With the movie Julie & Julia set to open this week, it got me wondering about Julia Child’s home, which she referred to in her memoir, My Life in France, as “My little house in Cambridge.”
Julia Child’s House in Massachusetts Today:
(via Centers & Squares)
Architectural Digest featured Julia’s home in 1979:
Did you know her house is across the street from the poet e.e. cummings’ birthplace? As a former English major, I feel compelled to tell you things like that.
Here’s her famous kitchen, where so many of her cooking shows were taped over the years, and which she called “the most loved and most used room in the house.”
According to the blog Centers & Squares:
The Childs’ home was like many wonderful old houses we see in Cambridge – little changed in decades. And like so many others it was purchased by a developer and transformed.
A sleek and stylish kitchen was designed, six new bathrooms installed, central air conditioning, central vac – all the bells and whistles that are popular with buyers today in the price range.
The newly renovated house was sold in 2004 for $3,755,000. It has since changed hands again for $3,700,000.
Her Kitchen in 1990 vs. Today:
I saw the trailer for the movie Julie & Julia, and it looks like a lot of fun. It tells the true story of Julie Powell (Amy Adams), whose blog makes her so famous, she gets a book deal, and then they turn her story into a movie.
Julia’s Kitchen Recreated for the Movie:
(Via Country Living)
Julia Child’s Kitchen in the Smithsonian: