Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Finds: Hookedonhouses.net

I did an internship at the Dream Center in LA in the summer between freshman & sophomore year in college. My first time in SoCal after growing up in upstate NY was thrilling. I loved the Santa Monica strip & Venice Beach & enjoyed walking down Rodeo Drive & imagine myself on the set of Pretty Woman.
We had at least one free day & the first time I got a hold of a friend's car, I headed straight to Pasadena. Why? I had to find this house, of course. I was 11 when this movie came out & watched it incessantly until Sleepless in Seattle came out & I had to switch on & off between them (until You've Got Mail came out) Somewhere I had heard that the actual Father of the Bride house was in Pasadena. It is, but I never found it (this was before iPhones & Google & the blogosphere)
Since then, I've fallen in love with several movie houses.
Do you also watch a movie over & over to take in some of the details you may have missed the first time because you were distracted by the dialogue?
I know I'm not alone.
If you're with me, indulge if you dare in www.hookedonhouses.net!
Blogger, Julia even has a quiz to see if you are hooked on houses?
I'd pass up dessert any day of the week to indulge in a home tour on her site.

I LOVE, LOVE Erica's Hampton's house in Something's Gotta Give (below)
I got the last 2 pictures from Architectural Digest's slideshow of the set-yes the SET! Can you believe it's not a house?

Nancy Meyers has impeccable taste. I also LOVED The Holiday.
Take a tour of both Amanda (Cameron Diaz) & Iris'(Kate Winslet) houses on her site
here
& Graham's (Jude Law)'s house here Set for cutest little girl linew/an English accet ever "You don't like tents?"
Here's Amanda's living room in LA:
And here's Iris' living room in London:
HookedonHouses.net folks!
She has many tours of my favorite movie homes under the Movie Houses tab.
If only the soundtrack played while you scrolled through the home!


Celebrity homes are there too. I was giddy to get a look at Hampton's Home of Sarah Jessica Parker. And adored Reese Witherspoon's charming place.
Of all the celebrity homes, my favorite remained one that I happened to catch years ago on Cribs. It's for sale...or at least it was this summer. Here it is below:

This is the Franklin, TN home of Leann Rimes, of all people. I love it!

Okay, enough induging for today!
Now I've shared my dirty little secret with you.
I'm Tina. And I'm hooked on houses. (I was in one a couple weekends ago that I'm thinking of asking to photograph for my own little home tour on detailgal.com because the details were in plenty. Right here in my little Texas town; you won't believe it!)
Better than indulging in your kids' Halloween candy, guilt-free (as long as your children are sleeping & chores are done).
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm always happy to meet other people who are hooked on houses like I am. What a nice post! :)

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