The 2006 comedy (using term loosely) Because I Said So, starring Diane Keaton as a meddling mother with three grown daughters, may have gotten lousy reviews, but I think the sets were fun to look at! Producers say they wanted to show the best of L.A., so they shot in places like Malibu and Venice Canal.
My favorite of the houses had to be Johnny’s, a charming bungalow on the Venice Canal. So I was excited when I heard that 1) it was a real house, not just a set, and 2) it was for sale.
Here’s the front of the house, as seen from the canal:
When the movie was filmed, the house belonged to actor Garett Maggart (who happens to be the half-brother of singer Fiona Apple). It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath home and had an asking price of $1.265 million. The listing is still up for now, even though it just sold.
In this scene from the movie, Johnny (Gabriel Macht) brings Milly (Mandy Moore) home to meet his son for the first time:
The front door shown in the listing:
The house was built in 1924.
Milly in the kitchen, crying over spilt dishes:
I love those yellow cabinets:
The fireplace shown in the film:
And in the listing:
You can see the rest of the photos in the listing (thanks to Lu for the info!).
Now let’s take a look at Daphne’s (Diane Keaton’s) house. They never gave us a good look at the exterior in the movie, but I caught this quick glimpse of it during the DVD Special Features:
They said that they filmed a lot of the movie in Malibu, so I’m guessing that’s where this house was. Daphne’s Living Room:
Milly (Mandy Moore) is a baker with an eclectic style that is reflected in her house. It’s a little retro and a little modern. Very fun.
An overhead view of the living room shows Daphne and Milly rearranging the furniture:
Which of the three houses from the movie is your favorite? I would take the Venice Canal bungalow in a heartbeat. How about you?