5 real houses that “lit up” in Hollywood movies
Thanks to his favorite films, not only the actors and their heroes become relatives, but also the houses in which the motion picture takes place. While watching a movie, many people wonder how real the buildings in which the main characters live are, to whom they belong and where the owners were at the time of the filming. We learned these details about the 5 houses that “lit up” in the movies.
1. Blade Runner: Rick Deckard House
This house was built in the 20s of the twentieth century in Los Angeles (California, USA). The author of the unusual building – a famous American architect and innovator Frank Lloyd Wright. The facade in the style of the Mayan architecture was created from decorative concrete blocks that were cast directly at the construction site in forms designed by Wright. In 1982, this building was used by Ridley Scott as the home of Harrison Ford’s hero in the film Blade Runner. And now the building belongs to billionaire Ronald Berkle.
2. “Twilight”: an estate in the Cullen forest
The Cullens is a family of exemplary vampires from the film version of the Twilight novels written by Stephanie Meyer. And they do not live in a dark Gothic castle on a cliff, but in a modern building full of light. By the way, in fact, this room is the country house of the owner of the Nike empire, John Hawk in Portland (Oregon, USA).
3. “Lake House”
“Lake House” is an incredibly beautiful and touching story that Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock masterfully played. Fantastic melodrama was released in 2006. The key place is an unusual house with glass walls, which stands right on the water. The building was built in Chicago specifically for the film. But after the completion of filming had to be torn down. But the mailbox is still in place and attracts hundreds of tourists from around the world.
4. “Sleepless in Seattle”: Sam’s house on the water
“Sleepless in Seattle” – a 1993 melodrama. This romantic film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan made one of the largest floating houses in Seattle, which was built in 1985, famous. For more than 20 years this place has been a tourist center. True, the house can only be admired from the outside, as it is privately owned and its entrance is prohibited. However, after the shooting, the interior was completely changed.
5. “Home Alone”: the McCalister House
The legendary New Year’s film was released in 1993 in the year. And after many years, few people can imagine the holidays without this movie. The McCalister’s large family lived in a luxurious mansion that was lavishly decorated for Christmas. The house is located in the rich village of Winnetka near Chicago (Illinois, USA). The building has long been privately owned, but the owners are so fed up with crowds of tourists that in 2012 it was sold to a travel company. By the way, the owners did not leave the house during the filming and for half a year they became very close friends with the actors and the crew. It is amazing not only the house of famous movies, but also the invisible building, which is almost impossible to detect by chance.