22 Iconic TV Homes Everyone Remembers
Ever wonder if some of the homes you saw on TV actually existed?
The Cohen Family Home from The O.C.
The O.C. was one of the most popular television shows on the air in the aughts. The show put the house in Newport Beach but the real home sits in Malibu. It was listed for $6.25 million two years ago. The home was built in 2002 just as the series started and is a prime example of the McMansion trend at the time. Want to see what has followed the McMansion in trendy home design?
Oscar the Grouch
Everyone’s favorite grouch on Sesame Street has lived in a trash can for all his life. We wonder how roomy it is but then again we’ve seen plenty of awesome homes built from recycled materials. We all know Oscar loves trash and to a certain extent, we do too when we can repurpose items like these.
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Old Ralph Kramden didn’t have much to boast about with his Brooklyn apartment but he was always rich in friends and family. Alice could’ve used one of theses 12 tips to personalize an apartment.
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The Wonder Years
The Arnold home played a prominent role in The Wonder Years throughout episodes and especially in the opening credits. Though the setting was never revealed, the actual home is set in Burbank, California and looks largely the same. The three-bedroom, one-story home was built in 1949 and became an iconic television home. While this home has some celebrity to it and is modest, not all celebrity homes fit that bill. Check out some of the ugliest celebrity homes.
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Jack, Janet and Chrissy asked you to come and knock on their door for eight seasons to watch their pratfalls as they navigated through life. The apartment often felt too small for all three of the roommates but it was entertaining to watch. If you’ve got houseguests coming over for the holidays, you’ll want to know these hints on how to make it go smoothly.
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Laverne and Shirley
Laverne and Shirley were a riot in their basement apartment on the hit ABC show in the ’70s and so was the rest of the cast. Laverne and Shirley used to talk to Squiggy and Lenny through an old dumbwaiter. A dumbwaiter is just one of those old house features that seem out of place now. Check out 14 other odd home features that are no longer useful.
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An ad on a bulletin board at a grocery store brought them all together and for seven seasons on NBC it was non-stop silliness from the Golden Girls. The home was set in Miami but the outside model of the home sat on a Hollywood lot. The house was based on a home in Brentwood Los Angeles and the show’s designer added elements like columns, cypress wood along with rattan furniture and tropical upholstery. You can try these interior design tips to liven up your home.
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The Cunningham home in Happy Days actually exists in California. The Colonial home used for exterior shots is actually in Los Angeles and was built in 1923. It has six bedrooms, two baths and nearly 4,000 square feet. It was on the market a while back for a cool $3.3 million. A $3 million home seems like pennies compared to the most expensive home in California.
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Viewers of Diff’rent Strokes got a glimpse of what life looks like in a penthouse in Manhattan. It must’ve felt like living in one of these gorgeous castles for Arnold and Willis.
The mis-matching Punky Brewster enthralled fans for four seasons on NBC and became a cultural touchstone for millions of young people. Buzz Aldrin made a guest appearance on the show following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster to help children cope with the tragedy. Punky had dreams of becoming an astronaut at the time and she and her classmates had watched the shuttle launch live on TV.
The show was set in Chicago but the exterior of the building used for the show can be found in Los Angeles. The apartment building looks exactly like it did when the show used it for shots.
Punky’s home eventually became pretty cozy and these tips will help you make your home cozier too.
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Mary Tyler Moore
She could turn the world on with her smile and had plenty of spunk in her television show. Her Minneapolis home has also garnered a lot of attention through the years. It last sold in 2017 for just $1.45 million, far below its estimated market value of $2.345 million. Mary just rented an apartment in the 9,000-square-foot Victorian home and its iconic turret.
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The Beverly Hillbillies
For the Clampetts the oil business provided them wealth beyond their wildest dreams and made them fish out of water when they descended upon Beverly Hills. It turns out that home they purchased is something even oil money might have trouble buying. The real home got listed in 2017 for $350 million. It used to belong to Univision honcho A. Jerrold Perenchio, who bought it in 1986. It has 25,000 square feet of living space and was built in 1933. There’s a ballroom, wine cellar, salon along with 10.3 acres that include gardens, a tennis court and a 75-foot pool. It’s an 18th-century French neoclassical designed home. The home has since come down in asking price to $245 million.
This home certainly ranks toward the top of the biggest homes in the U.S. Find out what the rest look like.
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Cartman’s House — South Park
Believe it or not, but South Park is in its 22nd season on Comedy Central and many of those scenes are as familiar as other long-running cartoon series. We’ll go ahead and guess that even Cartman might like one of these 25 game room ideas.
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Who can forget TGIF on ABC and the intro music to Full House? People have recognized the San Fransisco home used for the exterior shot of the Tanner household so much the city had to ban tour busses of nine or more people from parking near the Victorian house that dates to 1883. Maybe the home’s owner is just tired of buses in front of his house. The owner, after all, is Full House creator Jeff Franklin.
We all know Kimmy was a nuisance to some in the Tanner house but do you know what to do with a nuisance neighbor? Here are some ordinances you need to know.
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It’s awfully exhausting trying to keep up with the Kardashians and their latest entanglement but the exterior of this home became famous/infamous from the reality show that “documented” their lives. Much like everything in reality TV, nothing is as it seems and this home was merely used as a decoy for security purposes. The Kardashians never lived here but interior shots of the family home were of the actual family home.
There are plenty of other homes out there hiding secrets, just like these 31 houses with something they’re not telling.
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Parks and Rec House
Ann Perkins’ house from Parks and Rec does exist in real life but it’s obviously not in Pawnee. It can be found in Van Nuys, California and it’s pretty humble. The 1,407-square-foot home was built in 1948 and the exterior remains largely the same from the TV show.
You can pick up the complete series on DVD at Amazon to double check what the house looked like on TV.
The debauchery of eight cast members was all captured inside this house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The cast was thought to be Italian-American but not all had Italian roots. The six-bedroom, three-bath house is available to rent throughout the year. It has 1,896 square feet and, of course, the hot tub. If you’re looking for a little more of an exotic vacation on the sea, then check out these houseboats you can rent on Airbnb.
Downton Abbey casts a striking image on television and it’s just as impressive in real life. The “real” Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle in Scotland and the estate dates back to 749. The palace got rebuilt in 1679 and nearly 100 years later a Georgian house got added. The estate underwent further change in 1842 when Sir Charles Barry finished final designs to transform it to Highclere Castle from Highclere Place House.
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Breaking Bad house
The pizza Walter White threw on the roof is long gone and so is Walter. But now there’s a 6-foot fence around the house because of the fan traffic the home generated. The owner has had to deal with fans telling her to close her garage door and get out of their shot. It all sounds pretty miserable and a case where people need to be more respectful.
Going back to New Jersey, you can find the house used for Tony Soprano’s home from the series. You can see where Tony walked out in his robe to grab his newspaper every morning. See why Tony should’ve kept some of those newspapers in the fridge.
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