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Where Have I Seen That House? 2013

Where Have I Seen That House?

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In the latest collection of houses recognizable from their roles in films and television, we have homes made famous in 1980s horror and contemporary horror, one from a famous drug-lord movie, one from a classic sitcom, and of course the expected handful of reality show late-model minipalaces.

Among those are few pedigreed mansions, estates that are up for sale, as well and high-end rentals, including the most expensive rental in the country.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 27 Feb. 2013


Nightmare on Elm Street

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Location: Los Angeles
Price: $2.1 million
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2,700

Traditional on the outside with a modern inside, this unexpected amalgam of picture-book quaintness and almost space-age interiors has a further unsettling twist. The outside of the home is instantly recognizable to horror fans as Nancy's house from the original "Nightmare on Elm Street." The inside looks nothing like the one shown in the movie (and it was not used for filming), with a circular doorway between rooms, orange kitchen counter tops and a bubble chair suspended from the ceiling. There's also American walnut wide-plank flooring throughout and a one-bedroom guest house.

American Horror Story

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Location: Los Angeles
Price: $17 million
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 29,999

This mansion was built in 1907 by and for the architect Alfred F. Rosenheim. In 2011, it became the set of the "Murder House" for first episode of the FX series "American Horror Story," which was recreated as a set for later episodes (as was done with one home in the TV series "Nashville").

The house has a website advertising its availability for other film and TV shoots as well.

The three-story house has Tiffany features galore: stained glass windows, leaded glass display cases, light fixtures, even a pair of Tiffany glass doors. Other antique details include wood floors and paneling and six tile fireplaces. The formal dining room has a gold- and silver-leaf hand-painted ceiling. The Rosenheim mansion also has a grand ballroom, formerly a chapel, that's been used as a recording studio. It was listed for sale for $4.5 million in 2011, and for $17 million with Rodeo Realty's Joe Babajian last year, but the property listing now states "unavailable."

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Location: Minneapolis
Price: $2.895 million
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 9
Square Footage: 9,500

This Victorian mansion built in 1900 stood in as the exterior for the house where Mary Richards lived in the 1970s sitcom, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" along with fellow tenant Rhoda and landlord Phyllis. It last traded hands in 2007 for $2.8 million. The house has two family rooms and a spacious screened porch, a three-car garage with guest apartment, and modern updates, as well as period details, built-in cabinetry and wood paneling. It's been over three decades since the show ended, so the tour buses and curious fans may have let up, but in the '90s, the house's role in television history was still drawing quite a bit of cap-tossing visitors.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

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Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Price: N/A
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 full 1 half
Square Footage: 4,000

This former residence of then-bachelorette, pre- "Kimye" Kim Kardashian recently sold for an undisclosed amount. For those who make it a point to keep up with the Kardashians, this was the gated, Tuscan-style home where much of the reality series took place. Special features include an outdoor waterfall and outdoor living room and dining room.


Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Location: Roswell, Ga.
Price: $2.6 million
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Square Footage: 15,800

This mansion is better known as Kim Zolciak's rental home for recent seasons of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and spinoff "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding." According to reports, Zolciak planned to buy the house, but she and her husband and her children moved out after disputes with the home's owners over the assessed value and rent payments.

Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Location: Wayne, N.J.
Price: $899,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 6
Square Footage: 6,200

"Real Housewife" Danielle Staub first put this house on the market in 2009 for $1.45 million. Since then, it has gone through several price cuts. The current price is less than the $1.025 million Staub and her ex-husband paid in 1998, according th listing on the real estate website trulia.com. The home was built in 1990 on just under an acre of land. Special features include a double height living room, marble master hot tub, a workout room and wood paneling.

Scarface

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Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Price: see below
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 9,816

Tony Montana's gilded nouveau riche Miami palace in "Scarface" was unforgettable. Last fall, it was possible to rent the real-life Montana manse for $30,000 a month. The 1906 Mediterranean villa El Fureidis sits on 10 acres in Santa Barbara, not Miami, so it overlooks the Pacific rather than the Biscayne Bay, and inside you won't find Tony's office or the sunken Jacuzzi, as none of the interior scenes were shot in the house, but the fountain outside should look familiar. The mansion is not listed for sale, but in recent years it's been listed for $35 million and sold for $6.239 million in 2009, according to trulia.com. Since then, it was offered as a rental for $150,000 a month before dropping to the comparative bargain price of $30,000.

Selling L.A.

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Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Price: see below
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square Footage: 7,294

This gated Mediterranean house, showcased in the first season of the HGTV reality program "Selling L.A," has been on and off the market for years. The 2009 price of $13.4 million got multiple reductions to the January 2013 listing for $9,888,888. (It is now once again off the market.) There are four suites, the greatest of which (the master bedroom suite) has his and her baths, two terraces and a study. The estate boasts panoramic city and ocean views and features staff quarters.

Driving Miss Daisy

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Location: Atlanta
Price: $1.995 million
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Square Footage: 6,140

This brick home is one of the only ones in this slideshow where indoor scenes were filmed on location. That movie was the Oscar-winning drama, "Driving Miss Daisy" which shot on location in what was then a rental house, because the movie had a low budget. Parts of the house, which dates to 1922, appear unchanged from the film, such as the foyer, and while the kitchen has been updated, it retains the home's vintage feel.

The Godfather

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Location: Los Angeles
Price: $600,000 per month
Bedrooms: 29
Bathrooms: 40
Square Footage: 50,000

The Beverly House is the former home of William Randolph Hearst. Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy honeymooned there. But the mansion also has a Hollywood past, serving as a set in "The Godfather" as well as "The Bodyguard." The estate can be rented for $600,000 a month, and the price to buy it last year was $95 million, which was a significant cut from the $165 million price tag in 2007. The compound includes two guest houses, an apartment, an Art Deco nightclub and a cinema. The outdoor terrace can accommodate 400 guests.