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Snag The House From “10 Things I Hate About You” For $1.6M

Did you hear a doorbell? Because that must be Nigel with the brie!

Time to pack up and movie to Tacoma, WA, because our teenage dreams are about to come true: For $1.6 million, you can snag the five-bed, four-bath home made famous by battling sisters Bianca and Kat Stratford in your favorite teen movie, 10 Things I Hate About You. The 1999 film, which was a classic retelling of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” starred Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and a variety of other folks who went on to further stardom. But we’ll always hold them close to our hearts as the team from Padua High School. 

Built in 1907, the historic Victorian property is on the market for the first time in over 30 years. Located atop the Old Tacoma waterfront, the 3850-square-foot home epitomizes gracious, formal living, with plenty of comfort and unique design elements. Head up the front walkway, surrounded by a sprawling, grassy lawn, and step onto the large, wraparound porch, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee (or reading a copy of The Feminine Mystique, if you’re taking cues from the film!) Notice the remarkable attention to detail in the original woodwork, 400-pound solid oak pocket doors, and custom inlay hardwood floors, which you’ll certainly recognize from the film’s scene where Mr. Stratford forces Bianca to put on a pregnancy suit to deter her from engaging in any risky behavior. (Hey, you don’t want to end up like “those darn Dawson’s River kids, sleeping in each other’s beds.”) There’s also the exquisite stained glass windows, beautifully highlighted in the front of the home. A spacious formal living room features a large fireplace and oversized windows, overlooking the peaceful neighborhood all the way to the ocean. In the kitchen, a spacious island is surrounded by stainless steel appliances, while a breakfast nook offers a more casual dining area that complements the formal dining room. In addition to the five bedrooms, there’s also a comfortable home office, if you want to spend your down time writing romance novels like Ms. Perky, the school guidance counselor. There’s also a few rooms you may not recognize from the film, include the downstairs pub area, complete with stool seating and room for an entertainment center. It’s ideal for entertaining, in case maybe you missed the party at Bogey Lowenstein’s house.

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