So get this. I came across a house in Broad Beach, Califiornia, featured in architect Steve Giannetti’s portfolio, and realized it looked very familiar.
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. Head to Giannetti’s website to see the real thing!
Grace and Frankie’s Beach House
When I first wrote about the sets from the show, I found the house on Google Maps but no interior pics.
I had learned the exteriors of a real house were used for the show. The sets were inspired by the real interiors but recreated on a soundstage.
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 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.
Visit Giannetti Home to see the interior 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.