Hey, remember the house from the first season of American Horror Story that was so beautiful, it gave you chills? Okay, so maybe it wasn’t just the gorgeous woodwork that made the hair on the back of your neck stand on end (ha). They managed to transform this grand old home into something downright spooky for the TV show, where it was known as “Murder House.”
Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott were the haunted homeowners on AHS. In real life, however, it’s known as the 100 year-old Alfred F. Rosenheim estate in L.A., and it’s back on the market for $5m.
If it looks familiar to you even though you never watched the spine-tingling FX series, it may be because it’s appeared in so many other movies and TV shows over the years.
The listing with Joe Babajian says, “It’s been prominently displayed in an impressive catalog of films and TV shows such as Old Blue Eyes starring Frank Sinatra in the 1950s, a Halloween-themed episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and 2002’s Spiderman, as well as Law & Order, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.”
I compared the real house to how it looked on TV in my post about American Horror Story that remains one of the most popular ones I’ve ever written. Clearly, there are a lot of “Murder House” fans out there!
Coincidentally, another house that actress Connie Britton has lived in on TV is back on the market — the one from her current country-music drama Nashville. Here’s your chance to get a better look at that big brick kitchen her character Rayna cooks in!
The listing says, “Private/Gated Estate. European Village-Style Setting. Superior Construction. Adjacent to 2600+ Acre Percy Warner Reserve.” You can see the post I wrote about the sets on Nashville, comparing the real rooms to how it looks on the show when it was on the market the first time around here.
I’d love to live in a community of cottages on the water like this.
Designed by Wenzlau Architects, this house is part of “an intimate 7-home waterfront community” on Puget Sound’s Dyes Inlet developed by The Cottage Company.
The listing says, “Custom details and finishes including solid wood floors and paneled ceilings, honed granite counters, vaulted, light-filled spaces, extensive builtins, custom cabinetry and tile.”
The listing says, “Amid snow-tipped mountains & vast forest parkways lies a magnificent 10,000 square foot estate home. Prominently located in the exclusive gated community of ‘The Cairns on the Bow’ is this Architectural Digest showpiece. Features include great hall with towering totem poles, hidden staircase leading to the stone wine grotto, and two-story library.”
It features one of the biggest kitchen fireplaces I think I’ve ever seen. But the bearskin rug (with head attached) would have to go before I moved in…
The listing says, “Beautiful Conyers Farms is where Academy Award-winning producer and director Ron Howard and his wife chose to raise their family. Their private country estate on 32 acres includes a shingle-style main house, a charming Craftsman style guest house, an indoor sports complex, observatory silo with Meade telescope, barns, paddocks, greenhouse plus formal rose, boxwood and organic gardens.”
The indoor pool is, just, wow:
Thanks to the readers who told me about these listings! Do you have a favorite?
Happy Friday, Friends! Hope you had a good week. I’m just SO happy it’s May and the weather has finally warmed up.
Spring is always a challenge with my dog Maizie, though, because she’s terrified of storms. She even freaks out if she hears rain on TV. If you’ve figured out a way to calm your pets during rough weather, I’d love to hear it!
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