About Julia

Julia in the sunroom with MaizieHi there! I’m Julia and I’m hooked on houses. I created this blog in 2008 for fellow lookiloos as “A Fun Place to Get Your House Fix.” Since then it has gotten about 80 million page views, which boggles my mind. Clearly, I’m not the only one who’s hooked!

I’m not a designer (so don’t ask me how to decorate your living room), and I’m not a “house snob” (so don’t be afraid to invite me over!). I’m more likely to swoon over a cozy, well-designed cottage than a sprawling, show-offy mansion.

I want this to be a friendly and spam-free corner of the Internet where house lovers can gather, so I moderate comments to make sure the conversation stays positive and on-topic. Your comments will appear after I’ve approved them.

I’m married to my college sweetheart Dave and we live in Ohio. We’ve got two kids, Jake and Lily, and a sweet (and sleepy!) little Shih Tzu named Maizie.

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marie November 27, 2011 at 2:03 am

thanks a lot for your blog I am so happy to find it! I am living in France ( and I am french) and I always looked after a blog like this .I found it after a reseach about John Grogan’s house , because I realy like his farm house, and I was creazy when I saw all the others photos about Brother’s and sister’s house, Baby boom ..thanks a lot !! have a good week end !


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Thanks, Marie! So nice to hear from you! :)


Kat Forsyth November 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

I just watched “Yours, Mine & Ours” starring Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid . Do you have any pictures of the houses and the lighthouse in that movie?


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I haven’t featured that one. I keep a running list here if you’re ever looking for a certain movie or TV show on my site:



Monica Kroos February 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

I loved the lighthouse so much! I also liked the Victorian house. I especially liked the fact that it had big glass windows!


Zara December 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Hello, Julia! I write to you with Russia.I am very glad that has casually found your block:) Inspiring, fine and very positive!!! Good luck to you in all and good mood!
Zara :)


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Thanks, Zara! :-)


Victor December 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

Do you have any information/photos of the house used in the movie ‘Ghostwriter’?


hookedonhouses December 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

I don’t. You can see all of the TV shows and movies I’ve researched here: http://hookedonhouses.net/houses-onscreen/. If it’s not on that list, I haven’t featured it yet.


Andrea December 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Hello, I’m not sure if you can help, but the search engine directed me to your website! Although there are many wonderful pieces on the Parenthood show, one piece that always sticks out to me is the First Aid Cabinet in the Bravermen Grandparents kitchen, do you happen to know where I can purchase one like it?


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Sorry, I don’t know where you’d get something like that.


Jackie December 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Hi Julia, I enjoyed your blog and you pictures of White Christmas. After noticing you are from Ohio, you should visit Augusta, we are located on the Ohio River and the home of the Clooney`s and the famous White Christmas parade. (I`m on that committee too) You can also check my shop out on facebook at Jacqueline`s Place in Augusta. Augusta, Ky also has a facebook too! Have a great holiday! Jackie


hookedonhouses December 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I love Rosemary Clooney! I really should get over to Augusta one of these days. Never been!


Michelle Gonzales December 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

is that white GORGEOUS home picture above your home???? its ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!!!!


hookedonhouses December 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Oh, no. I wish! That’s the house from the movie “Practical Magic.” I wrote a post about it that you can see if you follow that link above.


Felice December 17, 2011 at 1:14 am

Hi! I just found out about your website today and I am so deep into it that I can’t even remember how I came across it! I was searching for something that I can’t even remember now. I love your blog, it is absolutely amazing! I am obsessed with houses and can’t wait to own my own house someday! (have to graduate college and start making a larger income!). Unfortunately I found your site during finals… which is tragic because I just want to spend hours on your blog and not studying… haha. I guess I should get back to that…

Just wanted to say I love, love your blog! So happy to have found it! (And to know there is someone else just as hooked on houses as I am!)


hookedonhouses December 17, 2011 at 11:05 am

That’s so nice! Thanks, Felice, and good luck with your finals! :)


Herrmann Schmidt December 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

looking for Futuro I am happy I found Your side.
Wandering through the pages I just recocnized I have been invected to loving houses
long since. Thanks for Your side, and greetings from Germany , Herrmann.


hookedonhouses December 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

The Futuro “UFO house” was one of the first ones I wrote about when I started the blog in 2008. Glad you found it. Always nice to hear from my readers from around the world!


katie December 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

Great Job on your blog, I am just begining to dig into it and I love it! I did not think that there was anyone else out there like me who was so into houses like me, so cool! It is fun for me as you have tracked down and described some of my most favorite tv and movie homes!


Lisa December 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Hi Julia,
I just found your blog and LOVE it! I sent the link to two of my friends who I’m sure will also pass your “Are you hooked?” quiz with flying colors. I just wanted to mention that I don’t see anything on here about the house in the movie “Far From Heaven” from 2002. I loved the house in that movie and would love to read more about it. If you’ve featured it already, I cannot find it here, so I would appreciate a point in the right direction. If not, consider it a recommendation for future coverage, if you haven’t done so already. I’d love to see more!!


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I haven’t featured “Far From Heaven,” but that’s a good one! Thanks, Lisa. :-)


Caroline December 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Dear Julia,
I absolutely love this site! I like to see what the tv and movie houses look like up close because whenever i’m watching a show or movie I get a tiny glimpse of the houses which are usually beautiful! I really appreciate your time in capturing each possible frame of these pretty rooms! I have looked at American Horror Story, both Father of the Brides, Somethings Gotta Give, The Holiday, and many more houses. I was wondering if you could feature the many houses of the television show The O.C. This show ran from 2003-2007 and it follows the lives of the Cohens, the Coopers, and the Roberts. A very good teen drama/soap opera. The houses are really pretty and I would love to see more of them! Please e-mail me if you need any information and if you are interested in doing it! Thank you!


hookedonhouses December 23, 2011 at 12:28 am

Thanks, Caroline! You know, I don’t think I ever saw The O.C. I’ll have to look for it on Netflix!


Caroline December 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Yeah! Check it out! It is more of a teen show so I don’t think most adults have seen it but I think it would be worth checking out for your site!


Cal Carter December 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Nice site!
I love looking at all the super luxury homes that are way over the top. Pretty amazing how some people live!


Matt Walker December 23, 2011 at 1:49 am


You have very beautiful blog(hookedonhouses.net) and the content quality is great. I liked your blog and want to contribute to it by being a guest blogger if you can allow. I promise you that the content quality will be excellent else you can reject my articles.

It would be great if you give me an author login or else I can mail you my write-ups. It’s all up to you how you want?

Please think seriously, I am looking for a long term relationship.

Kindly respond, I am eager to hear you.

Thanks and regards,
Matt Walker


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Sorry, but I don’t accept guest posts.


DiAnne December 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Whenever the movie Candleshoe from the mid 70’s starring Jodie Foster and David Niven is playing on the classic movie channel, I always make a point of watching just so I can see the house that was filmed on location at Compton Wynyates in Warwickshire, England. I am not sure if the interior is a soundstage or if they actually filmed inside the estate.


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I’m not familiar with that one.


Warren Stewart December 29, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Julia, It’s SO great to run across your site in these troubled times. Wall Street made so much money throttling the real estate market, and even more when they slammed on the brakes. A lot of people, towns, and families have been hurt or destroyed in the process, so it’s a tribute to the strength of the American Dream’s appeal that so many of us still seek places like yours to connect with positive energy. I spent nearly 30 years restoring Historic houses for a living, but it wasn’t until the reckless greed of the large banks destroyed 3 decades of my work and home equity that I honestly knew I had followed my heart. Owning my own home is still the greatest investment I’ve ever made… in myself. -KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK! (Happy New Year too!)


hookedonhouses December 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Thanks, Warren!


Julia January 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi Julia. I’ve found my twin. Not only in our names, but our vocation and interest as well. I’m a writer who also is obsessed with homes. I thought I was the only one. I stumbled upon your blog and now I’m hooked. Can’t wait to see more.


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I knew I had a twin out there somewhere! Nice to meet you, Julia. :-)


Barbara Boucher January 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Julia, I love your site! I was looking up Spelling Manor and found you. Lucky me! I can see why your site is such a smashing success.
I tried to click on some of your “Funny Real Estate Photos” with no luck.
I also tried to subscribe to your latest posts … with no luck their either.
Please advise.
Thank you, Barbara
And Happy New Year!


hookedonhouses January 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Were you trying to click the posts listed here:


I tried clicking a bunch of them at random and the posts all came up fine for me. What happened when you tried to click on them?

Just checked the RSS feed and I can see all of the latest posts. Not sure why that didn’t work for you either. Here’s the link:


Sorry you had so much trouble, Barbara!


Julia January 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Julia, I have an idea for the two of us, using both our strengths and connections. Can you email me privately? Julia


Ray Johnson January 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Hey Julia,

My name is Ray Johnson and I am a fellow Cincinnatian and fellow house junkie. My wife and two daughters and I currently live in Oakley, but are selling are house and are moving to Clifton next month to be closer to there school. Anyway, I have not visited your site in awhile, but when I had a desk job I used to check it out daily.
The reason I am emailing you is to bring to your attention 1843 William Howard Taft Rd which came on as a new listing today in Walnut Hills. You have to check out the mls pics of this one, I mean I was actually frightened when I did. I know you have a section for bad mls pics and if this is not already on there I have a feeling you might want to add a few of them from this place. You will see what I mean.
From visiting your site it looks like things are going really well. Keep up the great work and thanks for all of the wonderful pictures and great copy to go along with them.

Take care,


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Those mannequins would kind of freak me out if I walked into a room and saw them there! Great house, though. I linked to it on my Facebook page so everyone could see it.

Here’s the listing if anyone else would like to check it out:

Thanks, Ray!


Gail January 3, 2012 at 12:34 am

Thanks again for your great site … I LOVE the house in Utah (and know right where it is … near Park City and just outside the charming little town of Heber)
PS … have you gone to buyronpaulshouse.com … UGH. That’s all I need to say. I think voters should see that site before they vote … it definitely says “something” about him.
Have a great new year.


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

No, I hadn’t seen Ron Paul’s house. Interesting! Thanks for the link, Gail.


great love quotes January 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

It shouldn’t be surprising that we seek solace in the wisdom of others, whether it’s from our friends, or from passages and songs that we can identify with and which see us through our grief and pain. We not only learn that we aren’t alone, but that eventually we will mend our heart, heal our open wounds and perhaps even love again.


Sally January 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Hello Julia,

Where was this blog when I needed it ? I love it! I found it today doing research for decoration of my sun room / office.

Here is why I was searching every where for housing information a few years ago (wishing to find something like your blog):

Bought a 1950’s house in 2006, donated it to local fire department for fire fighting exercises, razed it, designed new house myself, including new kitchen. Searched Internet endlessly for ideas on house design, room design, landscape design. Finally did it all myself. Gave plans to architect who rendered my design in blueprints, built house. Took 3 years – the usual nightmare complete with lawsuits. Moved in July 2009 (still unfinished – builder abandoned the project). But the house turned out beautifully – or so I am told. Kitchen designed for two working professionals – 2 dishwashers, 2 microwaves, 2 refrigerators, and 2 huge islands. Great house for entertaining.

In 2010, came down with incurable cancer and given two weeks to live (as a result of house stress???) Had surgery, radiation, and multiple sessions of chemo (which caused neurotoxicity and hallucinations, delusions (messages from hell), delusions of grandeur (need to save the universe), mutism (refusal to speak), suicide talk, persecution, conspiracy. In a coma for several days). Health has been precarious for the past 2 years. In December 2011, we were ready to start new clinical trial when CT and MRI scans showed that there is currently no evidence of disease!

House is beautiful, I’m now busy getting the garden ready for posterity, have written, illustrated and published a children’s book for my new and future grandchildren as a legacy, and I love driving up my driveway and coming home to my beautiful house. I am loving every day!!!


hookedonhouses January 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Wow! Loved your comment, Sally. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to tell us your story. You’ve been through a lot! Maybe you need to start a blog so we can follow along on your journey? I’d read it! :)

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2012!


Carolyn Coss January 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Just found your blog! I love it! I have just spent the last 2 hrs. enjoying all the movie/tv homes! As Gilmore Girls was my all time fav show I had fun checking out the pics! And I loved all the info on Meet Me in St. Louis, Pollyanna and White Christmas. Thank you! Carolyn


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I love hearing from fellow “Gilmore Girls” fans. I love that show! Thanks for stopping by, Carolyn. :-)


Jude Harrison January 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

Hi Julia,

Sorry for leaving this comment here but I wasn’t sure where else to put it. I am writing to inquire about advertising opportunities on your site?

I am working with a major DIY brand; I think it is a good match for HookedOnHouses.

Kind regards,



hookedonhouses January 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

Haven Home Media handles all of my advertising now. You can contact them if you’re looking to do an advertising campaign with “house blogs” like mine!


Lisa January 11, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hi Julia.
I wrote to you not long ago about starting my own blog. Well here is the link to my first post, http://twentyphive.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/step-one/
I’m a little overwhelmed with the design elements that wordpress offers, but in time I’m sure I’ll pickup on it and my blog will evolve into something hopefully half as fantastic as your’s and other amazing bloggers like yourself. If you have any advice to offer, I’d gladly accept. Again, thanks for the inspiration.

Baby blogger,


hookedonhouses January 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

Good for you, taking the plunge! I’ll be over to say hello. Best of luck with it, Lisa! :)


natalya January 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Hello!The “Home Alone” House for Sale in Winnetka-Now to be this house in cost?-Tell what price? Where exactly you are, the matter is that I live in Belarus, nearby to Russia. and How many years to the house?With impatience I look forward to hearing from you.


hookedonhouses January 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Natalya–All the information about the “Home Alone” house that I know is in this post: http://hookedonhouses.net/2011/05/08/the-real-home-alone-house-for-sale-in-winnetka-illinois/


natalya January 12, 2012 at 4:28 am

Thanks for the help.


natalya January 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Julia you couldn’t prompt to me with whom I can communicate concerning this house?


hookedonhouses January 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

It would be the real estate agent who listed the house. Follow the link to the listing. If it’s still active, there will be an email address and phone number on it for the agent.


natalya January 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

many thanks, I will try to find


Baby Jewel January 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm


I am stuck with a navy blue carpet and light green walls. am finding it so difficult to get a curtain or decorate the room and feel at home. please help me out.
Thank you


Pamela January 13, 2012 at 11:59 am
hookedonhouses January 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

Very cool–thanks, Pamela! :)


Jean January 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

I stumbled upon this wonderful blog two days ago and have been obsessed ever since!! My husband and I have lived and worked in boarding schools for twenty years and have never owned our own house. Looking at houses for sale (not that we could ever buy; we are teachers remember) is my obsession. Well, looking at ANY house is my obsession, just like all of you. I love everything about your site, especially the cottages section!!!!!! My new “house porn” blog!! Thanks so much.


Melissa Savitt January 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Hey! I am hooked on your site and on houses as well! One house that I can’t get out of my mind is the ‘Chicago’ house from the movie Cheaper by the Dozen (it’s really in LA) – any info on it? You know, for my dream where I have millions of dollars to spend? LOL


hookedonhouses January 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

I actually started a post about that house over a year ago but keep forgetting to finish writing it. One of these days I’ll get back to it! Thanks for the reminder. :)


Niki Wise January 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hi Julia,
I just discovered your article on The Mack house from 2008. Jacob Mack was my grandmother’s second husband. My parents were married in that house and I spent many days there as a child for family get together’s. I remembered the wonderful kitchen with the built in refrigerators, the goldfish pond in the back garden and the “gold” bathtub in the 3rd floor suite. There was a rose garden like the one in Alice in Wonderland, a grand piano on a dais in the living room and a flagstone terrace. I believe the tub had a brass surround that was always polished to a bright gold color. I remember that there were 2 balconies, one on the tower and one on the back of the house and an elevator. It was lovely to see that the house has been restored and saved. I was afraid that it might have been cut up into apartments.
You can pass this email on to the Luniewskis’ if they are interested and thanks for the article.


hookedonhouses January 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

Oh, wow! That’s one of the first posts I ever wrote. Loved that house–how wonderful that you have childhood memories of spending time in it. Thanks, Niki!


Donna Jacobs January 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hi Julia,
I’ve been following your blog for quite awhile now, and I always love the TV/Movie houses that you write about. My kids make fun of me for noticing the details of houses when we are watching movies, but I just can’t help myself!!! Yesterday I saw the movie “The Descendants” with George Clooney. I cannot get his house out of my mind. It is beautiful!! I would highly recommend it for a future blog. Besides, I would LOVE to know more about it.
Thanks! Donna


hookedonhouses January 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hi, Donna! I haven’t seen “The Descendants” yet, but I like George Clooney and keep hearing good things about that movie, so I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!! :)


Erin Hines January 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Hi Julia,
I am smiling while writing this because I love the serendipity of life- finding your blog. I love everything about houses, even ugly ones. Home tours, open houses, model homes, have always been favorite entertainments! An hour ago I found your blog and I expect to spend a lot of time with you. Thank you for “Hooked on Houses”.
Sunny greetings from Arizona,


hookedonhouses January 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Nice to hear from you, Erin! Thanks so much for your comment! :)


Angus W J Robertson January 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I’m a great fan of “Hooked on Houses” but you need to gt rid of (or at least reduce in size) those adverts. above your picture to the lhs of your articles on homes-houses. They block parts of the text and images of your pieces.


hookedonhouses January 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Sometimes the ads go awry like that, which is frustrating. Everyone sees different ones, according to their browsing history and the posts they’re reading at the time, where they live, etc., so I’m not seeing the same ones you are and didn’t know there were issues. You can always hit “refresh” to load the page again and get different ads. They should change each time. But sorry for the trouble!


Nicole Baker January 18, 2012 at 7:37 am

I have a 200 year old home that is in need of remodeling – can you help?


hookedonhouses January 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

I’m afraid that’s not my area of expertise. I haven’t remodeled any old houses myself. Sorry!


Erin January 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

You should totally do the Kensington House in the movie “Flushed Away”! Super fun movie, and a beautiful flat!

That is all :-)


Kari January 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

OMG – I just stumbled across you (hope it didn’t hurt) and decided instantly that we were separated at birth. From the time I was designing 65-room mansions for myself at the age of 8, I have been addicted to looking at house architecture and imagining what the homes look like inside. The birth of the HGTV network was like the invention of crack cocaine. My four televisions are tuned to it about 80 percent of the time they’re on. Like you, I am less impressed now with size as I am with style and form and function – not to mention that certain “je ne sais quoi” that just makes so many homes so fun to look at. Even though finding your site has caused me to lose a lot of sleep over the past few nights, I am so happy to have found it. Thank you for doing what I wasn’t ambitious enough to do for myself!


martha January 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

congrats for your perfect site.
Is it possible that you add some photos from the movie “last night”?
great movie, great place

thank you in advance


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I finally got around to watching that movie last night. That apartment is pretty amazing! Thanks for telling me about it, Martha.


Tracy January 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I love this website….and I love houses. Do you have any pics from the Beetlejuice house?


hookedonhouses January 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

Sorry, I haven’t featured that one. You can see the entire list of movies and TV shows I’ve written about here:



Karen January 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Hi, Julia. I came across your site when I was searching for something else, and I’m really glad I did. I also love anything that has to do with houses. It is a relatively new interest for me. I know I will enjoy your website and intend to read everything that you are offering. Please keep posting, and I will keep reading.


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Thanks, Karen! I appreciate that! :-)


Kim February 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Here is some info on the filming sights of the movie Secretariat. I love your blog!!

In the movie, when Secretariat runs his first race, the stunning race track you see is not really Aqueduct, but Keeneland. When he runs the most important race of his life, what you see in the movie is not really Belmont Park, but Keeneland. Sharp observers will also recognize the incomparable paddock area at Keeneland as the back drop for the pre-Belmont Stakes press conference. Historic Keeneland Race Course is no stranger to film making. Both Dreamer and Seabiscuit were filmed in part at this national treasure.

Immediately past CastlePost, take a right on Pisgah Pike for a brief scenic driving tour through a small part of Kentucky’s famed horse country. You’ll pass a charming church on your right, Pisgah Presbyterian. The graveyard behind the church has Revolutionary war era graves. You may recognize it from a scene early in the movie. This is where the graveside service for Penny Chenery’s mother was filmed.

Follow Pisgah Pike to Old Frankfort Pike (State Highway 1681) and turn right. This is one of Kentucky’s best scenic byways. You’ll drive past stunning farms, including Darby Dan, a top-rate equine facility since the beginning of the 20th century. Its white fences, stone entrance, manicured fields and white columned manor house make it a quintessential Bluegrass horse farm. The distinctive green-roofed barns to your left may look familiar. The scene where Penny Tweedy and Seth Hancock discuss syndicating the breeding rights for Secretariat was filmed at Darby Dan.


hookedonhouses February 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thanks so much, Kim!


Sabrina Tilden February 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

So I’ve had your blog “favourited” for ahile now, love it!! Great job!! Anyway, I was playing on mls for something to do and came across this and thought you might like it :)
Flower power much??



hookedonhouses February 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

Wow! Words fail me. Thanks, Sabrina!


Kelly February 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Hi, I first found your site almost a year ago when you featured the home from Modern Family, thank you so much for your detail and attention to the smallest detail. I loove that home! I was just watching How I Met Your Mother, Marshall and Lily have moved into a home and it is beautiful, the dining room has fabulous curtains, amazing paint color and the plates, with clocks on them hanging on the wall… love it. Could you pretty please add that home to your list of goodies, I would soooo appreciate that. And yes, Dave’s home on Alvin and The Chipmunks was to help the moms get through the movie, love that house!!!!

Love keeping up with your blog,


hookedonhouses February 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm

That’s so funny that you should mention Marshall and Lily’s new house. I kept pausing the episode when I watched HIMYM last night to get a better look at the rooms. I especially loved the lavender dining room.

Thanks for the suggestion, Kelly! :)


Kelly February 7, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I have since found out about the plates… they are salad plates from Pottery Barn and are only available during the holidays *tear*, the dining room is gorgeous, the kitchen, not so much! I am glad to hear you have been enying the new show as much as I have ;)


hookedonhouses February 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

Yeah, they definitely made the kitchen look as dated as possible. Got a kick out of seeing those old appliances!


Jamie February 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Ohio! Historical marshall, Michigan. Love houses like all the others here. My husband and I have fixed up 4 old ones and are hoping to move on to building a new one. We think it may be crazy! Guess what, no two story living room here and apparently people build houses to have a 6000 square foot house. We are not in the norm. You have my dream job! Have fun with it!!


Joffre Essley February 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I also am from Ohio. Like you I have started a website to cover one of my favorite topics, houses.

Unlike you I am not a writer, just one who loves to write.

I have tried to find an email address, but could not, so I am leaving this request in your comments. I would like to exchange links with you. First, because I need the link in, and second, because it would be an honor to link in to you.

I would put you in my Friends roll until I can find a spot in my content. IF I can borrow any photos that will be an easy find. Anyway, please check me out at http://www.house-design-coffee.com . Feel free to leave comments.

Thanks for your time.


hookedonhouses February 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Hi, Joffre! Sorry, but I don’t do link exchanges and I don’t have a blogroll. I was getting hundreds of requests to add links and it got to be a little crazy. Instead, I now link to my Top Referrers every month as a way of saying thanks to those bloggers who send traffic my way.

Best of luck with your new site!! -Julia :)


Joffre Essley February 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

And continuing success to you.

Thanks for the reply. It is nice to find a site where the proprietor reads her mail.


Brenda February 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I love Hooked on Houses!! I came upon it by accident about a week ago when I was searching for the cottage used in “The Holiday” movie (I’m a little disappointed that it isn’t real). I have enjoyed looking at your website almost every night since.

I have recently been looking for slipcovered furniture, but what little I have found in my area is too soft, and I have to crawl out of to stand up. Do you have any suggestions for slipcovered furniture that is firm to sit on?


hookedonhouses February 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Thanks, Brenda! My Ektorp sofa and chairs are the from IKEA and they’re definitely firm. In fact, I think the chairs are a little TOO hard. The price was definitely right for them, and the slipcovers are easy to remove and wash.


Brenda February 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Thanks for the tip. I have looked at the IKEA furniture online, but am reluctant to purchase it without sitting on it first (the closest store is about 300 miles from my home).

I noticed your decor is the much the same as mine. It looks like the dishes on your table in the sunroom are the same that I have (Johnson Bros. “Old British Castles”)…(I also have the winter “Friendly Village”). Your sunroom is alot like mine with the white wicker furniture and bead board on the ceiling and board and batten on the walls. I also have an affinity for mercury glass.

Again, I love Hooked on Houses!! I will be a regular viewer!


Carla February 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

Hey Julia
Love “Hooked on Houses’ I was wondering if you might check out Mandy Moore’s apartment in the movie ‘Because I Said So’ it also starred Diane Keaton.


hookedonhouses February 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

Hi, Carla! I wrote a post about “Because I Said So” here: http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/08/24/the-venice-canal-bungalow-in-because-i-said-so/.

If you’re ever looking for something, you can see the list of all the movies I’ve covered here: http://hookedonhouses.net/houses-onscreen/.

Thanks! -Julia


Carla2 February 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Hi! I am searching for 1956 lighting ideads. I have a suburban modern ranch, with a cathedral ceiling, and exposed beams. Any ideas on this?


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Hi, Carla! That’s not really my area of expertise, but you might find some ideas at Retro Renovation, a blog that features midcentury remodeling and decorating: http://retrorenovation.com/

Good luck!


Candace February 11, 2012 at 1:15 am

Hi Julia,

Daryl Hannah’s rustic stone house in Malibu’s for sale. Can you find interior photos to post? Hope so.

Many thanks,

Long Beach, CA




hookedonhouses February 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

Oddly enough, it’s not showing up in the real estate listings (it says that address is “no longer active”). I’ll keep watching for it–maybe it just hasn’t been officially posted yet. Looks like an interesting property! Thanks, Candace.


Barb February 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm
hookedonhouses February 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Thanks, Barb!


Jessica February 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Oh my goodness I love your site! I am OBSESSED with real estate and anything relating to home design! I LOVE your post on its complicated and I was wondering if you knew or knew where I could look for the exact glassware that Meryl Streep’s character has?
Please keep your site going forever!


hookedonhouses February 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oh, sorry, I have no idea what glassware she uses.


Essie February 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Can you do a post on the show ‘Happy Endings?’ It airs right between ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Revenge’ on Wednesdays. I particularly love Alex and Penny’s apartment.

I was also wondering if you have any pics of Mary Margaret’s (aka Snow White) apartment on the show ‘Once Upon a Time?’

Thank you I love your blog! :)


hookedonhouses February 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

“Happy Endings” is hilarious. The sets really are great. I’m afraid I don’t have any photos of them or the ones from “Once Upon a Time,’ though.

Thanks for the suggestions!


Becca February 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Hi Girls,

This is the only place where I have been able to locate pictures of Mary Margaret’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ apartment. Just scroll down for the pictures:



hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Great photos! Makes me want to watch the show now just to see more of that apartment. Thanks, Becca!


Cathy February 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hi Julia,

I am also hooked on your wonderful blog.
I watch some shows just for the decor.
Joan and Melissa “Joan knows best?” is one of them.
It’s on the WE channel.
This shot shows just a peak of the living room with Melissa’s snow
globe collection in the backround.
Was just wondering if maybe you could add this Malibu house to your blog.



hookedonhouses February 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

I have seen that show and I like her house. Thanks for the link to the photo, Cathy!


MK February 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hey Julia
When are you going to feature the Desperate Housewives homes! I love them, particularly Gabrielles!
Also, I know you’ve already done a great job with the Mr & Mrs Smith house, its amazing, but I just love that house so much would love to see more pics.


hookedonhouses February 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Still debating whether I’ll be doing the Desperate Housewives. TV shows take me forever to do, especially when there are that many houses involved!


Karen Newbery February 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I am trying desparately to find a still photo of the green/white striped 3(?) drawer chest that is in Emily’s beach house on Revenge. It’s a beautiful piece that i would like to replicate to sell in my booth at the antique mall. I cannot remember which episode it was from. any help would be appreciated!


hookedonhouses February 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I looked through my “Revenge” photos and couldn’t find a photo of it, so I don’t know. It does sound familiar, though!


Callie Costello February 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I wanna hear more about your son, Jacob. I heard he’s quite the looker. ;D


hookedonhouses February 21, 2012 at 7:38 am

Ha. Hi, Callie!

He is a handsome boy. Sorry to disappoint all the young ladies out there, but he already has a girlfriend. ;-)


Amy Salmon February 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Wow! I’m SO thrilled to have found your site! I, too, LOVE houses!!! I kinda thought I shoulda been a RE agent, just so I could go through houses more, but I’ve been a stay-at-home mom of many for years. Anyway…thanks for having this site! :)
— Amy in Sacramento


hookedonhouses February 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

Thanks, Amy! Nice to hear from you. :-)


Mb February 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I enjoy your website!
Just saw This Means War with Reese Witherspoon. There are a couple cute houses in it-especially Nana’s. It says it was filmed in Canada but you never know…check it out!


hookedonhouses February 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I haven’t seen it yet but keep hearing about the houses–I’ll have to go see it!


texasgirl February 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Looks like Mary Kay’s house is up for sale. Might make for an interesting post :)



hookedonhouses February 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I’ve got it written and ready to go later this week–thanks!


STEWIE March 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

One gets a lot of real estate for the money. three mil seems awfully cheap for this palacial beauty!!


Andrew February 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

HI Julia,
Very much enjoying your site. My wife and I publish a homes magazine in London Ontario and are rather hooked on houses ourselves. (Guilty of tracking down some This Old House projects as well as a few movie and tv settings) We are restoring a rather unique home if you go to our website. I must say your site has re-energized me to get out site in better shape.
All The Best


hookedonhouses February 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

Oh, wow, what an ambitious project! I’m so happy to see that you’re restoring that beautiful old house. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thanks, Andrew!


Tina Canniff February 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

It gets worse and worse the more you look at it…and what’s up with the troll cottage?


Tina Canniff February 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Corporate Wife February 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Hi Julia,
I’m a brand new humor/real estate/mom/tech-un-savvy blogger on the block and I gave you a shout out in a recent post.. http://www.moveitsister.com/2012/02/who-wore-it-better-mls-edition.html

I love your site and especially look forward to your posts about celebrity homes and (of course) bad MLS photos!


hookedonhouses February 29, 2012 at 7:23 am



Ira March 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

Hi Julia,
I don’t remember what exactly I typed on google when your blog came up in the search results,but I’m not complaining. Its absolutely fabulous!In fact today is the first day I’ve seen this site and already spent 2-3 hours on it :) Your posts about the different celeb houses, popular TV shows/movie caught my sight and I’m hooked-The Twilight houses, the Proposal house-almost every house I really liked in a movie is mentioned here. Amazing!Keep up the good work.. :) cheers

P.S.- I loved watching “Friends”-and i love Monica’s apartment.If u ever find the time, please try and analyse that too :)


hookedonhouses March 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

That’s so nice to hear, Ira–thanks! I’ve been collecting pics of Monica’s apartment in a file and will eventually have enough to write a post about it. Stay tuned! :)


Kathleen August March 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

FYI – Cameron Diaz’z house in The Holiday is the home of my son’s best friend. It’s on Orlando Road in San Marino.

There is a beautiful fountain in the front courtyard, but they took it out for the movie and replaced it after filming. They did use the interiors, but they completely redecorated them to suit the Amanda character.


hookedonhouses March 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

Interesting! Thanks, Kathleen.


Paola March 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hi, I love your blog! I have a little suggestion… the movie When A Stranger Calls… :p …I know…. but that house is AMAZING!!!


STEWIE March 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

Dear Julia,
When Marilyn Monroe’s house went up for sale in 2010, one real estate agent wrote that O.J. Simpson had once owned the house at 12305 Fifth Helena Dr. This would have been in 1969 when he bought his first house with his wife Marguerite and baby daughter Arnelle. In 1969, buying MM’s house would not have the claim to fame it does now and would not have cost very much in 1969. Even though there have been quotes of MM paying over $90,000 for her first (and last) house, she actually paid under $60,000.

In 1962, $90,000 would buy a huge estate even in Beverly Hills or Brentwood.
Simpson’s Rockingham home was the 2nd huse he ever bought in 1979. As real estate agents have access to names of previous owners, can you confirm this fact, Julia??
Thanks anf Kindest regards-


hookedonhouses March 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

Interesting! I’m not a real estate agent, but the records should be on the county auditor’s website, right? I’d check there!


Priscilla March 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

Have you ever done anything on Janes Village in Pasadena CA. They are a lot of fun!


hookedonhouses March 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

No, I haven’t. Thanks for the suggestion!


Stephanie March 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Saw this today and thought it was very interesting! Dick Clark’s house in Malibu



hookedonhouses March 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Thanks, Stephanie!


Susan Watts March 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Hello, Julia. I came across your website and LOVE IT. I was especially taken with the links to cottages and restored barns. I happen to have both! My property, Sunnyhill Farm, contains a barn renovated as a guest house, a greenhouse converted to a studio, and the main house, a Victorian cottage. All were built around 1900 and are located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (ten minutes from historic Newport). We face a vineyard and abut an equestrian trail and golf course. The property is for sale. Do you include properties for sale on your website? If you follow the link below you can see photos! So glad to find you…I will send your website info out to my friends. Warmly, Susan Watts



hookedonhouses March 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

How lovely! Thanks for the link, Susan. I do feature houses that are for sale, so I’ll definitely keep yours in mind. Best of luck with it! -Julia :-)


arash March 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

Hello Dear Julia,

This is Arash 34 years old from Iran-Tehran.
I searched in Google for luxury homes and i found your web page.
I,m looking for success ways because i couldn’t be a rich man until now.
I want to know how can i be a rich man?
How can i make more money?
I,m working from 1990 but i don’t know why i couldn’t make more money?
I very like be a rich man.please guide me.
I have print diploma and i,m a offset print instructor in one of German company in Iran.but i don’t like for the other one i like work for myself.
I apologize for taking your time because you are a success women.
Thanks a lot for your attention to my email.
I apologize if i have any mistake in my words .

Yours Sincerely
Arash Kia


hookedonhouses March 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

Sorry, but getting rich is not really my area of expertise! I’m just a writer, after all. :-)


Kristin Michler-Belleza March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

Hi Julia,
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your site. When I want to take a quick break at work, I just click over to Hooked on Houses & daydream for a minute (or 5!)
I took a break this morning & looked at some of the cottages you like. It reminded me of a street in Tampa, Bungalow Terrace. It is in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa FL, a historic area filled with great homes. I used to live in Tampa & work in Hyde Park. I could drive around South Tampa, especially Hyde Park, for hours looking at the houses. I came across Bungalow Terrace one day & fell in love the street. Unfortunately, for the short time I was in Tampa, a house never came up for sale or rent.
I haven’t found much info on the street, but here is some for you to check out:
Bungalow Terrace- http://www.sptimes.com/2003/03/28/Northoftampa/Terrace_snuggles_in_c.shtml
Hyde Park-

Thank You,


hookedonhouses March 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks, Kristin!!


tim burke March 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hi Julia my name is Tim Burke. you have a picture of a house on here with your article about the Heidelberg project well the Orange house is my home and studio my name is on the house. ive spent 10 years working on this house please update and give me credit for my art work if you go to my web site you will find out more info on me and my art thanks Tim Burke.


hookedonhouses March 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Hi, Tim! So nice to hear from you. You’ve got a great website. I just updated the post with a link to it and with your name. You can see it here:


Thanks so much! -Julia


Mai March 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

Wanted to let you know I love your blog. Found it 2 days ago and I can’t stop reading. I’d appreciate it if you’d please do a post on Robbin Williams’s movie “What Dreams May Come” (1998)- Chris Nielsen. One of my favourite RW’s movies.


Myra Martinez March 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I just saw this real estate listing for NFL star Hines Ward. I dont know him but his house is, well, sexy. I thought you might like to see it…..



hookedonhouses March 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Thanks, Myra!


Mary St. George ( Lakefrontmary) March 26, 2012 at 8:48 am


I also have a blog called The Chair On The Lake
I write about homes that exist mostly in the Finger Lakes area, but also many others. I also write about events and restaurants in the area. I really enjoy your blog and have put a link to it on my site. Have you thought about a blog article that shows properties that contain two houses. There are several in our area on the lakes. Some started out as family compounds and others just a main house with a guest house. Let me know if you are interested and I can supply some material for you. Love seeing others with the same or greater interest in houses as myself.


Julie B. [Holland] March 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

Julia- have you seen any pictures of the house Giuliana and Bill bought in California with the white picket fence? I’ve tried to search some on the net but I cant find any. It looks like such a cute home .


Patricia March 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

Hi Julia, I have been following you since 2009, and I just love this concept you have created. So I was surprised to see that you have never featured the NYC apt. on The Goodbye Girl, a 70s film that happens to be a great film and Richard Dreyfuss was even nominated for an Oscar, as well as the film was nominated for Best Picture. I know you get tons of emails about requests to feature houses and apts. from movies, but YOU have to do this one, there’s a vanity in her room that’s to die for and the tapestries all around the apartment are gorgeous and timeless. I did a small blog post about it, but this is nothing compared to what you CAN do. Pretty please!!! Thanks Jul;ia, and have a lovely day!


Melanie February 19, 2013 at 2:07 am

I love The Goodbye Girl!!
I am watching it right now and she has white subway tile running
through her kitchen!! Would love to see this apartment picked apart
by Julia. :)


Jackie March 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I’m a Texan and I still don’t believe someone would build this house. You have to watch the slide show all the way to the end. http://www.landsoftexas.com/land-for-sale/100-acres-in-Comal-County-Texas/id/151983


hookedonhouses March 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A Texas-shaped house? Too funny!


Cathy March 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I found your blog, Hooked On Houses, quite by accident! I’m glad I did! You sound like me…. house obsessed! Especially cottages… I have a question — the painting of your childhood home by Fifi Flowers…I love Fifi’s work. Do you know her personally? Does she do commissioned pieces?
I’ve written about houses for years in many publications and always thought it would be fun to have a blog…. but instead I think I’ll just read yours! Happy House Hunting!!

Cathy G.


hookedonhouses April 1, 2012 at 7:44 am

Hi, Cathy! Fifi is a talented artist who writes the blog Fifi Flowers: http://www.fififlowers.com/. She still does commissioned pieces, and you can contact her through her site. I love my house painting! :)


Caroline April 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Good morning:)
I have a request. I know that it is not easy. But could you add photos home Demi Lovato. I’d love to see it. Of course, if possible:)



Lori Henkle April 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

I was looking at your post on where you blog and was amazed to see my parents’ kitchen table! Well, obviously it’s not *their* table, since that one is in their kitchen, but I’ve never seen another one like it in my life until now. Mom and Dad bought it used 50+ years ago when they were first married, stripped the horrible paint off of it, and turned it into a beauty like yours. My brothers and I grew up around that little table, and we all still gather there today. That table has always been the heart of my parents’ home and it is like part of the family. I’ve worried over what will happen to it someday (a day I hope is far away), but thanks to your blog I now know what its future is. Thank you for making my day!


hookedonhouses April 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

No kidding?! That’s pretty wild that we grew up with the same table. I still love using it as my desk after all these years. :)


Barbara Corcoran April 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Barbara is doing a segment for NBC and would love to use a few of your photos – we can certainly give you a credit on air – please let me know as our deadline is in two hours.



hookedonhouses April 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Sure! Just let me know which ones you need. A credit is always appreciated! :)


Michael April 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Dear Julia,
Like many on here, I stumbled on your site quite by accident but thoroughly enjoy it. I am just an old gay guy with a lot of serious medical issues that keep me isolated. I won’t bore you with details, just my fantasy. When one is feeling they are close to the end of this life, they dream of things to come or things that could have been, and one of mine is having, or have had, one of the beautiful, charming, victorian homes like the “Owens” home and passing the time gardening in a green house. Thank God for the internet! For me, television has become pretty much a bore. What happened to old fashioned good manners? And I am only 54! LOL. Thank you for the walk down memory lane. It is a beautiful work from the heart, something I find (hooked on homes) that I realized I had, just a little too late in life. Maybe you can help me on some silly ramblings: what are the style of the homes called in San Francisco (row houses?) and also the ones always depicted in the Bourbon Street areas in New Orleans? (French provincial?) Thanks again!


hookedonhouses April 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hi, Michael! Are you talking about the Victorian Painted Ladies in San Francisco that are painted various colors? I love those. I used to have a photo of them in my blog header, but then everyone assumed I lived in San Francisco. Ha. Nice to hear from you! :)


Barbara April 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hi Julia,

Still LOVING your site, can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share everyday.

I’m sure you get inundated with emails and listings, but I had to share this with you. As a house lover, particularly OLD houses, OldHouses.com is another of my favorites. I saw this one today and love the house, but the price has got to be a misprint?


hookedonhouses April 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Wow! Only $3,000? I could afford it! :) Wonder what the real price is?


Barbara April 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

oooh! Should have used “tinyurl”!


Sarah Hoogendoorn April 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hi Julia, I wondered if you had ever gotten the scoop on the country house in the movie “The Wedding Date”. It is fantastic and would love to see your take and more photos of it!


Sherrie Mock April 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I am both happy and sad that I have stumbled across your site. Happy because of my enduring love of houses, rooms, and all things decor. Sad because I may never be able to actually get any work done!

Thanks for creating such a wonderful space for those of us with an abiding love of the abode.


hookedonhouses April 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Well, being productive at work is overrated anyway, isn’t it? Ha. So nice to hear from you, Sherrie–thanks for taking the time to say hello! :)


Tammy Michaelis May 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I love this site and have been really enjoying the movie houses. That’s all I’ve got to so far. I have spent a lovely rainy weekend watching “Something’s Gotta Give”, playing the kitchen scenes over and over while I cook and bake. I live in a 150 year old Victorian House ( in Melbourne, Australia) and I’m trying to get ideas for doing up my own kitchen without being too starkly modern (which is what’s popular here at the moment).
I hadn’t really realised until now how much the houses in movies really influence my choice in movie. Apparenlty I am also hooked!!! There are such beautiful houses in the US and around the world. I am surprised though, that I haven’t found on your site yet, the wonderful English Estates in ‘Gosford Park’ and ‘Easy Virtue’.
Looking forward to seeing more of what you have to show. Thanks so much.


Lauren Jacobsen May 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Dear Julia,
I am an interior designer in Los Angeles. I have a newsletter I send out to about 375 potential clients. This May I am focusing on entertaining outside and I came across a photo on Google Images of a (Loggia with vines) I would love to put in my newsletter this month. The photo had your site attached to it, so I am e mailing you to see if you are the owner or know of the owner as I am requesting permission to use it.
If you send me your email I can send you the shot, or you may know it by the name.
Please let me know.
BTW, I do like your blog. I have just started mine and I am in the midst of re designing to accommodate more interesting bits of info. Would like to list you on my blog if that is of interest.

Lauren Jacobsen


Andrea Sisson May 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Your blog is very lovely. Where in Ohio do you live? My husband and I are originally from Ohio and are now back searching for a perfect farmhouse on nice private but open-field land to film our second feature-length film. We are looking in Ohio – Loveland area and want to find a place near or within an hour from Loveland/Indian Hill. The house/farmhouse/farm would also double as our living space for at least a year, with an option to stay longer/buy the place. We are open to buying, renting, or being donated a place for the project. It is a film that uses the farmhouse and farm as a place of sanctuary, peace, health, creativity, and happiness, and we’d love for the space to turn into this special place even after the film is through. Do you have any ideas or know of any farmhouses for rent/sale/or beautiful, white or wooden houses that are unoccupied, or people that may be interested or that may have an idea for the project? It would be wonderful to hear back from you. I am not sure if you are even in the area, but perhaps you are.

This is the trailer for our most recent film shot while we lived in Iceland —> https://vimeo.com/31977012



hookedonhouses May 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Hi, Andrea! I actually used to live near Loveland, in Goshen. Beautiful area. I’m not a real estate agent, though, and have no idea what kinds of farmhouses they might have available. You might have to go a little farther into the country to find one–not sure. Best of luck with finding the perfect place and filming the movie. I’ll check out the trailer–thanks! :)


Irja May 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

I love your blog! I’ve been hooked on houses my whole life.


Jenna May 22, 2012 at 4:40 am

Hi, Julie! I happened upon your blog quite by accident… in fact I don’t even remember what I had been looking up when I found your page… See, I work nights and get quite bored, so there’s no telling what I was puttering around with.

At any rate, I was quite entertained for several hours on your site. In fact, you inspired me to go back to one of my favorite past times… looking at houses… that I’ll most likely NEVER be able to afford much less visit one, but it’s fun and you can get all kinds of ideas of things you can do…. and things you DON’T want to do… decorating wise.

Anywho… I happened on one house tonight, while at work, and cringed at nearly every picture. I cannot BELIEVE that the realtor actually put these pictures up. It’s insane! But, made me think of you and your Bad MLS Pics section, so I thought I’d share it with you.





hookedonhouses May 22, 2012 at 6:18 am

Oh, my! They sure have a lot of critters in there. Thanks for the link, Jenna! :)


Donna May 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Ted Kennedy’s old house in McLean, Virginia is on the market for a mere $10 million. http://mclean.patch.com/articles/former-mclean-home-of-teddy-kennedy-up-for-sale


hookedonhouses May 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I hadn’t seen that–thanks, Donna!


Julia Klimek June 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’ve spent my whole life thinking I was just nosey!!!! I love old houses, new houses, cabins, cottages, mansions…. just homes in general! I love seeing how people decorate, the good, the bad, and the ugly. And I’ll pass up just about anything to spend a day checking out open houses! This site is soooo fun! Thank you!!!!


Brenda June 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

A long time ago Beverly Garland did an interview with someone about her home in the hollywood hills, it was so pretty, do you have any information on the home or know where I can get pictures of the inside?


Brenda June 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I am looking for Beverly Garland’s home in the hollywood hills she did an interview with someone a long time ago and the inside of her home was so pretty. Do you where I can get any pictures of this or the interview?


Danielle June 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Hi Julia!
I have a movie house to suggest. I cannot find any info/pics online, but I have a feeling you’re gonna love it – so you might want to watch it. I happened upon it by accident. When I walked into our den after work one day the TV had been left on and this movie was playing. I was about to turn the TV off when I saw THAT HOUSE! You can imagine what happened next. I sat there and watched an entire movie just for the house. Anyway, from what I can tell it’s a little known movie starring Rachel Bilson called “Waiting for Forever.” The movie may not be great, but the house is definitely something special!


Renee Tornabene June 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hello Julia!

I’m a huge fan of your blog. I love your work and have nominated you for “one lovely blog award.” Here’s the link back to my post:




hookedonhouses June 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Well, aren’t you sweet? Thanks, Renee!


Gregory June 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Hello Julie. Just found your blog by chance and I’m loving it! I was looking for Ina Garten’s house and I found so much more! Thank you for sharing your passion with us! I took the quiz and realized how much I was “hooked” (a lot more than I thought) LOL To answer your question about whether or not Madonna cooks: no she doesn’t. But when she is on tour, she has a personal dietitian that cooks for her.
Anyway, thank you for your blog and I can’t wait to look at all the pictures of those beautiful homes! Take care.


hookedonhouses June 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Thanks, Gregory! Nice to hear from you. And thanks for the Madonna scoop!


Ron June 14, 2012 at 10:09 am


Would you consider doing a write-up on Mortgage pre-payment? I have been using the principles for the past 15 years and have same over $100,000 in mortgage interest payments. I have now built a system (TQ-Max.com) to make the process easy for anybody to implement. It’s free to use the basic functions. I thinks most homeoners should be doing pre-payments and keep some of the interest that go to the mortgage lenders.

Let me know if I could send you some material for a blog post.


Marigold June 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Julia, Sally Field’s new house is to die for!


I, personally prefer it to her former, much larger Malibu home.


hookedonhouses June 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I hadn’t seen that–thanks, Marigold!


Katrina June 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

I was wondering if you could get some pics of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new LA home. Saw it on Good Morning America and its absolutely gorgeous!


Mary St. George ( Lakefrontmary) June 27, 2012 at 11:02 am


I believe this is the same house that was featured in Veranda magazine – I loved the doors and windows leading out to a stone patio.


Gregory July 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hello there!
Just found this incredible website , I thought I would share with all the “hooked-on-houses” out there!



hookedonhouses July 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

That is a great site. Thanks, Gregory.


Jonandre July 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Hi Julia,

We have a Magnificent 5 acre 14,000 square ft home valued at 10 Million in Rancho Sante Fe. Its near San Diego and its basiclly sitting there furnished doing nothing.

We are interested in making it a movie or network tv home…any thoughts or leads?

Please let me know,
Thank You! JA


hookedonhouses July 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I know there are sites that list houses available for filming. You might want to get your house registered on one of them. And if it’s ever used in a movie, you’ll have to let us know!


Lisa July 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I know this will sound like a very random question, but here goes:

Do you, or any of your readers, know of a house on Lake Michigan between the dunes, and probably no further than Saugatuk (yes I know that is an incredible stretch), but I am thinking it was closer to Benton Harbor.

What I can remember of it was it had green-glassed windows, a bit retro with the entry stairs leading up to the front door were tubular steel powder coated in off-white. The whole house was the same stucco off white. The left side of the house (road view) was pretty much all windows. The garage was on the right under the second floor.

It was in a “new” subdivision at that point, that appeared to be putting up gated security. The road off the “highway” (red arrow I believe, but not sure) seemed to cross a set of railroad tracks, and the contstruction of the edition had used a landscape barrier.

Like I said, I know this is a long shot. I saw this house 20 years ago, and it has “haunted” me ever since that I wish I would have taken pictures and noted its location.


Kira July 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi, I just found your blog when looking for photos of Aria’s bedroom on Pretty Little Liars. I LOVE how you have a section for TV & Movie Houses. I would like to recommend a set that you may like. The movie’s not so great (kinda awful, actually), but the set is amaaazing. The movie’s ‘Killing Me Softly’ with Heather Graham, you may have heard of it. Anyway, that’s my 2 cents. :)


Paul DeConinck July 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I’ve read some of your stories about the HGTV show “House Hunters”. Have you ever thought about doing some follow-up stories on some of the couples on the program? Whether they were happy with the houses they purchased in the long-term? Or even, if the couples stayed together. I don’t know if the conflict between couples is real or manufactured, but it does make you wonder if some of the couples who are newly married stay together.
Thanks…. Paul


hookedonhouses July 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

If any of them would like to share details like that with us, I’d love to hear them! :-)


Tiffany Gardner July 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hi Julia,

I just love your blog! I have been hooked on houses for as long as I can remember. I thought your other readers might be interested in seeing photos of my home which can be found at my website http://storybookcottage.wix.com/home.

As you’ll see, it’s up for sale now due to life’s circumstances, so I’ll never get to do those last things I wanted to, but I did quite a bit! My last project, … :(, was the main floor bathroom. Hope you enjoy!


hookedonhouses July 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

What a charming house! I’ll add it to my next post about readers’ houses that are on the market. Best of luck with it, Tiffany! -Julia :-)


Tiffany Gardner July 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thank you so much Julia!


Linda Symak August 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I just accidently found your site and I love it…..I have always loved houses too…all different styles….and love going to open houses just to see what some of them really look like…I love your section on movie homes….very interesting to find out about them…I noticed you didn’t have Forrest Gump’s house on here…I would love to see what you can find…..also your section on cottages is another of my favorites..just a suggestion…but what about lighthouses that have been turned into homes….new homes are nice to see…but I am more interested in anything old…especially if it has any kind of a history to it…I will definitely be sharing your site with friends that I know have the same inter we do…thanks for sharing with us.


Mary St. George ( Lakefrontmary) August 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I also post homes, that had different uses originally such as churches, barns and other structures.


Jaz Christine August 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I was googling pictures of gone with the winds Tara and came across your site, & im in LOVE! Honestly i can sit here for hours and just look at all the different house you post! But i was wondering if you could do the homes from Pride and Prejudice? I absoulutley would love that! Thanks!


Marilyn August 19, 2012 at 4:58 am

Could you add to your TV Houses Murder She Wrote? I love the Bedroom in The Szechuan Dragon and Jessica’s Living Room . The whole Victorian House (Outside) is a B&B in Mendocino, California and a real House! But the inside were sets… Also her Condo in New York in “Bite the Big Apple”
Love your site,


Regina Johnson August 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

Julia, I love everything about this site! Thank you for sharing your passion with the rest of us! I have become addicted to the Lifetime show The Client List and I adore the home that Riley Parks and her children live in. I would love to see this home added to your list of TV/Movie houses.
The character’s open plan home is so welcoming and that backyard is perfect for family fun. And, that tub!
Help Julia, feed my need add it to your list!
God Bless,


Stephanie August 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

Hi Julia!

Could you add to your site the house owned by Tenley Parrish’s (Jessica Biel) family in ‘Summer Catch’? Old movie, 2001. Lovely big, white porch….




Dee Batis September 7, 2012 at 2:34 am

I’d like to know what happened to Antonio B, winner of Design Star, who has one of the most original & creative design styles ever. His was one of my favorite shows. I’ve had quite enough of David Bromstad, although I picked him as the first winner & liked most of his work, he’s become too boring. Antonio, where are you? Please bring him back!!!


Mary St. George ( Lakefrontmary) September 7, 2012 at 4:54 am

I see Antonio on HGTV all of the time. Maybe he is not on when you are watching.


Linda September 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

How do you choose which houses you will use for your site? I’ve sent you 2 or 3 emails in the past 3 years and so have some of my friends and still nothing. You used to do “requests” perhaps that’s changed? Please let us, as your readers know, because we were under the impression you took reader ideas. Thank you.


hookedonhouses September 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Yes, I still take reader requests! In fact, most houses I write about are ones that readers have either suggested, requested, or sent me information about. The difference is that I used to get a handful of requests each week, but now I get hundreds. It’s kind of crazy, and it’s impossible for me to keep up with them all. I have a HUGE file of requests and suggestions that just keeps growing, day by day. So I’m afraid your odds of getting one of your requests fulfilled in a timely manner have gone down.

To answer your question, I tend to write about the houses that 1) I think the majority of my readers will like and 2) that I just love and want to talk about.

Sorry I haven’t featured any of your favorites yet!


Jackie Toye September 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

The Television Show: “Blue Bloods” on WSWG … the house of the Dad is Gorgeous! Please check it out.


Karen September 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

Here is a photo for What Were They Thinking!!!!


love your site!!!


hookedonhouses September 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanks, Karen! That link isn’t working for me, though. I’m getting a “Page not found” error.


Peggy DaValt September 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

Good morning, Julia –

I found you purely on a random visit to looking for all things, Sarah Ban Breathnach. I was talking last evening with a friend, who did not realize that Sarah had her beloved Newton’s Chapel on the market.

Sarah has always inspired me to be grateful for all things……and I do live by that….I love your site, Julia.

Having just spent the past 8+ months of my life (along with the help of a great friend), she and I put many woman-hours into decluttering and cleansing my mom’s old Victorian home and have put it on the market. Lots happened during that time, including some GREAT ideas that I am hatching in my brain for either a stand-up comic role or a bestseller. It amazes me what happens when you are the daughter of a Depression-era mom who kept EVERYTHING…..:=)

Anywhoo…..I just had to share my interest of blogs and do appreciate your very neat site.

I will keep up here as I plan to build my own home where I live now with my furry friends, who are disguised as Gordon Setters.

Be well and thank you!!

Peggy DaValt


hookedonhouses September 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

How nice to hear from you, Peggy! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself.


steph October 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I would love to see a picture of Sam Rockwell’s home! Can you possibly find a photo?Thank you,
P.s. I love your site!


hookedonhouses October 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I’ve never seen his house, have you?


Rose October 21, 2012 at 2:37 am

Wow, finaly I have found the blog of my dreams, thank you:-) I live in Norway a nd I Am definately hooked on houses. Lol


hookedonhouses October 21, 2012 at 7:13 am

Nice to hear from a new reader in Norway, Rose! Thanks! :)


Natasha November 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Hi Julia! I’m a new follower who randomly found you while searching for a pic of Tia Carrere’s house. Love your blog! I’m currently hooked on houses as well as my husband and I are endeavouring to build our dream home. Feel free to check out our blog any time. :)


Jane George November 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm
hookedonhouses November 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Wow! I hadn’t, but that house is amazing. The giant clown face in the entry scared me a little, though! Ha. Thanks, Jane!


Nicole November 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Love this! Love old houses!


shere November 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

saw a pic of yours on pinterest of glass doors on a staircase- want to do this at my house- cant get the pic to print off pinterest to show my contractor- suggestion for where to find it on you blog so I can print a copy?


hookedonhouses November 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Glass doors on a staircase? The only ones I can think of like that were in that cottage from Mississippi: http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/29/the-story-of-a-1925-craftsman-cottage-in-mississippi/. Is that it?


Selina maceroni December 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

Hi Julia …I would love to send you pictures of
Christmas decorations and mantel’s
in my house in Ontario (Canada ) but not
Sure how to go about it. I was trying to see if I
Could friend request but did not succeed . I enjoy
Hooked on houses very much. Just wanted to share
During the holiday season.


hookedonhouses December 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

I’d love to see them! You can email me at julia “at” hookedonhouses.net. You don’t have to send a friend request on Facebook because it’s a public page–all you have to do is click “like” at the top of my page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hooked-on-Houses/55680190818. Thanks! :-)


Karie December 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I am looking for a light – the one above Adam and Kristina’s dining table on Parenthood. Here is a link to the page that has photos of the Braverman family home. It’s the 28th and 29th pics.

Can you help?


Gregory December 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Hello Julia, I thought I would share this link with you (HOBBIT house inspired by the upcoming movie):



hookedonhouses December 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

That is very cool. Thanks, Gregory!


Shelia January 17, 2013 at 8:46 am

Oh my gosh, love your site. Outstanding posts! I laughingly say that I should be Charter member of “D.A.” (Designer’s Anonymous). My husband will be relieved that your wonderful site will keep me so mesmerized that I might not move his favorite chair for a day or two. Keep up the outstanding posts.


Kim January 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Julie – absolutely love your website. What a novel idea. I’ve been looking for the tab to send you an email and I think this is it. Want to see and then I’ll write more. Kim


Kim January 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Julia – Your website is so fun. I am so hooked you wouldn’t believe it. I find I watch movies ONLY that have houses that interest me. The final scene in Miracle on 34th where you can see a sconce with winter greens and an old oil painting above (or is it below) at the bottom of the staircase is a shot I’ve dreamed about and did a similar configuration on my own but always wanted to see the movie version. Another house I have dreams about is the tv show Frasier. NO, not his apartment with the view and not even Nile’s mansion. But, there were one or two scenes shot at a cabin (hard to call it a cabin really) maybe a hunting lodge with beautiful upholstered furniture especially as you enter the front door. I’ve dreamed about those interiors. And no this isn’t the seaside cottage with the dead whale nor the rustic cabin that Martin had. This home may have only been featured once and it was so elegant. (Think Charles Faudree goes East coast). If you ever find it I’ll be eternally grateful Kim


ShabbyChick February 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Julia! I just happened upon this page……I must say some of these are serious comic relief!!!!! You have the patience of Job, my friend. Gracious, gracious answers. Love this blog, as always….Angela ;)


Ingrid February 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

I’m not sure how I got to your blog but probably because I saw this http://www.fennellplace.com/ and then kept going. I’m Swedish so an American blog about houses isn’t what I would normally look for. I’m happy I found it. Am I hooked on houses? Oh yes!! I draw floor plans as a 6 year old when my friends did cute houses with flowers in the windows.
I watched the movie A Single Man and only wished for the camera to move around a bit more, so that I could see the interior of the house. (Sorry Colin Firth). The same thing about Martian Child (Sorry John Cusack).
I will spend this evening checking out the houses on your blog. Your house looks great!


Constance March 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I found your wonderful blog via SoPo Cottage. What a great place to visit. Thank you for allowing me to indulge in my favorite kind of nosiness.


Lin April 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Hi Julia,

I love your site. A friend of mine told me about you when I started a blog of my own.


My intention for the blog is to have an outlet that allows me to indulge in my passion for all things related to home design combined with my love of writing. I’m also hooked on Houzz (houzz.com) and I’m hoping to eventually get a job there.

Thanks for being an inspiration. I’ve listed your blog on my blog as a reference point for my small but growing community of followers.



hookedonhouses May 1, 2013 at 6:07 am

Best of luck with your blog, Lin! :)


Keri May 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Did you see this article about super-high-end real estate in today’s Wall Street Journal?


hookedonhouses May 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Interesting–thanks, Keri!


Susan May 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hi Julia,
Don’t know if you remember me but a while ago I sent you a pic of my childrens stove collection that sits in my kitchen. I rarely comment but enjoy all of your posts and appreciate the time it takes to research and blog about each one. I especially enjoy your cottage and movie house section. I saw an old movie the other day for the second or third time and noticed that the house which is shown quite a bit throughout the movie is not on your featured list. It is actually a cute forgettable movie from the 50’s titled It’s Never Too Late. Starring Maureen O’Sullivan and Connie Stevens. In my opinion the house stole the show. The dining room alone would make me want to buy this house. Even though it is staged for the 50’s I don’t think the sets look too dated except for a few areas. Maybe you have already seen this flick but just in case I thought you might be interested. For the eye candy the house provides of course.


hookedonhouses May 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I love old movies (and Maureen O’Sullivan!) but that one doesn’t ring a bell. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it–thanks, Susan! :)


Teri June 3, 2013 at 8:16 am

Thanks for your blog! We recently purchased the oldest “cottage home” in Lake In The Hills, IL built in the 20’s as a retreat home for a federal judge serving in Chicago our cozy little home needs lots of TLC to restore it inside and out! I love seeing the before and after pictures and may have some to share in the future. Can’t wait to receive your newsletter!


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Charles June 19, 2013 at 7:15 am

Hi Julia,

I came across your blog http://hookedonhouses.net and wondered if your still accepting guest post?



hookedonhouses June 19, 2013 at 8:14 am

Sorry, I don’t.


Laura Clark July 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Hi Julia!
I love your blog and read it every day. It’s my little escape from the world for a few minutes!
I was wondering if you ever saw Rehab Addict on HGTV and DIY. I am fascinated with what the host, Nicole Curtis, does with restoring those old homes. I actually just recently heard her speak. What I was wondering was – does she really buy and sell those homes, and how much work does she do herself? It seems like she buys hoes on some bad areas and I was wondering if she gets her investment back.
Keep up the great work!


hookedonhouses July 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Thanks, Laura! I really like “Rehab Addict” and think Nicole is amazing. I don’t know anything about how the show works or anything, but if anyone out there has info for us, let me know. I’d love to feature the show someday! :)


Becky Dodd July 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I too am obsessed with movie/tv houses. I am actually shocked to find someone else like me! It looks like (I haven’t clicked on every post) you have covered all the best ones. I’m impressed. I wanted to submit a couple of my favorites. There is a movie that I pretty much watch just for the house. One that I didn’t see on your list was All that Heaven Allows. It’s a Rock Hudson Jane Wyman movie and in it, Rock Hudson remodels an old barn into a wonderful cottage with a magnificent window. I absolutely love this movie because of this house. The other house that I just can’t get enough of, and it’s probably on your list is Christmas in Connecticut. I love that sprawling living room with the open fireplace. Thanks so much for sharing your pics. This is just fascinating, glad there are others who share this passion!


hookedonhouses July 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

Thanks, Becky! :)


Monica S July 7, 2013 at 11:03 am

I have been a big fan of yours for years!!! Love your website.
I recently saw “Pitch Perfect” with my daughter and though there are not many houses in the movie, there is a scene in the kitchen of Beca played by Anna Kendrick. I absolutely love it and want it from the little I saw. You are so resourceful in finding other views. Just curious if you will be displaying any images?

Thanks for the fabulous website!


hookedonhouses July 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Thanks, Monica! I don’t think I’ll be featuring that one since it isn’t something people would probably search for. That was a fun movie, though. And if anyone ever sends me photos or information about that kitchen, I’ll be sure to post it! :)


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cecile delouvrier July 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Hello Julia, remind me? I’m the french hooked on houses girl (I don’t know if there are a lot of french writing here by the way) and I’m also hooked on your blog.
I just created my own blog too; but it’s pretty new, I’m very unexperimented in computers and web sites so it’s far from being high quality yet, but I’m enjoying talking freely there about everything and anything and before all about my passions. As one of my passion is “English language”, most of my posts are translated in English so I can be read by whoever want to.
I can’t be googled yet but I’m sending you my address if you are interested:
Hope meeting you there sometime…
Bye bye


hookedonhouses July 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

That’s great! Best of luck with your new blog, Cecile! :)


cecile delouvrier July 20, 2013 at 1:03 am

Thank you so much Julia for visiting my blog so soon; i do really appreciate that. I hope that one day it will be as high quality as yours! Thanx again and go on with “hooked on houses”, I love it , as so many people I can read everyday!


LInda K July 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Hi, first of all, I love your blog! I’m also a house so to see new ones everyday is a true joy! I have a house for you to find: it’s on the new Hallmark Series called “Cedar Cove” based on Debbie Macomber’s books. The house in question belongs to the main character “Olivia” played by Andie McDowelll. The show is filmed in and around Vancouver, but I couldn’t find anything specific on this house. It is dropdead gorgeous, on the bay, shingle style and just about perfect in everyway.



hookedonhouses July 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I just set my DVR to record it–thanks, Linda! :)


Linda July 21, 2013 at 7:00 am

Thank you, you’re the best and I think you’ll find it stunning as well!


cecile delouvrier July 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Have you checked on hallmarkchannel.com? They offer a complete tour of the show, and virtual tour of the town, house…


hookedonhouses July 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

No, but I’ll do that right now. I just watched it and love the setting! Thanks!


Gabriela Aguirrezabal August 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi Julia,
I enjoy reading your blog!
I want to bring to your attention the Decolabs iPad app to decorate your home. The free app allows you to browse through an e-catalog and insert virtual furniture in your own livingroom to make a better evaluation of how the furniture will fit.
Would be nice if you try it and let me know your thoughts!
Best wishes,


Mary St George August 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm


Do you know if there will be an app for the droid phone? I love trying new apps.



Mikey August 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Hi, I’m only 14 and I love houses too, I have great ideas for what my house will be like but obviously I can’t have one yet… I even tidy my house a few times a week because I can’t stand it messy. :) my mum doesn’t really allow me to decide what furniture or decor to buy so I guess I’ll just have to wait. :) I really like your blog, and your house.


hookedonhouses August 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thanks, Mikey! I was the same way when I was your age–I was always organizing and redecorating my room. Nice to hear from you! :)


Bev August 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

Thanks for your updates via email Julia ! Always a good site to browse through when taking a break. Thank you for such a treat in the inbox and keep up your great work/hobby.
Kind regards from sunnynSouth Africa


hookedonhouses August 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

Oh, good, I’m glad you enjoy them! Nice to hear from you, Bev! :)


Paul Mooney August 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hi Julia

I saw this and thought you might be interested. You showed off this home in February and this article says he made a cool US$20 million! Not to shabby.


I don’t know whether you get the BBC TV program ‘Grand Designs’ in the US (we have a local version here in Australia which is equally as interesting) but it’s been going for over ten years now. Anyway, I also noticed this article as well. The program about this home aired in Australia recently and now it’s up for sale. It’s a converted water tower in central London. The pictures don’t show it’s original state. As a dis-used water tower pre-renovation it was derelict and only home to pigeons so was full of pigeon poo and dead pigeons. It’s pretty amazing how it turned out.


I really enjoy your website and although I’m also into technology, I love good design too and your website is fantastic because it also shows people’s homes as well as the famous (or is that infamous!)



hookedonhouses August 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

Thanks, Paul!!


Nancy Austin September 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

Hi Julia.
I just returned from a trip to Connecticut, where I learned about the Thimble Islands. They are a series of tiny islands, so small, there is literally room Only for one house.
From the shore of the river, you can see a tiny island with one house and one tree. . Some of the islands are merely the size of a city lot and there is just room enough for one house. You can take a cruise around to the various islands to get a closer look. One of the islands, from what I was told, has quite an elaborate house on it. I am wondering if you and/or any of your readers have ever seen any of the Thimble Island houses up close and personal?


hookedonhouses September 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I haven’t, but it sounds intriguing!


Mary St George September 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Christine Svenningsen owns many of the islands


Leanne September 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love your blog. I absolutely love looking at your TV/Movie Houses page and the way you show the differences of the real house and movie house. I would like to know if you can do the homes for The Good Witch and Cedar Cove TV shows?
I get so many great ides from your site.
Thank you.


hookedonhouses September 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I don’t know about The Good Witch, but with the Cedar Cove house it looks to me like they filmed on location for the pilot in Vancouver and switched to a set after that. I keep hoping they’ll show us more of the house, and I’d love to learn more about the real location if anyone has the scoop. Thanks, Leanne!


Maria October 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Ha ha, didn’t really realize there were more “loonies” like me out there!
Wonderful to hear that I’m not the only one watching “Something’s gotta give ” and “You’ve got mail” over and over again just for the interiors…
Thanks to you I now have some great pictures to return to.
Have you seen the film: “I don’t know how she does it”? Might be something for your website.
Thanks and love from Maria, Sweden


hookedonhouses October 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Oh, yes, there are quite a few of us loonies! Ha. I featured “I Don’t Know How She Does It” — check my TV/Movie Houses page (http://hookedonhouses.net/houses-onscreen/) and you’ll see the link to it. Love that townhouse. Thanks, Maria! :)


Jim October 11, 2013 at 10:39 am

Julia, I’d like permission to possibly use (and edit) the image of “Every porch needs a porch swing…” in an ebook I’m making for a High School friend. It’s not a book for sale, I’m not sure he can even download and view it when it’s finished! ;-) It will be made available to our HS Class, however. I would be happy to provide attribution in text below the image and/or a link to your site (probably this page? ).

Thank you for your consideration.


hookedonhouses October 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

Hi Jim! If the photo’s mine, you’re welcome to use it. If I credited it to someone else in the post, you’ll need to follow the link to see the original source. I doubt there would be a problem, though, since it sounds like it’s basically for personal use. Good luck with your project! :)


Jackie October 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I discovered your blog because it was mentioned in this month’s Real Simple. I am relieved to find that there are others out there like me – addicted to homes, renos, etc. I loved the section on celebrity homes and checked most of them out. I think my favourite is Michael J Fox’s house (Hampton’s, I think).
Thank you so much for putting this together and keeping it going. I will be checking back regularly now that I know where you are!


hookedonhouses October 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Sounds like you’ll fit right in here, Jackie! Nice to hear from you. :)


Sue October 19, 2013 at 7:20 am

Hey Julia, I just got this via my NBC Connecticut feed: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F17yDIXo&h=DAQGTZuRgAQHPpfazxlocgkY5V-RPymylMeUidycahKuznA&s=1

Joan Rivers’ CT home for sale..


hookedonhouses October 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

Thanks, Sue!


Meghan October 19, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Hi Julia!

You toured our house a few years ago–in Terrace Park, Ohio. Our home was a part of the Terrace Park Historical Tour in 2008. Truly, we had not even completed the home by the time of the tour—with toddlers—hence the comments about decor. We would LOVE to have our house re-featured–with a newly finished basement (in original 1914 walls, many room upgrades, the beloved 1902 Trenton Potteries toilet (pre-Crane). When the tour took place, we were in a different scenario—toddlers, still owning our previous Terrace Park home, not knowing our house would be made public online. Please consider revisiting! Since your post, we have had several previous children of owners (50+ years) come by for a visit–the house had been “closed off” for so long! We have truly committed to keeping the house in the original character–reusing doors. trim, hardware, fixtures when applicable, etc. We are proud of our house–in a loving and realistic fashion. And, we would LOVE another feature on Hooked on Houses!!

Since your visit, a number of Historic homes in TP have had new owners–and there are many fantastic updates: from an Italianate brought back to life; to a 1913 iron staircase railing from the vintage TPES school being reused in a new house construction; a new Victorian style home recently built to fit the old character.

Thank you so much for all that you do to promote old-house appreciation!! If people just knew the resources to contact to fix old house items—so many items would be saved!

A sidenote: Our house’s 1902 Trenton Pottery Works toilet was not working when we bought the house….and after a purchase from DEABath.com–we had all brand new mechanics to work in the historic tank. Thus = working toilet!! And, we have also won the “oldest toilet in Terrace Park” award. There are MANY distributors of parts/’fixtures out there to make things work again.

Thank you!!


hookedonhouses October 20, 2013 at 7:43 am

Oh, wow! How fun to hear from you, Meghan! I remember that neighborhood tour — so many beautiful houses. Feel free to send me updated photos of your house — I’d love to see it again all these years later! :)

(my email is julia @ hookedonhouses.net)


Vicki November 10, 2013 at 4:34 am

Yay, I got 100% on the quiz….that’s normal, right?? hahaha! As the daughter of a real estate agent, we often went on vacation and looked at open houses. Or model homes in new tracts. I love houses. I love looking at the houses in old movies, seeing their furniture, and neat old appliances – especially their stoves! Virtual tours online are a wonderful way to “peep” into homes, not to judge, but to see what I like, what I’d do with it if I had that house. I’m so glad to find your website!


hookedonhouses November 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

Oh, yes, VERY normal. Great to see you here, Vicki! :)


Anita Rosner November 11, 2013 at 9:34 am

I am a big fan of your website and drop in regularly! I have just one tiny problem: when I do stop by for a lookiloo, the next thing I know…HOURS have passed. I am hooked on “Hooked.” Thank you!


hookedonhouses November 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

Well, I do like to hang onto people as long as possible when they’re here, so I’m glad to know my plan is working. Ha. Thanks, Anita! :)


Shona November 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

Hi there,

I’m wondering if anyone has ever asked you to do a post about Mrs Miracle? It’s such a sweet Christmas film with lovely sets. I especially liked what little i saw of Miss Maxwell’s house.

Keep up the good work!

A Scottish fan :)


hookedonhouses November 26, 2013 at 8:38 am

I don’t think I’ve seen that one. I’ll have to look for it. Thanks, Shona!


LuAnn December 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Thank you for your website! I was wondering if other people thought that the house in “Something’s Gotta Give”, was amazing….who knew? Thank you.


hookedonhouses December 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

The “Something’s Gotta Give” house is one of the most popular movie houses I’ve ever featured, so you’re definitely not alone. It’s one of my favorites, too. Thanks, LuAnn! :)


Mary K Bean January 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

I feel so cozy and comfortable on your Hooked on Houses site, that I just have to send a quick note to say how much I’ve enjoyed browsing the last 45 minutes (or more) when I am supposed to be in bed because it’s late!:) In fact, I had to think…how did I get here?!? Then I recalled, I was ordering Pampered Chef online for my sister-in-law’s upcoming party…wellll, I’m very driven by curiousity about things, i.e., how and when did Pampered Chef get started and by whom? next thing I’m doing is viewing Doris Christerfor’s $6M house for sale–inside!!! oh boy!!! from you!:) Well, then I’m curious who is this “Julia” who makes me smile for 45+ minutes by the way she writes and shares all the houses, and the before and after pics, etc. -ahh! so I had to read about you–yay! I loved every thing about your site! It is SO cool how you are making a livelihood/business out of doing something you love and people love too!!! wow!
p.s. in ref to a comment when I was viewing MK’s pink mansion, yes, MK cosmetics is a wonderful company and a promising career for many women!:) ok time for my BED!! God Bless!! MK


hookedonhouses January 9, 2014 at 7:43 am

Well, your comment just made my day. That’s so nice to hear. Thanks, Mary!! :)


Maria January 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

If I remember correctly the kitchen (and house) in the film “When a Man Loves a Woman” starring Meg Ryan looked really cosy, sort of eclectic. I couldn’t find it on your list. Kind regards, Maria, Sweden


hookedonhouses January 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I haven’t featured that one. Thanks for the suggestion, Maria!


CC/MC January 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Hi Julia, I just happened on your site, as I was looking up articles on “Love It Or List It”. I happen to love that show. I am from Charleston, South Carolina. Needless to say, we don’t have basements, which I know Hillary hates. I don’t care for Jillian or Todd, but David is hilarious. The fakest show is Nicole of “Rehab Addict”. That show is so staged. Please send me any of your e-mails on future articles. I, too, am hooked on houses. Thanks, Clickster


hookedonhouses January 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I’m a sucker for those shows, too, staged or not! If you want to subscribe to my weekly updates, just click this link and give your email address: http://eepurl.com/uPFNL. I usually send them out on Fridays with a recap of all of my posts for the week. Thanks!! :)


Cathy January 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

Good Morning Julia, I love looking at your website for the bathroom make overs and the paint colors. My youngest son has moved out and I will be cleaning, sanding the floors and painting the walls once his “stuff” is removed. Then I need to paint the family room and kitchen. It is amazing how time flies and you realize it has been thirteen years since you have painted those rooms. Finally a master bathroom redo is on the list for this year. It just never ends so please keep those ideas coming.


crystal February 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Hi Julia! I love your site! Its great to find someone who loves to look at houses, rooms and decor as much as I do(: I ran into your site searching for Revenge beach house set, because of course I wanted a closer look at the wall colors and decor! I was pleasantly surprised to see you share your own personal decorating throughout the seasons in your home. Love it!!


hookedonhouses February 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

The “Revenge” sets are some of my favorites (and I love the show, too). Nice to see you here, Crystal. Thanks!! :)


Marian Horton February 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Julia, I’ve followed your blog a long time and have wondered why you’ve never posted about the adorable house in The Firm — exquisite in every detail. I would love to see that house featured. it is wonderful right down to the coffee cup Abby drinks from as she waits for Mitch to come home from work


hookedonhouses February 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Hi Marian! I saw that movie when it first came out years ago but I don’t really remember much about it. Sounds like I need to watch it again. Thanks!


Marian, and developed a small following in The Bay February 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Julia, I went one further, I became a realtor years ago due to my obsession with houses. I also became a designer with a following in The Bay Area of northern California, and in Montgomery County, Maryland. Houses and their furnishings an accents have always thrilled my heart and always will. One of my very favorite movie houses is the one featured in The Firm — pure warmth and charm and I want a house like that some day soon. Please continue what you are doing…and also, please include the Holidays as they come around. It’d fun to see how others decorate their homes for these special occasions.


Marian Horton February 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Julia, please see it again. I know you’ll see what I mean. It is an adorable cottage,
and so beautifully done…


Laura February 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

Hi Julia!
I absolutely love this website, I’m glad I’m not the only one who is hooked on houses! I really like the changes you’ve made to your house, how something like some paint and new furniture can completely change a space. I’m constantly thinking of things I can change about my bedroom, and it has changed a lot in the past few years! Especially as my style has matured/changed a lot from age 13 to 18 (the length of time we’ve lived in our renovated house) and I’ve discovered new tastes and likes (and pinterest!). I love looking at the before and after photos, it makes me want to redecorate my(parents) entire house! I’m definitely sticking around this website, thank you!


hookedonhouses February 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

Thanks, Laura. So nice to hear from you! :)


Christine Gruenberg March 2, 2014 at 1:37 am

I love old house especially Victorian houses. I watch Lady and the Tramp for their drawn houses. But, I was going to suggest the Victorian house from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I love that house.


hookedonhouses March 2, 2014 at 7:59 am

“Lady and the Tramp” was one of my favorite movies when I was a girl. I need to watch it again. I have featured the Bailey house from “It’s a Wonderful Life.” You can see it and a list of all the others on my Houses Onscreen page: http://hookedonhouses.net/houses-onscreen/. Thanks, Christine!


Marigold March 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Just saw “When a Man Loves a Woman” on TV yesterday. That house was very attractive. But my favorite movie house is the one from “Stepmom”…


hookedonhouses March 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I love the “Stepmom” house, too!


Marigold March 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

It is the most “relatable” house for me. Something’s Got to Give house is beyond my
realistic ability to achieve. Its Complicated is not quite everything I’d want in a house.
Stepmom is a more realistically achievable goal. Also, as I’ve mentioned recently. The Firm house is just adorable.


Amy March 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Came across your blog today and shared a couple posts on my kitchen and bath design biz facebook page. Also signed up for your blog subscription. Enjoy the topics and your sense of humor cracks me up. Very enjoyable, thanks!


hookedonhouses March 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Thanks, Amy! Great to hear from you. :)


SatoriSix March 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

Love your stuff! I found you after seeing a picture of the Inn that was featured in “Nights in Rodanthe” and read your feature about it. Then I saw that you had featured one of my other favorite movie houses, the “Something’s Gotta Give” Hamptons house. Then I clicked over to your feature on the “Father of the Bride” house and noticed something…the clock in the living room of the “Something’s Gotta Give” and “Father of the Bride” are the same. Fun looking at the houses – now to go look at my favorite design team’s (Roman & Williams) movie house from “Practical Magic”. Thanks for being here.


hookedonhouses March 15, 2014 at 8:28 am

I hadn’t thought about it but you’re right — they do both have the same kind of clock, and featured them before they were as popular as they are now. Great to hear from you — thanks! :)


Susan April 12, 2014 at 7:40 am

Did you see this? I especially enjoy the light fixtures in the kitchen and the whole wood in the basement. Enjoy!



hookedonhouses April 12, 2014 at 8:02 am

No, I hadn’t seen that, but I love a good time capsule house. Thanks, Susan!


Bridget May 9, 2014 at 12:51 am

Julia, Just wanted to share that I tried to check out your older posts this evening only to have all the links take me to a relay for life site.


hookedonhouses May 9, 2014 at 6:32 am

Very sorry about that, Bridget. No idea why things like that happens sometimes. I’m told it’s a “browser glitch” and that there’s nothing I can do about it but to tell people to refresh the page when the links get messed up. Whenever you hover over a link and it doesn’t show the proper URL, don’t click it. Reload the blog and try again and hopefully everything will work the way it’s should the next time!


patricia June 24, 2014 at 6:08 am


i saw you discribe the house from the movie ‘out of africa’.
we have original pictures from the movie, in black and white (they took them while filming).
do you know a place where we can sell them?

patricia verheyen


hookedonhouses June 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

Oh, wow, that’s cool that you have the original photos. I don’t know where you could sell them, though. Good luck!


Nancy July 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Hi Julia,
I wondered if Katherine Hepburn’s seaside home was ever sold. I heard it was up for sale. Just wondered.
Loving this site. The cottages were amazing. One gets such terrific ideas from these homes to replicate in ours.
Thank you again


hookedonhouses July 25, 2014 at 7:19 am

Hi, Nancy! I recently heard that Hepburn’s house was still on the market, although I guess it could have finally sold since then.


Barbara H. August 17, 2014 at 7:29 am


Julia, the links on your Sunday post (Curb Appeal and more links) have been hijacked by something appearing as Jolly Wallet Facebook page. Because of that, didn’t want to use the email box on your posts and am hoping that this is a safe way to let you know.


hookedonhouses August 17, 2014 at 8:36 am

Thanks, Barbara! This is a weird browser link redirect issue my tech person has been trying to figure out for months now. It’s so weird. Every now and the links in my post get “confused” and go to the wrong place. Then they “reset” and work normally again. It’s the most bizarre thing. I’ve had my blog repeatedly scanned for problems/viruses/etc but it always turns out “clean” with no signs of it being hacked or messed with, and it’s hard to recreate the issue because it happens so sporadically. It’s frankly driving me a little crazy. I have noticed it happening on other blogs I read sometimes, too, so if anyone out there has figured out what causes it, please let me know. I’d love to get this fixed!


cecile delouvrier August 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

hi julia,
i just watch a lovely movie called “what maisie knew”; it’s sooooo beautiful, the little girl is sooooo adorable… watch it, be moved by it and enjoy the wonderful tribeca apartment in wich that little character lives with her mom. And of course give us some infos on that beautiful place if you can, of course!
thanx again for your wonderful work on your blog!
bye bye


hookedonhouses August 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I haven’t heard of that one. Thanks, Cecile! Always nice to hear from you. :)


Patty Rusin September 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Is the house in “The Fosters” the same house from “Thirty-Something” that Ken Olin’s character lived in?


hookedonhouses September 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Hi Patty! No, they’re not the same, but they’re both in California. Here’s an article about the house in Pasadena that they used for thirtysomething:


The house from The Fosters is in Long Beach, as you can see here:



Megan October 17, 2014 at 6:57 am

Hi! :)
I’ve been dying to find details about the Donovan’s house in HBO’s “Ray Donovan” – they have a farmhouse/Restoration Hardware/West Elm style going on in their house but I can’t find any stills from the set – or details on the designs.

Just curious if you have seen the show or heard anything about their house?
Love your blog! :)


hookedonhouses October 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

Hi Megan! I’ve seen the show but I’m afraid I don’t know anything about the house. Sorry!


Jeanne November 27, 2014 at 11:55 am

I check your site first thing each day when I open up my computer – inspiration to get cleaning or in some cases, get out the power tools or sewing machine for a room makeover. I saw this house on Houzz and thought it was a great mix of cottage / romantic, and grand Texas country.


hookedonhouses November 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

Ooh, I hadn’t seen that one. Love all the stone and the beamed ceilings. Thanks, Jeanne! :)


Ken December 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Love the TV/Movie location houses you have. Have any info on these beauties?
The Magnificent Ambersons, The Haunting, Age of Innocence, Raintree County, Spendor in the Grass. Thanks for all the info!! great site.


hookedonhouses December 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Hi Ken! I haven’t featured any of those yet, but you can find the list of the ones I have written about here: http://hookedonhouses.net/houses-onscreen/

Thanks! :)


Melissa February 24, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Love your blog! Thank you for having an awesome site and resource for house ideas. :)


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