Who could forget the Spanish hacienda-style ranch that Meryl Streep owned in the romantic comedy It’s Complicated with the tile roof, the wide veranda, the beamed and vaulted ceilings in the living room, or the sumptuous kitchen?
Now the real house where the exterior scenes for the movie were filmed is on the market for $12 million in Thousand Oaks.
The interior sets were shot on a soundstage in Brooklyn. Let’s take a look back at the fabulous house and the sets that were designed for it!
Meryl Streep’s House in “It’s Complicated”
The house was built in the early 1900s and has belonged to celebrities like W.C. Fields.
It was posing as a house in Santa Barbara in the movie, but the property is actually
about an hour south of there, on an equestrian ranch with over 56 acres in Hidden Valley.
Iamnotastalker tracked the property down and reports:
Throughout the movie, Jane’s house is shown to be surrounded by a long, white wooden fence. That type of fence pops up quite often in film and television productions and when it does, it is pretty much a dead giveaway that filming took place somewhere on Potrero Road.
So, I decided to begin my search there. And sure enough, about ten minutes into the hunt, I located Jane’s house!
As it turns out, it is situated less than half a mile east of JMJ Ranch, which was featured in Win A Date With Tad Hamilton and the more recent Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez.
Production Designer Jon Hutman says, the overall design direction came from Director Nancy Meyers, who wanted a “Belgian look that is reflected in the house’s furnishings and a quiet palette with natural linen.”
The listing for 714 W. Potrero Road in Thousand Oaks says:
Situated in the historic and pastoral community of Hidden Valley. One of the most exclusive ranch areas in the United States. This privately gated Thousand Oaks Equestrian Ranch property with protected stately Oak trees is graced by dazzling open space views. Truly an enchanting one of a kind picturesque prized property with a special history of its own.
Most recently featured in the movie IT’S COMPLICATED and formerly celebrity owned. The charming Santa Barbara style home offers a main house with 5 bedrooms & 5.5 bathrooms, pool & pool house, separate guest house, 6 stall barn, hot walker and several turnouts areas.
The property is surrounded by mountains laced with riding trails and touched by Pacific Ocean breezes. Located less than an hour from Los Angeles & Santa Barbara and minutes from Westlake Village and Sherwood Country Club. This unique estate affords the discriminating purchaser a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The real house is larger than the movie version looks with over 6,000 square feet.
For photos and information, check the listing and I Am Not a Stalker.
Set photos via Traditional Home and Universal Pictures.
Visit my Houses Onscreen page to see the other movies I’ve featured, listed A-Z.