Reese Witherspoon’s San Francisco Apartment in the Movie “Just Like Heaven”
by hookedonhouses on January 30, 2012
I asked for the movie Just Like Heaven on DVD last Christmas just because I loved the fabulous wood-paneled San Francisco apartment in it. Based on the number of requests I’ve gotten from readers to see it, I’m not alone! Reese Witherspoon played Elizabeth, a hard-working doctor who doesn’t have much of a personal life. She does, however, own an apartment in this Victorian Russian Hill building with killer views of the city from every room…
After she’s in a terrible car crash, a landscape architect named David (Mark Ruffalo) rents her place. There’s a catch, though: her spirit is still living there, and she wants him out.
Leslie Dixon, a San Francisco native who co-wrote the film, used to live in this apartment building. They actually only shot 10 days in San Francisco The interiors of the dream apartment were built entirely on a soundstage.
As Mark Ruffalo talks about filming the movie for the DVD’s special features, you can see the outside of one of the windows on set:
Here’s how it looked when they filmed Reese’s character through that window:
The hallway is beautiful but looks a little spooky in this shot…almost like it belongs to the house in “American Horror Story.”