Welcome to Movie Monday, when I feature the sets from films that we love for the fabulous houses in them. Today I’m showing you photos from the 1995 romantic comedy “Sabrina,” with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. Sabrina lives over the garage on the Larrabee estate with her father, who is the family chauffeur. (Their stone cottage is charming, too, as you’ll see.) She’s got a crush on David Larrabee, the younger son, but he doesn’t seem to know she exists.
After Sabrina returns from an internship at Paris Vogue–now grown up, gorgeous, and glam–she finally turns his head. But David’s older brother Linus (Harrison Ford) is determined to keep them apart so that David will go ahead with his engagement to a billionaire’s daughter. As Linus spends more time with Sabrina, however, he finds himself falling in love with her and has to reconsider the belief that money is the only thing in life worth fighting for.
An aerial view of the Larrabee estate (above). It really does look like something out of a fairy tale in this photo (below):
There’s an outdoor pool:
And an indoor pool:
Indoor tennis courts, and outdoor tennis courts (I took these photos while watching the movie, which is why there are some names from the credits on some of them):
Sabrina inside the solarium at night, waiting for David to meet her (but he never arrives):
The main hall of the house:
Sabrina–before her Parisian makeover and looking an awful lot like Ugly Betty with a bad wig and giant glasses–sneaks into the house, intent on finding David and saying goodbye before leaving for her internship in France:
Love the porthole window as in the stairway:
The upstairs landing:
David’s room, where Sabrina goes to confess her love to him, only to realize it is Linus with his back to her in the closet:
David Larrabee (Greg Kinnear in his first major acting role–he was known as the host of “Talk Soup” on the E! Channel before this) in the pool room:
Linus schemes to keep David away from Sabrina, fearing that a broken engagement will mean a broken merger between the two families:
Linus greets Sabrina at the back door. You can see a view of the water in the distance:
Linus argues with David in the library, insisting that he stay away from Sabrina:
Another view of the library, when David introduces his fiancee Elizabeth (Lauren Holly) to his mother Maude (Nancy Marchand–also known as Tony Soprano’s mom) and Linus:
Another view of the round window, from above:
The upstairs landing where David’s nurse is posted while he recovers from an unfortunate incident with a couple of champagne glasses:
I just love the way they designed this kitchen to look like it’s been around for decades:
Sabrina has lived with her father in the stone cottage above the garage her entire life:
Tom took the job as a chauffeur because it gave him plenty of time to read. His home is filled with books:
Sabrina’s father, Tom (John Wood), crosses the reflecting pond in front of the stone cottage they live in:
Note the Dutch door on the left:
Another shot of Sabrina’s room as she unpacks from Paris:
To get Sabrina away from David, Linus flies her to their vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard on the pretext of hiring her to take photos of it before he puts it on the market:
This movie is full of eye candy, from the Larrabee estate to the stone cottage over the garage and this charming vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. If you could live in any one of them, which would you choose?
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the original movie version of “Sabrina,” which premiered in 1954 and featured Audrey Hepburn in the title role, is also a fun one to watch.
Visit my TV/Movie Houses page for links to all the others I’ve featured.