We are in the market for a new, larger house. If you’ve ever gone house hunting, you know how crazy it can be. House looks great, but the neighbors look like they hoard trash for a living. House is in the price range, but the floors are warped and it smells like old people. Perfect house, location, and everything, but it sells before you can even walk through it.
It’s a fucking bummer on most days. If only I could somehow have one of these cinematic dream houses for the low, low payment of $2 a month. Ah, well. A girl can dream.
Steel Magnolias - M’Lynn’s Louisiana Mansion
This gorgeous home was built in 1840. According to Country Living Magazine
The 5,900-square-foot, brick-columned property in Natchitoches Parish where the movie was filmed operated as a bed and breakfast until it was placed on the market in 2012. Built in 1840, the home once served as a hospital during the Civil War, and features six bedrooms, a pool, and its own 800-square-foot guest house.
Beetlejuice - The Maitland/Deetz House
Alas, this house was a facade and the interior scenes were filmed on a sound stage. If I could have my way, I would have the house in either incarnation: the country Maitlands or the arty Deetz aesthetic. Either would suit me just fine. Beetlejuice optional.
Baby Boom - J.C. Wiatt’s Country Home
This movie was on HBO a lot and so I watched it a lot. I always loved the house that Diane Keaton’s character buys in the country and then fixes up. Obviously, I’ll take the version that doesn’t have a hole in the roof or a water line that needs to be run in from miles away.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith - The Smith House
Lest you think I only covet country homes, I present the more modern home of John and Jane Smith (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie). The outside of the house is real, but the interiors were shot on a soundstage.