Friday, June 18, 2010

I Dream of Houses

I was thinking about some of my favorite houses from the movies and was going to do a post telling you what some of my all time favorite houses are. But as I started doing research I found someone had already done the work it is a blog called Hooked on Houses and she had almost all of my movie houses.
One of the first houses I remember falling in love with (that wasn't a cartoon) was Gone With The Wind. And not Tara but Twelve Oaks and the amazing double stair case

It probably didn't hurt that Rhett Butler was at the bottom of those stairs
Oh and the library don't forget the library
As I got older I realized that two stair cases might be a little much.

When I was in Junior High I really liked the movie The Parent Trap (1961 version) and my parents even bought it for me for Christmas. While researching the ranch house I found out that the outside house is real but the interior was all a set & that Disney still get request asking for blue prints of the house. Yeah if I had money I would be one of those people, because I LOVE THIS HOUSE.

Looking at the outside & the inside now seems silly to think they were the same house.

The main attraction to the house, is the courtyard.

And look can you imagine if that is how you got to your bedroom?My parents were married in 1962 or was it 1963? The point is the early 60's has always been a heavy influence on me.
And the huge open kitchen, love it!

Can you see the tile around the bathtub? It is so pretty.

In high school I fell in LOVE with the house from Practical Magic. Seriously! Check out that garden and it is on an island too.

Yeah this is their pantry.
Personally I would want to live in the attic.

Again AMAZING kitchen.

Now as a grown up I would have to say my favorite house is from The Holiday sure maybe it has to do with the fact that it is in England, but it is just so perfect.
Notice the red & blue my favorite color combo.

There are fireplaces all over the houseAnd her bedroom I Love her bedroom!

And THE BEST PART is the bookshelves!

Now I know this isn't her house but if we could add a theater room to the cottage I would be good to go!
I really do need to thank Hooked on Houses I stole all the pictures but you need to go check out the site because there are more pictures & actual real information. And so many more houses I want to explore! If I thought myself cool enough to give awards I would give that blog the Thanks for Saving Me Tons of Time Award & You Are Made of Awesome.


  1. I mean it, Connie. Stop being so awesome. MOVIE HOUSES? Now you are blogging about AWESOME MOVIE HOUSES??

    Too much. It's just too much.

    (And I knoooowwww! Kate Winslet's house in The Holiday! It was perfection. And the Practical Magic house!!)

    Thanks for pointing out that amazing blog. I could lose hours in it. They had several of my favorites, too, including this cute one:

  2. That was fun seeing your favorite houses. I'm trying to think of which movie houses I loved. I'll have to give it some thought. How fun.

  3. Connie,

    I may or may not be blog stocking you. Sorry. I just stumbled on this, and I am so glad I did. I forgot that really, we are kindred spirits. I love your blog. Favorite movie house of mine, it is a toss up between the cottage kate winslett moves into in sense and senibility and Dianne Keatons beach house in somethings gotta give. I could be perfectly happy forever in either. Maybe I am meant to live by the beach. Don't be a stranger sweet girl.

  4. Jill I have tried to post on your blog a couple times now. My computer is just being silly. I am so so happy you found my blog and now I have yours. I am so happy to be able to keep up on what you and your family are up to.

  5. I love your post here on movie houses.... funny, I have a thing for them too.... what did you think about this one:

    The interesting house in "Lake House"...? Thanks for sharing such an interesting side of you.