Inside the Real House from “The Kids Are All Right”

by hookedonhouses on July 7, 2014

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House in California | hookedonhouses.netAlthough it was kind of a small movie, the house where they filmed The Kids Are All Right made a big impression. Since the day it hit theaters, readers have been asking me to feature it. I’m excited to finally have some info about the house it was filmed in, along with photos of how it looks today to share with you.

"The Kids Are All Right" movie house | hookedonhouses.net

The movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, and Julianne Moore, was filmed on location in this house in California.

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

In the July ’14 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, they featured the house and mentioned that The Kids Are All Right was filmed in it. I was so excited, I immediately had to take some screenshots from the movie so we could compare the two.

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

The house was built in 1941. When homeowners Kevin and Susan needed more space for their family, they told BH&G that they decided to remodel instead of moving. The result is a mix of old and new design.

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

Jules and Nic have a pretty lavender bedroom in the movie…

Bedroom in "The Kids Are All Right" | hookedonhouses.net

…that reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s bedroom in her Hamptons house. Similar, right?

Gwyneth Paltrow's Bedroom in the Hamptons

No photos of it or the bathroom in the magazine, though, so I’m not sure if they look the same.

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

The master bath has an unusual wood tub surround that looks very nautical:

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

My favorite room was probably the kitchen. Here’s how it looked in the movie:

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

And here’s how it looks in BH&G:

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

You can see the same bar stools are still in the room. The homeowners say they were going for a mix of modern with cottage style with details like the concrete countertops next to butcher block:

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

I like the windows better without the curtains that were in the movie:

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

I spent a lot of time trying to get a better look at that hutch in the kitchen while watching the movie, but actors kept getting in the way… ;-)

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

So I was happy to see it’s still in the house and that they got a great photo of it for the magazine:

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

I wonder what they did with the light fixture over the table, though? I’m guessing it was just taken out for that photo because I assume the family still needs to be able to see their food while they’re eating at night…

"The Kids Are All Right" Movie House | hookedonhouses.net

BTW, the actor who plays their son Laser in the movie is Josh Hutcherson, who now stars in the Hunger Games movies as Peeta. He was also in Zathura – another great “house movie” (I featured that Craftsman here if you want to see the pics):

Zathura Movie Craftsman

Quite a few of the scenes in The Kids Are All Right were shot on the deck and in the backyard:

Back Deck of House in The Kids Are All Right movie

Pick up the July ’14 issue of Better Homes and Gardens for the article by Candace Ord Manroe and more photos by David Tsay.

The Real "Kids Are All Right" Movie House in BHG | hookedonhouses.net

P.S. Did you see the townhouse Julianne Moore remodeled in NYC?

Julianne Moore's West Village Townhouse

Visit Houses Onscreen to see more, including…

A Single Man movie Lautner House

The Mid-Century House where A Single Man was filmed

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Kay July 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

I love California! I love Mark Ruffalo (ruff! ruff!)

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Luciane at HomeBunch.com July 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hi Julia!

How are you doing? Haven’t talked to you in a while! Hope you’re having a great summer so far! :-)

I’m loving this house… especially that kitchen! It’s full of personality!

Have a Blessed week, my friend!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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Kelly - Talk of the House July 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I am amazed how much they DIDN’T change. It seems that the homes in movies usually don’t look like the real houses that they start from. So this is pretty cool! I am looking forward to see Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again sometime soon.

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Lisak July 8, 2014 at 12:09 am

Pretty house. I am so over the giant industrial lights over the island trend. Time for something new.

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dak July 8, 2014 at 3:24 am

Funny, I have never seen this movie before but rented the DVD just a couple of days ago – I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but am now looking forward to it just to check out the house!

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Katie July 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

I was just watching this movie this week and was wondering if it was a movie house that you had covered. Lo and behold, the next morning a post pops up about it. I love the craftsman’s style of the home and all of the built in bookshelves in the main living space.

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