From “The Goonies” house to “Father of the Bride,” we found the true cost of the homes that starred in six of our favorite movies.
Is there any more iconic movie scene than a scrappy gang of kids on bikes bombing down the dirt road from The Goonies house? Maybe Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard lingering on the stoop of a New York City duplex in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Or what about the over-the-top wedding of Annie Banks on her family’s front lawn in Father of the Bride? With awards season drawing near — and many of our favorite films celebrating anniversaries — Trulia decided to dig into the true cost of six homes featured on the big screen.
So whether you’re a dreamer in love with Noah’s epic remodeling project from The Notebook or a Tim Burton fan obsessed with the creepy pastel neighborhood from Edward Scissorhands (houses painted hues described by production designer Bo Welch as “sea-foam green, dirty flesh, butter, and dirty blue”), find your favorite famous movie scene below — and then weigh your nostalgia with the associated real estate value of the homes on today’s market.
- The Upper East Side duplex featured in Breakfast at Tiffany’s recently sold for $7.4 million, well above the median sales price for the New York City neighborhood.
- Believe it or not, the entire Lutz, FL, neighborhood featured in Edward Scissorhands was repainted in pastel hues to realize director Tim Burton’s vision. (The movie helped boost the Tampa Bay, FL, area economy by more than $4 million during filming.)
- The Pasadena, CA, home featured in the 1991 Father of the Bride remake hosted a real-life wedding; the current owners were married there just 10 months after moving in. (There were no swans present, though.)
- The Goonies house featured in the film is located in Astoria, OR — other notable films shot in the seaside Oregon town include Free Willy and Kindergarten Cop.
- The Notebook house, known off-screen as “Martin’s Point Plantation,” is located on Wadmalaw Island, SC. In today’s market, it would be valued at $589,000.
- The houseboat featured in Sleepless in Seattle can be found floating on Lake Union, which anchors a neighborhood just north of downtown Seattle, WA.