Have you noticed that a lot of scary and suspenseful movies tend to have fabulous houses in them? Case in point: the one from The Uninvited. The house sits on 4.9 acres on Bowen Island in British Columbia with 550′ of waterfront, and–lucky for us–it’s on the market right now, so we can peek inside.
The Uninvited, a remake of the Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters, is a thriller about a troubled girl who returns home from a mental hospital to discover that a new, possibly evil stepmother has moved into her home (played by Elizabeth Banks).
It may not be a happy home, but it sure is beautiful.
Producer Walter Parkes says he fell in love with the property:
“I would say 75% of this story takes place at the house, and really, in any given movie there’s some element that if you didn’t get that element, you couldn’t make the movie. The specific issue on this (project) was the house.
“We went all over America. We went all over Canada. We had scouts in New Zealand. But I have to say, I’ve never seen a location like this. I’ve never found a place that is so perfect for a movie, so evocative, that suggests the family is both welcoming and kind of foreboding.”
You can read more of the interview with Parkes here.
Filming a scene in the kitchen:
I’m in love with this bathroom:
According to the Edmonton Journal:
The location needed…an entire redecoration on the inside to ensure the eight-year-old structure looked “lived in” and suitably intellectual. Antiques and artwork were rented locally and some “insanely expensive” wallpaper was imported from Britain to give the house a “writerly” feel: In the film, David Strathairn plays a successful novelist.
A scene from the movie with Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, and Emily Browning:
Have you seen the movie? Did you guess the surprise twist at the end? Or were you too busy gawking at the house to pay attention to the clues?
The house is listed for $6.95 million. For more photos and info, check the listing by Hal Barber. Thanks to Jenny for the link!