home. The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home boasts over 4,200 square feet of living space, which was ideal for all the kids that it needed to house over the 1990 holiday season. The real owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, actually continued to live in the house even while production was ongoing, despite being offered a place nearby at no cost. They even became close with a couple of cast members during the shooting. Today, the home is worth an impressive $2,068,600.
The Banks Residence in Father of the Bride
The crux of the film Father of the Bride is the 8-bedroom, 5-bathroom home, which is where George Banks (played by legendary Steve Martin) struggles with his daughter’s impending marriage to the new man in her life. The real owners are Sarah Bradley and Darrell Spence, who purchased the 4,339 square foot home eight years after the film was released to theaters. Located in Pasadena, CA, the white colonial home is now estimated to be worth $2,661,500.
The Home of Vito Corleone in The Godfather
If you’ve got a well-padded bank account, the Corleone’s Staten Island, NY home could potentially be yours. The 6,248 square foot home – equipped with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms – is estimated to be worth $2,895,000 today. The exterior of the home was included in many shots of the Francis Ford Coppola mobster classic film, including the wedding of Vito’s daughter.
Little Susan’s Home in Miracle on 34th Street
While the setting in this Oscar-winning film takes place in New York City, the actual home in the classic 1947 Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street is located in Lake Forest, IL. In the movie, a department store Santa gives the lovely home to a deserving family who hasn’t lost the Christmas spirit. The 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom, 6,000 square foot home is worth a hefty $3.4 million.
Did any of these values surprise you? Or were they pretty much in line with what you thought? One thing’s for sure – there’s no price that can be put on the intrinsic Hollywood value of these homes.