The House (and Nursery!) in “Father of the Bride Part II”

Father of the Bride 2 Movie House

Last week I featured Steve Martin’s traditional white house from Father of the Bride, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at how it looked in the sequel, Father of the Bride Part II. In this movie, the camera spent more time lavishing attention on the house and giving us a better look into some of the rooms, like the kitchen. Oh, and the baby’s nursery was a wonderful addition–literally.

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Father of the Bride movie house

The Entry Hall:

Father of the Bride 2 Movie House entry hall

Annie and her mom are both hugely pregnant. In one scene they both looked like they had beach balls under their shirts and Steve Martin narrates that they were only in their second trimester. Yikes. Those are big babies!

Living Room:

Kimberly Williams and Diane Keaton in Father of the Bride 2

Nina’s (Diane Keaton’s) pregnancy was a little hard to believe. She was 50 at the time and reportedly refused to play pregnant after reading the screenplay. She thought it was a little too ridiculous. Nancy Meyers (who co-wrote the script with Charles Shyer) and Keaton’s co-stars had to talk her into it.

Father of the Bride house-living rm

The Dining Room:

Father of the Bride house-dining room

George & Nina’s Bedroom:

Father of the Bride II house-master bedroom

The Kitchen:


We didn’t get to see nearly enough of the kitchen in the original film. More time was spent in it this time around, and I was able to get all sorts of angles. I noticed the main thing that changed from the last movie to this one is the tile backsplash. It’s now neutral and beige. Remember how it looked before?

Father of the Bride kitchen-Diane Keaton

This is the only (blurry) shot I could get of the back stairs off the kitchen, but I was excited to catch a glimpse of it:

Father of the Bride 2 kitchen back staircse

In this scene, we get a glimpse of what appears to be a wall of windows on the right. That’s an interior wall, however. It’s actually a wall of glass-fronted cabinets that are lit from inside. You may recall we got a glimpse of the green glass inside them in the last film:

The Father of the Bride II kitchen

George says his house is the “Leave It to Beaver house that everybody wants.” Ain’t that the truth.

The Father of the Bride movie house for sale

Here they are, saying a weepy farewell to “this run-down old shack,” as George calls it. They pan up, the music soars, and the place looks as gorgeous as ever. There’s even a rainbow!

The Father of the Bride II movie house

Then he walks back by it a few days later and sees this:

The Father of the Bride II movie house wrecking ball

George stops the wrecking ball and pays to get his house back. They move back in and start building an addition for the baby’s room.

The Baby’s Nursery Addition:

Father of the Bride 2 nursery addition

I’m not sure why they were so short on space that they needed an entirely new wing for one little baby (couldn’t they use Annie’s old room?), but let’s just go with it.

Martin Short as Franck in Father of the Bride 2

Franck (Martin Short) greets George when he walks in the door and says the nursery is ready for the Big Reveal:

Baby Banks Nursery in Father of the Bride 2

Nursery addition in Father of the Bride 2 movie

The set design on these two films is pretty impressive when you consider this was the early 1990s (the first movie premiered in 1991 and the second in 1995). If the world saw photos of the way I was decorating in 1995, I can just imagine all the snickers. 😉

father-of-the-bride-2 movie house-exterior

This has to be one of my favorite movie houses. You can see more photos of it and see how it looked in the first Father of the Bride movie. Two houses were used for filming in this movie, and one of them is for sale, so check that out, too!

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  1. says

    Loving the house, I would love to be swinging on that hammock & I will definetly be having a picket fence one I start building its so cute.

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  2. says

    Just lovely. Everything about it is homey – even the messy mud room. I was thinking about that leaky kitchen problem & I’ve decided that it must have been built off of the back of the house & isn’t actually under the second story. That’s my story & I’m stickin’ to it.;)
    Thanks for the tour.

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  3. says

    I’ve probably seen both of these movies at LEAST 100 times, as it was always my “feel good” movie to pop in. I suffered from post partum depression after both Annie (named after Anne Elizabeth in the movie) and George (Hunter) were born. The movies kept me sane I tell you! Thank you for featuring this!

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  4. says

    This movie influenced my HUGE desire for a white picket fence. You can imagine my frustration after closing on my first home when the town told me that due to codes our corner lot CAN’T have a fence…even though my neighbors seem to have them. No variance…nada. Waaaaah!!!! Next time, I’ll get a house that already HAS everything. Oh well, it’s a funny starter home story. 😉 I love this post. It made me laugh xox MBM

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  5. says

    That hammock – oh, so peaceful
    I would move into that house today if I could. I agree with Melissa – a white picket fence is my dream as well (that and a front porch!)

    Have a great week!

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  6. says


    I actually watched both those movies last night. What was with Annie’s eyebrows in the original?? They looked like she rubbed them with charcoal, lol. Love that house and still crave butcher block countertops!!


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  7. says

    Sigh. Love it all. I noticed that George and Nina’s bed is surprisingly un-plush and plain looking compared to everything else. But in that same photo you can catch a peek at the clawfoot tub in the master bath. Drool.

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  8. Eileen says

    I always loved that house, inside and out! Thanks for all the information!

  9. says

    Hi Julia :)

    (sigh) I love that house and those movies. My mom decorated like that back then, so maybe that’s why it feels so homey to me.

    I hope your Father’s Day was wonderful :)


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  10. says

    We watched the original Father of the Bride and Father’s Little Dividend, last night. It’s interesting to see the similarities in the houses and the differences.

  11. says

    Hi Julia! This is probably my favorite movie house of all time, so I was thrilled when I saw these features on it. Loved all of the shots, and yea, we did the math the first time we saw with Nina’s pregnancy and it really doesn’t add up, but it did make for a great story~I remember especially loving the workout they did with Fronk. :) I have the soundtrack to both of these~love those too…

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  12. says

    I absolutely loved this house and watched the movie several times because I loved it so much. Thank you for the stills, it lets me look more closely and yes, I love it even more now.

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  13. Lara Jane says

    That nursery has always been swoon-inducing for me, moreso than the rest of the house, simply because I’m not a fan of Colonials. I do agree that they had plenty of room for the baby without adding on!

    Annie’s place, on the other, hand, is just my style!

  14. Julianne says

    This movie has long been a favorite, but the house has been an even longer favorite! THANK YOU for doing such awesome shots of it! And the lit-up glass-front cabinets in the kitchen? Never noticed, but I love it! Thanks for pointing it out.

    What I thought was funny is that when Annie and Nina are almost ready to deliver, they only weigh in at 128 and 132, respectively. I would like to know who only weighs that much when you’re 9 months pregnant – I know I sure didn’t!

  15. says

    I adore this post, as I do all of your posts! But with the movie houses, I realized about 10 years ago that I watch movies so often to be “tickled with joy” by the houses…I watch them over and over and over…the movie Bewitched, I paused a dozen times trying to see everything in her adorable little cottage…thank you for doing this. I always leave here with a tickle!
    All Things Heart and Home

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  16. says

    Hi Julia — I love your movie house posts! I’m so glad to find out that I am not the only person who looks at the decor of movie and TV houses; maybe now my girls can stop teasing me about it!

    I was watching “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” the other night, and had to back up the DVD — in one scene was an exact table lamp that I had bought for 9-bucks on Ebay and my Dad rewired. Stuff like that just tickles me no end.

    House dorks. Hey we could have worse vices. … Cass

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  17. Amy King says

    I am so glad I found this website. I have been in love with this house from the very second the opening credits rolled on the first movie, and I would love to build one exactly like the interior. However, I have a few questions:

    1. The architectural plans that you posted are not the same as the interior shots. Were the interior scenes a set or were they done in a real house? Are the plans only for the house that was used for the exterior shots (excluding the basketball scenes)?

    2. Where did they add the “Baby Suite”?

  18. James says

    Is that really an AC unit on the 2nd floor to the right? No central air in that gorgeous house? Love the details though!!

  19. Deb says

    There are three dormers on the third story in the last photo on this page, on the original house they are not there? Did they just add fake ones during filming or do you know?

  20. hookedonhouses says

    Good question! I’m assuming it was part of the “movie magic,” but I don’t know for sure. -Julia

  21. says

    My interior design teacher was working for the company that provided all the decor for the nusery, and was on set to help dress it! I about died when I found that out! I am so jelous…this is one movie set that I wish I could live in permanently! :) Thanks for this post!
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  22. jennifer combs says

    I love that babyroom. That is the one I want for our first baby. I wish we could afford it. I can always dream and pray:)

  23. G & V says

    OMG!!!! We found two bar stools for sale on ebay in South Florida….and they are the exact stools used in the movie that Annie is sitting on when she has the job transfer talk with George…WOW, so cool.

  24. A&A designs says

    This is not the same house as was in the first film the front view of this house is different than the one in the first film you can tell by the the three windows on the roof
    the first house doesn’t have any windows on the roof.

  25. Deborah J says

    Thanks so much… I have always loved that house! It’s hard to tell with the differences in the lighting of the scenes, but it seems that all the rooms are painted the same color, what color would you say it is is?

    Anyone, please feel free to answer…

  26. ann says

    I love the picket fence too! Maybe when I finally get a house. I love the sitting area in the nursery. The windows next to the fire place. Has a cottage feeling!

  27. Janine says

    Any chance you may know who made the patina colored floor clock in the living room or where one could be purchased?