A few months ago I wrote a post about the movie Twilight. Since then I learned more about Edward Cullen’s contemporary house. According to an interview that architect Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture gave to Design Tavern, it was built as a spec house and bought by the director of footwear design at Nike, John Hoke: “Following a cover story in a northwest architecture publication,” Kovel says, “the Hokes were approached by a film location scout, a little film called Twilight.”
Twilight producers thought it was the perfect setting for the Cullen family of cool, “we-glitter-in-the-sun and look-like-supermodels” vampires–although many fans have complained that it didn’t look anything like the old white Victorian described in the novel.
And “in real life” (minus all the trees that were added in post-production):
The staircase, as seen in the movie, with Bella (Kristin Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson):
And the full view:
A view of the kitchen from the film, with the Cullen family using it for the first time to prepare a meal for “the human” (Bella):
And what it looks like empty:
The eat-in part of the kitchen, which we didn’t get to see in the movie (I assume these are the Hoke children who live here):
We got a peek at the room on the other side of the kitchen in the movie:
I was excited to see a full view of it:
You can read an interesting interview with the architect Jeff Kovel at Design Tavern and see even more beautiful photos of the home there. I’m not sure, but based on the trailer I saw for the sequel New Moon, it looks like the Cullens were filmed in a different house for it. It’ll be hard to top this one!
Visit my TV/Movie Houses page for links to more, from “Father of the Bride” to “You’ve Got Mail.”