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16 Familiar Homes Ennobled For Eternity By Movies and TV

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From the glitzy estates made famous by James Bond to a Manhattan townhouse made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, movies and TV possess the power to catapult houses into the realm of the iconic. Remember Cameron Frye's midcentury number in the 1986 cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Cam's home, of course, is one of the coolest, and certainly most memorable, of the film's many locations, a sleek, glass, cantilevered box teetering in the middle of the woods near Lake Michigan in Highland Park, Ill. The place was listed four times between May 2009 and March 2011, but the property, which first hit the market for $2.3M, hasn't actually sold. And that's despite some rather unorthodox pleas for staging furniture made by the listing agents. Anyway, brush up on the history of 16 pieces of showbiz real estate below—and feel free to drop suggestions for the sequel in the comments.

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· Holly Golightly's Breakfast at Tiffany's House Sells for $6M [Curbed National]
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

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The Upper East Side townhouse made famous by the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn sold for $6M, or about $15K over its ask, in April. The home was listed in December of last year after 11 years under the thumb of a Merrill Lynch broker.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Let's be honest: the three best things in the 1986 flick Ferris Bueller's Day Off are Ferris' performance of "Twist and Shout," Cameron's pout, and Cameron's glass box home in the woods. And, well, only one of these is truly purchasable. The super sleek home was twice listed in Jan. 2011 for $1.65M, but was removed after it wallowed on the market for a few months.

Home Alone

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The Georgian Colonial-style home in the suburbs of Chicago was made famous by the 1990 mega-hit Home Alone. Nearly a year after it hit the market, the quintessential family home sold in March for $1.585M, roughly two thirds of the original ask.

The Notebook

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In the 2004 romance The Notebook, Noah (played by actor, architecture buff, preservationist and everyone's boyfriend, Ryan Gosling) makes good on his promise to build old flame Allie a white house with blue shutters. And then everybody cried. Anyway, the real-life version is on Martins Point Plantation on South Carolina's Wadmalaw Island, according to Hooked on Houses.

Nashville

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The home whose vaulted ceilings and exposed brick are prominently displayed in ABC's TV show Nashville hit the market earlier this month, asking $19.5M Many of the scenes—including lots of interior shots of the kitchen—take place in this 20,500-square-foot mansion, which plays Rayna James abode.

The Proposal

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While supposedly in Sitka, Alaska, the real home that served as the set (interiors too!) for 2009 rom-com The Proposal starring the always-adorable Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, is actually in Manchester, Mass. A little bit of mountain Photoshopping and a few interior changes—like adding that beautiful stone fireplace—transformed the Colonial into a lodge-style manse. Zillow notes that the property hasn't changed hands since 1994.

Beetlejuice

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The delightfully eerie abode that stars in the 1988 classic Beetlejuice was actually just a façade until it was purchased and given a mod upgrade. With a fresh coat of white paint and a sort of odd distended porch, the home, which was plastered all over the film's marketing materials, remains recognizable, if obviously altered.

This gaudy manse has double the star-power: not only is it home to tinseltown personality Zsa Zsa Gabor but it also plays a role in the recently-released Argo. The manse, which was listed well over a year ago and still has not sold, plays producer Lester Siegel's effusive digs.

When it premiered in 1978, the prime-time soap opera Dallas was filmed at this home. The interiors were later recreated on set. The owners decided to sell in 2007, hoisting the property on the market asking $1.995M. After two years and a couple price chops, the home eventually sold in 2009.

The Fugitive

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After more than a year wallowing on the market, the Chicago house that was the murder scene for the 1993 thriller The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford, has temporarily given up on finding a buyer, opting instead to find a viable tenant. The place asks $17K a month for the 6,200 square feet.

Amityville Horror

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This rather unassuming Colonial in Amityville, N.Y., is where Ronald DeFeo Jr. killed six people as they slept. The home, made famous by the 1977 horror flick, has changed hands three times since the 1974 murders. What's more, townspeople have changed the home's address several times hoping sever the property's connection to the murders, but the pesky real estate media keep giving away the secret.

Diamonds Are Forever

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The John Lautner-designed Elrod House in Palm Springs, Calif., sets the scene for a duel between James Bond and two scantily-clad assassins in Diamonds Are Forever.

When making the 1950s TV series Zorro, Disney built this adobe hut with wood-beamed ceilings to serve as the set for many an epic sword fight. The home, perched within a six-acre plot in Simi Valley, Calif., was listed as early as last month for $699K.

Inception

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The Freeman A. Ford House, a turn-of-the-century California abode in Pasadena, played the role of Cobb's (Leonardo DiCaprio) home in Christopher Nolan's Inception. The home is privately owned, but hasn't changed hands since 2001, when it sold for $2.5M.

The Parent Trap

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In the 1998 iteration of The Parent Trap, Hallie Parker, played by a depressingly adorable Lindsay Lohan, lives with pops in Napa Valley. The real home is the Staglin Family Vineyard in Northern California.

Melrose Place

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Behold the real Melrose Place: the El Pueblo Apartments at 4616 Greenwood Place in the star-studded Los Feliz enclave of Los Angeles.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Upper East Side townhouse made famous by the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn sold for $6M, or about $15K over its ask, in April. The home was listed in December of last year after 11 years under the thumb of a Merrill Lynch broker.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Let's be honest: the three best things in the 1986 flick Ferris Bueller's Day Off are Ferris' performance of "Twist and Shout," Cameron's pout, and Cameron's glass box home in the woods. And, well, only one of these is truly purchasable. The super sleek home was twice listed in Jan. 2011 for $1.65M, but was removed after it wallowed on the market for a few months.

Home Alone

The Georgian Colonial-style home in the suburbs of Chicago was made famous by the 1990 mega-hit Home Alone. Nearly a year after it hit the market, the quintessential family home sold in March for $1.585M, roughly two thirds of the original ask.

The Notebook

In the 2004 romance The Notebook, Noah (played by actor, architecture buff, preservationist and everyone's boyfriend, Ryan Gosling) makes good on his promise to build old flame Allie a white house with blue shutters. And then everybody cried. Anyway, the real-life version is on Martins Point Plantation on South Carolina's Wadmalaw Island, according to Hooked on Houses.

Nashville

The home whose vaulted ceilings and exposed brick are prominently displayed in ABC's TV show Nashville hit the market earlier this month, asking $19.5M Many of the scenes—including lots of interior shots of the kitchen—take place in this 20,500-square-foot mansion, which plays Rayna James abode.

The Proposal

While supposedly in Sitka, Alaska, the real home that served as the set (interiors too!) for 2009 rom-com The Proposal starring the always-adorable Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, is actually in Manchester, Mass. A little bit of mountain Photoshopping and a few interior changes—like adding that beautiful stone fireplace—transformed the Colonial into a lodge-style manse. Zillow notes that the property hasn't changed hands since 1994.

Beetlejuice

The delightfully eerie abode that stars in the 1988 classic Beetlejuice was actually just a façade until it was purchased and given a mod upgrade. With a fresh coat of white paint and a sort of odd distended porch, the home, which was plastered all over the film's marketing materials, remains recognizable, if obviously altered.

Argo

This gaudy manse has double the star-power: not only is it home to tinseltown personality Zsa Zsa Gabor but it also plays a role in the recently-released Argo. The manse, which was listed well over a year ago and still has not sold, plays producer Lester Siegel's effusive digs.

Dallas

When it premiered in 1978, the prime-time soap opera Dallas was filmed at this home. The interiors were later recreated on set. The owners decided to sell in 2007, hoisting the property on the market asking $1.995M. After two years and a couple price chops, the home eventually sold in 2009.

The Fugitive

After more than a year wallowing on the market, the Chicago house that was the murder scene for the 1993 thriller The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford, has temporarily given up on finding a buyer, opting instead to find a viable tenant. The place asks $17K a month for the 6,200 square feet.

Amityville Horror

This rather unassuming Colonial in Amityville, N.Y., is where Ronald DeFeo Jr. killed six people as they slept. The home, made famous by the 1977 horror flick, has changed hands three times since the 1974 murders. What's more, townspeople have changed the home's address several times hoping sever the property's connection to the murders, but the pesky real estate media keep giving away the secret.

Diamonds Are Forever

The John Lautner-designed Elrod House in Palm Springs, Calif., sets the scene for a duel between James Bond and two scantily-clad assassins in Diamonds Are Forever.

Zorro

When making the 1950s TV series Zorro, Disney built this adobe hut with wood-beamed ceilings to serve as the set for many an epic sword fight. The home, perched within a six-acre plot in Simi Valley, Calif., was listed as early as last month for $699K.

Inception

The Freeman A. Ford House, a turn-of-the-century California abode in Pasadena, played the role of Cobb's (Leonardo DiCaprio) home in Christopher Nolan's Inception. The home is privately owned, but hasn't changed hands since 2001, when it sold for $2.5M.

The Parent Trap

In the 1998 iteration of The Parent Trap, Hallie Parker, played by a depressingly adorable Lindsay Lohan, lives with pops in Napa Valley. The real home is the Staglin Family Vineyard in Northern California.

Melrose Place

Behold the real Melrose Place: the El Pueblo Apartments at 4616 Greenwood Place in the star-studded Los Feliz enclave of Los Angeles.