Sabrina: Thomas Fairchild’s Cozy Garage Apartment

This week I shared two of the three homes in the 1995 remake of the 1954 classic movie, Sabrina.  We toured Salutation House, a grand mansion located in Glen Cove on Long Island in this post: Sabrina: Tour the Beautiful Glen Cove Estate in the Movie


We also visited an adorable Menemsha Cottage on Martha’s Vineyard in this post: Sabrina: Tour the Waterfront Cottage on Martha’s Vineyard

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There’s only one home we haven’t toured and though not grand or fancy, it was one of my faves in the movie.  I loved the smallish apartment where Sabrina and her father live.  Sabrina’s dad, Thomas Fairchild is the Larrabee’s chauffeur in this romantic comedy.

Garage Apartment in Movie, Sabrina


If you love vintage or antique cars (raising my hand high) you’ll enjoy the beautiful cars in this movie, too.

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Let’s check out this adorable garage apartment.  It’s even cute from the outside, isn’t it?

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Sabrina’s dad is a huge bibliophile.  The garage apartment is charming but I found it even more charming and cozy with all the stacks and stacks of books everywhere.

Garage Apartment in Movie, Sabrina


There’s no such thing as having too many books, right?

Garage Apartment in Movie, Sabrina

This is the view facing back toward the door.  The plaid draperies, dutch door and umbrella stand  just add to this apartment’s  cottage charm.  I love how the pictures/paintings are hung low in some spots.

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Sabrina’s dad isn’t married in the movie but that changes toward the end.  The apartment could definitely use a woman’s touch, and maybe a few extra bookshelves.

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Note the board and batten wainscoting, shutters, cute wallpaper and of course, all the books.  Don’t you love this cozy apartment?

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We don’t get to see the kitchen but I’m wondering if it’s on the other side of the double-hung shutter panels.

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We only get a few views of Sabrina’s bedroom.  The wainscoting above her bed almost creates a second headboard for her iron bed.   The scene shows Sabrina in her pre-Paris days.

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She looks very different when she returns, having lived on her own for two years in Paris.  Her garage apartment room also has tons of cottage charm.  Anyone know the name of that style chair…the one over in the corner behind Sabrina’s dad?  It’s on the tip of my tongue but I can’t remember it.  Update:  Thanks Cathie for reminding us…it’s called a “butterfly” chair.  Looks like a butterfly, doesn’t it?

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One final view of Sabrina’s bedroom.

Garage Apartment in Movie, Sabrina


So rare to see a movie with three great homes, but this movie had them all.  There was the grand Glen Cove mansion, the charming beach cottage on Martha’s Vineyard and this cozy cottage garage apartment filled with one of my favorite things…books!

Garage Apartment in Movie, Sabrina


Hope you enjoyed touring these three homes. You’ll find them under the Home Tours/Movie House Tours section here at BNOTP in the future.

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  1. Like I said before, I loved this movie.
    The three places were part of the ‘dream’ and ‘adore’ part for me.
    The life I’d love to have. I’d like something like the cottage or apartment with some lovely gardens as my yard. The big house, is just too big for me.

  2. pam ~ Crumpety Cottage says

    LOVE this cozy garage apartment. I could so see myself there. πŸ˜€ It’s much nicer and more charming than the huge mansion imo. Love all the touches you mentioned. It’s beautiful and welcoming and cozy, inside and out. Let’s meet there for tea!

    Say, Susan, how are you feeling these days? Are you back to 100% yet?

  3. Susan, I’ve watched this movie several times, and I had forgotten all about the wonderful cottage on Martha’s Vinyard. Loved seeing the photos of all of these. laurie

    • Thanks, Laurie! I would love to visit Martha’s Vineyard one day! We need to plan a “girl’s retreat” there don’t we? Can you imagine all the fun we would have! πŸ™‚

  4. I love both versions of this movie. The house and the extra houses are really something to appreciate and love.


  5. Susan I am so glad you are back to normal!! I just love these 3 places and I would like to live in any of them!! I have never seen the movie so it’s now on my bucket list!! Thanks so much for all you do to make our days brighter and more interesting. Give Max a pat and a kiss and remind him that he’s still in our prayers!

  6. This is my favorite of the three! I just love the cottage charm! Great series of posts, Susan. I’m also glad to hear you’re up and about. Yay!

  7. Sure was fun peeking in all the different movie homes. Garage apartment does have an abundance of books. A little too messy for me. Well staged for a movie. Must be a fun job looking for items for the set. Loved seeing everything. Enjoying your Emails. Hope your Max is doing better. We all love our furry babies.

  8. Thanks so much for doing this series! I have enjoyed it so much, as I love the movie! I love the garage apartment too and thoroughly subscribe to the notion that “you cannnot have too many books” as well!! Thank you for brightening my day!

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