Famous Homes from Your Favorite Tv Shows and Movies

Homes from our favorite tv shows and movies have always been the heart of the show. From Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Beetlejuice, in this article we are covering some of film and TV’s most famous homes. Which home do you wish to visit or maybe stay a night in if you could? Comment down below and tell us all about it!

1. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air home holds a special place in all of our hearts! The glamorous mansion, owned by the Banks in the tv show, is said to have 10 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Rooms that received the most screen time included the kitchen, living room and Will’s bedroom.

What many people don’t know is that these rooms were actually filming sets, meaning they were not actually part of the home itself. The exterior shots of the home are the shots in which the home was actually filmed.

This home was also not located in Bel-Air as advertised on the show, but 15 minutes away in a neighborhood called Brentwood in Los Angeles. The Fresh Prince home was once available to rent on Airbnb during 2020 and many scooped up the opportunity up to spend a few nights in this famous mansion. Airbnb has also housed other famous homes such as the Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse, going for as little as $60 a night. Even Tony Stark’s cabin in Avengers: Endgame is available for rent in Fairburn, Georgia, the price a whopping $335 per night.

2. Forrest Gump

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The famous Forrest Gump home is located in South Carolina, not the fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama as the movie had entailed. It was constructed just for the movie and was taken down once filming was wrapped up.

The two-story home was built in 1994 on an 8,000-acre plantation and was the heart of the film. With a 30-person team, the home was built in just 2 months. There were rooms that were not complete, but they were never important to the film so they were never shown. 

3. Scarface

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El Fureidis or the famous home in the well-known film Scarface sits on 10.5 acres in Montecito, California. It squares in at 10,000-square-feet.

This lavious home’s name means “Little Paradise '' and its design captures a beautiful essence of just that. According to Wall Street Journal, the home sold for $12.26 million which was way under its original asking price of $35 million, which many believed to be overpriced.

The mansion has only 4 bedrooms, but 4 full bathrooms, 5 half baths, a grand patio and a Byzantine style “conversation room”. The home’s design is inspired by Roman architecture and was designed by archirtect Bertram Goodhue in the early 1900s and was originally a botanic garden.

4. Beetlejuice

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This famous film took place in Connecticut, but was actually filmed in East Corinth, Vermont. Like the home in Forrest Gump, the home in the Beetlejuice film was constructed solely for filming and was then torn down once the film was completed.

The set was designed by Bo Welch, who also constructed sets from other movies such as Edward Sissorhands and Men in Black.

Welch is married to Catherine O’Hara, who played Delia Deetz in the Beetlejuice film. Although the home was used for a fantasy/comedy film, the home had a gorgeous and captivating design, with stunning interior decor such as the ragged stone dining room table, high back dining chairs and lavish sculptures. The kitchen was also a beautifully designed space in the film's home.

5. The Dark Knight Rises

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Wayne Manor, home of the Batcave, i.e Bruce Wayne’s home in The Dark Knight Rises is truly a sight to behold. This grand castle is located in Gotham City - er Nottingham, England. The castle can be visited by batman fans all over the world, as the castle now serves as the Nottingham’s Natural History Museum, allowing visitors to explore the once set of the famous Batman series. 



Works Cited

Gustashaw, Megan. “Actually, the Beetlejuice House Was Kind of Awesome.” Architectural Digest, Architectural Digest, 21 Jan. 2019, www.architecturaldigest.com/story/beetlejuice-house-inspiration.

Hiatt, Maddie. “43 Famous Houses From Movies and TV Shows You Can Actually Visit.” House Beautiful, House Beautiful, 3 Mar. 2021, www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/g26859396/movie-homes-you-can-visit/.

“How They Built Forrest Gump’s Big Old Southern House for the Movie.” Hooked on Houses, 3 Mar. 2020, hookedonhouses.net/2020/03/03/forrest-gump-house-greenbow-alabama/#:~:text=It%20took%20the%20filmmakers%20two%20months%20to%20build,for%20an%20article%20about%20it%20in%20The%20Oklahoman.

Mallon, Bridget. “Step Inside The Stunning Mansion From ‘Scarface.’” ELLE Decor, ELLE Decor, 6 Oct. 2017, www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/luxury-real-estate/news/a7957/scarface-mansion-sold/.

Mihaila, Georgie. “The ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ House Isn’t Even in Bel-Air.” Fancy Pants Homes, 14 July 2021, www.fancypantshomes.com/movie-homes/the-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-house-in-real-life/.

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