In the 1998 remake of Disney’s The Parent Trap, the lovely Natasha Richardson played the mother of precocious twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan). She was so warm and loving as Elizabeth that it was hard to believe that she had willingly given up one of her girls to her ex-husband (Dennis Quaid). But you have to suspend your disbelief in a movie like this and just enjoy the ride.
Elizabeth is a wedding-gown designer, living in this beautiful house in London with the twin she kept–her daughter Annie:
Hallie, pretending to be Annie, sees her mother’s home for the first time:
The London house where this was filmed is in Knightsbridge. It went on the market in 2010 for £14 million, and the real interiors look very different (to say the least). You can see photos of it here.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch that Dennis Quaid’s character Nick owns in Napa Valley:
The Staglin Family Vineyard was used for the film. You can learn more about it on their website.
Nick’s longtime, loyal housekeeper Chessy, runs out to greet Hallie, who has been at summer camp for 8 weeks:
The twins’ plan to get their parents back together works, and Nick and Elizabeth remarry. Gotta love a happy ending!
Prefer the original? See the houses from the 1961 movie with Hayley Mills here: