“Gilmore Girls:” Lorelai’s House & the Gilmore Mansion

by hookedonhouses on May 23, 2010

Gilmore Girls Lorelai and Rory-Sets collage

Last week we took a look at the Dragonfly Inn and some of the other sets used on the popular TV show Gilmore Girls. Today we’re checking out Lorelai’s blue house with the wraparound front porch and the Gilmore mansion that she grew up in. Oh, and Richard and Emily’s pool house behind the mansion–we’ve got to take a peek inside it, too, while we’re at it!

Lorelai's house-early in series

I’m such a big “Gilmore Girls” geek that I own all 7 seasons on DVD, a book of essays about the show called Coffee at Luke’s, and the soundtrack on CD. I would move to Stars Hollow if I could! After last week’s GG post, I was happy to hear from so many of you that I’m not the only one.

Lorelai's foyer-update

The sets changed throughout the 7 seasons. The yellow wallpaper in the entry hall (above) was a new addition in the 6th season. Until then, it looked like this (below):

Lorelai's entry 2

Lorelai's entry 1

On the DVD Special Features we learn that the sets are connected in ways you wouldn’t expect. For example, you can step directly from Lorelai’s foyer into Sookie’s house through the “coat closet” door. Sookie’s set is right on the other side of that wall. (You can see photos of her house here.)

Lorelai's house-shot thru liv rm

Looking into the kitchen:

Lorelai's house-looking into kitchen

Lorelai’s Living Room:

Lorelai's living room-updated

Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) gives us a look at the living room set in a behind-the-scenes tour:

Tour-Lorelai's living rm

She says the sofa in Lorelai’s living room was so uncomfortable, it was like sitting on a pile of bricks.

Lorelai's house-sofa

Lorelai’s Kitchen:

Lorelai's house-kitchen floor

They spent a long time searching for the perfect actress to play Lorelai. Right before they started filming the pilot, Lauren Graham came in and they knew they had found her.

Unfortunately, Graham was on another show called “M.Y.O.B.” at the time (anyone remember that one?). If it was renewed for another season, they’d lose her. They took a chance and cast her anyway. It only lasted 5 episodes.

Lorelai's kitchen 2

“This was definitely the most challenging job I’ve ever had,” Graham says, “just in terms of how much language I deal with.”

Creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino says that the fast pace of their show came with a price: “Whereas like a normal, hour-long script might be 55 pages, ours is 80, and we have to shoot 80 pages in the same amount of time.”

Lorelai's kitchen 5

Graham now plays Sarah on the dramedy “Parenthood” (and yes, I will be doing a post about those sets, too). The gossip mags say she’s currently dating Peter Krause, who plays her brother on the show.

Lorelai's kitchen-updated

Scott Patterson, who played Lorelai’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Luke Danes (shown below), has been cast in a new TV series called “The Event” that was recently picked up by NBC.

Photos of the kitchen set from the behind-the-scenes tour:

Tour-Lorelai's kitchen set

Rory’s Room:

Lorelai's house-Rory's room 3

Rory’s bedroom is off the kitchen, which I always found odd. The second story of the house looks plenty big enough for more than one bedroom. Why wouldn’t she have one up there with her mom? Does Rory have to go up there to use the bathroom? We never see one on the first floor.

UPDATE: Readers tell me they do remember seeing a bathroom on the first floor.

Lorelai's house-Rory's room

Lorelai’s Bedroom:

Lorelai's bedroom-overhead

Lorelai’s Bedroom after the renovation (with Luke’s family furniture in it, which she wasn’t crazy about):

Lorelai's bedroom-updated

The Front Porch:

Lorelai's front porch

The front porch set, seen in the special features on the DVD, where close-ups were filmed:

Tour-Lorelai's porch set

The house in winter (taken from the episode when Luke created an ice-skating rink for Lorelai in her front yard–loved that one!):

Lorelai's house ext 1

How the house looked after Luke’s renovation:

Lorelai and Rory's house-Gilmore Girls

Richard & Emily Gilmore’s House:

Richard and Emily Gilmore's house

This is where Lorelai grew up, and where she and her daughter Rory now go every week for Friday Night Dinners. I think the only time they showed this exterior shot was in the pilot (it was the only one I could find, anyway). From then on we only see the front door close up and it appears to be on a soundstage.

Gilmore Mansion-living rm 3

The dinners are actually terms of a deal that Richard and Emily made with them. They paid for Rory’s private school tuition at Chilton, and then for Yale. All they asked was that Lorelai and Rory–who had been practically estranged from them for years–come to dinner once a week.

Gilmore living room-painting

The pilot episode was shot in a real house in the suburbs outside Toronto. The interiors were recreated on a soundstage after the show was picked up.

You can see some great photos of Unionville, Ontario, the “real Stars Hollow,” here, which shows the church from the opening credits and the hardware store they used for Luke’s Diner early on.

Gilmore house-sofa

Sherman-Palladino calls Emily Gilmore “The only voice of reality on the show.” I found that very interesting considering how abrasive and difficult her character is! Not sure I want that to be the voice of my reality. Ha.

Gilmore dining room long

Kelly Bishop, who played Emily so brilliantly, is a Tony-award winning actress and dancer who is reportedly nothing like her character on this show. She herself has said, “I wouldn’t be friends with Emily in real life. She’s so opinionated and status quo–definitely not my kind of woman.”

She also played Jennifer Grey’s mother Marjorie in Dirty Dancing.

Gilmore mansion-butler pantry

Emily decorated a room in the house just for Rory:

Rory's room at the Gilmore's 2

Richard Gilmore was played by Edward Herrman. In his study (below) hangs a painting that Emily commissioned of Rory reading a book:

Richard Gilmore's study

Gilmore mansion-center table

The producers made a decision to show how static and stiff life inside the Gilmore mansion was by keeping the camera in place for most of the scenes inside it. When the characters are in Stars Hollow, however, the camera moves around a lot to reflect the energy of the town and the lack of formality that goes along with Lorelai and Rory’s lives there.

Gilmore mansion-dining rm 2

The back patio, where Emily hosted her DAR meetings:

Gilmore patio

The Pool House Behind the Gilmore Mansion

We first saw Richard and Emily’s pool house when they were having marital problems and Richard moved into it. It was fairly dark and masculine-looking then.

Pool house-before

In Season 6, when Rory lost her mind (she was arrested for joyriding in a yacht with her boyfriend, dropped out of Yale, and stopped speaking to her mother), she moved into the pool house for awhile. Emily went all out in redecorating it for her.

Rory's Pool house doors

Rory's pool house 3

Matt Czuchry played Rory’s handsome, charming, and filthy rich boyfriend Logan Huntzberger. You may recall that she dumped him at the end of the final season after he asked her to marry him. She decided to pursue her career in journalism instead.

NOTE: I have been corrected. She did not dump him. She just refused his offer of marriage, and he dumped her in response.

Czuchry now plays Cary Agos on the popular new drama “The Good Wife.” Every time he pops up in one of the promos for it, I point and shout, “Logan!” My husband finds it a little unnerving, but I can’t seem to help myself.

Rory's pool house 4

Rory’s Bedroom:

Rory's pool house 5

She had a yellow upholstered headboard and grasscloth wallpaper with horizontal stripes. Everything was feminine and fun.

Rory's pool house 2

The Pool House Kitchen:

Pool house kitchen 1

Pool house kitchen 2

I love the yellow and white tile in the kitchen:

Pool house kitchen 3

If you missed my first post about “Gilmore Girls,” which includes photos of the Dragonfly Inn, Independence Inn, Luke’s Diner and other buildings in Stars Hollow, click here.

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Karena May 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

You have done it again Julia!! I love seeing all of the details through your eyes!!

Karena
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.-= Karena´s last blog ..Beth Cosner Designs Jewelry Giveaway =-.

pamela May 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Gosh, this reminds me how very much I miss this show! Oh, I’d live in Lorelai’s house, hands down!
.-= pamela´s last blog .. =-.

Vanessa May 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Wow, Julia you are such a fan! I love the exterior of the house after the reno and the pool house looks like such a happy place.
.-= Vanessa´s last blog ..Stylish First Home (Part 2): Dining Room =-.

Robin May 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Great post Julia! One of these days I will take some pics of the neighborhood in Hartford where the Gilmore mansion would be in real life.

And I love The Good Wife too, thanks for placing “Cory” for me, couldn’t put my finger on where I “knew” him from!
.-= Robin´s last blog ..The original Charlie’s Angels? =-.

Danielle May 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Love it, love it, love it! I would live in Lorelai’s house for sure. So quirky and fun yet traditional and quaint.

Loida May 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

whoa, i got almost full collection of the Gilmore Girls..! Me and my daughter had been watching this and we really love it..!! I wish we could have the current episodes.. :(
.-= Loida´s last blog ..Why a Mediator with God? =-.

T. May 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Lorelai’s house, definitely. What would you call her decorating style? It is exactly the look I go for in my own home.

Bonnie Mattson May 24, 2010 at 12:42 am

Love the Gilmore’s and also owe all 7 seasons. I have watched them all a few times. I enjoyed looking at all the photos. It might be time to drag out the DVDs again! The ending was lame…they needed to finish it right or keep going! Thanks, Julia!
.-= Bonnie Mattson´s last blog ..Huggy Health =-.

Kerry May 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

I’d forgotten how much I loved this show. I’ve never bought a DVD boxed set in my life, but I think you’ve just convinced me!
.-= Kerry´s last blog ..$6.98 well spent! =-.

Linda C May 24, 2010 at 12:55 am

Another GREAT GG post!! Thanks again!!:) I would choose Emily’s house- I can’t stop looking at it–during scenes or on your blog!

Linda C
.-= Linda C´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday –Little Bird Watcher–Taking Flight =-.

Kim May 24, 2010 at 2:09 am

Thanks for sharing all of these with us. I would love to live in a town like this or Ghost Whisperer’s, where you could walk into town to go to the store and be around nice people.

I love that guest house. It’s almost as if it’s a another house. I would love to have a guest house someday.

Out of all of the three houses, I love Lorelai’s, but I don’t care for the three windows they added. I would have kept the old window, but updated the paint color. I even like her house better then the inn.

Kristen May 24, 2010 at 3:09 am

I love the pool house redecorated for Rory. Even if she had lost her ever-loving mind. And I always loved Logan. ;)

LOVE THIS POST!

Daisy Cottage May 24, 2010 at 7:08 am

LOVE IT!!! LOVED SEEING THESE PHOTOS JULIE!
Shannon and I also LOVED this show!!

Thank you very much for taking us “home” again.

xo,
Kim
.-= Daisy Cottage´s last blog ..I Was There =-.

Christina May 24, 2010 at 7:14 am

AWESOME post!! I am not particularly a GG fan, although I don’t mind it. However, from a home/decoration perspective. I found this fascinating. The detail and before & afters kept me reading to the very end (my attention span si not normally so long!) Thanks again. Looking forward to the next one :)
.-= Christina´s last blog ..mecbc: @westius If you missed it, catch it next week =-.

Rachel May 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

That’s hilarious! I do the same ‘Logan!’ bit and family always jumps. :) I would live in Lorelai’s house in Stars Hollow. Looks like a great place to live!
.-= Rachel´s last blog ..Faces Need =-.

Lesley @ The Design File May 24, 2010 at 7:51 am

I never watched the show but the spaces are really fun to look at. I love the pool house. Super chic and fun.

But my favorite thing is how real Lorelai’s house seems. It’s cluttered, packed full of family photos and has “stuff” where you find stuff in a real house.

It looks like someone lived there for a year before they started filming. I love it.
.-= Lesley @ The Design File´s last blog ..A colorful kids room to inspire your own design =-.

Julie May 24, 2010 at 8:34 am

Thanks for this post and I will be looking forward to seeing Parenthood house, I am going to like that for sure. Have a great week ahead.

MissCaron May 24, 2010 at 8:35 am

The pool house is my favorite … but I’m a Florida girl … so I guess that’s why.

Thanks so much, Julia, for doing all of this each week! You’re awesome!
.-= MissCaron´s last blog ..what’s happenin’ hot stuff? =-.

LeAnn May 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

Oh Julia, I love this!!!! I always loved how eclectic and vintage Lorelai’s house was and the poolhouse was one of my favs. Love that kitchen. I wish it would come back on:(
.-= LeAnn´s last blog ..Just a little more color…. =-.

hip hip gin gin May 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

Loooooooooooooove this post!!!! I would absolutely move to Stars Hollow if I could, and straight into Lorelei’s house! Although I wouldn’t mind moving into the pool house during the Rory Yale hiatus. It was so beautifully decorated (and a bit more my style to be honest) and who could say no to the maid service. Fancy home cooked meals and someone else doing the laundry? Sounds like heaven!
.-= hip hip gin gin´s last blog ..Style Inspiration: Rosamund Pike =-.

Leena May 24, 2010 at 8:58 am

Thank You for this post :) I have been waiting for this whole week. I absolutely love Stars Hollow and I would also move there instantly if that was possible. I think Lorelais house is very homey and relaxed.

Chelle May 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

I’d live in Lorelei’s house, no doubt. Matter of fact, I’m trying to get that look and feel for my own house. Especially in the kitchen. I’m probably the only person on the planet that doesn’t want granite counters and stainless steel appliances! Thanks for all the great pics! I love your blog! :-)

Lacy May 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

Lorelai’s blue house

donna May 24, 2010 at 9:26 am

You’ve done it again! Is it wrong this makes me so happy? Who caes! Hmmm I lurve Lorelai’s house because it’s so normal but who could hate the pool house or just the idea of it! I just love Loreai’s stove, don’t you? But the exposed brick steals my heart in the pool house. I wish I really had to make the decision! HAHa Thanks again. I’m so glad you love it as much as we all seem too! <3

cheryl May 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE POOL HOUSE! I can just picture myself there surrrounded by my books and of course sharing a good bottle of wine with my buddies! Thanks so much for letting us peek inside these great places.

Amanda @ Serenity Now May 24, 2010 at 10:02 am

I love how their homes actually look LIVED IN. Well, except maybe for the mansion. :)
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Ode to Spray Paint =-.

Katie May 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

LOVE the Gilmore Girls. Thanks for sharing!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Jam Packed Weekend =-.

Gina W. May 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

YAY! Fun! :) Thanks again! :)
My all time fave show! But I have to say, Logan was my least fave boyfriend. Blech.
Dean was my favorite-and now I enjoy watching him on Supernatural. :)
And my husband now tries to beat me at yelling out the cast of Gilmore Girls when we see them. If he says them first, he doesn’t get freaked out that I yell them…at least that is how it seems to be. lol!
Thanks again!

Vicki @ In The Sandbox Comic Strip May 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

GREAT POST! Thank you! Thank you! I miss the Gilmore Girls! Thanks for a walk down memory lane.

Oh, I’d live in Lorelei’s house. =)
.-= Vicki @ In The Sandbox Comic Strip´s last blog ..1 Year Anniversary! =-.

Nichole May 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

Thanks for showing the pool house after the renovation. I remembered loving it, but had forgotten all of the fun details!
.-= Nichole´s last blog ..Garden Revamp Revealed! =-.

Jen @ After The Alter May 24, 2010 at 10:51 am

Umm I love this post! I am a gilmore girls geek too! I wrote a post about wanting to live in Stars Hollow a while back. it’s such a charming town and I think i would fit in just fine! I’ve watched all the seasons all the way through about 4 times now…so i have been taking a break..this makes me want to start again! :)
.-= Jen @ After The Alter´s last blog ..My Maternity Store Experience =-.

Jenny May 24, 2010 at 10:56 am

Totally love these homes, I am sure that in the end the only reason I watched this show is because I wanted to live in Sars Hollow! thanks as always for the drool-fest :)
.-= Jenny´s last blog ..Saturday afternoon quilting and a lovely blog award! =-.

Hailey Erickson May 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Pool House definitely the FAVE here! I agree with you about the yellow/white tiles…. simply adorable!
.-= Hailey Erickson´s last blog ..Events =-.

Linda May 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm

It’s your fault! I just ordered all 7 seasons of the Gilmore Girls. I love stuff like this. I love the cluttered old masculine design. I see a lot of that in this series.

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic May 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I’d live in Lorelai’s hands down. I might change a few things about it – but it’s so cute!!!
.-= Sarah @ Dream in Domestic´s last blog ..Fancy Shmancy DIY Makeup Brush Holder =-.

Claire May 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I love that pool house so much! There isn’t a thing I would change about it!

And regarding the bathroom on the first floor of Lorelai’s house, we never actually see it, but they’ve directed people to it a few times, and they always point in the direction of the closet that leads to Sookie’s! So there’s one there, but it’s a mystery as to the actual location!!

Courtney May 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I think the poolhouse is my favorite,but I do love Lorelai’s house too!! :) What a fun look through all of the houses! I miss this show!!
.-= Courtney´s last blog ..Love of the mundane =-.

Rachel May 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Thanks Julia!! This was awesome. I am completely psyched that Lauren Graham and Peter Krause are dating! I love the new Parenthood too and can’t wait to see the sets from that show. I want to live in the Parenthood parent’s house!

Tina May 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Help! I have a question about the set that I’ve never been able to find! What is the portrait that hangs in Loralai’s foyer? If anybody would know or could find out, it would be you! Thanks for the post.

Christina May 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

So glad to have found your blog and especially this post! I’m a GG fan for sure, complete with the DVDs, soundtrack and a Luke’s Diner coffee mug. I liked Lorelai’s house for its coziness and charm, but I think Rory’s poolhouse conversion is more to my taste. As for Emily and Richard’s house, I just saw a rerun from season four when Lorelai and Sookie go to the Gilmore mansion, and the exterior is also shown in this scene. Sookie is floored that Lorelai grew up there. A study in contrasts from the glorified shed Lorelai moves into with young Rory at the Independence Inn after she leaves her parents’ home. Ahhh, thank you for letting me daydream about Stars Hollow and my all-time favorite show again!

Christy May 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Just to prove that you are not the only Gilmore Girls’ geek . . . go back and watch the first season when Dean comes over to movie night for the very first time at Lorelai’s house. Rory disappears to the bathroom to floss her teeth or brush her hair while Lorelai goes back in the living room to sit with Dean. (Lorelai had disappeared into the kitchen to give Rory and Dean space.) At any rate, the bathroom is to the left just after the arch if you are going from the living room to the kitchen. You don’t ever actually see the bathroom, I don’t think. In later episodes the closet is there that keeps the boxes of Dean and Max stuff. Also, I was always bothered that the outside picture of the Gilmore mansion didn’t match the set – they never walk up steps but have many scenes here.

Yes, I am that much of a geek. I obviously have watched a few too many times. I can’t help it. I, too, dream of living in Stars Hollow. My husband and I are searching so if you find anything similar please let us know. . .

Nancy May 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I always wondered about Rory’s bedroom being off the kitchen too! It just seemed so odd, but everything else about Stars Hollow was odd, so I guess it kinda fits right in. This is my first time on your site, and I am positive that I will be visiting often!

Heather N. May 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Just found your blog by way of Giving Up on Perfect. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I too, love Gilmore Girls, and how fun to travel through their homes… I could totally live in Lorelai’s house, but then again, the pool house circa Rory is totally my style! I too love the yellow and white tiles in the kitchen and those comfy cozy couches are soooo enticing! Thanks for sharing, and I’m sure I’ll be here reading previous posts for a long while. :)

Carol May 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I am a huge Gilmore Girls geek. I would move to Stars Hollow in a flash. The Dragonfly Inn seems the perfect place to visit and work. It’s so inviting. The writing of the show and looking at the houses always kept me glued each week. I still watch reruns and building my DVD collection. I’m a big fan of Lauren Graham and love her in Parenthood.

Teresa May 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Oh, do I love the girls! I record the shows daily on my DVR, and then while I’m making dinner, I play them on my kitchen tv. A bit obsessed, I must say. I do think they need to somehow address the very lame way they ended the series though. Not what the devoted fans deserved!
Thanks for the fun tour. I would live in Lorelai’s house, but I think the decorating job at the Dragonfly is the best I’ve ever seen. Ever.

Erin May 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Love it! Thanks again for all your work on this one. It was worth the wait to see the shots of the pool house. I’ve paused the DVD a million times to see the details on that one! Too bad the series ending wasn’t as good as these posts!

Sue Tylicki May 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Hi…Julia…
Might be a few dys. late catching up on your blog (which I love) but I had to leave a
comment. I too am a “Gilmore Girls” FAN TOO !!! When I get home from work I
watch all the re-runs on tv. My all time favorite was when Rory first meet Logan &
he took her along on the “secret club” (can’t remember the name of it…but when
she dressed up & jumped off the scaffle with Logan…umbrells….ahhhh young love !!! Just was so romantic !!! Thanks for sharing the behind the scences.
your fan too,
Sue T.
FL

Jennae @ Green Your Decor May 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

I used to love Gilmore Girls, but I didn’t stick around until the final seasons. I always hated how stiff and traditional the Gilmore mansion was, but I never would’ve guessed it was partially because of their camera trick. It definitely worked :)

Of all the houses, I definitely prefer the pool house AFTER the makeover for Rory. It’s fun, feminine and well-put together. And I LOVE the headboard in her bedroom and the tile backsplash in the kitchen. Now if I can just convince my husband that we need something similar…
.-= Jennae @ Green Your Decor´s last blog ..My Wilsonart Experience: Floor Status More than 9 Months Later =-.

Americana Lady May 28, 2010 at 5:32 am

Thank you for this post. I own the DVD’s too. I am thrilled Lauren is on Parenthood and like the show. I loved the town in GG so much. I always found it so relaxing and so quaint. I loved how they decorated it for the holidays! I just love your blog! Keep your flag-a-wavin’ this Memorial Day! Joan

Jay May 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm

As soon as I saw “Parenthood,” I knew you’d be covering it here, eventually! I really don’t like the show much, but the sets are beautiful.

I would totally choose the Gilmore’s guesthouse, post Rory-renovation. It is so light and fun and pretty in a comfortable, cottage-y way. I LOVE it.
.-= Jay´s last blog ..Swearing in =-.

Tiff May 29, 2010 at 3:48 am

OMG I am one the BIGGEST GG fan’s!. I own the box set which was given to me as a gift. I love so many of the quirks about the show. Julia; I love the work you’ve done putting this website together. When I first received the GG box set and finally finished watching it (bf at the time was TOTALLY AGAINST IT) i scoured the net to find all sorts of info to quench my “thirst” for more GG info and tidbits. I love Dean’s rugged looks later in the seasons…longish hair, stubble….mmmmmm yummmy!! My god I could go on and on forever. As for which house to live in…def Lorelai and Rory’s house. Comfy, inviting, cozy and lived in. A home, not a house.

Anne December 24, 2010 at 12:06 am

I own the box set as well!!! I love having it with all of the behind the scenes and such!!!! It is def a great gift for GG lovers!!!!

Sarah May 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Another Gilmore Girls fan here . . . thanks for the post! I’d love to live in Lorelai’s house!

belledame June 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm

always love the sets on this show. i’d love lorelai’s house, but change out a lot of her stuff. especially knicknacks and some of the mismatched furniture. it is quite weird that someone would allow their only child – let alone daughter – to sleep on the first floor alone.

i profiled a variety of screencaps of rory’s poolhouse on my flickr account. pulled from different sources so you see a variety of color, resolution and size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63122153@N00/tags/gilmoregirls/

Jen July 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I am OBSESSED with the pool house! In fact, that’s how I found this post — searched online after I caught a glimpse on TV. Thank you! And thanks to belledame^^ for another post to checkout! Happy girl! :D

Cia August 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Interesting blog. Btw, there was a bathroom downstairs in Loralie’s house. It was in the hallway space between the kitchen and the living room. Also, Rory did not dump Logan; he asked her to marry him, she said no; he then dumped her ~ he wanted all or nothing. My daughter and I also have all the dvds. :-)

hookedonhouses August 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Duly noted. I have updated the post with the corrections. -Julia

Angela August 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I would most definitely live in Lorelei’s house, pre or post renovation! I’ve been a faithful fan since the beginning, and I’ve always been in love with the painting in Lorelei’s foyer. I’ve been trying to find a similar painting, but so far, no luck.

Ni wall August 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm

you said to mention if anyone saw A bathroom downstairs, not seen but rember An episode in the first season mentions rory going to wash her face (the first time dean comes round and they watch a film and rory doesn’t want to walk back in at the same time as lorelai) so I presume it is a downstairs toilet/bathroom. :)

Father Bill Haymaker September 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

I really enjoyed your blog. My daughter introduced me to watching Gilmore Girls and it made a nice break for me between appointments. What drew me to your blog though was episode 6.3 (UnGraduate). There’s a scene where Sookie and Lorelai are chatting in the kitchen and I see steam rising from the Hobart dishwasher. I was shocked! I almost entered into a dialogue with myself over whether I had been mistaken about the set. Was this actually a small B&B that WB had built…Thanks to your photos of behind the scenes, that was set to rest quickly. But it has left me wondering whether the crew actually used the kitchen after filming for their snacks and drinks. I was just so very amazed to see steam rising out of all the right parts of the washer, which suggested that it had been installed to actually run!

I’m sure there are many people who become drawn into these worlds where life is created that they can sometimes become lost. The behind the scenes shots are valuable to help those individuals see the truth. Nevertheless, it’s a nice brief escape.

Thank you! It was a nice escape from my work!

Fr. Bill+
http://www.ProjectNewLife.org
.-= Father Bill Haymaker´s last blog ..A Bedside Prayer for Death of a Child =-.

hookedonhouses September 13, 2010 at 7:33 am

Interesting! I never noticed that the dishwasher actually worked (or at least had steam coming out of it). Thanks for pointing that out! -Julia

lori September 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

thank you for sharing this, along with the previous stars hollow tour!

the show has been off for over 3 years, yet i still miss it. for years the tuesday routine was work-pick up pizza-watch gilmore girls that evening. abc family channel reruns help…some. ;)

'Aunt Amelia' November 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

I too, am a “GG” fan!

And I’d live in Lorelia’s house!

And at some time, they did show [how to get to] Rori’s downstairs bathroom. Think it was “placed” between her bedroom and the hall wall. “Placed” when needed, in a show where one of Lorelai’s boyfriends had to sleep over at the house. The one who was Rori’s professor, and Rori was staying at her Grandmother’s. But her pal had a bad night and came to sleep in Rori’s room to wait for her to get home. Remember the mess? ,-)

Oh thank you for this post!!! :-) I’m late coming to it, but better late than never!
.-= ‘Aunt Amelia’´s last blog ..Monday! Christmas! Yule! Christmas! Yule! Christmas! - =-.

hookedonhouses November 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

I just started watching the series again from season one, so I’ll be on the lookout for that this time around! Thanks, Amelia. :-)

Jenny January 10, 2011 at 11:29 am

Yup, I’m watching the series all over again and they explained the bathroom is located where the coat closet is (guess they made a weird decision there). Her teacher’s name is Max Medina. :)
.-= Jenny´s last blog .. ABOUT US =-.

cryssy December 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I have been looking for a sofa that was in the Gilmore Mansion it is the cameoback sofa. On the pictures of the mansion when you put the mouse over the picture they call it the Gilmore House Sofa. I been looking every where for one that is exactly like it and I have been unable to find one. I was hoping that you would be able to share some info about it.

hookedonhouses December 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Sorry, but I don’t know anything about the sofa or where they got it.

Jenny January 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

I love you BIG TIME for posting this. I fell in love with your blog last week and I can’t get enough of it! I’m a GG geek myself and found this completely fantastic! Thank you.
.-= Jenny´s last blog .. ABOUT US =-.

Juliana January 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I do the exact same thing when I see Logan in The Good Wife promos.
I loved this two posts you did for Gilmore Girls.
My older sister and I have been obsessed with the show for years, and just last week we started to watch all the seasons all over again.
Thank you for posting this.

Samantha A January 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Does anyone know what the picture in the entryway is? I’ve been trying to figure it out but I can’t. If you do, please e-mail me at atkinss@mymail.shawnee.edu Thanks!

jen February 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Hey! I’ve been trying to find the painting in the foyer for YEARS!!! Did you find the artist? :)

hookedonhouses February 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Sorry! I have no idea.

Heather March 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Is the same picture used in Violet’s house on Private Practice?

Lesley May 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Yes! Its the same painting! People thought I was imagining things!

Whitney July 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I just found it! Young Boy With Dog by Samuel Miller.

Kardina February 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

huaaa I love Gilmore Girl and the Pool house is very awesome!!! :)
I think they should adding 1 more season,where logan and rory finally getting married. btw I love loreai w/christopher not luke huhuhu

jen February 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I’ve been looking for the painting in Lorelai’s foyer for years! If anyone has information….. Please let me know :) I miss the girls!

Laura February 20, 2011 at 12:45 am

I just wanted to drop by and say I love this post! I am OBSESSED with the gilmore girls too, it gets on my husband’s nerves! I just dream of living in a house as beautiful as Lorelai’s. It always kind of bugged me that after her and Luke were really serious…and after she married Christopher, the various people wanted her to move into a “bigger” house. to me that house looked big enough (bedroom included) Maybe I’m just used to living in a tiny apartment with my husband, but I’d love to have a house as big as her’s. Not to mention it’s perfect. If I’m ever rich enough to build my own home I’m totally going to hire someone to try to make a house like that. (Pipe dreams, but a girl has to have her dreams, right?)

Amanda April 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Very strange, but the closet is used as a bathroom too… When Dean stayed over to watch a movie with Rory and Lorelai, she went to wash her face and that’s where she went. Then in the episode where she and Dean broke up, that’s where Lorelai put her “Dean-box”, she had her “Max-box” there too.

Ty May 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I came across this little site and it’s so awesome to see everyone together like this! Just wanted to throw out there to please come visit the WB lot if you get a chance! When we were shooting, the ENTIRE show was shot on the WB lot using our outdoor sets (we call it “Anywhere USA”) – we’ve shot so many things there including Growing Pains, Dukes of Hazzard, The Waltons etc… but totally come check it out. You can walk through 2 of the GG houses and take all the photos you want. The tour is about 2 hours (we offer VIP as well) and you’ll see some pretty recognizable stuff! Hint Hint** Friends, ER, Spiderman, True Blood and our friend Ellen loves when we drop by the stage to say hi!

Sebastian June 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Trust me. There are some other people named Lorelai. Not just in Gilmore Girls.

Charlie July 8, 2011 at 12:44 am

Love the pics you have posted, I can really see the detail of the homes that we don’t get enough time to notice on screen.

I wonder if you could add to the Gilmore home stuff with other places of residence, like the verious apartments on the show and other character’s homes too?

Katarzyna September 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hi, I’m looking for photos of Lorelai’s bathroom after the renovation, could you add some ?

Ryn July 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hi, it’s nice 2 c that I’m not the only GG fan that takes notices to all the details, yes I’ve always thought the bathroom & the closet was the same rm like when Lorelai goes to get bop it or she takes out her hat box filled with notes for Rory during their time apart. I’m pretty sure the only time you see the inside of the bathroom is when Rory is crying over Logan. Do you know if the bridge that Jess was pushed off by Luke is a real location or not? One more thing didn’t they get rid of the wall where the phone used to be in Lorelai’s house so in the later season there are 2 arch’s as you first walk in the door to the left and straight ahead?

ANGIE October 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

SOMEONE KNOW THE PLANS OF THIS HOUSE?
PLSEASE :3

Jessica November 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I just stumbled upon this blog, and clearly I’m a couple years late in finding it, but I grew up in the home that Lorelai and Rory lived in. The pilot episode was filmed in our home in Unionville and later re-created as a sound stage.

hookedonhouses November 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

No kidding? Wow! That’s so cool that you grew up in Lorelai’s house. Thanks, Jessica!

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