I’m probably the only person who still gets Netflix DVDs in the mail. I mostly stream stuff these days, but I keep the DVD option in case there’s a movie I can’t get any other way for one of my Movie House posts.
Readers kept asking me about the houses in Keeping Up With the Joneses, so I requested it from Netflix. And then the DVD sat next to my TV for months, waiting for me to watch it. Sad state of things when putting a DVD into the player seems like “too much hassle.” 😉
I finally sat down to watch it and the neighborhood looked so picture perfect, I assumed they filmed on a backlot. When I looked it up, I was surprised to learn it’s a real cul-de-sac in Atlanta. Not only that, but they shot inside the actual houses we saw onscreen, which is a rare thing these days.
I tracked down both the Jones and Gaffney houses — take a look!
The Real Houses from “Keeping Up With the Joneses”
Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot play the Joneses, who move into a quiet neighborhood in Atlanta.
When their blue two-story first appeared onscreen, I barely got the words “Cute house!” out of my mouth…
…before this happened:
Gah! I hate when they blow up nice houses in movies.
I found an old listing for this house, which sold in 2015 for $388,500. It wasn’t blue then, though:
It looked so different, it took me a minute to realize it was the same place!
The house has 3 bedrooms +3 baths.
A shot of the back door from a similar viewpoint in the movie:
The house is located in the Dupont Commons neighborhood.
Tim Jones (Hamm) walks into the kitchen:
Here’s how it looked in the listing, with cherry cabinets and granite countertops:
Gal Gadot plays a Food Blogger named Natalie, who has a big pot rack over the island:
Isla Fisher plays suspicious neighbor Karen, who notes the pots don’t look like they’ve been used.
The walls were gray and they had a modern light fixture over the kitchen table in the movie:
The kitchen looks more traditional in the listing photos:
Tim and Natalie fleeing the kitchen before the bomb goes off:
Zach Galifianakis plays Karen’s husband, Jeff Gaffney, and they live a few houses down:
I found a listing for it from 2015, when it sold for $417,000:
They added more blue to the exterior for the movie:
Although, oddly enough, the house’s colors changed a bit and looked more pink in this shot:
Makes me wonder if the house colors were altered digitally instead of with actual paint?
Here’s how the house looked in the listing:
The listing said:
This sought after Dupont Commons home is perfection from the stone front porch to the lush backyard! The open main floor plan features a separate dining room, new hardwoods, rich molding, and a newly updated granite & stainless kitchen with breakfast bar.
A fireside family room connects to the separate office w/French doors. Large master bedroom suite up plus two spacious secondary bedrooms. Enjoy the gracious deck and patio overlooking the custom landscaped backyard.
All this plus an unfinished basement and 2 car garage in the community’s most sought after cul-de-sac.
You couldn’t tell it was a two-story entry in the movie:
The same wallpaper, window treatments, and light fixture appeared in the listing:
The Gaffney’s kitchen:
In the listing:
The living room fireplace is black in the movie:
But it was white in the listing:
This house has 4 bedrooms + 2.5 baths.
The master bedroom had the same striped wallpaper in the movie:
The Gaffneys hosted “Junetoberfest” in this backyard:
Read more about the neighborhood on the builder’s website, which says Atlanta is becoming “Hollywood’s East Coast hub.”
Looks like a pretty sweet cul-de-sac to live on, with or without spies for neighbors! See more interior photos of the Jones house here and the Gaffney house here. More location info about “Keeping Up With the Joneses” at On Set Hollywood.