Carrie Bradshaw had a luxurious apartment on “Sex and the City”. But we can’t help but wonder… how is it possible that a single woman on a writer’s salary can afford a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side?
Well, we may not have that answer today, but we do now have a prediction of how much your home will be worth in today’s hot real estate market, along with fictional homes from many other memorable TV and movie locations. For Bradshaw’s residence, it is an estimated $700,000.
And you know what, that doesn’t sound too crazy!
California-based real estate firm La Jolla Realtors just released a list of several fictional movie and TV homes and apartments, giving an idea of what they might be worth in today’s market.
“While many of the homes in our research are hypothetical, this data is indicative of what they would cost in real life in the same area,” a La Jolla spokesperson said in an email. “If you want to live like Monica[in]’Friends’, or even buy a country house near London like ‘The Holiday’, now you have a hint that you should buy these houses. How much money may be needed to buy.”
Along with Carrie’s original “SATC” apartment (don’t even count the cost of the one she bought with Big after living together), La Jolla suggests prices for these shows and movies:
- “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
- $9 million
- Five beds, five baths in the luxurious Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air? It will cost you dearly. In 2020, Realtor.com suggested it was worth about $7.5 million, and that year there was a promotional rate for spending a night there via Airbnb (for just $30!).
- “Full House” / “Home Alone”
- $3.5 million (each)
- A six-bedroom family home in Winnetka, Illinois, like the one in the 1990 movie “Home Alone,” is quite valuable these days, and is comparable to the Tanner family’s “full house” in lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco. California.
- In reality, though, owning a “Full House” has some prestige: One of the sitcom’s producers bought the home in 2016 for $4 million, and in 2019 it was on the market for just $6 million.
- Not so much for the “Home Alone” house, which was listed for sale in 2021 for $2.1 million.
- $2.45 million
- The charming country house in the 2006 film was located in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, UK. The actual two-bedroom home, called the Honeysuckle Cottage, was listed for sale in 2018 for approximately $803,000 and is now available to rent through Airbnb. – rental company).
- “Friends” (Monica’s apartment)
- $2 million
- According to La Jolla, Monica’s Greenwich Village apartment would be far more valuable than Carrie’s, which would cost more than twice as much. In 2018, interior design startup Modsy gave it a modern look, which we imagine will increase the value significantly!
- “Harry Potter” (The Dursley House)
- Harry’s aunts and uncles (and cousins) treated him horribly, but this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Surrey, England, would be just fine to settle in. The home on “Private Drive,” featured in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” went on the market in 2016 for more than $619,000.
- “Hocus Pocus” (Max and Dani’s house)
- Max and Dani made a mistake opening a magic book in 1993’s “Hocus Pocus,” but their house keeps us spellbound. According to Good Housekeeping, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Salem, Massachusetts, was built in 1870 and has a price estimate that matches La Jolla’s research.
- According to La Jolla estimates, if you’re good at living offbeat, you can get a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on the cheap. The mansion Noah built for Allie in the 2004 hit is located on Wadmlaw Island in South Carolina.
- “Twilight” (Charlie House)
- In the film, Bella’s father moves into a simple two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Forks, Washington. The real-life owners listed it in 2019 for $350,000, according to House Beautiful, but later listed it as a rental on Airbnb.