Does the Stepford Wife Come With the House?

by hookedonhouses on February 14, 2011

mannequin in living room 2

When I saw this photo in the real estate listings, I immediately thought of Stepford, Connecticut’s creepy robotic housewives. Remember those long, old-fashioned dresses they wore? Here’s one of them from the original Stepford Wives movie (played by Paula Prentiss):

original Stepford house (4)

How would you caption this real estate photo? (Thanks to Holly for finding it!)

P.S. You can see the houses from both of The Stepford Wives movies here.

Go to Bad MLS Photos to See Rooms Full of Dolls,a Life-Size Sleeping Grandpa, and an Even Creepier Mannequin Than This One!

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Billy February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Please ask your clients not discuss wedding plans around Miss Havisham.

linda @ Lime in the coconut February 15, 2011 at 4:18 am

…one lump? or two?…..

jennie w. February 15, 2011 at 7:12 am

Charming Victorian home for sale. Fake polygamist housewife not included.

Ricki Jill Treleaven February 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

My words are failing me…. :(

Okay…so here goes…..

“Could we please have quiet on the set! Return of the Zombie Pygmy Brides, Take Six. Action!”

(See the little creepers on the mantel….)

Robin February 15, 2011 at 7:56 am


Jennifer February 15, 2011 at 7:56 am

Yes, the Stepford Wife is disturbing, but why in the world are there SHUTTERS OVER THE FIREPLACE!?!?

hookedonhouses February 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

I’m guessing the TV is hidden behind them.

Allison Hall February 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

The shutters were the first question that popped in my head also…
My guess is that there are shelves behind them and there trying to disguise an unsightly mess….But all they did by doing this is draw more attention to it…

Luciane at February 15, 2011 at 8:25 am

Besides having great posts about movies, you also have the best sense of humor! :-)

That’s something you don’t display anywhere… or have it, for that matter. But if you must, please hide it while selling your house. :-)


Luciane at

Post of the day: Multi-Million Dollar Beach House.

Amanda @ Serenity Now February 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

“Matilda Jean liked the faux greenery and floral drapes so much more than the stifling decor at Macy’s, so she decided to stay.”


Mike February 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

“Martha understood when she married John that his late wife would always be important. She thought, however, that her presence would be limited to a few photographs, and was shocked to find her stuffed next to the mantle.”

Melanie February 15, 2011 at 9:16 am

LLOL-Literally Laughing out Loud!!

Maaike Quinn @ Life with FlyLady February 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

I found the picture to be very scary and this sentence makes it even worse! Very creative Mike :) but I don’t think I will sleep tonight :p

Mikalah February 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

As Margo strategically placed herself by the fireside before the dinner party, she bemoaned the fact that she had told her plastic surgeon she wanted “Perfect, porcelain skin.”

kc chick February 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

New listing: Model home in a one of the area’s most desirable neighborhoods!

Erin February 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

“Looking for the perfect victorian charmer for you and the little missus? We’ve got it! Don’t have a little missus? We’ve got that too! Batteries not included with the house.”

Michelle February 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

Is she holding a limp doll or are they flowers? What sort of Realtor allows these things to be photographed for a listing?

Handy Man, Crafty Woman February 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

ewww, it DOES look like she’s holding a stuffed doll of some sort!! creeeepy.

Nichole@40daysof February 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

I’ve got nothing. I’ve always thought I had some pretty strange relatives, but this photo is proof that it could be worse. Much, much worse. ;)

isa February 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

It reminds me of a more colorful version of Psycho…. I am just waiting to see Norman Bates walk in….

“Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies. ” LOL

xo Isa

Stage It Up January 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

LOL!!! Very funny!

Derek February 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Caption it? I’m still trying to get over the lattice room divider, the floral valances, and the shutter doors over the fireplace. Oh, wait, whats up with the southern bell bride? This must be what the Bride in the attic of Disney’s Haunted Mansion looks like in daylight.

Bre February 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

This is where Victorian flowery embellishments and prints go to die. That lifesize doll (seriously is this a trend?? I’m disturbed.) is beyond creepy. It definitely made me think of Stepford Wives too!

Kim February 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

It’s the Corpse bride, run away, run away. After looking at this picture, it literately reminds me of the movie “The Corpse Bride”. I’m waiting for that girl to come to life.

quintessence February 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I live in the original Stepford Wives town!! And believe me, they filmed here for a reason!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy February 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm


Laura February 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I’m always amazed at some peoples personal taste… I’m not saying I have good taste, but come on… that’s just plain creepy!

Elvira February 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

“It reminds me of a more colorful version of Psycho…. I am just waiting to see Norman Bates walk in….

“Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies. ”
Isa, my thoughts exactly!
Dolls have always creeped me out. Life size dolls are even worse. There’s no accounting for taste.

Kristi F February 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm

“And it comes with a dressmaker’s mannequin too!”

London Lisbonite March 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Agree with Billy, it’s misshavisham!

Stage It Up January 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I don’t know what’s scarier, the woman or the mannequin.

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