Nightmare on Elm Street

Are you a scary movie fan? I definitely am not, but I was enthralled when I saw the surprising makeover the house in the horror movie, Nightmare on Elm Street, received.  The home whose exterior was so prominently featured in the Nightmare on Elm Street is located at 1428 N Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles, California. Remember when the house looked like this? Of course, that's how it appeared in the movie. … [Read more...]


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Australia

A while back I received an e-mail from Ursula. She wrote: Greetings Susan, I’ve enjoyed your blog for years!  Would you consider doing a movie house tour of the Queenslander Nicole Kidman inherits in the film, Australia?  I would love to see more detail and learn more about it.  Thank you. Kindest regards. Ursula, thanks so much for the suggestion because both the movie and the Queenslander home, Faraway … [Read more...]


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Life As We Know It

Okay, I have a little confession to make. When the movie, Life As We Know It staring Katherine Heigl (as Holly Berenson) and Josh Duhamel (as Eric Messner) first came out a few years back, I didn't go see it even though it was filmed right here in Atlanta. The reason? The previews of the movie reminded me too much of another Katherine Heigl movie I had seen years before and didn't care for called, Knocked … [Read more...]


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The House at Pooh Corner, Cotchford Farm: A Real Storybook House

My favorite type of home tour ever is when we tour a house that falls into the category of what I think of as a "storybook home." I love those so much! Don't ask me to define what a storybook house is because that would probably turn into some rambling, gushing narrative, and in the end, it's probably a subjective thing anyway. But sometimes you just know one when you see one, know what I mean? I know you … [Read more...]


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Mary Richard’s House: Touring The Real Mary Tyler Moore House

When I was growing up, one of my fave television shows was The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I was just 13 years old when it first aired. I think every young girl back then wanted to grow up to be just like Mary. She was beautiful, had her own apartment, cute clothes and an exciting career--all very important stuff when you're 13. :)   Do you remember Mary's "M" on the wall in her small studio … [Read more...]


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You’ve Got Mail

A while back I was in the mood for a feel-good movie.  I pulled out the movie, You've Got Mail, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, remember that movie?  I pretty much love any movie with Tom Hanks or Meg Ryan.  You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy set in Manhattan (Upper West Side) of New York City. Today I thought I'd take you on a little tour of the wonderful places we get to go in the movie. … [Read more...]


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Sabrina: Beautiful Glen Cove

I'm a  total sucker for romantic comedies. Life may not always turn out the way it does in the movies, but it sure is fun to "escape" to a fantasy world where the guy always gets the girl and the girl always gets her Prince Charming, even if he is slightly flawed in the beginning. Sabrina, a 1995 remake of the Billy Wilder 1954 original with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, is a rom … [Read more...]


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Father of the Bride

Tour the Home in the Movie, Father of the Bride Recently, we took a tour of some beautiful neighborhoods and homes in the south. This house, located not far from my home, was included in that tour. Each time I drive by it, I'm always reminded of a famous movie home we all know and love. Do you know the one I'm thinking about? Yep, it's this one! Recognize it? It's the house from the movie, Father of … [Read more...]


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Under the Tuscan Sun: Bramasole

Under the Tuscan Sun Movie House Tour:  Tour Bramasole After a wonderful day out playing in the sunshine and searching for a "steal-your-heart" tole chandelier, I came home and pulled out one of my favorite movies, Under the Tuscan Sun, for a little inspiration. I remembered a scene with a lovely antique, tole chandelier. As I watched the movie, I realized this whole movie is really a huge "Before … [Read more...]


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The Burbs

The Burbs, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher Since Halloween is just two weeks away, I thought I'd share a hilarious movie that's got that Halloween spirit without being too scary. The 'Burbs, starring, Tom Hanks, is a comedy and super funny! I pulled it out and watched it again this past weekend and I couldn't get over how young Tom Hanks looked...then I realized the movie is from 1989! Ha! No wonder … [Read more...]


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