The Intern: Ben’s Brownstone

I love it when you guys suggest movies I should check out. I rarely go to the movies since there are so few I like these days, but I'm so glad Diána e-mailed me and suggested I do a tour of the wonderful homes in the movie, The Intern. (Thanks, Diána!) There are actually three beautiful homes in the movie, in addition to a pretty cool office space. This post would be way too long if I tried to post tours … [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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A Christmas Story House, Part III: The Living Room

Welcome to the 288th Metamorphosis Monday! Bob Clark, the Director and a co-writer of the movie, A Christmas Story, had trouble finding funding for this now iconic Christmas movie when he first set out to make it. He had an extensive history of making horror films so none of the production companies felt comfortable funding him in the making of a comedy/family oriented movie. His next movie was Porky's … [Read more...]


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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron’s Iconic Glass House

It's always so interesting when a home used in an iconic movie goes on the market. Often, the inside looks nothing like what we remember from the movie. After being on the market for almost five years, a famous movie house just sold for $1.25 million. It was originally priced at $2.3 million but the price has come down drastically over the years. Do you recognize it from this photo? No, huh? Yeah, me … [Read more...]


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Tour the “Bewitched Sitcom TV House” In the Movie, Bewitched

Is that not the most confusing blog post title? It will make sense in just a minute. Yesterday, I shared a little house tour of the adorable cottage in the 2005 movie, Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. If you missed that post and would love to tour this cute cottage below, you'll find the tour here: Tour the Adorable Cottage in the Movie, Bewitched. At the very end of the movie when … [Read more...]


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You’ve Got Mail: The Shop Around the Corner Bookstore

I was completely enamored by the wonderful children's bookstore in the movie, You've Got Mail.  From your comments on yesterday's post, I could tell you loved Kathleen Kelly's bookstore as much as I did.  I decided this sweet shop deserved its own post since it played such an important part in the movie.   In this view we're looking back toward the entrance. Don't we all wish The Shop Around the … [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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The Big Wedding: A Peek Inside This Beautiful Lake House

Update: The post below was created in April 2012 prior to the release of the movie so it shows pictures from the trailer for The Big Wedding. You'll find a much more detailed tour with lots more pictures in this more recent post: Tour the Beautiful Lake House in the Movie, The Big Wedding   Yesterday I was playing around on my iPad and I found an app I had downloaded so long ago I had completely … [Read more...]


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Dream Towns, Fantasy and Real

When I visit my doctor once a year for a check-up and whine about that 15 lbs I can never seem to lose, he always goes into this big spiel about how I should buy one of those exercise stepper thingies, forgetting we've had this talk before.  He pulls out the step he has tucked under the examining table just for these such moments and he demonstrates, stepping up and down, up and down, all the while … [Read more...]


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Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation: A Movie House Tour When Christmastime comes around each year, do you and your family have a favorite movie that you just have to watch?   Mine without a doubt is the classic, Home Alone.  Love the house, love the humor and I can't help but feel a little sentimental when I see it since my son was about Kevin's age when the movie first came out. Another movie that's become a favorite … [Read more...]


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The Baking Center in the Movie, It’s Complicated

Hope your day is going great!  It's been gorgeous here...in the 70's, so I've been spending some time out of the porch enjoying the fall colors.   I know the cold is coming so I'm trying to fully enjoy these last warm days of fall.   A while back I posted a tour of the house in the movie, It's Complicated, starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.  (That movie house tour is available … [Read more...]


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Practical Magic

Last October, I posted a movie house tour featuring one of my favorite comedy movies, The Burbs, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fischer. The Burbs is a fun movie to watch around Halloween time.  It's not scary or gory, just mysterious and funny. When I posted about The Burbs, several folks suggested I post a tour of the Victorian house in the movie, Practical Magic.   I couldn't wait to watch the movie to … [Read more...]


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A Good Year

Welcome to the 159th Tablescape Thursday! A Good Year, Starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard Tablescape Thursday: A few months ago I had the opportunity to see the movie A Good Year starring Russell Crowe as Max Skinner and Marion Cotillard, as Fanny Chenal.  A Good Year is a British romantic comedy based on a book by Peter Mayle.  He also wrote, A Year in Provence .   A Good Year has been … [Read more...]


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Green Card

Take a Tour of the Beautiful, Historic Apartment in the movie, Green Card While putting together a recent post listing a whole bunch of my fave decorating and design books, I came across my copy of The Conservatory Book by Peter Marston.  This book is filled with pictures of beautiful greenhouses. The book reminded me of another beautiful greenhouse, the one in one of my favorite movies, Green … [Read more...]


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It’s Complicated: Lauren & Harley’s Cottage

Lauren and Harley's Cottage Home in the movie, It's Complicated A few weeks ago, I took you on a tour of the house/set featured in the Nancy Meyer's movie, It's Complicated, starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.  (If you missed that tour, you'll find it here:  Tour the House in the Movie, It's Complicated. We all pretty much fell in love with Jane's home in the movie, but there was a … [Read more...]


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Up

The Movie House in Up is Real! Wow! 221 Amazing "Before and Afters" have been linked so far for yesterday's Metamorphosis Monday! I've been having so much fun clicking on all the links.  So many creative, talented souls inhabit this land of Blog! A Most Unusual Home Recently, my friend, Gloria, alerted me to a another very creative individual.  It seems a rather unique home has come on the market. You … [Read more...]


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It’s Complicated

Tour the Home in the Movie, It's Complicated It's been almost two years now, but I still remember how excited I was when I heard another movie written and directed by the talented Nancy Meyers was about to be released.  It's Complicated was released in December 2009 and since I'm a self-confessed movie house junkie, I wondered if another amazing house would be "starring" in this movie, too.  Nancy Meyers … [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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Marley & Me

Tour the Home in the Movie, Marley & Me Years ago a friend suggested I might enjoy reading the book Marley & Me because we had a "Marley" dog. Jake, our sweet, rambunctious and very badly behaved Golden Retriever, ate our kitchen for the first two years of his life. I am not exaggerating. He really ate the kitchen....the whole kitchen. He ate the chair rail, baseboards, door moldings (both stained … [Read more...]


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Something’s Gotta Give

Recently, I took a little vacation to Savannah, Georgia. It was a wonderful trip and when I returned home that weekend, I couldn't wait to pull out one of my favorite "beach house" movies, Something's Gotta Give.  Do you remember this amazing living room from that movie house?   Come along and let's take a tour of the whole house...it's an amazing movie house! Somethings Gotta Give is one of … [Read more...]


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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: Touring Mercer House I've just recently returned from a few days in the port city, Savannah and my trip had me thinking about the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The movie was based on the book of the same title written by author, John Berendt. I've visited this beautiful Georgia city several times over the years, including back in June 1995, the … [Read more...]


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The Money Pit

What do you do when you've been snowed in for 4 days straight?  Watch your favorite movies!  One of my favorite movies that never fails to make me laugh is The Money Pit starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Do you sometimes feel like something is always falling apart or needing a repair in your home? I promise you'll be kissing the floors of your Home, Sweet Home after a viewing of The Money Pit. … [Read more...]


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A Christmas Story

An Iconic Christmas Movie: Update: The following tour is a tour of the movie with pictures taken from the movie itself. In July 2014 I had the opportunity to travel to Cleveland, Ohio where I toured the actual home featured in the movie. I created four posts sharing this Victorian home in detail, including the exterior, the neighborhood and the interior of the home which has been fully restored back to its … [Read more...]


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Home Alone

Tour the Home in the Movie, Home Alone Have you ever thought about the psychology that goes into making a movie...the little things that influence us without us even knowing it? Of course there's the brief product placement that flashes by, but I'm thinking more about the movie sets and how they are designed and decorated to make us think or feel a particular way while watching the movie. I grew up in a … [Read more...]


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