5 Most Iconic Houses from Movies and TV Shows

Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Kimberly Crawford

Are you thinking about buying or renting a house? If that is the case, then you might be keen on choosing one that looks as unique and beautiful as possible. You should find doing it very easy after you are done reading this article.

Here, you will find a list of the most iconic houses from a few movies and TV shows, from the place featured in Steel Magnolias to the big, almost 6,000-square-foot home from 10 Things I Hate About You.

While a few of them look expensive and trendy, others are quite cozy and warm. Thanks to such a wide selection of different styles and vibes, you should be able to find at least one that will inspire you in your search for a house and make it a whole lot easier!

Tara from Gone With the Wind

tara from gone with the wind

The most iconic house in Hollywood is, without a doubt, Tara from the movie Gone With the Wind. The screen adaptation of the novel “Gone with the Wind” was released in 1939, and it became an instant classic.

The house itself is not a mansion but a plantation house. Its main characteristics are its porch columns and its perfect balance between rustic and elegant. The most exciting part about it is that the exterior shots were filmed at the historic Tara plantation located outside Atlanta, while the interior scenes were shot at the studio.

If you are interested in more classic examples, you can visit thefairbanksranch.com to find out more about this real estate’s connection with the genre-defining movie The Mark of Zorro from 1920.

Stratford’s House from 10 Things I Hate About You

Stratford's House from 10 Things I Hate About You

This iconic house from the modern retelling of Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” – cult coming-of-age movie 10 Things I Hate About You. This great house is located in Tacoma, Washington – not far from the film’s Seattle setting.

It is a huge, five-bedroom Victorian mansion built in 19007, with a fantastic design featuring high ceilings and an elaborate staircase. There is also an impressive library with floor-to-ceiling glass bookcases, custom inlay hardwood floors, a large bay window, and many other outstanding features. In 2018, it was listed for sale for the first time in over 30 years for $1.6 million.

Steel Magnolias House

Steel Magnolias House

You can visit a real-life house from Steel Magnolias today in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and even spend the night there – owners turned the house into a charming bed-and-breakfast in 2014.

The current owner, Dan Dyess, tried his best to perceive the connection between the house and the movie that had its 30th anniversary a couple of years ago. Dan Dyess says, “We tried to keep as much as we could from the movie. We kept things from the film like the kitchen cabinets, flooring, and even the kitchen table.” And you can even find a pink room dedicated to Julia Roberts’s character there – pink is her “signature color.”

The Addams Family Mansion

addams family mansion

The Mansion from The Addams Family is one of the most iconic houses in TV history, starring John Astin as Gomez Addams and Carolyn Jones as Morticia Addams. The house is featured in the TV series created by David Levy and Donald Saltzman.

This beautiful 19th-century Victorian mansion is located in Los Angeles’ West Adams District, at 21 Chester Place, and can be seen in the opening credits of every episode. Although the house later was demolished, and now there is a Track and Field for the Frank D. Lanterman High School where the house once stood, it still remains an inspiration for many lovers of Victorian exteriors.

Lorelai’s House from Gilmore Girls

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This lovely home is located in Hartford, Connecticut, and it was featured many times in the TV series Gilmore Girls. In fact, this location was built on a Warner Brothers backlot in Hollywood and the rest of the Stars Hollow set. However, although the house doesn’t exist in real life, you can still visit the location on Warner Brothers’ Stars Hollow tour that includes Lorelai’s house.

This house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. It also has a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, a porch, and a garden. While this doesn’t look like a mansion, it still manages to look elegant and pretty and can provide you with some interior design inspiration.

Brady Bunch

brady bunch house

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The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, worked its way into the hearts of Americans and became an influencer of culture. Audiences fell in love with the idyllic household that the on-screen family was able to create. It wasn’t just the cast that saw massive success, the house where the family lived also became iconic. The 2,447 square foot property located at 11222 Dilling St, Studio City, CA 91602, USA is estimated to be worth US$1.885 million. HGTV currently own the house so unfortunately, it is not available to stay at.

The popularity of the show continues to be etched into the hearts of Americans as the Brady Bunch house is the second most-photographed home in the U.S, right behind the White House. The house is complete with four massive bedrooms, three bathrooms and 70’s décor. The house is a classic suburban family home, sporting a large backyard with a beautiful garden, teeter-totter, swing set, basketball hoop and kennel for a dog.

Be sure to keep an eye out if this perfect celebrity-status home reappears on the market.


Many of us get our first ideas of a dream house from movies and TV shows – from that iconic Monica’s New York apartment from cult Friends series from the 90s to no less famous Halliwell sisters’ manor from Charmed, located in San Francisco. So where to look for more inspirations and decoration ideas when it comes to finally buying or renting your own property, if not in more movies and series?

One of the most incredible things about taking these famous houses into consideration is that you can visit them on special occasions, spend the night in some of them, or even buy one and live your dream life in, for example, Stratford’s Victorian mansion! Visiting these locations will also allow you to get a clear picture of what your Pinterest inspirations may look like in real life and get some cinematic ideas as well.