Hooked on Houses

My aunt introduced me to the site Hooked on Houses a few years ago and I've been waiting for the right time to blog about it. The other night my mom and I got to watching Sleepless in Seattle. I love the houseboats featured in the movie like the one Sam (Tom Hanks) and Jonah live in. Anyone remember Jason Mesnicks season of the bachelor? Jason was the present day "Sleepless in Seattle" while he and his son lived, just the two of them, in a houseboat like the one in the movie. You can see an inside look at the houseboat on Hooked on Houses.

{Overview of Sam and Jonah's houseboat}

Hooked on Houses is a website created by Julia, a self proclaimed "house swooner." She gives you an insight into some of your favorite celebs, movie and TV houses! The site features houses such as the Hampton estates from Revenge, the ever-so famous "Bachelor Pad," everyones dream house, the Father of the Bride house, and my personal favorite, Meryl Streep's Santa Barbra cottage in It's Complicated.

{Swoon. This is the actual Father of the Bride house located in Pasadena, CA. The front was filmed here, but they used a different house's backyard to shoot the basketball scenes.}

Julia uses pictures from the movie and ones found online to show off the famous movie houses! I could spend hours on this site looking at these iconic houses.

{The Bachelor Pad like you've never seen it. An ex cast member describes it as a "compound." What they don't let you see on the show is the 7 ft cement wall surrounding the mansion.}
   {Dan in Real Life is one of my favorite movies. The Rhode Island river house they spend Labor Day weekend at in the movie is actually a real house that you can rent out. I wouldn't mind spending a cozy weekend here!}
{Iris's cottage in The Holiday is actually a movie set. Everything was custom built for the movie.}
{Meryl's kitchen in It's Complicated}
{The house in It's Complicated is a real house in California, but all the interiors were filmed on a movie set in Brooklyn. Here is the the kitchen in the real house that was used for exterior views.}
Head over to Hooked on Houses and you can see some over my other favorite on-screen houses from The Proposal, Sex and the City, The Parent Trap, Something's Gotta Give, Gilmore Girls and The Blind Side.
xo annie