Remember the 2010 movie Life As We Know It?
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel played two people thrown together when they got custody of their friends’ daughter Sophie.
It was cute enough, but what really made an impression on me was the Colonial-style house they inherited along with her.
It’s on the market in Atlanta right now, so let’s take a look!
The Colonial-Style House from “Life As We Know It”
Production Designer Maher Ahmad says finding the right house for the movie was key:
“For the exterior, we settled on a Colonial-style house on a very pleasant street, with a bit of a curve and a little bit of a hill, providing good angles on the house.”
The real interiors inspired the sets they designed for the movie on a separate soundstage.
The listing says:
Immaculate renovation in the heart of Brookhaven! Open foyer, dining room, spacious living room with fireplace and arched doorways to an intimate card room with wetware. Study with fireplace leads into a screened porch perfect for relaxing! Finished daylight lower level and a private backyard.
The house was built in 1945 but has been updated so much it almost looks new.
The listing says:
Chef’s kitchen with center island, Viking Range, Subzero fridge, 2 dishwashers, wine cooler and ice maker. Breakfast area opens into an inviting family room with stack stone fireplace and covered morning porch.
It had white cabinets, black countertops, and a large stone fireplace.
The Production Designer says all the appliances on the set were functional
because they wanted to show Holly (Heigl) really cooking.
Producer Barry Josephson says they asked the design team to create a warm and happy home:
“After the tragedy they’ve just gone through, we couldn’t have them move into a house that was somber. It needed to feel like Holly and Messer would be off to a fair start if they were living there.”
The back of the house appeared in the movie, too:
The house has 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and 5,072 square feet.
Director Greg Berlanti said, “The house was pretty beautiful. I think most of us wanted to live there!”
For photos and information about 4172 Club Drive in Atlanta,
check the listing and take the video tour.
Visit my Houses Onscreen page to see the others I’ve featured, listed A-Z.
The back of this house is as pretty as the front, rather than an after thought.
I just love the porch.
Sandra Garth says
Loved the movie and love this house even more!
Thanks for sharing. Watched this movie so many times just to see the home. Hit rewind lots too to look at details.
Shelley @ Calypso in the Country says
Now I want to see the movie! Wow – nice house. I was surprised when you said the square footage but then I saw the back and it all made sense. Gorgeous!
Love the house. As another viewer said the back is just as beatiful as the front. That doesnt ofen happen
Would have been my dream home until i saw the traffic beyond the backyard. Traffic that close is nosiey even with the trees etc.
Kim Blair says
Julia Julia Julia – I was wanting to send you an email last weekend but wasn’t sure how to do it when you didn’t have a current post. (Technically challenged) Anyway, the reason was another ‘Movie House’ you featured some time ago and I saw it on cable on Saturday, “The Uninvited”. I’ve never been so confused by a movie in my life and wanted to ask if you ‘got it’. Did anything about the plot make sense to you? Maybe I missed something. But I can see why you featured the house – very cool. Kim
Hi Kim! That was definitely a strange movie, and I’m not sure I did totally get it, but I was probably more focused on the house they filmed it in at the time. Ha. If you (or anyone) ever wants to get in touch, there’s a link to the Contact form on the front page of my blog, or you can hit “Reply” to one of my newsletters. 🙂
Thanks, Darlin’ for the tutorial. Will try that next time.
That’s a gorgeous house. I love the stone on the patio. Just beautiful.
What a beautiful house! I love that covered deck in the back. I’d spend a lot of time out there.
Tina Gleisner says
Fun seeing that they used a real house, not just a stage set … although I have to wonder how they filmed as I’m always struggling to take photos that showcase houses perfectly. It’s a challenge but I guess the pros have their techniques.
PS I thought all the ceiling decor was a little over the top, as it appears to fight the rest of the room for attention which isn’t good.
Love this house. I live outside of Atlanta. I’m looking to move closer to the city. Would love this house if it was about 500,000 less. Lol
I love this house! I actually prefer the house when it was on the market in 2010, though. It just seemed warmer. But, still beautiful!