Before we dive into today’s beach house tour, I just wanted to say thank-you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s “interactive” post. I loved reading each chapter of the story you told about the mysterious Paris apartment left abandoned for 70+ years.
Also, thank you so much for all the lovely comments left regarding my amateur storytelling. I would normally have replied back on the post, but I didn’t want to interrupt the flow of the story yesterday, so I sat on my hands and barely refrained from commenting. Please know, I appreciate all your generous comments! It was a little scary hitting the “publish” button on that post because I was definitely stepping outside my comfort zone. But that’s how we grow and learn, right?
If you didn’t get a chance to read yesterday’s post and the story as it unfolded in the comments, you’ll definitely want to check that out. There are some talented writers among us and you’ll love the story they told in the comments.
Tour the Home Featured in the TV Show Revenge
Okay, how about a beach house tour! Do you watch the TV show, Revenge? I’m not a regular viewer, just catch snippets of it from time to time if I’m working in the kitchen and have the TV on. It looks pretty intense from the little bit I’ve seen, so I just haven’t let my self get too involved.
But the house! The house the lead character, Emily Thorne (played by Emily VanCamp) lives in, that definitely has my undivided attention each time I catch a few minutes of the show.
Recently, I was checking out some beautiful homes at the site, HGTV Front Door and I came across photos of Emily’s stunning beach house that plays so prominently in the show. I was surprised to learn, though the home is supposed to be in the Hamptons, the house you see in the exterior views is actually located at 6249 Pebble Shore Lane, just outside Wilmington, North Carolina. In fact, the pilot show was filmed inside home and business all around North Carolina, mostly in Southport and Oak Island.
Though they show this exterior often on the show, most of the scenes that supposedly take place inside, actually take place on a soundstage at the Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studio. The show was moved to a soundstage once it was picked up for a full season. I wasn’t surprised to read that since: 1. The home actually belongs to a family, so obviously an ongoing TV show wouldn’t be able to shoot full-time there and 2. Most homes are just too small inside to handle all the equipment needed to film a movie or television show.
The home is currently available for purchase. You’ll find the real estate listing HERE, where I found some of the pictures in this post. The rest of the photos were found at Zillow.com, where I learned that the home was originally listed at $2,395,000. If you check the real estate listing now, it’s being offered at $1,579,000, still just a tad outside my budget.
I LOVE the porch, I know that comes as a huge surprise! Let’s go inside and take the tour of this fabulous beach house!
Notice the wood beam ceilings in this home. The house in the TV shows has a wood beam ceiling as well, so you can see they pulled much of their inspiration for the sets from this beach house.
Large family room with awesome views!
One view of the kitchen…
More of the kitchen…beautiful floors!
The dining area…
They must have a tremendous amount of privacy around the home, or maybe this window is high enough that folks can’t see in. I suppose you could drop the window treatment but I don’t think I would realistically do that every time I took a shower or bath. I love a large window over a tub, though…love all that natural light pouring in.
Let’s check out those porches. This is the front porch…love the lanterns!
I’m guessing this is the back porch since we have a view of the ocean. This house also has a screened-in porch, my kind of house!
The view is amazing! It overlooks Bald Head Island and the historic Cape Fear River.
Hope you enjoyed this tour of the home where the television show, Revenge is supposed to take place. It may be a little disappointing knowing that the show is filmed on a sound stage, but think of it this way: We (the viewers) get all the benefits of seeing a great production, made possible by a fabulous sound stage, as well as the satisfaction of knowing the house really does exist somewhere. At least it’s not just a CGI fantasy house. There’s always that!
Are you a big fan of the show?
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