In fact, the exterior looked just like the house on Netflix’s hit show “Grace and Frankie.” What?!
When I compared the real interiors to the set photos, I couldn’t believe how similar they were. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean!
The Beach House That Inspired Grace and Frankie’s
Imagine my surprise when I came across the interior photos right here on my own blog!
Here’s the real beach house’s entry with a red Dutch door:
Look familiar? The exteriors of this house were used for the show.
The sets were inspired by the real interiors but recreated on a soundstage.
The Dining and Living Areas of the Real Beach House:
The Dining and Living Areas on the Show:
You can see how similar the sets are to the real thing.
Grace and Frankie were even given a red entry door like the real house has:
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play Grace and Frankie, an “odd couple” of friends who move into the beach house together after their husbands Robert and Sol (Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) announce that they’re gay and in love with each other.
The beach house strikes me as a pretty good consolation prize in a situation like this. It would be hard to feel too depressed with these kinds of views outside your window…
The Kitchen in the Real House:
You’ll notice a similar arched hallway to this one on the show:
The Kitchen on TV:
The blue cabinets in the kitchen are right on trend, and perfect for a beach house.
On the show Frankie has her paint studio in the pool house:
Inside Frankie’s Art Studio:
The garage side looks like this on Street View.
We often see scenes that take place here, in front of the garage.
You can see they changed the address before filming the scene below:
The real beach house has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 3,896 square feet.
They didn’t show much of the upstairs in the first season. Here’s hoping we see more in the second!
Visit Giannetti Home to see all the photos of the beach house
(construction by John Finton; interiors by Trip Hanesh).
Set decorator Beauchamp Fontaine has still photos of the sets.
Visit my Houses Onscreen page to see the other shows I’ve featured, listed A-Z.