7 of the Coolest Movie Homes You’d Want to Live In
There are movies throughout cinematic history where the properties featured are just as important as the characters. Where would Amityville be without 112 Ocean Avenue? Where would Batman be without his Batcave? Where else could Bridget Jones drown her sorrows than her Southwark flat? Locations and sets give films an added dimension
The captivating Victorian Gothic architecture of Oakley Court provided the perfect background to cult musical horror comedy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Oakley Court was built in 1859 but remained empty as of 1965. Hammer Films snapped Oakley Court up and it was used as the set for countless horror films. Most famously, however, it became the home to the likes of Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff and Magenta during filming of the movie adaptation of the cult stage production.
Although just a figment of Gerry Anderson’s imagination, who wishes Tracy Island was real? A luxury secret villa with incredible design features located in the South Pacific Ocean? Count us in! Rumoured to be inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House, the Tracy Island complex can be a reality if you have access to millions of pounds. Alternatively, grab some toilet roll tubes and Blue Peter can help you make your own for a fraction of the price.
Another property inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, just like Tracy Island, the Vandamm residence is completely artificial too. Perched on the top of Mount Rushmore, the Vandamm house is nothing more than a clever illusion of set design and matte paintings.
Whilst Syndrome’s lair may be digitally produced, there is no doubting that the wizards over at Pixar produced an incredible home that exudes James Bond villain vibes. It sits alone on the tropical island of Nomanisan, the waterfall opens like curtains, the computer screen is protected by lava, it’s a secret rocket base….it’s just so cool.
Nightmare on Elm Street
An option strictly for the horror fanatics amongst us, 1428 Elm Street, Los Angeles last sold for a staggering $2.1 million back in 2013. Despite being an attractive family home there is no doubt that the property will forever be associated with Freddy Krueger and his heinous acts. Whilst Nightmare on Elm Street is just fiction there are Freddy fans worldwide who would give their right arm to live at 1428 Elm Street. One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…
The Twilight Saga
There is no denying it, the Cullen family have fantastic taste when it comes to property. For what is essentially a vampire lair, it is very contemporary and light. The property is named Hoke House and is located in Portland, Oregon. The wide panes of glass, cold steel and warm wood juxtapose against each other and was the brainchild of architect Jess Kovel who completed the property in 2007. Day to day it is inhabited by the Hoke family who aren’t short of Twilight fans trying to ogle their home.
According to Marvel fans, Tony Stark’s luxury nest is the coolest movie house ever; nestled on top of Malibu’s Point Dume and boasting panoramic views of the Pacific. Iron Man set designer took inspiration from the homes John Lautner created, hence the flowing lines, glass and minimalistic look.
There are two things that are standout in Tony Stark’s home; Jeeves and the garage. Jeeves is a computer who manages and controls the entire apartment and the garage is brimming with the crème de la crème of boys’ toys. It is undeniably the ultimate bachelor pad.