Famous Los Angeles TV & Movie Homes
Los Angeles is home to some of the world’s most iconic movie houses. From lavish estate-style mansions to modern tastemaker abodes, these homes have been gracing the silver screen for decades and are sure to remain timeless classics.
Finding filming locations from movies and TV shows has become a burgeoning pastime for many movie buffs, myself included. Los Angeles is the perfect place to explore these iconic sites due to its cultural diversity and vibrant landscape. From the bustling Hollywood Walk of Fame to the golden beaches of Malibu, there’s a vast array of film locations to discover.
Most of the legendary homes featured in these productions are private residences, so it is essential to be respectful when visiting them. The houses hold personal memories for the homeowners, and thus it is essential to keep noise levels low and trash pickup to a minimum. If you are lucky enough to find an address listed on IMDb or other public records, take care to ensure that it is still relevant before you set off on your adventures.
No matter which house you visit, it is sure to bring back some nostalgia as you revel in the cinematic moments made famous by beloved characters. It would be wise to use caution at each stop while also appreciating the deeper meaning behind each location. Each time I adventure out into the city, I can’t help but be amazed at how art truly imitates life for both filmmakers and their fans alike.
A Star Is Born – House Location
481 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas
Located in the secluded hills of Calabasas, 481 Cold Canyon Road is said to be the home used by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga for their remake of the classic A Star Is Born (2018). While none of the cast or crew have made any formal statements on the matter, the house certainly looks as if it could have been taken straight from the movie. This magnificent four-bed, three-bath property is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location, providing its inhabitants with a private escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The inside of the house is just as stunning as its exterior. Inside there is plenty of space to relax and entertain, with wood floors, high ceilings, and ample windows that let in plenty of natural light. There are two cozy living rooms, an enclosed balcony, and a modern kitchen fit for a rock star. In the backyard, one can enjoy a heated pool surrounded by tall cypress trees perfect for summer barbeques or taking a dip in the hot tub.
All in all, this house could be the ideal getaway for anyone looking to experience their own kind of “Star is Born” story. Whether or not Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga actually stayed here at some point remains to be seen, but what is certain is that at 481 Cold Canyon Road, you can find yourself transported to another world—one that’s not quite reality but close enough that you can almost touch it.
Twilight – Prom Filming Location
1200 S Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
For those looking for something more modern, check out the sleek midcentury-style home from 2008’s “Twilight”. The seamless floor-to-ceiling glass walls and clean lines create an atmosphere of uncomplicated undisturbed tranquility, while its minimalist furnishings lend a subtle sophistication to the living space.
Representing California cool at its finest, this visionary home celebrates the modern architecture from that era and provides the viewer with both comfort and awe. With its sharply angled roof and open layout, this residence offers an irresistible invitation – one best answered with a visit!
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – House Location
4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the classic teen movies of the 1980s. But did you know that the picturesque Colonial-style house seen in this iconic film was actually located in Long Beach, California? That’s right – despite the movie being set in Chicago, the colonial mansion used for both interior and exterior shots in the movie is located at 4160 Country Club Drive in Long Beach.
This 5,000-square-foot home made a stunning backdrop for the memorable scenes featuring its wallpaper-clad staircase, making it a must-see location for true fans of the movie. As you can see from photos of the original structure, it looks almost exactly the same today as it did when Ferris Bueller took his infamous day off. So if you ever find yourself in Long Beach and want to get a taste of what life could be like if you skipped school one day, make sure to visit this famous property. With its timeless charm and connection to one of the all-time great movies, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Father of the Bride – House Location
Banks House, 843 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena
In this remake of the original, the Father of the Bride made its way into our hearts in the early 90’s. The Banks house was, as described by patriarch George Banks (played brilliantly by Steve Martin), “warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and looks spectacular with Christmas lights. It’s a great house.”
Located in Pasadena, this private residence looks like it belongs somewhere in the country. It really does have a white picket fence (perfect for keeping winter geese in on a winter wedding day) and green shutters in a movie-like setting. It’s beautiful, idyllic, and a must-see should you find yourself in Pasadena (which is always a great place to visit).
Halloween – Myer’s House Location
1000 Mission Street in South Pasadena, California
The former home of the 1978 classic slasher movie “Halloween” is now an official Historic Landmark located in South Pasadena at 1000 Mission Street. Even though it has since been painted a cheery baby blue with pale pink accents, you can still feel echoes of Michael Myers and his reign of terror within the walls of this haunted house.
Tours are available for anyone interested in exploring this landmark and its rich history, with art galleries dedicated to showcasing fan-favorite moments from the film. In addition to being able to view the infamous house’s façade and interior in all its horror glory, visitors can also learn about the dark secrets that lurk within the walls of this iconic residence from knowledgeable tour guides.
For those looking for a thrill, visiting Halloween’s Haunted House is sure to be a spine-tingling experience! Be prepared to face your fears and explore the unnerving hallways of the legendary abode for an unforgettable journey through the realm of horror.
Gone with the Wind
9336 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
For the classic film fanatics out there, look no further than the sprawling Colonial Revival-style mansion seen in the classic 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind”. Located in Hancock Park, this magnificent Colonial Revival-style mansion has been carefully preserved over the years, boasting an impressive grand staircase, large French doors, and original marble fireplaces that all serve to transport visitors back to Scarlett O’Hara’s world.
With its timeless elegance and rich history, this property is an ideal destination for movie buffs of all kinds and offers a unique glimpse into the past. From its stately architecture to its awe-inspiring interior design, no film fan should miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience.
Back to the Future – House Location
Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Pl, Pasadena, CA 91103
While there were many Los Angeles filming locations in this iconic film, one of our favorites has to be Doc Brown’s house. A historical landmark located in Pasadena, the “Brown Mansion” (known as the Gamble House)was designed by architectural firm Greene & Greene for the Gamble family (as in Procter & Gamble) to use as their winter residence.
The house is considered one of America’s premiere Arts and Crafts masterpieces and was built in the American Craftsman style which used natural materials, attention to detail, and beautiful craftsmanship. Declared a landmark in 1977, it is open regularly for tours. While you can’t take photos inside of it (and they couldn’t film inside of it for Back to the Future either), it is still a property that is not to be missed – especially if you love and appreciate good architecture.
LA Confidential – House Location
Lovell House, 4616 Dundee Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
In this Oscar-winning movie with an A-list cast, you find yourself transported back to 1950s Los Angeles and are introduced to a corrupt police department and three very different officers who are investigating a series of murders in their own ways. Filmed all over Los Angeles, one of our favorite locations is wealthy pimp Pierce Patchett’s house.
Designed by famed architect Richard Neutra and located in Los Feliz, it is considered by some to be the first steel-framed house in the United States. Built for physician and naturopath Richard Lovell, it followed the principles of International Style and was included in the 1932 Museum of Modern Art exhibit that defined that style. It is now a registered Landmark in Los Angeles.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith – House Location
1565 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena
In this 2005 movie, you meet John & Jane Smith who you think are a totally normal suburban couple. Of course, nothing is as it seems in this blockbuster hit as the “Smiths” are actually paid assassins who are hired to kill each other. Sparks flew on and off this set where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met and fell in love.
The house in which they lived is a beautiful colonial-style home located in Pasadena. Located down the street from the California Technical Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), this is a traditional home that is currently used as a private residence. While at the end, as only Hollywood can do, the beautiful house was blown up, thankfully the house is still standing and is as beautiful as ever.
Bladerunner – House Location
Ennis House, 2655 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
While there are a ton of movie houses that we love, we couldn’t leave the iconic house from Bladerunner off the list. Located in Los Feliz, the house was built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 for Charles and Mabel Ennis. Now known as the Ennis House, the design is based on ancient Mayan temples.
At more than 6,000 square feet, Ennis House is the largest of Wright’s four “textile-block” houses in Southern California, so named because their patterned concrete blocks were knitted together to serve as structure and decoration, inside and out. The construction consists of over 27,000 blocks that deteriorated over time and were damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. It was sold to billionaire Ron Burkle in 2011 and is currently being restored. Besides being made famous in Blade Runner, The Ennis House has been seen in many TV and Movie Productions including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Karate Kid III, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Mulholland Drive.
Holiday – House Location
1883 Orlando Road, San Marino
The Holiday mansion, located at 1883 Orlando Road in San Marino, is a luxurious 10,324-square-foot estate best known for its role as the glamorous L.A. residence of Cameron Diaz’s character in the popular romantic comedy movie starring Kate Winslet. Measuring up to its feature film billing, the property boasts a multitude of high-end features and amenities.
Upon entering the home, guests are greeted with a grand foyer featuring a dramatic double staircase with wrought iron railing, flanked by formal living and dining rooms. Conveniently located off the kitchen is a large media room in the finished basement that offers plenty of entertainment possibilities. The inviting backyard features a pool and spa, a paddle tennis court, and a lush rose garden that’s perfect for relaxing afternoons spent outdoors. With all these features and more, it’s easy to see why the holiday mansion has become one of San Marino’s most popular tourist attractions.
Mad Men – Draper’s House Location
675 Arden Road, Pasadena, California
The Draper family residence, identified as 675 Arden Road in Pasadena, California, is a perfect reflection of the blend of nostalgia and modernity embodied by the 1960s era depicted in Mad Men. Located in one of Pasadena’s most picturesque neighborhoods, the colonial house has been a standout feature of the show since its inception.
The exterior of the house is painted red, recalling the vibrant and energetic atmosphere of the time period; however, according to reports, this was not the original color – the door was frequently repainted between blue and red every time filming took place. While it may appear small on television, the actual house is much larger than expected, fitting the Draper family’s opulent lifestyle. The interior is well-maintained and luxuriously decorated with vintage furniture and décor that captures Don Draper’s sophisticated yet unpredictable persona.
Aside from being part of a beloved series, the Draper residence is also located across the street from Father of the Bride House, another iconic movie home. With its bright red door, lush grounds, and historical charm, 675 Arden Road continues to be an amazing reminder of an unforgettable era in popular culture.
The Bachelor – Mansion Location
2351 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills
The Bachelor Mansion—located at 2351 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills—is an iconic landmark and widely recognized as the home for ABC’s hit dating TV show, The Bachelor. However, contrary to popular belief, this luxurious estate does not actually belong to ABC; rather, it is owned by a real family who graciously allows the network to use their property twice a year for filming.
Set amidst 8,000 square feet of sprawling gardens and majestic mountain views, the mansion is a true gem nestled in the SantaMonica Mountains. Its luxurious decor includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, crystal chandeliers and fireplaces throughout its 2-stories. And while the show seeks out single eligible bachelors across the world, The Bachelor Mansion continues to house this family of four year-round.
In addition to its use in the show, The Bachelor Mansion is available for rent and can accommodate special events such as conferences, workshops and meetings. It also features a state-of-the-art kitchen and an outdoor racquetball court which makes it a desirable event venue for weddings or corporate events. So whether you’re looking for your own shot at a happily ever after or are just curious about this well-known landmark, The Bachelor Mansion provides an unforgettable experience for anyone who visits.
- Famous Los Angeles TV & Movie Homes
- A Star Is Born – House Location
- Twilight – Prom Filming Location
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – House Location
- Father of the Bride – House Location
- Halloween – Myer’s House Location
- Gone with the Wind
- Back to the Future – House Location
- LA Confidential – House Location
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith – House Location
- Bladerunner – House Location
- Holiday – House Location
- Mad Men – Draper’s House Location
- The Bachelor – Mansion Location