This painted Victorian is instantly recognizable as Halliwell Manor from the popular TV series “Charmed.” The show was set in San Francisco, but in real life it’s the historic Innes House in Los Angeles.
The show was about three sisters who discover that they’re descendants of a long line of witches. Each of them has a special ability, like moving objects, stopping time, or seeing the future, and their destiny is to battle against the forces of evil.
They learn that they are “the Charmed ones” with combined forces creating an unstoppable “Power of Three.” Demons are an occupational hazard for them, breaking into their pretty Victorian to bust it up on the regular.
Let’s take a look back at the family home that Paige, Phoebe, Prue, and Paige inherited from their Gram…
Update: Check out the house from the new “Charmed” reboot, which is pretty fabulous, too.
The “Charmed” Victorian: Halliwell Manor
The house they used for Halliwell Manor is near Echo Park in Angelino Heights.
Only the exterior of the real house was used for filming beyond the pilot episode.
The interiors were all sets created on a separate soundstage.
I found this (uncredited) mock-up of what the floor plans for the main floor could be:
The Entry Hall
*NOTE: If you haven’t seen all of the seasons yet, you might find spoilers in this post!*
I love the staircase. In this shot you can see the ceilings are beamed and wallpapered:
Looking down into the sitting room from the top of the stairs:
The “Charmed” Dining Room
Kaley Cuoco, who later played Penny on “The Big Bang Theory,”
was on “Charmed” for one season as Billie Jenkins.
The Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The Innes House where “Charmed” was filmed was built in 1903.
It has 5 bedrooms + 1 bath, and 2,900 square feet.
The “Charmed” Attic
Halliwell Manor sits in the center of a pentagram.
A reader named Kellie is a “Charmed” superfan who urged me to write about the show and sent me some photos and information to get me started since I didn’t know much about it.
She explained the concept, writing: “The Halliwell family moved into the house in the early 1900s to protect the Nexus and use it for good. Each generation of Halliwells has lived in this house since that time.
“Many of the battles that the sisters have fought have taken place in the manor. The manor is the safest place for them to be, even though a lot of bad stuff still happens there.”
“The Book of Shadows is kept in the attic, which, until the sisters received their powers, was always locked. You’ll notice that much of the show takes place in the attic and in other rooms downstairs in the house.”
The “Charmed” Kitchen
At the beginning of the series, Shannen Doherty played Prue, the oldest Halliwell sister, but she was killed off in the third season finale.
Rumor has it that she left because she didn’t get along with Alyssa Milano, who played her younger sister Phoebe.
The drama came up again last year in an interview with Milano, who hinted that they didn’t always get along.
In any case, when the series returned for a 4th season, Prue was dead, and they discovered they had a new (half) sister they’d never heard of before — Rose McGowan’s Paige.
The Solarium in Halliwell Manor
Paige had her wedding in the Solarium in the final season.
In this old photo of the Innes House, you can see a horse and carriage in front:
The Innes House was built for one of LA’s first City Councilmen, Daniel Innes.
In 1971 it was designated as a historical landmark.
The home’s architectural style is known as Eastlake Victorian.
You can see “real life” photos of the exterior from its 2008 listing.
Check the Streetview of 1329 Carroll Avenue to see how it looks today.
(Update: in 2020 it appears to be undergoing some major renovations.)
For more photos and information about Halliwell Manor:
- Most of these are screenshots I took while watching the show on Netflix, but I also found some on the Charmed Wiki page and the Midnight in the Garden of Evil blog.
- The 2008 listing for 1329 Carroll Avenue in Los Angeles has some recent exterior photos.
- Juan Monroy posted some photos from a tour he took of it that you can see here.
- In the photo below you can see the Queen Anne Victorian next door at 1345 Carroll Avenue, which is famous for being the setting for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video.
*2018 Update: Check out the house from the new “Charmed” reboot here:
Visit my TV Houses page to see more I’ve featured, like the Victorian from Practical Magic.