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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Kristine February 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog!


The Nester February 4, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Hello dear friend. Yes, I am obsessed with houses. I love them all. They speak to me. Well, I talk for them. I name them, I love them, they all have their own personality. I espcially like the ones that are begging for a little love!


The Nester February 4, 2008 at 5:07 pm

I’m a lunatic and cannot figure out how to email you! Please go to my profile page and email me. You will wish that you never left a comment on my blog. I will now haunt you. But, I want to send you my before and after of our old nest. The post about it is filed under decorating dork and budget living it’s called “I can always find something to complain about”. Hate me.


castlebuilders February 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I’m hooked on your blog! I visited through tag surfer, and this is so informative, interesting – and addictive.

Congratulations on a site very well done.


hookedonhouses February 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Welcome, Castlebuilders! (Love your name.) If you’re hooked, then I’m doing my job. Hope to see you here again soon! -Julia :-)


Barbara January 8, 2011 at 2:10 am

Aloha, Julia,

Because they are rerunning the super t.v. series from the late 80’s “Our House” (with Wilford Brimley) I have been searching for something about where it was filmed…the house is just charming. My husband says I’m silly, that it was some soundstage….can anyone tell me about it, please? Your site is fun, and I am hooked.

Thank you! Barbara


Grace January 17, 2011 at 12:18 am

Yes please tell us about this house! And the lovely neighborhood! Thanks!


castlebuilders February 16, 2008 at 10:47 am

lol, it’s actually our company name: Castle Builders. We build custom homes, the owner’s name is Castleberry, and we believe every home should be a castle.


asylum1 March 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm

thanks for the comment! i thought my parents were the only people in the world looking at our little blog. :-)

-a fellow HGTV addict


Tracey March 9, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Hi Julia,

I don’t know how I missed this on your profile when I first started visiting you…but Indianapolis is my hometown! I now live in Northern Virginia, but the Midwest will always be home. No wonder I love you girl!



hookedonhouses March 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I LOVE Indy. I was sad to leave it. What part did you live in? We spent some time in Carmel and then bought a house out in the country on the East side (New Palestine). It’s a small world! -Julia :-)


Deborah Harris March 10, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Hi there, I just happened upon your website during a night of insomnia when I was thinking back, as I often do, on the interiors of the Stokesay house featured in the movie “Atonement”…….. I can’t get those beautiful rooms out of my mind – the ‘white’ ones, with all the chinze and painted woodwork. I’m wondering if you know, or know how I might find out, if the owners of the house retained the decor created for these rooms after the film crew left? We are visiting England this summer and I would definitely go way out of my way to tour this place if that were the case. What do you think? Thanks, Deborah Harris


hookedonhouses March 11, 2008 at 6:35 am

They do give tours. Check out the official Stokesay website for more information:


I just added more photos to the post about Stokesay Court, so be sure to check those out!
-Julia :-)


Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall March 18, 2008 at 11:03 pm

I’m so excited to have found your blog. Great style and very informative. As a professional faux finisher, I love anything having to do with homes, decor and paint (imagine that). I will definitely be frequenting your blog:)


koops@thecincyblog.com March 30, 2008 at 8:18 am

I could get lost looking the pictures…but then reality sets in when I walk through “normal” homes.

Great site.


hookedonhouses March 30, 2008 at 9:15 am

Since you’re a Realtor, I’m sure you see a lot of reality! Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your site, too. -Julia


Monica Massie April 12, 2008 at 2:47 am

Great site!

Sorry if you’ve already addressed this, but do you know of photos of the “California Mansion” where “The Holiday” movie was filmed?

Thanks so much!!


hookedonhouses April 12, 2008 at 9:37 am

Here’s what I found out about the house in “The Holiday.” It was a set they built for the movie. According to Wikipedia:

“Exterior scenes of the house of Cameron Diaz’s character in the film were shot in San Marino, Los Angeles, California. The interior sets for Amanda’s house were built on a sound stage and cost approximately $1 million, without exterior walls, a roof, plumbing, heating and electricity.”


mamacita April 24, 2008 at 7:48 am

I just linked to you from my blog. I have a new place to come, sip coffee, and relax! I love your site! :)


daisy April 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm


I’m delighted to tell you that you won my giveaway! The turquoise watch will be on its way to you as soon as you send me your address at daisyaday [at] gmail [dot] com. Congratulations. And thanks for entering! I’ve got you on my bloglines, now, and I’ll be stalking frequenting your blog.


reagan April 29, 2008 at 8:12 am

I love houses too! A friend sent me the link when you featured the smallest house that was about 300 sq ft. I have a degree in interior design but I’m way more interested in the architecture of a building than the finishes! I love just staring and driving around to look at all the different kinds of houses. I put your blog in my google reader :)


kim May 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm

thanks for stopping by my site….i came over to see where you came from and am in love! seeing how others live and getting to peek in the windows is so fun! i’m bookmarking your site. :)


Amber May 5, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Hi Julia!
I got your message and sent you an e-mail, but I had problems with your e-mail address. Please let me know if you didn’t receive it! You can e-mail me or leave me a comment. :)


Amy May 12, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Just discovered your blog and I love it! You have already solved my living room decorating crisis , so I am excitedly checking out the rest of your site in hopes of more helpful gems.

: )


Cindy June 4, 2008 at 11:58 pm

You had me hooked on your blog with the first paragraph, and I do all those other obsessive things you do too. When I was little and played with my Barbie I would spend the first hour or two making her a house and decorating it, and I dont’ think I ever changed her clothes. I love this blog cause now I know I have fellow house junkies. Thank you!


Natalie Beach June 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Curious on the dog bath, that is how I found my way to your website. I have to create two doggie grooming stations for two clients and I was looking for some inspiration. I didn’t see any pictures-but a blogger talks about it. Could you share with me any pictures or info. you might have on the doggie bath.




Cynthia July 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I absolutely love your blog! I’ve wasted an entire afternoon (at work no less ;-) reading through all the entries; I’m addicted! Keep up the good work!!


Darrene July 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I am going to be a regular too. I feel like I have just found some new friends.by the way, My House talks to me too…


babudeepan August 5, 2008 at 12:22 am

fantastic job…


Norma August 7, 2008 at 11:11 am

We’ll I guess I’m a house junkie too. We live in Red Deer Alberta, we’re an hour north of Calgary, and an hour south of Edmonton, the past few years all 3 citys have gone CRAZY building homes, I’ve never seen anything like it, I’m always looking and taking pictures of different style homes, I was even like that when I was little, I guess it’s in my blood. Thankyou Julia I will be visiting your blog daily.


Jody August 11, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Hi Julia,

I am new to blogging and so enjoyed your blog and your creativity. I too am obsessed with houses and have my own Interior Design business to feed that obsession.
I have just recently started blogging and hope that you will enjoy my blog also. It might take me awhile to get it looking great, but I am trying! http://jodyguler@wordpress.com -The Queen’s Quarters. Thanks for the wonderful work, I will continue to nourish my addiction with your talent and writing on your blog.


Robyn's Online World August 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I’m sure you have seen it, but just in case you haven’t, watch What’s With That House on HGTV

No new episodes any longer (pout) but they have some really interesting houses on the show.


bermudaonion August 18, 2008 at 9:21 am

I love your blog! I’m adding you to my blogroll.


Sybil Law August 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Hi, Julia! So glad I found you at Blissfully Domestic! I share your house passion! Maybe someday we can meet up and go look at houses together! It’s not really my husband’s thing… :D


kasey August 27, 2008 at 6:43 am

I just found your lovley blog, and will mark it as a fav.
great taste!


kasey August 28, 2008 at 6:59 am

Me again! I’m bringing the shop with me as i set up in Columbus for the Country lIving Fair on Sept 12-14th.
If you go, stop by and say hello, as i would love to meet you!
Lola B’s Boutique


Leanne Mash August 30, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Well hello Julia … I have found you thru http://www.soulmoxie.com and what a fabulous find !!

I am your down under equivilent … I LOVE to look at houses … and in fact I only need a minor motivation or ‘push’ to spend half the night web viewing homes. Alas with competing demands of wee children it does not happen to often nowdays ..

At last count I have lived in 27 homes between birth and 41 years. Seems we don’t mind the odd move too …

So I have a heads up for you … maybe a week of viewing Dunedin New Zealand homes … a divine 100 000 people city in the south island of NZ and one of my personal favs.

Will be back again soon – my best to you Leanne


Lesley Smith September 21, 2008 at 8:33 pm


I am Lesley Smith an interior designer in Michigan. I recently started a blog page and when writing a post about how your house should not look like a model home, I came across your post. I enjoyed reading the post and linked your site for further info to my readers. Thank you for your great thoughts. Visit my sight paintyourspace.com. I offer online paint consulting.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


Brad October 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

Just wondering, when do you think this mortgage mess and the down-ward spiraling home values will clear up? I really enjoy your site.


Karen Albert October 7, 2008 at 1:53 pm

I love your site. Please visit my new art site. A great way to beautify and complete all of the homes you love! Would appreciate any comments!


Karen Albert October 7, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Oh, yes, I do believe you need an “Art” category!


Cindy October 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

Hi, I’ve been hooked on your blog for a while now and wanted to share this with you. It’s a listing for the house where the movie Disturbia was filmed. In the shot taken standing on the porch you can see the house of his girlfriend next door. The house of the creepy guy is not really behind it, that was shot somewhere else. I go up to Whittier pretty often and drive through the old house district and when I went to see this movie I whispered to my husband “I know where that house is!” I think that is proof I am a house addict. Enjoying your blog, as always, and thank you for it.



le October 15, 2008 at 1:59 am

hello Julia …. you might like to have a wander over here – http://absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com/search/label/Straddie

cheers le


tardevil October 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Ok, this is sad, but I can agree with all 9 of your bullet points. That leads me to the realization that I have yet ANOTHER problem! Thus, the name of my blog “Confessions”.


Laurie October 24, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Hi Julia, I came across your site a few weeks ago, but today just found you “quiz”. I scored a 6 and it makes me feel better to know that there are other people like me out there! I’m an architect by trade but my job doesn’t really capture my love of houses. I love to see what people do with their houses, what colors they paint their rooms and how it makes me feel. Keep up the great blog, it’s a source of inspiration for me!


Abby October 29, 2008 at 9:59 am

Thank you for calling attention to all the beauty that Cincinnati has to offer in the way of homes. We are in the process of fixing up our own on the West Side (Covedale/Price Hill) built in 1913. Cincinnati has tons of wonderful homes that have been neglected and abandoned for the newer cookie cutter homes of the suburbs.


Lisa November 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm


Love the site! As a realtor I see plenty of funny MLS pics, it is actually a little bit of a pastime of mine to find bad pics and funny mistakes in listings! I will have to send you some! I wanted to give you a link to a house in our area that the owner is looking to possibly sell. If any of your readers in the Louisville area would like to take a look it’s at http://www.ourestatehome.com.

Thanks for a great blog!


le December 11, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Hello Julia …. the xmas house hook up – I can’t seem to see the orginal post – is it our house or some one else – I take it it is an xmas theme …. ta le

ps it has inspired me to whack up the xmas lights – outside ones – a MIC job – should have been ….. hmmm ! le


boysmum2 December 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm

I think I am hooked on Houses.
I remember the layout of my parents house in France, America, Kuwait and one or 2 others, and seeing as I have had 38 address’s in 38 years then I think I have a few house to compare over the times.
I look forward to catching your blog more in the New Year.


Paula Powell December 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm

I just discovered your blog this week and absolutely love it! Thanks so much for all the hard work that makes the site so much fun! By the way, are there any pics you can post of the set design for Graham Simpkins (Jude Law’s character) from The Holiday? I loved the entryway and library. Also fell in love with that beautiful tent they designed for his “daughters'” bedroom! I’d love to know if anyone else who visits Hooked On Houses has created a similar tent for their child(ren) or perhaps, even for themselves!


hookedonhouses December 23, 2008 at 10:13 pm

It’s like you read my mind. I’m working on getting more photos from “The Holiday” right now and hope to post pics of Graham’s house and the tent he created for his girls soon. Thanks for asking! -Julia :-)


Edwin Fajardo December 29, 2008 at 9:50 am

I would like to ask your opinion about using a very dark blue carpet on the second floor of my house. The color is more like Pratt and Lambert Gloxinia (Dark Blue, Indigo with purple tone). I have all the walls linen white which is final for me and I only have the doors and cabinets with different colors (light blue, lemon yellow, ice cream orange, ice cream pistachio green). I wish I could send you pictures but I cannot do it in this submission form.


Sandy G. December 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I love decorating and viewing houses so I spend a good deal of time on Realtor.com though we can’t afford another house. That being said, I’m constantly trying to make the one we live in more comfortable. I found your site and absolutely became infatuated with everything on it. I’ve been agonizing over the next color to paint our walls and now know which direction to go. Although, I went on a color spree last year and painted the walls swimming pool blue and rosemary, I need to go neutral again because they are driving me crazy. Thanks for the great website that you have created.


Kathi January 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Oh my, I took your quiz just now. I have to admit I’m hooked too.
Can’t wait to check out your postings! I’m renting a house right now and have already painted the front door red, the kitchen a pale aqua and my studio turquoise (with permission, of course).
The living room is next. Right now it’s beige. I hate beige.
Am thinking of a soft blue gray… ah, such a dreamer I am.


LeAnn January 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Hi Julia,
I’m definitely hooked on houses. I wanted to let you know that I was going back and reading some of your older posts and saw the pics of your beautiful black and white living room. Girl, I have got to tell you, you have got the right idea doing black and white and then adding color for the different seasons!! You are brilliant! Your room is stunning!


Susie Harris January 12, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Hi Julia, Im so looking forward to meeting you at Blissdom. I cant wait!


Tracy January 13, 2009 at 11:12 am

Hi Julia. Thanks for your email today and for adding “Practical Magic” to your movie house list. Can’t wait! So I had time to dig a little deeper into your blog today (I’ve been an occasional reader for a couple of months — came over from Cote de Texas, I think), and found this page with your little quiz. Yay me! I scored all the points! (That is good, right? Or does it make me kinda nutty?!) And let me give you another qualification that may (but probably doesn’t) apply only to me: You know you’re “Hooked on Houses” if you hand your real estate appraiser husband the address of some random house that intrigued you as you drove past it today and ask him to “look it up” so you can have all the details (sq footage, year built, photos, lot size, value, misc features, etc) just for fun. Crazy? Maybe. Easily entertained? Definitely!!


Charlie January 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Hi Julia, I took the quiz and let me tell you… I passed with flying colors:-) Isn’t marvelous to have a passion that you can share with so many others? Family, friends, and now strangers but hopefully soon to be friends. This is my sort of place! I took a short tour and cannot wait to get back and see the rest! I love your blog, you have so many interesting homes to view and BTW, loved Britney’s kitchen! Never seen it anywhere before.

Thank you so much for stopping by my place and leaving such a lovely comment. Getting ready for that post was by far the most rewarding experience I have had in a long time. It was wonderful to share with you all.


Terry Kearns January 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I’m hooked on the outside of houses. Can’t really get inside except in the magazines where the pictures rarely show signs of people. The exteriors are always out there for folks to see.


Sherydee Toone March 1, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Hi Julia,
I have been dreaming of a site like yours! I love to look at houses, inside and out, and glean ideas from all of them. Thanks so much for sharing your passion with us!


Onlinehandyman March 21, 2009 at 1:28 am

Hi Julia,

I just wanted to thank you so much for visiting my blog. I very much appreciate the comment that you left for me and your kind words. It meant so much coming from someone with such a beautiful blog as yours. I also want to thank you for yesterday’s Hooked On Fridays. It drove me a ton of great traffic.

Thanks again and I’ll be reading!
Your Online Handyman


Housewears March 30, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Hello Julia!
Wow, you’ve created a wonderful housebloghaven that’s so cozy to visit….informative and fun, and definitely addictive….I only wish there was some way I could read great blogs and sleep at the same time, with 3 kids, blog and a business, shuteye is something I tend to give up!!! But, I will keep an eye on you! Thanks, you are inspiring!



Bella Casa March 31, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Julia, you’re a rock star!!!


Forrest Maready April 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Hey Julia-
I’ve had a good time looking at your MLS pics from hell. I’ve been writing about the “Crappy” house style awhile now and it’s so good to find someone else who gets a kick out those houses. My wife and I are building a “Not So Small House” and are trying to blog every step of the way. You might find it interesting:


Here’s the link to my “Crappy” house explanation:


Jacey April 27, 2009 at 4:29 am

Hi, Julia. I just found your blog and love it! I tend to focus on houses and interiors in movies also. One of my all time favorite houses and interiors in a movie is Isak Dineson’s (played by Meryl Streep) house in “Out of Africa.” I would love to see that featured here someday. Thanks again for featuring the yellow farmhouse from “Baby Boom.”


Nan May 22, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Hi Julia, I just discovered your blog and love it! Yes, I’m definitely hooked on houses…even sold them for a while. I also love decorating and just started my blog “Playful Decor” to be focused on kids rooms. But right now I need inspiration because my kiddos have zapped all my energy and I’m trying to re-discover my passions and decorate my house that is in desperate need! I look forward to visiting and hope you’ll have time to pop over too. See you!


Janet May 25, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Julia, I’m wondering if you’ve ever visited Augusta, KY, and New Richmond and Ripley in Ohio. There are some interesting houses and I love river towns. I’d love to have a peek inside some of them.


Toni June 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Came across this sight. I am from Cincinnati and think I have a very special home you may want to post on your web. It a 1936 Art Deco Moderne home on one of the most desirable streets in Hyde Park. It will be for sale soon and believe someone would love the opportunity to own this one of a kind gem. It was actually in the movie Milk Money. They chose this home because of it’s uniqueness and location. Send a note if you would want the opportunity. Thanks, Toni


Jan July 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Hi Julia,
Love your site! A request for your Movie houses: I would love you to cover the house in Meet the Fockers. I’m with Jacey and would also love to see the house from Out of Africa. I so love the idea of this… I love the houses in movies, and it’s great to be able to look at them like this. Thanks!


Mags August 5, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Ak! As if I did not waste enough time – I found another timesuck. Great site.
I appreciate mature, lovely homes – and I am like a kid in a candystore while clicking away.


Katie August 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I am absolutely in love with your site! You are a dream come true. You have almost all of my fave houses on your site and I am really looking forward to your coming attractions. Can I add one recommendation for a future subject? The house in “The Ref” was gorgeous. It is one of my all time favorite houses and I would love to see it on your site. I think others would too. Thanks, Katie.


jodi from new jersey October 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Hi. I, too, love the house in The Ref”. I forget where it takes place, but the house is sort of surburban Connecticutish, right up my alley. The movie was good, too, kind of weird but fun to watch. I love the scene where they’re wearing the wreaths of candles on their heads. I love movies and I love houses. While I’m on it, I’ve also been meaning to mention Bernie Mac’s house in Guess Who? I love the headboard in the master bedroom and can never get a good look it. I think it’s black wicker. That movie was cute, too. That house AND Ashton Kutcher, too! Eye candy all around………


Donna November 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Julia, Did I dream it or did you do Miracle of 34th St? I talking about the apartments in both the older version and the newer film?


hookedonhouses November 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Sorry, but you must’ve dreamed it. I haven’t done a post about that movie yet. Maybe it was on someone else’s blog? -Julia


Donna November 27, 2009 at 8:51 am

Great blog–I’m just hoping I’ll come up for air at some point. Total fantasy immersion!


Donna December 7, 2009 at 8:46 am

Dear Julia,
All I can say is,”who are you and where have you been all my life!”I came across your blog after searching on Google Images for dutch doors and WOW did that click ever open some “doors”!!!I’ve been saving movies with homes I love on my DVR so I can go back and pause and “ooh and ahh!” and lo and behold here you come with your amazing blog with ALL my favorites! I mean,c’mon “Bewitched” AND “Practical Magic” as the kids say, “OMG!!!” I am in house heaven!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! THANK YOU!
Donna Wilder


Sadia December 9, 2009 at 9:13 am

I’m 19 years old. I just discovered your blog and although I dont think I’m as hooked as the people here, I do love looking at houses. Especially the ones that you give me a family-ish feeling :) I love looking at pictures of different homes and I also have the habit of looking up real estate even though I’m no where near moving out…and especially into the kinds of houses I keep looking at. ;) Too much :( I love your blog so keep it going!


31everything December 30, 2009 at 10:55 am

I’m Fern. I love decor & share your love for houses. I’ve always wanted to look inside houses that were stunning to me on the outside – your blog allows me to do that! WOW! I just love your blog :) Happy to have found you.


Angela Bates January 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I love your blog! Really enjoyed looking at my favorite movie homes. My ultimate favorite is What Lies Beneath. I’ve been trying to find out the color of blue in the living room area for months. Do you have an idea of the color? I’m wanting to paint my nook and kitchen area this shade of blue. I am hoping you might have an idea of the color. I have even put swatches next to the screen while putting the movie on pause. I’m so crazy. My husband just laughs at me. Thanks!


hookedonhouses January 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I wish I knew! I’ve gotten that question a lot. If anyone else out there has any idea about the paint color, fill us in! -Julia


Angela Bates January 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Julia, Thanks so much for responding so quickly! I hope someone knows out there! I did notice a comment on your website by Shelly that is posted under What Lies Beneath and she mentioned she thought it might be Benjamin Moore’s Mount Saint Anne. I might check out that swatch and see if it’s pretty close. We just purchased a house and will be closing next month. My kitchen has beautiful white cabinets with hardwood flooring and thought that color would look beautiful. Sure hope someone knows out there. Again, thank you for your wonderful website. Going to tell all my friends. :)


Northerngirl January 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hi Julia,
I love your blog…….I had to show it to my husband and kids, they always thought I was so “nuts” with looking up houses and falling in love with the ones in the movies. And spending time on realtor.com looking up houses in just about every state.(always a bit more of a pass time in the winter months, as I live in a very cold state) I have company now…ha ha! I am among my people:-) :-) thank you Julia:) p.s I’m not telling any of my friends tee hee!


Nonnie February 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I love your site, check it everyday. I was inspired by the gray & white “Colonial” Tudor house. I used to be a landscape designer so I popped the picture in some of my programs and redid the outside, but I don’t know how to send you the picture. If someone would tell me how to send it to you I would love to do so, it may be fun! I don’t have access to Outlook Express.


Kay February 19, 2010 at 7:27 pm

It is so fun to see this site, I too love houses and love showing prospective buyers their next home. I recently confided in a friend that I think houses have souls. Silly I know but sometimes you can get such a sad feeling in a home where people have lived a sad life and vice versa. I think seeing the hoarder house, it truly was smiling.


Sheri February 28, 2010 at 2:21 am

Can’t believe I found this site – I thought I was the only “house junkie”. I should’ve been a realtor as I truly LOVE to see all houses and have always had a fascination with homes of all eras and sizes as well, great site! This is gonna be fun!


Nicole March 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

I looooove this site. I wanted to thank you so much for this.
I have a movie house suggestion: the family home in Moonstruck.

thank you!


Michele March 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Hi Julia
my compliments for your web site, it’s great.
Please help me.
It’s possible to know exactly the address of the Farm Houes in Pennsylvania of the movie ” Marley & Me”?
Thank you Julia.

Grazie from Italy


hookedonhouses March 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Sorry, but I don’t have that information. -Julia


Irene March 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm


Thankyou for creating the website. I love looking at TV/Movie houses.


Angela Bates March 23, 2010 at 9:05 am

For those of you who are looking for the grey/bluish paint color in the movie What Lies Beneath, well I do believe I have it or very very close to it. I painted my kitchen and nook area in the Mount Saint Anne by Benjamin Moore that was suggested by a post on this website. It is gorgeous and looks exactly like the color in the movie. I’ve had so many compliments and people asking for the color. Don’t be fooled by the color shown on the website. It looks nothing like it. I love it so much that I’m thinking about doing one of my bathrooms. If you have white cabinets in your kitchen, this is the perfect color.


Melissa Z April 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

Please consider featuring the house in the movie “The Story of Us” and PLEASE ‘Revolutionary Road”! I am hooked on Hooked on Houses – LOVE it!


Patricia Villamil April 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm


Just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love this website, and the links you offer are so helpful and amazing as well. I just have a tiny suggestion that will thrill all of us who follow you because we are hooked on houses too. How about publishing a list for junkyard or salvage stores around the country. The tried and tested. For ex. I live in DC and I am searching like crazy for one around the metro area. This would help so much and knowing you I’m sure you have heard of a couple here and there. Thanks and keep writing and posting, I can’t get enough.


Linda April 18, 2010 at 5:47 am

Maybe my email’s messed up – I don’t know. But, this is now the second email I’m sending you to ask, “WHY HAVEN’T YOU DONE THE UNCLE BUCK HOUSE?” That was a great house! Also, the movie Scream-2 had the scene with Sarah Michelle Geller in a sorority house – that house was beautiful too.

I’m just asking. : )

When I think of more, I’ll email you. Thank you for your time and your site is great!


hookedonhouses April 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

I haven’t done those houses because my list is now over a hundred movies long and each one takes me at least a week to research and write. I don’t know when I’ll get to Uncle Buck and Scream 2. Sorry! -Julia


Erin April 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm

THANK YOU for this site! I have tried so often to explain to my husband that I just like to look at houses, not because I am dissatisfied with our home, but for ideas, inspiration, entertainment! We aren’t looking to buy and move, but I am ALWAYS looking around on realtor.com just to SEE. So glad I’m not the only one : )


Amit May 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I was looking at your post about Gone With The Wind and noticed you didn’t mention anything about Culver Studios which was used for filming potions of the exterior scenes and still exists today….



hookedonhouses May 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I actually did mention Culver Studios, but I’ll add the link you gave me. Thanks! -Julia


Janet Planet May 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Oh…my…God!!! I clicked the words “a historic Victorian mansion” in a Yahoo story on Sandra Bullock’s New Orleans house. Normally I wouldn’t do that, as I’d expect to be directed to “Victorian Architecture” at Wikipedia, or “Great deals on historic Victorian mansions at Amazon!” But instead it brought me here ~ NIRVANNA! I too have always been hooked on houses ~ taking photos, studying floorplans, noting cool details, reading histories from the Newport Mansions to tiny cottages (and all points between). Oh, all the trips to the library, the countless magazines, and wallowing in the treasure-trove of all things HOUSES to be found on the internet. My friends and family always thought that must mean I WANTED them all. No no no! I simply love to study houses of all styles ~ their interiors, exteriors, and landscaping. Oooh, I hope I’ll find my favorite niche here ~ Before and Afters! Yahoo indeed!!! Thank you!!!!


Julia May 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Just found your website – trying to figure out how to subscribe – it’s absolutely wonderful – Also looking for mention of Jane Adler’s house in “It’s Complicated” – have you done a feature on it yet? Know the set design was by Jon Hutman and Beth Rubinoan of “Something’s Gotta Give” & “The Holiday” – but this is their best work yet – at least in my opinion!


hookedonhouses May 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I did do a post about “It’s Complicated.” Love that house! You’ll find the link for it on my TV/Movie Houses page: http://hookedonhouses.net/houses-onscreen/. Look for the RSS subscribe button under my face in the right-hand column. -Julia


Hailey Erickson May 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Hi Julia, I was wondering if you could get some dish about the Movie Valentine’s Day and the adorable house that Reed and Morley live in! Where are those beautiful homes and how do I buy one!


Addy I July 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

Hello Julia,
I absolutely love your website & blog, it is very informative, but more addictive. I’m not a trained decorator but love and I mean love looking at different ways to decorate, update and economize when doing so. My fav TV chanel is Hgtv(yes it sounds boring) but I’m always looking for ways to improve the way our house looks. My hubby is a physician and someone mentioned to us once, shortly after being married, that along with the Mrs. Degree that I was also getting an interior decorating degree just by being married to a physician, which I found kind of crazy since I always had a passion for decorating, way before I got married, but apparently this lady knew something that I didn’t:)
Having said this, I think I went into the wrong profession since I find myself always learning about projects at home and ways of saving money on how to do them for our home. I’m a healthcare professional by trained & a home improvement decorator by heart!
I simply love your website!

Addy I zilberman,MBA


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com July 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Hey! I love Fifi’s Flowers :) Way cool !


Ami Ponzo July 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

OK…you are killin’ me. I HAVE got to get off this computer. Talk about ‘hooked.’ Dang. Then you have these links to all these other awesome blogs, so then I’m sucked in and the minutes become HOURS. But so glad I found it. I thought I was only other person in the world who gets giddy when a house down the street goes on the market with a virtual tour. :) Thanks (again) for a great, albeit addicting, site!


Ruth August 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

Thanks so much for this blog!!! I’ve spent hours and hours… and HOURS here because I love houses–especially movie houses–too! I thought I was the only one who paused movies to study the rooms, the lighting, the molding, the stairs….

How about the dwellings from the movie “Bed of Roses” with Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson? Both characters have great city apartments (his has a rooftop garden and hers is made even more beautiful when he fills it with sterling roses!) and his parents’ house— ooh la la!

Keep up the good work!!


Joyce Zongrone August 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Do you have any interior shots of Jessica Fletcher’s house OR the house used in THE LAST DON?


hookedonhouses August 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Sorry, I don’t. If you ever want to know which TV shows or movies I have featured, you can check this list:


They are listed alphabetically. -Julia


Jamie August 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Your blog is my new favorite!! We were just discussing homes from tv shows and movies on our blogs and I decided to do some research and came across your wonderful blog!!

-Jamie, Marketing Assistant @ Modernism Magazine


MandyK August 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Hi there! I found your blog last night and am loving it. I have always been obsessed with houses and decided that it qualifies as an official hobby. Of course unless you are really rich you can’t necessarily collect houses but I never tire of looking. I saw in your posts that you were at the Yacht Club at Disney and I just spent a week there in June with my daughter…I love that place! The lobby smells so good. Anyway greeting from Chicago to a Cincinnatian…I have relatives in Cincy and always come home five pounds heavier from eating too many meals at The Grand Finale in Glendale and too much Graeter’s ice cream. Yum. Oh, by the way I wanted to tell you that I actually saw the Home Alone house while they were filming the movie. It was a Sunday, so they weren’t filming, but I noticed that there was only one house on this block with a snow-covered lawn. Since it was a warm day I couldn’t figure out what kind of nuclear snow had fallen that wouldn’t melt. Then a local said they were filming a movie there. It really looked like snow, not mashed potatoes, and totally had me fooled and confused!!!


Joanna August 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

Would you consider doing the Cougar Town set houses, Friends…


Sue August 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Hi Julia,
I did not see the movie Back to the Future on your website – but according to the book Cruising LA: Architectural Styles in 5 Easy Drives by Troy Fuss — the Gamble House in Pasadena, California was Christopher Lloyd’s home in Back to the Future.
I was just skimming through the book and thought I would pass on the info,


Richard Orton September 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

Been to Restoration Hardware lately?
I went into the Santa Monica Restoration Hardware store yesterday and they have totally redesigned and re-merchandized their store. It’s like starting from scratch. Gone was the Southampton look, in was the faux country French look, all in shades of beige. It’s a nice look but there is little diversity, few color options and all of it very expensive. There was definitely stuff I liked a lot but, there were very few other shoppers in the store. I think the staff should start looking for other jobs if you know what I mean. http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/index.jsp


Jennifer Robinson September 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

Hello Julia!
I am a fairly new blogger and I am finding and falling in love with new blogs each and every day…today I found yours! I’m hooked on houses and really look forward to reading more of your posts.


DEBRA LAWRENCE September 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm



Elizabeth Crews October 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Re: Hooked on Houses. Love your blot/site. I am dismayed, to say the least, by seeing an ad from the Republican Nat. Ctte. regarding Pelosi/Shea Porter today. I have enjoyed this site, free from partisan advertising. My vote would be to remove it and all other political ads, no matter which party/group they represent. It it continues I will remove myself from your subscribe list…and tell everyone that I directed to this site to do the same.


hookedonhouses October 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

BELIEVE ME when I say I do not endorse any political parties on my site and had no idea those were showing up. With Adsense ads, they are supposed to be showing ads that relate to the topics of my blog and I specifically opted out of any political ones. They are generally different for different readers in different regions so I don’t always know what people are seeing.

I’ll have to look into this to see why they’re coming up. Thanks for letting me know about this! -Julia


Gray Maher October 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

Hi Julia! I just found your blog thanks to a girl I work with at my store…..LOVE IT!! I am publishing our store website within the next two weeks, and I am posting your blog on my links page! It’s great! When our shopping feature is up and running, I would love to advertise on the blog! Our store is called Posh and it’s outside of Richmond VA.


Lorri October 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I just wondered if you were going to include the house from the original The Uninvited? I believe it was with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey, Cornelia Otis Skinner…and the gal that co-starred with John Wayne, in Angel and the Badman.

It’s a great movie and a beautiful house, but I don’t think it’s anything like the later movie…except for the name.

Thank you and GREAT website!


hookedonhouses October 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I’m not familiar with that version, so I’ll have to rent it sometime. Thanks! -Julia


Joyce May 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm

There are a few recent The Uninvited films – one is a remake, but not of this. None have anything to do with this movie. The 1944 film is a great, little-known gem with the dashing Ray Milland (my 1st Hollywood love – or was it Dana Andrews, I forget) & the 1st-best ghostly special effects in a movie. Delightful in spots, wonderfully naive script at times, as old movies are, & perfectly creepy ghost story. Strange circular 2nd flr adds to the other-worldly trap – always did for me anyway. Must be seen!


Joyce May 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

(P.S. I believe the beautiful stairway in The Uninvited & I Married A Witch are, with slight alterations, the same stairway.)


Joyce September 29, 2011 at 7:11 am


The Walker Residence: When I was growing up in GI housing, I didn’t like 50s homes, or anything about the style of the era – featureless things, contrasted to the wonderful details I saw in the pictures of the houses the rest of my family lived in. But I’ve come to appreciate the lines (tho I still go for the cozy, cluttered details more), and what was once just out of style to me is now ‘vintage’. :) I thought you might like to see some of the homes on this site.


Shellie November 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I found a picture that I wanted to use in my “Inspire Me” album that led me to your site. Hope you don’t mind me adding a link to your page.


hookedonhouses November 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Help yourself, Shellie! -Julia :-)


tyka November 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

i was googling about GlamourShots and found this blog :)) can i put you on my blogroll? it will make me easier to comeback here anytime in the future :D


hookedonhouses November 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

Thanks, Tyka! Always nice to be added to someone’s blogroll. :)


Cécile DELOUVRIER November 21, 2010 at 2:52 am

Hello Julia, I’m a french fan; I’ve been hooked on houses for very long time (I’m a fashion designer and I love any kind of design) and I found your wonderful blog by chance, looking for the romantic house of bewitched the movie. And I’m very happy ever since cause I found there all the amazing houses I’ve seen in movies. Then I check on your blog everyday. Thank you for creating such a lovely page.
I’d also like to find pics of pamela anderson’s beach houses; I found a link with a video but couldn’t find real pics (it’s an amazing decoration). Thank you again Julia.


Lisa December 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

Hi Julia!
I love your blog. Nobody else in my fam really “gets” my house addiction, so I am happy I have you and your all readers on my side for a little support;)
I found this listing and just had to share with you, I tried to send it via the link on the Bad MLS listing but couldn’t get it. Long story short, I thought I’d just copy the link here and do it this way.
Ok, I had to do a double take…is that thing real… no way… surely not… right? I’ll let you take a look-see and pass along your own opinion.
Season’s Greetings


Matt Heisler December 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Terrific site. The photos and descriptions are enough to make an tasteful expert out of almost anyone. I look forward to hunting for ideas throughout the site (to be replicated on a slightly smaller scale, of course…)


Julia Semans December 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Hi, Julia!
I stumbled across your site while looking for a movie house – surely I must be in heaven! This is the place for me, and I will visit you constantly now!
I thought I was the only one totally in love with houses!
I do not see the house that I am looking for and currently in love with. I just recently saw the 2009 movie, ‘The Greatest” with Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan. I found that it was filmed in the Nyack, NY area, but cannot find any info or even a picture of this house. Have you seen it? I know you will fall head over heels if you can find it!
Please, anyone – where is this house???


Julia Semans December 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I was thinking about the house and realized I never said which house in the movie “The Greatest”, as they have 2 homes. It is NOT the beach house, I am talking about the home shown as the home they live in. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it!


Jacqui December 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Just found you, and will be back for more!!!!


Chris January 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Just realized you live in Ohio…me too! You might find this Hunting Valley listing interesting. It’s the former home of the Van Swerigen brothers who founded the RTA –They were a little eccentric too!


Lisa January 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Having come across your site – I thought I might share some additional photos of the house used in Under the Tuscan Sun as it was directly acoss the road from the villa we rented in Cortona.
At the time of our visit (10/2008), the house was under construction.
Should you be interested in seeing them, feel free to email me.


Barbara January 8, 2011 at 2:26 am

Fun site! Does anyone know anything about Gus Witherspoon’s house in OUR HOUSE, rerunning on t.v. now? Gus is played by Wilford Brimley, It is a super show, a charming house.

Many thanks, Barbara


rmt January 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Love your site. Will be back for sure and possibly offer some before and after’s and bad MLS photos which drive me crazy. Nice work.


Pat January 17, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I just found your website because of the description of the house from “A Single Man”.
I haven’t seen the movie–I was afraid of the sadness–but I plan to in the near future. I was curious if you are familiar with Peter and Elizabeth Burke’s house in the TV show “White Collar”? I know it’s probably a set but I love it just the same. It’s my dream home.


hookedonhouses January 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm

My husband watches that show but I don’t remember seeing enough of it to notice the house. I’ll have to watch it with him sometime–thanks, Pat! :-)


Haley Sechelski January 22, 2011 at 3:42 am

Hello! I LOVE your blog and site. I was wondering if you or your bloggers had any help for this house?? I really would like to buy it, the inside is amazing!! It’s very modern and fancy, but the outside is as ugly as they come. Do you see any hope for this house?? I need all the help I can get! I’m hoping if they’re are ways to fix it up my husband will consider buying it!



Haley Sechelski January 22, 2011 at 3:44 am

Hello! I was wondering if you had any ideas for this house? The inside is amazing!! It’s very modern and has beautiful features, but the outside is as bad as they get. Do you see any hope for this little house? Any ideas from you or your bloggers would be much appreciated!!

Thanks, Haley

ps- how much do you think fixing up something like this would run around? $$$$$


Haley Sechelski January 22, 2011 at 3:45 am

Here’s the website: any hope?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!



hookedonhouses January 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

Looks like a great house for only $110K! Doesn’t even seem to need tons of work. I wish they had more photos of it, but from the few they posted, it looks like a good deal to me. No idea what it would cost to fix it up, though.


Katina Willis January 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hi Julia,
I love your website! I am also loving Downton Abbey. Thanks for the information about the castle. You have a lot of my favorite movie interiors: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Pillow Talk, The Proposal, and Something’s Gotta Give. I wanted to suggest another house I like in the movie with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase called Seems Like Old Times. Have you seen this movie before? Tell me what you think and thank you so much for your blog!


Angela McGahan January 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I was wondering if you know something about the wonderful Cape Cod house used on the TV series “Judgind Amy”? I suspect it is located in Pasadena, and I think it may be on El Molino Ave, but I’ve driven up and down several times, and just can’t seem to find it. My other guess is Studio Cty. Thanks!


hookedonhouses January 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Sorry, I don’t. I have to admit I’ve never even seen that show. Good luck finding it! -Julia


Dea Ann Roberts February 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

Julia, LOVE your site! I remember floor plans and details of houses my family and my grandparents lived in from the time I was about 3 years old! I am hooked on houses, all kinds, shapes, and sizes. It gets me into trouble: people think I am nosy about their lives, but it’s only their houses I want to see! The only problem is constantly wanting a different house, color scheme, or style for myself!

Keep up the good work!


Dea Ann Roberts February 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Wonderful houses for which I would love to see stills from the movies:

Seems Like Old Times (Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase)
Kiss Me Goodbye (Sally Field and Jeff Bridges)


Jackie February 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm

There is so much going on with this house I thought you might like to take a look at it. I’m pretty sure that the photo on the home page is photoshopped. I’ve been out to the area and I don’t think you can see that hill from the angle it appears to be shot from. http://www.knowingsantafe.com/Listings/Native/79e5c8b0-869b-4358-bbd2-b9cb57c3691a/Public/Default.aspx


hookedonhouses February 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Thanks, Jackie! That’s an amazing property.


Christopher London March 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm

do you know where a person could get the floor plans for Tara the house from gone with the wind
Thanks Chris


Meg March 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Oh where have you been all my life?? :)
Question: Where can I learn about the apartment in “Green Card”? An obsession, always.
I have enjoyed your website so very much!!


Tinks in NZ March 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Hi Julia

I just thought I’d share an incredible property with you and your readers …

This one’s been on the market for a wee while now but it’s incredibly special as it spans the ENTIRE top floor of the Hilton Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand! No surprises that it’s constantly in the press … it’s just crying out for a new owner.

Sadly, I haven’t actually visited it myself in person but I feel – just from all the photos in the NZ press and on TV – that I know it well! ;-)

The current-owner actually held a charity event there last weekend, in the form of a rooftop BBQ! Nice :)

Its price? Around $10m NZD … so – roughly – about $5m USD – a bargain!


Tinks in NZ March 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Oh – oops – here’s the link! :)



Claudia Gelli Larsson April 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

I adore your webiste… I’m totally “hooked”. Am wondering if you have ever heard of the cottages in Carmel by Sea created by Hugh Comstock sometime in the 1920’s. Am thinking they would make a lovely pictorial. Perhaps they’ve already been covered –



Brian April 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Here is a question asked to me by one of our clients: In Tron the Legacy the grandparents home when Tron was young and where his son was is a single story “Eichler” esque home. Does anybody know who the designer was. I do not believe it is an “Eichler” but my client is insisting it is. If any one has more information I would appreciate it. I am a huge fan of the site.

Thank you,



hookedonhouses April 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

I’m afraid I haven’t seen “Tron,” so I don’t know anything about the house in it. Does anyone else?


Vicki April 13, 2011 at 8:24 am

I am hooked !


sol April 16, 2011 at 6:26 am

hey julia love your web sight, I had one question can you please post something on the house used in the movie hide and seek with robert deniro and dakota fanning ,I am dieing to see that house thanks sol.


Steve C April 16, 2011 at 8:11 am

I’m home sick today and stumbled upon your blog. Now, I’ve been pouring over it for the past few hours–what great therapy! I’ve been fascinated with houses for 40+ years; as a youngster I saved my allowance and bought–not comic books–but house plan magazines! It’s great to find others who share this passion for houses.

I still remember the exterior shots and interior (set, I’m sure) of the house in the Please Don’t Eat The Daisies TV Show. It was like a medieval castle. I remember one episode mentioning that the house had a bell tower on the 5th story.

Time to take some medicine and get back to looking through your site. Count me as another fan. Thanks for providing such fun memories!



Ulana April 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Very interesting to find people like me…who enjoy interiors, structures, architectural elements, color, gardens and homes. It’s fun to read peoples opinions and thoughts about properties. Thanks for creating this blog.


Ulana April 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

There are beautiful mansions in Newport Rhode Island…visit this website.


Jay Bullock April 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I’m a retired Architect. Do you think people would be interested in floor plans or a complete set of drawings for “houses that resemble movie sets”?

I noticed a floor plan sketch for the “Somethings Gotta Give” beachhouse. Your article with photographs was great, but the sketch wasn’t very accurate.

Just a thought. Thank you for your website.


hookedonhouses April 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

People are ALWAYS interested in floor plans from movies. I get requests for them all the time! :-)


Yvonne May 6, 2011 at 3:21 am

Hi Julia,

I just read, that the house of Home Alone is for sale.
Here is the article:

Greetings from Hamburg, Germany


MJ Kraft May 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I need some advice this evening. I am putting in new windows french sliders out to the pool and deck. All summer I will be replacing windows , next summer Certain-Teed siding that looks like cedar uneven shakes .. vinyl … looks real Nantucket. I have a great view so I am wondering about not putting the grills in the windows out to the pool and woods for a better view. Also white trim and white window and french sliders.Do you have pictures of houses that might give me an idea. My windows are casement. Thanks and Help I need to order tomorrow. MJ


hookedonhouses May 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I’m no expert on windows, but I would personally want the grids on a traditional, Nantucket-type of house unless you’re going contemporary with it.


Kerry Rossow May 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Hi, Julia! When I stumbled onto your site, I almost screamed “MY PEOPLE!”
I was inspired to start my own blog- housetalkn.blogspot.com so that when I am obsessing (aka stalking) houses, I can proclaim, “Mommy’s working!”
Just wanted to say THANK YOU!


Siobhan May 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I just finished watching the movie Easy Virtue from 2008 and would love to see more of the house that was in the movie. It was filmed on location at Flintom Hall and Wimpole Hall in England.


GG Fan Canada June 1, 2011 at 10:26 am

You should definitely have your own show on HGTV (or maybe The Oprah Network)! You have a fantastic blog … love it!


hookedonhouses June 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Aw, shucks. That’s sweet of you to say! I think I’m more comfortable behind a keyboard than a camera, though! :-)


Clay Stephens June 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Julia, I have had a lifelong love affair with houses;especially old houses and ruins.
Have you ever seen Waverly Plantation Mansion in West Point , Mississippi? I blogged about it on my site. Love your blog!


hookedonhouses June 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I haven’t seen Waverly Plantation Mansion, no. Send me the link to your post when you have a chance!


Jeffrey June 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Dear Julia,
I love you site, esp all the movie houses, Practical magic was my fav one. I was wondering if you had any info of the home they used for Falcon Crest? Any interior and exterior pix would be awesome. Thank you and keep up the great work.



hookedonhouses June 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

Sorry, but I don’t know anything about the house from “Falcon Crest.” -Julia


Nicole June 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Hi Julia!
I was wondering if you could post some pictures of your house. I just thought that since you love decorating and homes yours would be beautiful!


hookedonhouses June 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm
helen June 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Hi Julia,
Loving loving every bit of your blogs! Before I find you, I thought I’m the only person who has this weird interest on other people’s houses! I drive superslow on a beautiful neighborhood, I took picture of houses, I pause movies whenever there’s an interesting angle of the house’ parts, I clip-out houses’ pictures from magazines and make scrapbook! Although financially I can not afford to have a house as beautiful as featured here, but it’s already a joy to simply look at the pictures and feel serene… Thanks for creating a beautiful website!


Justin Hough June 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I am so excited that I found your web site. I can spend hours online looking at houses, I thought I was the only hooked on houses.


Key June 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm


I stumbled across your website and thought you’d LOVE this…it’s a favorite :)

Fair Winds ~~ Key


hookedonhouses June 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I love that site–thanks, Key! :)


Kim June 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

Found you via Pinterest…and so glad I did :)


hookedonhouses June 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Hi, Kim! I haven’t been on Pinterest long, but I’m having fun with it. If anyone else is interested in seeing my boards, here’s the link: http://pinterest.com/hookedonhouses/


Karen July 1, 2011 at 12:05 am

Can you feature Courtney cox arquettes houses?


hookedonhouses July 1, 2011 at 7:22 am
Jan July 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Have you ever featured the home in the movie “Disclosure”? It’s the home of the Michael Douglas’ character and is located on Bainbridge Island, Washington.


cathy July 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Hi Julia — What is the latest on the Nights in Rodanthe house. I live all the way across the globe from where you are but visiting the house is on my bucket list and I hope to be able to do that in April next year. I came across your website today and discovering that the house had been rescued was an answered prayer! I would appreciate any leads on how to make this wish of mine come true. Thank you so much. I love your site!


hookedonhouses July 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Hi, Cathy! Funny you should ask about that because I’m working on a post about it right now. It’s coming soon! :-)


Dan August 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Hi Julia,
Let me know if you need any movie set plans drawn, if we can do them in an hour or less no charge. I use virtualglobetrotting dot com to get all four views of famous houses, its great! I can spend hours looking at movie stars houses, and its also good for looking up houses when they are mentioned somewhere.
thanks for the great blog!


hookedonhouses August 3, 2011 at 9:15 pm

That’s great, Dan–thanks!!


Jennifer August 3, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hi Julia

I loved the country home of Spring Byington in the movie ” When Ladies Meet” with Joan Crawford. Do you know where the house is or where I can get pictures of the house ?


hookedonhouses August 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Sorry, but I don’t know anything about that house. If there aren’t any photos on the Internet of it, your best bet is to watch it on DVD and take them yourself (that’s what I usually have to do!).


rosemarie August 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

How about adding the homes from Accidental Tourist? The movie is an oldie but goodie and has two cool houses in it. The first one is Macon Leary’s home, a midsize Cape Cod type home and the second one is Macon’s childhood home which was owned by his grandparents but now his sister and brothers live there. It’s a rambling old home with a curved porch. The movie takes place in Baltimore. I love the Thanksgiving scene in the big old kitchen with the vintage stove. Check it out! Hope you put this on your movie house list.


Alaina August 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

Do you know where the bedding and drapes came from on the set of Bachelor Pad 2? I love the green, teal and brown colors together. I can’t seem to find any information on the retailers for the show. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Alaina


hookedonhouses August 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Sorry, I don’t.


denise August 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I am obsessed with your blog. Not only do I love houses, movie houses in particular, but I love how you took something you loved and turned it into a successful endeavour. If I am able to do that with my blog half as well as you, that would be a dream.

Thanks for bringing these houses to us and keep up the amazing work.


Diane M. Virgillo August 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Just want to say, I am SICK, SICK, SICK of House Hunters International. Just like everything else, even the shows are being outsourced. Stick to the American & Canadian House Hunters. Also, you do NOT show enough of Property Virgins. Sandra Rinomato is tops in this show. And enough of the fixer upper carpenters. Don’t mind once in a while, but God, your new shows stink. Love the Designing episodes along with House Hunters and & No. One is Sandra. Used to never miss an episode, but now I watch only when you are airing House Hunters and Sandra’s Property Virgins. Your Fridays are the worst with House Hunters Int’l and all that crashers, etc. garbage. Please go back to the beginning of your shows, they were the BEST EVER!!!!!!!


Luzia Sequeira Fletcher August 23, 2011 at 6:30 am

Hi Julia… It’s probably the 100th time I stop by your website, so I thought it’s about time I’d let you know that I’m hooked on HOOKED ON HOUSES! :)
We bought land on a hill overlooking the ocean on Terceira Island in the Azores and your website is a wonderful resource as we’re designing our perfect island home. Thanks so much for your lovely work!
– Your portuguese fan.


Malikah August 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

My husband and I are thinking about buying a house (and selling our current home). Do you have any tips/suggestions for finding a good real estate agent?


laura September 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Hi Julia love your website, could you please tell me who constructed the kitchen nook in Daddy day care, or the name of the company that made it.


Christina September 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I LOVE YOUR SITE! I was talking to my duaghter the other day and we were saying how much we loved the houses in “Somethings Got To Give” and “Practical Magic” so imagine my surprise and delight when I stumbled upon your site and saw both houses on your Top 10 list! I can’t wait to share this site with my friends. Thanks for creating such a fun and informative site with great links too. I’m hooked!!


Elena Holmes September 16, 2011 at 1:58 am

Hi Julia!

I’m totally hooked on houses! Hooked on decorating as well :)

I was wondering if you have pix of the movie houses in “Death becomes Her”, “Kiss Me Goodbye” and “Meet Joe Black”. I just realized the 3 of them seemed like there was a pattern of morbidity. Wow, what a coinkydink! But purely coincidental ;D
And “She Devil” also had a nice home for Meryl Streep’s character :)
There were 2 more films I’d remembered earlier but totally forgot now, haha. Aah, “old” age… Thanks so much!



hookedonhouses September 16, 2011 at 6:22 am

Hi, Elena! You can find a list of all the movie houses I’ve written about here, in alphabetical order:


Hope that helps! :-)


melissa September 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I love your new profile photos! I apologize if they have been up for a while and I just haven’t noticed. So pretty! And your blog looks all fresh and updated as well…very nice! Thanks for all your work to provide “house fixes” for all of us looky-lous. Best wishes! -Melissa


hookedonhouses September 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Thanks, Melissa! I just posted them, so you’re the first to see (or at least comment on) them. I thought it was about time I updated the photos! :)


Sunny September 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

Hi Julia,

Not sure where to post this, had an e-mail from you but must have deleted it! Anyway, I thought you might get a kick out of this “hobbit house” in Wales.

Cozy, eh?


Have a fab day!



Samantha September 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I just love your site and blog! I am totally obbessed with interior and exterior design. And you have great taste! I don’t know if you ever watched it, but ‘Judging Amy’ is running re-runs and i am in love with their house. I know it’s a little old now, but I would love to see you post a spotlight on it. Anywho, thank you so much and keep up the great work!


Taylor September 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I was just wondering if you happen to have a floor plan for the cabin that is at a bed and breakfast in Texas. The real rustic one. I love that cabin


hookedonhouses September 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

If it’s not in the post, I don’t have it. Sorry!


steve September 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Do you know where I can find photo’s of the red brick house in the movie ” Diggstown” ?


hookedonhouses September 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I haven’t researched that one, so all I’d know to do is start Googling! Sometimes the IMDb.com website will tell which cities a movie was filmed in, which narrows it down. Good luck!


sandrine hamet September 29, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hello Julia, I am a French fan and I never tire of visiting your blog. Especially those who have served as sets for film. Again thank you for sharing with us your passion, soon. Sincerely, Sandrine.


Evan Michael October 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Hi Julia! I am obsessed with your website, I am an avid Sims player and I constantly go to here for inspiration for building houses. I am 18 years old and I am really interested in being an interior designer of some sort, and your website gives me so much influence and ideas!

I have recently gotten addicted to the new show Revenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAVk7037Kzc

It takes place in the Hamptons, and I feel like you would really like the houses on this show! They are big and beautiful, just like us house lovers love! You should definitely follow the houses in this show once it gets more into the series.

Thanks for all the inspiration and keep it up!



Libby October 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

Would like to know if the Parrish House in the Movie Jumanji is real or a movie set?


Deirdre October 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

Hi! Do you know anything about the “Howie Mansion” in Howey-in-the-hills, Florida? I heard its a grand old estate now privately owned, but I would love to see photos of the inside! P.s. I love your blog and recommend it to all my “homies” !


Nan Wright October 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

My client sent me this link and I can’t seem to make it work. Can you tell me where to find this on your site. Thanks.


hookedonhouses October 11, 2011 at 10:58 am
Anne October 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Love your blog. Two of my favourite city houses were in the movies Notes on a Scandal (starring Cate Blanchette…beautiful kitchen) and The Invasion (starring Nicole Kidman). Both had an urban townhouse feel and if I did not live in the country, this would be my ideal city home.
Any chance you might be able to show one or both of these homes?


hookedonhouses October 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I’m not familiar with those. I’ll have to add them to my Netflix queue!


Julie B. [Holland] October 19, 2011 at 7:21 am

Julia I just watched …. I Dont Know How She Does It , with SJP … cute movie and cute house! Hope you catch it! :)


Daniel Hymanson October 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I’m currently involved in a fundraising campaign to make a film that is very relavent to your blog. The film is called THIS HOUSE. Check it out!



hookedonhouses October 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Sounds like an interesting project! Best of luck with it!


handbright October 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

I dont know if you have seen this, but just in case you haven’t I thought I would send it your way. Theres a virtual tour at the site- great way to get a mini tour of what looks to be one of the Hugh Comstock fairy tale houses. This one is called “Lilacs and Laughter” I think my favorite thing of all is the eyebrow window- :)


Kerry October 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

It may be hard to find tons of interior pics, but have you considered doing Steve Jobs’ house in Palo Alto? I absolutely love it and love love to see a post about it.


Lorie October 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

Hi, I stumbled across you about a month ago and have to tell you, I’m a house freak geek as well.

Thought I’d share this with you in case you’d not seen it: Andie MacDowell has put her NC home up for sale…



Fred October 26, 2011 at 10:41 am

Hi Julia.
We have been faithful viewers of House Hunters international and were dismayed to see a well know Fiji realtor buying a property in Fiji pretending to be from Hawaii.
On a October 25th 2011 episode of House Hunters International a well know realtor from Fiji(Joe Soecker),that also lives in Hawaii,pretends to buy one of his own proerties he has for sale. Joe Soecker has been selling properties in the Tavuni estates of Fiji for about 6 years .
He may very well own in Hawaii but he is a realtor in Fiji.
In the episode he and his Girlfriend attempt to buy a beachfront house on Fiji for $1.5M-$2M.The properties shown are all from his company.Pretty pathetic.
I searched his on line blogs for his picture of him but they have all been taken down.There are still pictures up to confirm him.
here is a link to his Fiji site…
Im wondering how true to the script House Hunters International is or is this a case of HHI being misled by a slick Realtor selling his own properties.
Either way it kinda stinks and Im sure Im not the only one who sees this.
I contacted HGTV with an email and still waiting to hear back as we are miffed and really dissapointed about this con show.
Thank you.
Fred and Elaine.


hookedonhouses October 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I’m sorry to say that I hear stories like this a lot about “House Hunters.” I hadn’t heard about this episode, though. Interesting!


Andy October 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Hi! I love looking at your website. I am planning my family’s future house and am getting some great ideas here. I saw some awesome leather chairs that look perfect for our future living room. Could you find the leather chairs from ABC’s show, “Lastt Man Standing”? They are in Tim Allen’s boss’ office. I know you can see them on the latest episode. Thanks for your help!


hookedonhouses October 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Sorry–don’t know anything about those chairs.


Steve October 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Hi Julia. Great story. Loved it. Coincidentally, my client, Noel Cross Architect’s Tuscan Style home in Silicon Valley was just featured in houzz.com http://www.houzz.com/photos/331487/Villa-Terra-mediterranean–san-francisco
Award-winning, environmental friendly, it uses rammed earth walls as well as “blue jeans” insulation. Love to connect you two. http://www.nfcarchitect.com


tiina sarja October 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Just found your blog when I was looking the plans for Kathy’s (TV Show Big C) house. I love the atmosphere of the house.
Thanks for the blog that is interesting and well done.
I hope you and your family are well and happy.


hookedonhouses October 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I haven’t seen that show. Sorry I can’t help!


Celeste Seiler October 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi there Julia,
You must be my long lost twin. I agreed with every one of the statements on the quiz. I came across this website by accident because I was trying to find out where the old stone house on Marley & Me is located. If you don’t mind I’ll just make myself at home here. My husband and I are in the process of trying to buy our first home. We have three showings to go to tomorrow and I’m so very excited. Ever since I was 10 years old I wanted to become an architect and build fantastic homes. I started going to school for Architecture but it didn’t work out. However, I have not thrown away my skills of hand drafting houses. I’m always drawing up plans and constantly making changes to my dream home. I’m sure this site will provide me with great inspiration so I must say thanks in advance.


ANTONIA October 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

@ghalialicious 1 unfollowed you between 11AM and 12PM. See who: http://t.co/x75PnCiF


DaNo November 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

Julia, I just saw your website. I’m obsessed with houses, real and TV/Movie houses. The reason I found your website is because I have looked everywhere for a full picture of the staircase in Gone With The Wind. Not Tara’s or Rhett/Scarlett’s new house he built for her, but the grand staircase of all staircases in Twelve Oaks. I want a good picture of that. I came across a book one day that had a perfect picture of it but I was too broke to pay the $15. I’ve kicked myself for that a hundred times. . It must be full on picture, not the side pic. Makes me gush every time I see it. Anyway if I can’t get it online somewhere maybe I can buy the movie and capture it on my computer. Let me know if you have one.


DaNo November 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

My dream come true walk. July 2011 I got onto the Warner Bros. Ranch and got to walk all thru the yards and houses on all the old sitcoms I used to watch. Bewitched was my real reason for it but I did get to see all the other ones. It was so surreal. I got to stay there for 2 hours. One of my best memories of my life. LOL. It was awesome!


Wyatt November 5, 2011 at 10:38 am

Hey Julia, love your blog. Wanted to see if you would consider doing a post about the amazing craftsman-style bungalow in the Jim Carrey movie “The Number 23″. I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since I watched the movie, but I can’t find anything online about it.


Des November 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Hey Julia! I came across your blog looking for an old Better Homes and Gardens magazine from the 1950s that my grandmother’s pink trailer was actually featured in. I believe it was her first home in Kentucky. I am still trying to locate this magazine or atleast pictures from it. If you could be of any assistance, please email! Thank you so much!


hookedonhouses November 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

You might want to check eBay to see if anyone is selling old copies. Good luck!


Lori H. November 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Love your site! I’ll definitely be hanging out here quite often!


STEVE November 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

Please help me find the red brick house in the movie DIGGSTOWN Thankyou


Carol Carlson November 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I love your blog!!!! I too love houses and look through house plans for fun. I have dreamed for years of building the farm house in Christmas in Connecticut. I was wondering if you would add the houses from the movie Leave Her to Heaven, 1945 with Gene Tierney? They have the house in Arizona, and that great house at Back of the Moon and then the wonderful house in Connecticut (or it might be Maine, I have not seen it in a while). Thanks I think you will like them too.


Jake at Dapper and Dreamy November 19, 2011 at 2:35 am


I have just discovered your fabulous blog and yes, I am hooked! I’ve loved looking at the tv/movie houses. your house, Christmas houses… I may never get out of my chair to help take care of my own house!

I will be a regular visitor, and I look forward to exploring your site even more. You’re also an inspiration. I’ve recently started blogging and would love to be able to do it full time. You are living the dream!

As far as other houses I’d love to see… Leave it to Beaver, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, Father Knows Best, etc….

All the best and thanks again for your very entertaining work!



Becky November 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

You’ve got an amazing site here! So creative & very well done! I am desperately looking for a replica of the coffee mug held by Lauren Graham on the Luke’s Diner set in the opening scene of the Gilmore Girls Pilot Episode. The shape, size, colors, are soo cute! Where would I browse for that mug?


hookedonhouses November 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

Just when I think I’ve been asked just about everything! Ha. This is a new one. I have no idea where they got those mugs. If you track them down, you’ll have to let us know! :-)


Laura Nordstrom November 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Concerning your “Twilight” spot, would you know how I could obtain info on the Two-tone Aqua forest mural/wallpaper on the Cullen kitchen wall.


hookedonhouses November 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

Sorry. No source info on that one.


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