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Your favourite fictional House.

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KurriKurri Mon 06-Aug-18 17:47:53

Inspired by a property thread.

What house from a film, book or TV series (or even a song - house of the Rising Sun grin) would you like to own?

My favourite has always been the house in North By North West ever since I saw the film when I was about 11. I watch the film just for the house basically. For those who don;t know it I've added a pic. it's just got this cool fifties/early sixties vibe going on, clean lines, huge windows and it hangs off the edge of a hill. What's not to love ?

ScreamingValenta Mon 06-Aug-18 17:50:33

I always liked the description of the house in Jilly Cooper's Rivals that used to be called Bottom Hollow Court - before Valerie ripped out the mullioned windows and changed its name to Green Lawns.

RobinEggs Mon 06-Aug-18 17:55:25

The Burrow from Harry Potter. It always makes me think of my grandparents cottage on Dartmoor which only got electricity installed in the 90’s.

TheConstantMoaner Mon 06-Aug-18 17:55:38

Goonies house grin

TheQueef Mon 06-Aug-18 17:57:07

Professor house in Narnia books.
I wished and wished I could be sent there.

wizzywig Mon 06-Aug-18 17:58:22

The Walton's with the mum cooking for me too

BevBrook Mon 06-Aug-18 17:59:03

Green Knowe. It really exists although not called that, and I would love to visit, I believe you can.
Or Kirrin Cottage, where you can’t move without falling down a secret passage or discovering a mysterious document.

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Mon 06-Aug-18 18:00:41

RCB's house from Riders/Rivals etc. Just been re-reading Jilly Cooper!

FairfaxAikman Mon 06-Aug-18 18:01:36

Tracy Island from Thunderbirds

BettyBooHoo Mon 06-Aug-18 18:01:38


prampushingdownthehighst Mon 06-Aug-18 18:02:40

Miss Reads school house.

rosieposey Mon 06-Aug-18 18:02:59

The house in Practical Magic ❤️ be still my beating heart ❤️

SadieHH Mon 06-Aug-18 18:03:53

3100 Willow Pond Drive, where Jonathan and Jennifer Hart live!

JaneJeffer Mon 06-Aug-18 18:04:43

The house in When a Man Loves a Woman.

sunnyday1976 Mon 06-Aug-18 18:04:45

Any of the sea front houses in Big Little Lies. Or Manderley from Rebecca. Slightly different from each other!!

Witchend Mon 06-Aug-18 18:04:51

Has to be Witchend.

Although Punchbowl Farm (with someone else to do the work) or Kirren Cottage or Maria's house from Little White Horse, or Green Knowe, would be nice too

distantstars Mon 06-Aug-18 18:05:11

The house in Home Alone and the house in Father of the bride....🏠🏠🏠

onemouseplace Mon 06-Aug-18 18:05:12

Patty's Place in Anne of the Island - the one Anne houseshares while she is doing her degree. It always sounded so lovely and cosy!

I have also always loved the description of the house Almanzo builds for Laura when they are first married at the end of These Happy Golden Years - especially the pantry with all it's shelves and drawers for sugar and spices.

BishopstonFaffing Mon 06-Aug-18 18:05:30

The house from Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child. Such a sinister book but the house sounds perfect. And most houses in Joanna Trollope books.

onemouseplace Mon 06-Aug-18 18:06:34

sunnyday1976 oh yes - Big Little Lies was pure property porn wasn't it?

MartinQBlank Mon 06-Aug-18 18:07:37

28 Barbary Lane, Russian Hill, San Francisco. Never a dull moment!

PanPanPanPing Mon 06-Aug-18 18:09:22

KurriKurri, that North By Northwest house has just struck me that it's a Frank Lloyd Wright creation. Why didn't I think of that before blush?

I'd love Forest Gump's house.

MNOverinvestor Mon 06-Aug-18 18:10:30

Pemberley (above stairs, obvs)

HollyGibney Mon 06-Aug-18 18:12:25

The houses that Pa built in the Little House on The Prairie books but only for a visit.

To live, Jimmy and Angela Darmody's house on the beach in Boardwalk Empire or the house on the beach in Sleeping With The Enemy.

sunnyday1976 Mon 06-Aug-18 18:15:38

onemouseplace it absolutely was. Any of them would be just fine (especially if Alexander Skarsgard -not Perry!!- was there!!)

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