My favorite homes featured in movies over the last 25 years have one thing in common: they were all either written, produced, or directed by Nancy Meyers (and in some cases she did all three!). The sets in all of Meyers’ films are stunningly beautiful but they are also livable and realistic looking and they play as important a role in the films as the stories she is telling.
Let’s look, in chronological order, at some of her gorgeous set interiors and exteriors:
Father of the Bride (1991):
For years, this was my dream home. I still think the exterior is just about perfect.
The interiors were pretty, traditional, and cozy as seen below:
The Parent Trap (1998)
I am always happy to rewatch this movie with my daughter. I love the two homes featured in it and the music is great too!
Annie’s townhouse in London was classic and elegant:
Twin Hallie and her dad’s Spanish style home and vineyard in Napa, California is spectacular as well (below):
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
The Hamptons beach house owned by the character played by Diane Keaton is my absolute favorite of all movie homes. If truth be told I keep this movie recorded on our TiVo at all times just so I can see the house from time to time!
The neutral, coastal style is relaxed but elegant. Here are some images of the sets:
The interiors were all sets designed for the movie, but the fabulous shingled exterior (below) is a real home in the Hamptons and it recently sold for $41 million!
The Holiday (2006)
The English cottage owned by the character played by Kate Winslet is as charming and cozy as they come. Amazingly, both the interior and exterior are sets that were built for the movie.
The Los Angeles home owned by Cameron Diaz’s character is sophisticated, neutral, and contemporary. The interiors are sets:
The exterior is an architecturally significant home from the 1920s in Pasadena:
It’s Complicated (2009)
This Santa Barbara ranch owned by the character played by Meryl Streep in the movie is fantastic.
The Intern (2015)
I haven’t seen this movie yet, but the Brooklyn townhouse that the character played by Anne Hathaway lives in looks stylish and beautiful.
This blue kitchen with those huge windows is fantastic.
I will eagerly await Nancy Meyers’ next film, I just hope I won’t have to wait too long!
What is your favorite home from a movie?