Fictional Real Estate: Can You Guess the Famous Houses from their Property Listings?
If you could live in any fictional house, which would it be? Cher’s mansion in Clueless (complete with computerised wardrobe)? The Cinderella Castle (very comfortable beds for very long sleeps)? How about Hogwarts (special features include your own forbidden forest)?
We’ve made up some property listings for our own favourite fictional houses from literature, film and television. Can you guess who the famous former owners are?
It might be a ‘hole’ but it’s homely.
This cosy little property is set in a friendly rural community which has recently benefited from a sharp decrease in Nazgul attacks. The lucky owner will be welcomed by a round, green door that leads to a charming selection of rooms, decorated in a delightful Third Age style, complete with exposed wooden beams and extremely low ceilings. This is the perfect house for food lovers, as the home comes complete with a larder stuffed with meats and cheeses, a wine cellar and a walk-in pantry, perfect for unexpected visitors. Shoe storage not included.
Bag End, home of Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings and Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
Become completely isolated from the outside world… in style!
For the citizen that has everything and yet still feels empty inside, this incredible gothic property has hundreds of rooms for you to potter around in as you are slowly driven mad. This mountaintop mansion comes fully furnished with piles of prices antiques and statues, including some of the world’s most famous works of art. The property also includes the world’s largest private zoo, a Venetian style canal and a creeping sense of disenchantment and loneliness. Bring your own sledge.
Xanadu, home of Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
Say Hi-Diddley-Ho to your dream home!
Part of an affable suburb in the town of Springfield (state unknown), this salmon pink 4 bedroom home is the perfect place to start a family. Special features include a treehouse in the back garden and a funky, cartoonish colour scheme. This house also has exceptional neighbours who will make you feel welcome and lend you as much as you need. Some damage due to the clumsy former occupants. Surrounded by a friendly neighbourhood with a rich history, you certainly won’t be having a cow, man, in this excellent home.
742 Evergreen Terrace, home of The Simpsons!
Plenty of space to hide all of your secrets!
Recently renovated after a large fire, this country mansion has it all, including 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, servants quarters for your friendly butler and loads of room to build an extension under the house. Special features include a huge garage to hold your extensive collection of sports cars, and extensive grounds. If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury, this property needs to be seen to be believed. We ask you not to touch any of the bookcases; they have a habit of spinning around.
Wayne Manor, home of Bruce Wayne, or… Batman.
Out on the wiley, windy moors… is your new home!
For those who want to get away from it all and spend some quality time brooding in the fog, this old farmhouse is brimming with gothic charm in a classic English country setting. After years of neglect, the property is a fixer upper, but after a bit of love this old home set on the moors will start to shine. May or may not be haunted by a ghost called Cathy.
Wuthering Heights, home of Heathcliff in Emily Bronte’s classic novel.
You won’t be in the mood for avenging when you move into this super pad!
The price is steep, but the view is worth it. Built into the cliffs looking over the ocean in Malibu, this spectacular property is truly one of a kind. It’s a perfect pad for the rich bachelor, complete with gym, Jacuzzi and a surprisingly high tech workshop in the basement, if you have an interest in metal work.
Stark Mansion, home of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.
You may recognise this isolated mini-palace from the news…
Overlooking the Sudden Valley development, this new-build has a palatial charm, and the design has even gone international, with replicas being built in deepest Iraq. There’s a bit of wear and tear, a few holes in the wall and blue handprints all over the bedrooms, but this family friendly property right in the middle of the OC (don’t call it that) comes at a bargain price and a free cornballer.
The Bluth Model Home, featured in Arrested Development.
Alex is a freelance writer for Abode House Signs who loves both interior design and pop culture. Her dream home is Monica’s New York apartment from Friends.