A “Bewitched” House: 1164 Morning Glory Circle

by hookedonhouses on October 4, 2009

Bewitched sitcom Samantha's house

Igot a lot of requests to feature the house from the classic 1960s sitcom Bewitched, but until I started researching it, I had never seen a full episode of the show. My parents didn’t let us watch anything with witches or ghosts, so the show was banned in our house. (Don’t tell them that I went back and watched several seasons of it for this post! Ha.)

In the first season we got to see Darrin (Dick York) and Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) go house hunting. When Samantha and her mother Endora (Agnes Moorehead) first visit the house at the beginning of Season One, it has just been built. It’s empty and bare, and there isn’t a blade of grass in the yard:

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Samantha fixes the place up with a quick twitch of her nose:

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Oh, if only home improvement could be that easy! Samantha and Endora took turns trying different looks for the house and arguing about which was the best version.

When they step into the house for the first time, this is what it looks like:

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The interiors were all created on soundstages at Sunset Gower Studios.

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The pilot for Bewitched was supposed to begin filming on November 22, 1963, but was postponed because of Kennedy’s assassination. The first episode aired in 1964.

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You can see the backyard in this shot through the glass doors:

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Samantha decides to try a few different looks for the dining room. Here’s how it looks before she puts any furniture in it:

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They fall in love with the place and buy it. Here’s how it looks after they move in:

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What’s that penguin doing in there? I suspect some magic was involved:

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These episodes were originally in black and white but were later colorized. The tell-tale sign of colorization is when a character opens their mouth and their teeth look gray. Their skin tones also tend to be a little orange at times, like a sunless tan gone wrong.

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The dining room:

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According to 1164.com, a popular website for Bewitched fans:

The interior and backyard scenes, as well as some garage and front porch scenes, were all filmed in a soundstage.  The set consisted of a modular (but complete) first floor and back yard.  It also contained the hallway visible above the steps (though those doors at the top only led to tiny closets!).

All of the upstairs shots were filmed on another set, often just a few rooms that were frequently changed around.

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Love the colorful coffee mugs she has lined up on a kitchen shelf:

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The laundry area at the back of the kitchen (with the avocado appliances!) must have seemed very modern and convenient in 1964:

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The bedroom:

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Check out the massive lamps on either side of their bed and the cushion that goes across the head of it. I wonder where they stashed their sleeping pillows during the day?

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Bewitched was on the air for 8 years. In Season 2, Samantha and Darrin had a baby girl, named Tabitha (whose name was spelled Tabatha for the first few seasons and then changed later on). Here are some photos of the nursery:

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The den set on the first floor doubled as the nursery set for Tabitha. According to 1164.com:

For nursery scenes, they just put a fake wall up outside the door to hide the view into the kitchen. For den scenes, they put brown paneling up over the pink walls, covering the nursery window area with the plain wall near the den’s fireplace.

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Samantha paints a pink pony on the crib:

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When Darrin gets home from work, we get a look at the garage and driveway:

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The exterior in Season 2:

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The house was built on the back lot of the Warner Bros. Ranch (on West Oak Street in Burbank, California). It sits alongside other famous facades used for classic shows like The Partridge Family, Gidget, and I Dream of Jeannie.

Here’s how the Bewitched house looks today:

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Life with Kaishon October 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I love that house : ) How fun! I would die of happiness if appliances went back to being sea foam and lime green again : ) I just love those colors. This was such a great post. I didn’t watch the show too much but this made me want to see season one right away!
.-= Life with Kaishon´s last blog ..The Great Gilly Hopkins =-.

Songbirdtiff October 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I’m excited you are doing the houses in the Bewitched movie. Oh, her little cottage was to die for!

I love the old stove and oven in this post, I don’t remember seeing anything quite like it.
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Beachbrights October 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I so enjoyed your post today! Thanks for sharing…

XOXO-
.-= Beachbrights´s last blog ..Look Who’s Next =-.

Jan October 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I remember that first decorating episode so well — Samantha and Endora each tried different looks for the living room and dining room! And I also noticed how often that the decor by the front door changed as the years went by …. it would be fascinating to see the progression! LOL! LOVE the stove in the kitchen! Loved the TV show so much! Another classic movie house(s) :”I Married A Witch” with Veronica Lake! And .. of course … “Practical Magic”!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Shelia October 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Oh, what a wonderful post! I loved Bewitched and that house is awesome. The outside is rather timeless looking, don’t you think? I love the photo of Samantha and Endora entering the home with those gloves on! :) I used to dream I could live in that house many years ago! Thanks for these movie home tours! I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)
.-= Shelia´s last blog ..So Much To Share! =-.

Kathy :) October 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Loved that show….didn’t know about that first episode….that must have driven the neighbor crazy LOL

Wow a blast from the past !!! Thanks for the fond memory :)

Did your Mum give you a reason why you couldn’t watch that show ??? I remember being really quiet when I wanted to stay up and watch a show…..I remember a show called Peyton Place that we were too little to watch…with Mia Farrow, drove me crazy, all my relatives would whisper about it. Funny the things we remember !!!

Kathy :).

Anne October 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Bewitched was my favorite shop growing up. I watched just to see her house. The front door in her house is the same as mine. I call it my bewitched door. Remember, she redecorated the house for the last few years. Thanks Anne

Aunt Amelia October 4, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Oh thank you!!!!!!!!!!! Loved that show.

And I bet the reason you couldn’t watch the show was…….. they were witches.

Some people are still scared of such. -le sigh-

Aunt Amelia
.-= Aunt Amelia´s last blog ..Full Moon tonight… But which one???????????? =-.

hookedonhouses October 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Kathy–
Aunt Amelia’s right. My parents didn’t want us to watch anything with witches or ghosts or anything even remotely “supernatural” in it. We weren’t allowed to go trick-or-treating or celebrate Halloween when I was little, either.

They’ve lightened up a lot over the years, though, and now we can laugh about how shows like “Casper the Friendly Ghost” were forbidden! -Julia :-)

hookedonhouses October 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Anne–
I’ve only seen the first two seasons, so I didn’t know the house was redecorated later on. I’ll have to rent some of the later seasons to see! -Julia

Suzy October 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Quite the cook she was! Love that stove oven wall combo. I have actually cooked on one of those in a clients kitchen. Very 60′s……
.-= Suzy´s last blog ..Hooked on My Front Porch…… =-.

mina October 4, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I GREW UP WATCHING BEWITCHED! I THOUGHT ALL HOMES SHOULD BE PERFECT LIKE THAT!IT SURE DOES BRING BACK MEMORIES! THAY ALSO HAD A SON NAMED ADAM AND YEARS AND YEARS LATER I NAMED MY SON ADAM AFTER THEIR SON. LOVED LOVED LOVED YOUR POST!!

Olive Rue October 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm

That was my favorite show as a little girl. And I’m pretty guilty of watching it now too when the reruns are on. Oh the memories. Sounds like you’ve got some fun houses lined up this month. Thanks for the memories, Julia.

J October 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I love your site. Thanks for all the great info. What about featuring the house from the TV show “Family”?

kyslp October 4, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Oh how I loved that show when I was a little girl. It was on in syndication in the early 70′s. My mother was a teacher and she would go to her room to lay down every day when Bewitched came on and I was to wake her when it went off. That house is a total childhood flashback for me.
.-= kyslp´s last blog ..Sunday Stealing The Starrlight Meme* =-.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic October 4, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I can’t remember where, but I saw a piece about that stove somewhere recently (perhaps another blog?). It was an item that the maker thought would be a HUGE hit, but it clearly didn’t stick. It’s so funky looking!
.-= Jeannine @ Small and Chic´s last blog ..If you are reading this, you will love Simply Cville =-.

Lifterguy July 15, 2010 at 9:41 am

The stove was a Frigidaire “Flair” – note the pull out cooktop and the glass oven doors that opened upwards. Frigidaire also offered a Flair wall oven with similar glass door. The product line was not a huge seller, but I do remember one of my aunts had a Flair range similar to the one on Bewitched in her kitchen. We thought it was very modern!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions October 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Oh, lovely! I was going to say that I loved the set on Bewitched the movie and I see you have it in the line-up. I loved Bewitched when I was growing up, maybe because my birthday is on Halloween and I was waiting for my powers to appear! I loved the movie, as well, and even have the Bewitched ringtone on my cell.

Paula October 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Thanks for a great post! I grew up watching Bewitched reruns – I always wanted to live in home that had a staircase… I also loved the Brady Bunch home!

HopeB October 4, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I love the houses in the Bewitched remake (2005?) with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell–the white cottage Kidman’s character moves into is perfect inside and out–my dream house!

Sarah October 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I did watch some re-runs, and always liked this show. Good to see the old house pics, I had forgotten about it!
.-= Sarah´s last blog ..great candles =-.

Pat October 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I put a link to your page on my blog…in fact I featured it as my “Friday Fave”!
I must have grown up in the house next to yours, because shows featuring the “supernatural” were also a no no in my house. Though we’ve lighened up, I still respect and understand the concern today.
Now…the Bewitched house…love it! I always wanted a staircase like this one, I thought it was so unique. I keep wanting to do that to my staircase, but I dont have enough room!
.-= Pat´s last blog .. =-.

Christy October 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Julia for this wonderful post!! You did such a fabulously detailed job! At first I couldn’t believe that you had never seen the show then I remembered how my mom “broke the rules” and let us watch Bewitched and Casper the Friendly Ghost despite what our church deemed appropriate. :) Anyhow…which was your favorite room? I really love Tabitha’s nursery (I found a mobile very similar to this one for my youngest daughter on ebay!) and Samantha’s kitchen sure is neat. The exterior of the home is lovely and Sam’s nightgowns really add a fun retro touch to the whole scene. I will have to tour Warner Bros one of these days. I would LOVE to see Gidget’s house! :) I am looking forward to your next Movie Mondays! Thanks again, Christy
.-= Christy´s last blog ..Welcome Autumn… =-.

Bomberryr October 4, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Would love to see the houses from Psycho, the Munsters, the Haunting, the Exorcist, just afew for starters!! Happy Halloween!!
.-= Bomberryr´s last blog ..Baby Blues =-.

joni webb October 4, 2009 at 9:04 pm

i remember when JKF died – I was the 4th grade and his funeral interrupted my birthday party – 11/20/54 (birthdate) – such memories. The principal came in our class room to tell us – all the teachers were sobbing. The kids – we knew we should be upset, but we really didn’t understand the magnitude of it. I guess I had just turned 9.
So Bewitched was my era. It’s funny to see it in color like that – it was originally in black and white, wasnt it? I thought it was – maybe I’m wrong about that though. Mrs. kravitz – she cracks me up still. I still refer to my nosey neighbor as Gladys or Mrs. Kravitz and everyone my age knows what I mean. Poor Gladys – Samantha drove her crazy. And think of all the girls named Samantha today! All because of the show. Tabitha was never as popular a name as Sam though.

What a wonderful flashback – as you can surmise, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!!! I’m sure it this took a lot of hard work.

Joni
.-= joni webb´s last blog ..A Hard Days Night in the Country =-.

Linda aka Heartfire At Home October 4, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Great house, and what a snazzy kitchen for those days – love the fridge!! The outside of the house is gorgeous, I’d love to live in a house like that! The only thing I’d have to change immediately on the inside were it a real house and if it was still there would be the green carpet…. I had green carpet in a flat when I was going through uni…… geez I hated that carpet! Great post Julia!
.-= Linda aka Heartfire At Home´s last blog ..Etsy Showcase Seller For October – An Interview With Jodie From Ric Rac! =-.

cristin @ simplified bee October 4, 2009 at 9:38 pm

What a fun post! i didn’t know there was going to be a movie. I think my mom had that same yellow crib for us kids growing up!

xo,
cristin
.-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last blog ..You Light Up My Colorful Life – Glassybaby Candle Holders =-.

Roeshel October 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm

What a fun tour! Thanks for ‘taking me back’ although I loved the show…I obviously caught reruns. I had no idea it aired in 1964. Interesting facts! :)
.-= Roeshel´s last blog ..Fall Festival – Week #5 =-.

Nita H October 4, 2009 at 11:50 pm

I well remember this show and always loved Sam’s house. Besides my mom’s influence on my interest in interior design, it was this show and That Girl with Marlo Thomas that really spiked my interest. I would also LOVE to see That Girl’s cute apartment!

I do remember a floral or plaid couch, I think floral, when Sam redecorated. The green carpet was the thing then, and my mom decorated in that olive green and pink. Those were her favorite colors in decorating for awhile.

Mom in High Heels October 5, 2009 at 2:19 am

I watched this in syndication in the late 70′s and loved every second of it. I used to stand in front of a mirror for HOURS trying to twitch my nose. I have to admit I didn’t pay all that much attention to the interiors when I was little, but I love seeing them now. Actually, I do remember loving the way she changed them with a wave of her hand and a twitch of the nose. If only! That stove is awesome! I can’t believe it didn’t catch on.
The gloves, dresses and night gown in the photos are killing me!
.-= Mom in High Heels´s last blog ..Coupons=spending more? =-.

susan October 5, 2009 at 6:47 am

I adored Samantha and wanted to BE her (If I couldn’t be Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show) :) Poor Gladys Kravitz and her husband! Thanks for a blast from the past. I wouldn’t miss spending a Monday with you!
.-= susan´s last blog ..Why Haven’t I Heard From You? =-.

Melanie October 5, 2009 at 7:10 am

Love the stove, too bad they didn’t catch on. Imagine NOT bending over to get the pizza out of the oven. *dream*

linda January 4, 2011 at 6:07 am

Melanie… I bought a house 3 years ago and it had this EXACT stove in it. At first I thought it was the ugliest thing I had ever seen, but now I just LOVE it! It is so unique & so nice when baking you can see right in there… we are moving now and I hate that I have to leave it behind…it’s probably at least 60 years old but EVERYTHING on it still works!

Kellye October 5, 2009 at 7:23 am

Who knew that Samantha owned Fiestaware?? Growing up, Bewitched was my favorite show and was in syndication. I’ve read a ton about the show & its stars because I still love it.

The first couple of seasons were in black & white, so these pictures have been colorized. The Danish modern furniture reminds me of my first house (which I vaguely remember, but of which I have tons of pictures–as I was 5 when we moved). The kitchen appliances changed over the years with the other decorating. My favorite was that they put up a copy of Rembrandt’s “Girl with a Broom” by the front door.

Here’s a great link if any of your are interested in cool trivia, etc. http://www.bewitched.net/

Amanda @ Serenity Now October 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

Love the exterior of that house. :) When I was little, they used to show the “oldies” like Bewitched and I Love Lucy in the mornings. I remember watching while I ate my breakfast. :)

It was fun looking at all the little accessories…did you see the car seat in Tabitha’s room? I also kind of liked the built-in shelves in the fireplace surround. :)
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Verbal Sunshine =-.

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic October 5, 2009 at 7:49 am

I love Bewitched! I haven’t seen that show in so long that I had forgotten what the house looked like. Thanks for showing us around!
.-= Sarah @ Dream In Domestic´s last blog ..I’m Moving On Up! =-.

Debbie October 5, 2009 at 7:56 am

My family had the exact same stove when I was growing up! It lasted forever and we were so sad when it finally died! The stove top was stored in the unit itself and you pulled it out to use it. As you can see in the picture, the oven doors opened by pulling them straight up. All my friends would come to my house and comment on how cool our stove was. Thank you; I enjoyed the article!

Joanie at The Bright Side October 5, 2009 at 7:57 am

Thanks Julia! That is like a trip down Memory Lane. Can’t wait to see what you find on the Bewitched movie house and the Practical Magic house, too. Love those!
.-= Joanie at The Bright Side´s last blog ..fall foyer =-.

Janet October 5, 2009 at 8:28 am

Love the post! I think all young girls of that era tried to get our noses to twitch! If only……….. I loved the kitchen pics. My grandmother actually had that stove, but her oven doors opened with a side hinge. I always thought it was neat how the burners could tuck back in! Never knew Gram had a cutting edge stove top!

Annie@A View on Design October 5, 2009 at 9:01 am

that’s amazing, but how did she do that?

hehe
.-= Annie@A View on Design´s last blog .."Figtree House" Waterfront, NSW =-.

Liz October 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

I’m trying to remember how the house was decorated when it very first started and the episodes were in black & white. I don’t think there were many of them, and I can’t remember if it was modern like the penguin shots here or if that’s when it was more Early American.

My mother is still living the avocado appliance dream and she’s quite pleased with herself that she’s hung on to that fridge for 42 years because now it seems cool again instead of just sad (as it was for the bulk of my life). It does, however, sound like an asthmatic hoot owl now, so we’re not sure how much longer she’ll have it.

Sharron October 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

Bewitched was one of my favorite shows, and I use to think I wanted a house just like that when I grew up! Thanks for the post!

Melanie October 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

FYI – Warning! I clicked on the bewitched.net link above, and immediately got a trojan virus.

Brian Berry aka baltimoretool October 5, 2009 at 10:54 am

Thank you for sharing the photos of Samantha’s house! Bewitched, I Dream of Genie, Gilligan’s Island, and the Munsters were my childhood staples. To this day, Samantha and Darren’s house is an archetype of domesticity in my memory. Somehow I always imagined the front yard was much, much larger!

Thanks,
-Brian

Rick October 5, 2009 at 11:00 am

Julia,
Loved the trip down memory lane… or Morning Glory circle. The Warner Bros. lot is still used often. Pushing Daiseys was filmed there, as well as 2 1/2 men. There is also a Bryant air conditioner, as well as a Fruit of the Loom Christmas commercial that used the Bewitched house. The opening credits for Friends was done around the fountain in front of their “Boston” row houses right around the corner. The Walton house and church were just west of Bewithced House.
I found several sites that went so far as to identify makes and models of appliances and furniture used on set of Bewitched. Yes I’m addicted.

If you type in the address of 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-3440 (Warner Bros. lot ) into Bing map search you can see sattelite views .

Rick

hookedonhouses October 5, 2009 at 11:02 am

Melanie–
Thanks for letting me know. I removed it. I’m surprised it caused a problem because it was okay when I found it last week (I have McAfee Site Advisor scan everything). Did anyone else have any problems with it? I apologize if you did! -Julia

Christi at A Southern Life October 5, 2009 at 11:11 am

What a great trip down memory lane. I loved Bewitched as a kid. What fun to have a look back at their house. Love those avocado green appliances.
.-= Christi at A Southern Life´s last blog ..Southern Gifts =-.

StuccoHouse October 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I love the mural on the wall in the dining room. And the stove, oh the stove! And the convertible….
.-= StuccoHouse´s last blog ..The New Kitchen Light =-.

black eyed susans kitchen October 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm

This was such a fun post! At some point, the TV at the base of the stairs must have been moved, because I remember a bar being set up there. When Darren would come home from work, or when Larry Tate was around, Samantha would usually be stirring a pitcher of martini’s. Wow, now that was a weird flashback.
?, Susan
.-= black eyed susans kitchen´s last blog ..THE GREAT AMUSEMENT PARK FOR THRIFTERS AND TREASURE SEEKERS =-.

Dawn October 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm

What a fun site that. Thanks for the memories!

Looking back on it, she sure was one gorgeous witch!

MamaHen October 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm

What a fun post! Do you think you could do the Brady Bunch house? I LOVE the Brady Bunch house!!!
.-= MamaHen´s last blog ..I Really Want To Win This One!!! =-.

Ellycat October 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I loved that show – and watching it again recently I realised just how cool my mother was with her decorating. We had the same colours and even the same sofa!

Cheryl B. October 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I stopped by your blog to verify that you were still hosting your Wed. “theme day”.

In case you aren’t sure why I would do that, please first go here: http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911712/today–/

and then read this one:
http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911311/sept-theme-days/

I see that you still are, so I shall leave yours on the lists :-D

THANKS!!!
Cheryl B.

p.s. – My parents didn’t get a TV until after I got married in the spring of 1980. My fiance had brought over his little one so that I could watch “The Sound of Music” after my tonsilectame(?), and left it for quite awhile. Usually when I’d get home from work around 10:30 p.m., they’d be watching something and not allow me to change the channel ….
My parents were also extremely strict about what we were allowed to watch elsewhere – and Bewitched was most definetly on the taboo list!!! But I agreee with you, I love to imagine that I could just twinkle my nose and clean up a mess (or turn certain personality types temporarily into something o;-p)
.-= Cheryl B.´s last blog ..reuseable "free" pails (NOT ice cream buckets!) =-.

cathy October 5, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Thanks for the fun post! I still twitch my nose hoping some magic will happen!
.-= cathy´s last blog ..The One Essential Element of the Perfect Home Office Space =-.

Carmen October 5, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Ahhhh the 60s! So avocado! haha I loved Bewitched!
.-= Carmen´s last blog ..FaMiLy =-.

anna see October 5, 2009 at 10:26 pm

This is my second time reading this post! I just love all of the memories of childhood it brought back. I love these features on your blog!
.-= anna see´s last blog ..Potential Pitfalls of Shopping Curbside? =-.

Norma October 6, 2009 at 2:59 am

Hi Julia, thanks for doing this, I used to love watching the show,all of the pictures that you posted brought back soo many memories of me sitting in the living room and enjoying all of these wonderful shows.

janice October 6, 2009 at 10:52 am

I love the sliding panels that shut out the kitchen mess. Thank you for these shots; my childhood memories came flooding back!
.-= janice´s last blog ..Berries and Birds =-.

Elisa October 6, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Wow, that brought back so many pleasant memories for me. Seeing Samantha as a happy homemaker in a cute little house where she obviously loved her husband and family and everything was clean and lovely… I always tell my seven year old if I could choose my super power it would be transporting myself with a snap to anywhere in the world I wanted to be – just like Samantha (or Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie). Thanks for letting me get lost in nostalgia for a while, and thanks for all of your hard work.

Ellen October 8, 2009 at 7:40 am

How fun to see my kitchen stove in Samantha’s kitchen! (My house was built in 1969.) I had to have a burner replaced a year ago but everything still works great. By the way, I still use Fiesta ware, and my laundry room is right off the kitchen. Now, if I could just tweak my nose to get someone to feed the dust bunnies …

Kelly October 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I was thinking the show was in black and white…or that might have been that we had a black and white tv growing up. It’s nice to see the clear color photos. I love the decor, although how was that couch ever comfortable? The appliances rock though!
.-= Kelly´s last blog ..1853 Victorian, Eufaula, AL =-.

hookedonhouses October 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Kelly–
You’re right. It was originally black and white and the episodes have since been colorized. -Julia

jennifer lorton October 9, 2009 at 7:57 pm

What a fun blast from the past. I used to watch that show all the time, but I was young and I never paid attention to the decor. It was nice to have and opportunity to look back at it, thanks.
.-= jennifer lorton´s last blog ..Flowers On A Friday – Soft Focus =-.

Lisa October 12, 2009 at 9:11 am

The first house I owned had that stove! It was pretty wonderful but when the burners started going, noone knew how to fix them. :( I eventually got rid of it but looking at these pics sure makes me want it back! How fun. I never missed this show when I was a kid. :)
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..New Shop and Some Spiritual Ramblings =-.

Mel October 12, 2009 at 9:41 am

Wow, my parents still have that stove! It needs to be reconditioned but it still works just fine. I never knew it was famous or cutting edge. Now I may have to work on fixing it up, my parents will thank you ;)

Lindsay October 18, 2009 at 11:16 am

Bewitched, Halloween, trick-or-treating… all banned in my house growing up too!! I guess can see how my mom was trying to “protect” us and all… but now I have a bit of an obsession for costume parties and Harry Potter. go figure! :)

Don October 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Morning,
This site is great. I see this is a recent post. Do you if the have tours that go through this lot still, or can you go on uninvited. Great work.

Thanks and have a good weekend

Don

hookedonhouses October 25, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Don–
Sorry, but I don’t know anything about the lot tours. I’d love to take one myself! -Julia

Mustang Sally December 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Wow, what a great site! I don’t suppose you could get your hands on photos of the Munster’s haunted house on Mockingbird Lane? That was my all-time favorite TV house. My next favorite house was Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s house in the country.

Thanks!!

Perfecto Rodriguez II December 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Hello, my name is Perfecto Rodriguez II I always loved Bewitch. The only thing that I “now”
see as a me being an actual practicing Witch is, Elizabeth (Samantha) Montgomery never wore
any jewelry like we as Witches wore niether did her mother Endora. Now, I find it kind of odd.
You never saw any crystals nor any special stones or symbols. We as Witches works with these things as well as candles. In a true sense, the snappping of the finger, the twitching of the nose really mean in people’s eyes, ” If I could do those things , things would simply change
or go away. I liked the show though. I just hate all of these idiotic acters,actresses as worse,
the writers doing remakes shows. These idiots need to can it! They need to leave these show as they were originally made. I thought that these were real houss in real neighborhoods.
Now Elizabeth Montgomery, this is what I would call a very lovely blonde and classy, not like these trashy ones that in the entertainment industry. YUCKKK!

Cindy Carney January 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Love your blog and really like the Bewitched post… Brought me down memory lane. Was a lot of fun reading it!
.-= Cindy Carney´s last blog ..Housewarming Party at Anthony and Ray’s =-.

C. Holland January 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

I believe that the 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song” about football players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayes had some scenes with these “Bewitched” sets: The den, kitchen and a basement off the kitchen area in the movie that looked very convincing also. Perhaps more rooms, but it has been awhile since I saw it, and I know some of the scenes are definitely near the last part of the movie. Don’t recall the first part of the movie! Another TV movie about the players was shot in 2001 and I’ve never seen it.

tammie casteel March 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I need to know what knid of oven or stove did beweitched used. i would love to get one for my mom who is in her 70 she has a bad back

Thank you
Tammie

Catherine April 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

Another way to spot colorized films: anything that was intended to be white in was just left alone and ended up gray. If you notice, the brick wall behind Darren and Samantha is obviously still ‘black-and-white’…including everything inside the cubbies, and the plant in the color vase.

I like the neighbors’ arbor, but their garage roof sure needs work!

Notice in the final shot of the facade that you can see the tree behind the house…through the upstairs window!
.-= Catherine´s last blog ..Woman’s Best Friend =-.

hookedonhouses April 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

Catherine-
Great point about the tree being visible through the upstairs window! I hadn’t even noticed that. -Julia

Stuart April 27, 2010 at 9:16 am

I remember a staircase, maybe spiral, in the kitchen at some point. Am I right?
Thanks for the pages, great!

hookedonhouses April 27, 2010 at 9:22 am

Stuart–
I never saw a spiral staircase, but I haven’t seen all of the seasons of the show. Does anyone else remember one? -Julia

Anna May 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

There was a second staircase in the kitchen. You can see it at the 1:10 minute mark here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTMsXhm5iak

hookedonhouses May 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Anna–
Interesting! I only watched the first couple of seasons. Since that clip is from Season 8, I didn’t know that the kitchen set was totally different later in the show’s run. Thanks! -Julia

Stuart June 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Thanks Anna. I think it went up to the master bedroom.

Stuart June 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Didn’t Tim Taylor blow that house up on “Home Improvement”?

hookedonhouses June 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Did he? I didn’t know that! -Julia

Arlene @At Home with the Grimms June 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

I was about nine or ten when Bewitched was on and I thought that Samantha’s house was just a mansion!!lol…we lived in an old farm house. I also loved the Cleavers house on Leave it to Beaver. No one I knew lived in houses like that.lol..
.-= Arlene @At Home with the Grimms´s last blog ..My To Do List =-.

TJ Jolley July 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Just found your sight and read your posts, very exciting, if you want to know more about the real exterior, check out http://www.columbiaranch.net/intro.html . And also if you want to know more about the items on the set for the show check out http://mischahof.com/bewitched/ . Have a great day!

Tara Becker July 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Wow, this was my favorite show as a kid and I watched it in the same house I’m reinventing as my own today. My husband and I are living in the house I grew up in. My kids are the 5th generation on my father’s side to live in this house. I just found your site and LOVE it! I noticed a Windsor chair behind the “davenport” in one of the living room shots. I’m hooked on Windsor chairs as well. Doesn’t it make you wonder sometimes how much of what we love all goes back to the first 10 years or so of life?

Tracy July 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Loved Bewitched…..I wanted Samantha’s life and that house! I also adored I Dream of Jeannie. I remember once in an early show, Dr. and Mrs. Bellows took Jeannie home with them, because they found her in Tony Nelson’s house and thought he was “enslaving” her or had her brainwashed or something. Tony and Roger had to break in to rescue her. The Bellows’ house in that episode I could have sworn looked exactly like the Stevens’ house on Bewitched! Since they were filmed at the same time on the same lot……couldn’t be a coincidence??

Luciane at Homebunch.com October 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

Wow,

The house still so cute and that ‘retro” kitchen is adorable.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Bella Michelle October 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

I love Bewitched (and the newer Bewitched movie with Nicole Kidman…that house is wonderful as well) and still love that house. I used to to think that open staircase was so fancy!!! It is funny because maybe this had more influence on me than I realized, we just bought a house built in 1965!
.-= Bella Michelle´s last blog ..GiveAway time is coming! =-.

Nita October 30, 2010 at 12:31 am

I loved the show and house then, and I still love it. They redecorated the living room and dining a couple times. I remember floral couches and Samantha changed her hair and clothes, much more hippy looking, toward the end of the show. Any way to get any of those photos?

Nita October 30, 2010 at 12:32 am

Been meaning to suggest That Girl, Marlo Thomas’s apartment. I was always trying to see into her kitchen! They have DVDs out of it now. Once again, it changed design over the years, I believe.

arfies November 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

As a huge “Bewitched” fan, thanks for the wonderful post!

In case anyone’s wondering, the first two seasons (1964-1966) were filmed in black and white, then colorized in the 2000s. The last six seasons (1966-1972) were filmed in real color. In 1970, there was a fire on the set, so the cast and crew went to film episodes in Salem while it was being remodeled. That’s why it looks so different the last two seasons (shag carpet, harvest gold, brown, baby blue, new kitchen stairs leading nowhere… of course Endora insults the redecoration. Bwah hah!)

Interesting trivia: Elizabeth Montgomery and husband William Asher were friends of the Kennedys. Asher even produced JFK’s birthday party in which Marilyn Monroe (in)famously sang “Happy Birthday.” They were crushed by the news of the assassination, but decided to go on with the rehearsal for the pilot anyway since it was what “he would do” (according to Asher). Later, Montgomery would campaign for Robert Kennedy’s ill-fated 1968 bid.

I’m curious as to when the people who said “Bewitched” was verboten in their houses grew up. Obviously it was very popular in the 1960s (#2 nationwide), so plenty of people then watched it anyway. Was the banning of all witchcraft-related things (no matter how innocent) a slightly more modern phenomenon? Post-1970s? And if so, I wonder why?
.-= arfies´s last blog ..Theater =-.

Jan G December 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I too, am a big Bewitched fan, having grown up with it . (I’m 55). I always thought the house was absolutely gorgeous. It has been used fairly recently in a Fruit of the Loom Christmas ad (2007, I believe). I saw it the other day, and told my husband that that was the house in Bewitched. Thank you so much for the tour. Someday if I’m lucky enough to win the lottery, I’m going to have a home built just like it, since I own 2 acres of land in rural Northern Arizona. I think that would be awesome.

hookedonhouses December 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

If you do, send me photos! I’d love to see that! :-)

Jan G December 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

The only thing I would add to the house would be a basement.

Jan G December 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

No problem!! I think a house like this would put my little community more on the map, and be kind of a tourist attraction. I live in Cordes Lakes (Mayer), AZ. I would also put a huge in-ground pool in the backyard, and the house would be solar pwered, as my current home is.

linda January 4, 2011 at 5:58 am

I was so excited to see Bewitched’s kitchen! I have that exact stove/oven in my house! Someone told me it was just like Bewitched and it is! It is a jewel and everything on it still works!

sheri nelson February 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

OMG I am so excited to see your post because I have an older version of that stove and only 1 side of it works. The side that does not work has a rotisserie in it and it turns when on but the element doesn’t work. Do you know of any place to get parts?

ONEWEIRDWORD March 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

I thought I remember that the early shows were indeed in black & white. This was my favourite program. Who wouldn’t want to have so much secret power? Very heady stuff for me in my childhood.

Steve C April 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

Bewitched was officially banned in our house too, but my sister and I managed to sneak and watch it. Even at my young age, I distinctly remember being a bit upset that a new Darrin, and a new kitchen with a second stairway, suddenly appeared with no explanation. I loved when Elizabeth got to play cousin Serena, letting go of her proper housewife persona and getting all mod and groovy.

Saniya July 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

Great post! I just loved it. It was so much fun to know more about the Bewitched House,its sooooooo fascinating & bewitching…..really too gud, great house.

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