One of the most searched-for movie houses on my blog is the Spanish hacienda-style ranch that Meryl Streep owned in the romantic comedy It’s Complicated. Who could forget that tile roof, the wide veranda, the beamed and vaulted ceiling in the living room, or the sumptuous kitchen? I couldn’t!
So I was pretty excited to hear that the real house where the movie was filmed is now on the market for $12 million. Okay, so it may be over $11 million too much for most of us, but at least we can look, right?
Iamnotastalker tracked the property down in person a couple of years ago. She wrote on her blog:
“Throughout the movie, Jane’s house is shown to be surrounded by a long, white wooden fence. That type of fence pops up quite often in film and television productions and when it does, it is pretty much a dead giveaway that filming took place somewhere on Potrero Road.
“So, I decided to begin my search there. And sure enough, about ten minutes into the hunt, I located Jane’s house! As it turns out, it is situated less than half a mile east of JMJ Ranch, which was featured in Win A Date With Tad Hamilton and the more recent Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez.”
Interesting! You can see her post about it here.
The interior scenes were shot on a soundstage in Brooklyn. Here’s how the movie version of the living room looked (via Elle Decor):
The real house is larger than the movie version appears to be. It has over 6,000 square feet. Unlike the movie house, which just has an open area between the kitchen and living room with a dining table in it…
No freestanding tub in the real master like there was in the movie:
For more photos and information, check the listing by Nicki & Karen. Thanks to Luciane at Homebunch for the scoop! Joni wrote a great post about the real house when it was on the market the last time with photos of how it looked then that you can see at Cote de Texas.
Want to see more photos of how the house looked in the movie? Check out my original post about the sets (including Streep’s to-die-for bakery) in It’s Complicated.
Writer and Director Nancy Meyers has built a reputation for movies that feature houses we’d love to live in. Thanks to her, we also have these other great movie houses to drool over–all of which I’ve featured and are among my personal favorites:
Do you have a favorite Nancy Meyers movie house? I don’t think I could choose. I’ll just take one for every day of the week, if that’s okay…