For many of us, home is where we spend most of our time away from work, school, and other obligations. Home is where are family is, and where we recharge for the tasks at hand.
One of the best mediums for capturing what home means is film. And through this medium some truly remarkable places to live have also been captured. We’ve compiled a list of our top five famous houses from famous flicks:
1. Forrest Gump
If life is like a box of chocolates, then home is like the big box that stores all of the chocolates.
The famous home from this 1994 movie was made memorable not only for the characters that called it home, but for the old historic and southern look it provided.
This home was located in Greenbow, Alabama, and what’s most remarkable about it, the house was built solely for the movie. The builders said it was made “hastily and not to code.” The home ended up being torn down shortly after shooting ended.
2. Home Alone
One of our favorite movies that highlights home security and a break-in, “Home Alone,” which we’ve covered before, makes our list again.
This home is one of the more iconic homes in film, and especially Christmas flicks. This is the house where Kevin McCallister was able to enact all his famous pranks (or means of survival) on the burglars that entered his home.
According to the Chicago Tribune, this Winnetka Georgian home ended up selling for $1.585 million.
3. National Lampoon’s Family Vacation
Another Christmas home has made its way onto our list. This time the Griswold family’s famous home from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The house was well-known for the green carpet that was caught on fire when Uncle Lewis burned down the tree wile trying to light his cigar.
The Griswold home is an exterior set on “Blondie Street” on a Warner Brothers back-lot in Burbank, California. Part of the interior of the home was only a set, and not actually a real house.
4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The house made famous in the classic film, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is known for its sleek exterior and the glass casing that surrounds the home as it sits in a sort of forested paradise. The house kind of resembles the exterior and foliage surrounding Bill Gates’ home.
This home spent five years on the market before finally selling for $1.06 million. A bit of a drop from the original listing of $2.3 million, but still a large sum of money.
5. The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is known by many as one of the finest American novels ever made. The film by the same name featured Leonardo DiCaprio and was equally as lavish.
The house in the film itself is in Long Island, New York. A mega mansion that features an indoor river, a two-story doll house, and was on the market for $100 million.
This 87-year-old stone mansion has two guest houses, and is at the center of a gated waterfront compound in the Nassau County village of Kings Point, 25 miles outside of New York City. The home has a lazy river in a cavernous space alongside an indoor and lap pool.
Other features of the home include a hair salon, wine cellar and tasting room, an indoor racquetball court, gym, saunas, steam rooms, and more. This home is truly a mansion paradise where you could stay without ever leaving.
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