In the 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which became famous for bringing Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt together, they played a couple of assassins hired to kill each other. As they each try to complete their assignment, they learn more about each other than they could’ve imagined.
Also, they live in this great Colonial-style house in Pasadena with black shutters that we all loved. Did anyone else cringe when it got destroyed at the end?
Let’s take a closer look at the Smith house from the movie, along with the interior sets that were recreated on a soundstage.
The “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” House
When you step inside the Mr. & Mrs. Smith house, the interiors are a complete surprise, just like the characters who live in them.
The interiors were sets created on a separate soundstage. They were designed by Victor Zolfo, who also worked on films like The Case of Benjamin Button.
He says he gets fan mail from all over the world from people who love the rooms he created for this movie.
The Living Room:
Mrs. Smith’s Kitchen is more deadly than it looks:
She has a double oven in the kitchen.
The lower one opens to reveal her stash of weaponry:
Artist Shelley Brown painted the “Eggs” in the kitchen:
Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp were originally cast as Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
The Master Bath:
The scenes of the house being destroyed were hard to watch!
Jane Smith tells their marriage counselor, “We redid the house together.”
I get asked a lot whether this is the same as the Father of the Bride house.
They do look similar, but they’re not the same.
However, it is the same house used in the 2005 remake of “Yours, Mine & Ours:“
Hollywood loves these kinds of Classic American houses.
In this movie it worked as an effective cover for paid assassins like John and Jane Smith because none of their neighbors could have imagined what was going on inside!
You can see how the house looks today on Google Streetview and learn more at Redfin.
Visit my Houses Onscreen page to see the others I’ve featured, listed from A-Z.