Forget those architectural mags you're trying to get inspiration off for your next home. These 10 silver screen homes will leave you inspired and a little green with envy.
1. Wayne Manor from The Dark Knight Rises
Stately Wayne Manor is an extremely desirable residence in the "Jacobethan" style. Owned by the Wayne family since the Civil War era, the house has an impressive array of reception rooms and ballrooms. Not to mention a nice "surprise" underneath its foundations.
2. Danny, Walter and Lisa's home from Zathura: A Space Adventure
This Crafstman-style house gets into a heap load of trouble when it gets whisked into outer space in the movie. Fortunately, all the battering by meteors and blasting by Zorgons you saw were only inflicted on a miniature of the home. The real deal does exist and is in fact still in tact in South Pasadena.
3. Kevin Flynn's digital home from Tron: Legacy
More chillout Parisian nightclub lounge than a home, this minimalist and futuristic setup of Kevin Flynn is filled with black walls, underlift floor panels and Perspex rococo tables. It's something that most of the Stuff team wouldn't mind living in, especially if we could have a light cycle parked indoors.
4. Korben Dallas' 23rd century New York pad from The Fifth Element
If there's one thing in the future that won't have changed, is that space is a premium, especially in 23rd century New York. Korben Dallas' pad may be compact, but it can fit in a surprising amount of people. And despite it being only one room, it's kitted with everything a home needs from a reconstituting cooker to a hidden shower unit.
Korben Dallas' home render by Veaplan
5. Philip Vandamm's lair from North by Northwest
The lair of the movie's villain Philip Vandamm is beautiful Modernist salute to celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It's not real though since the setting is in Mount Rushmore, a national park. The Modernist master didn’t build it either since he was too expensive for Hollywood so Hitchcock instead relied on set designers to build this beauty up.
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6. The Kane estate from Citizen Kane
This is the home you want if you never ever want to leave it. Built in the Gothic style and located on a sprawling hilltop Florida estate, Charles Foster Kane's palatial wonder has everything one needs. Golf course? Check. Private zoo? Check. Is that a Venetian Canal we see? No wonder he never leaves the place.
7. Patrick Bateman's 1980's Manhattan apartment from American Psycho
Who'd have thought anything in the 80s was of good taste? Patrick Bateman's apartment was at least. Located in the prestigious American Gardens Building on Manhattan's West 81st Street, this apartment reeks of restrained good taste with white-and-stainless-steel finish and a good load of brand named home furnishings. Try not to check the back of the fridge though. You might be surprised at what you'll find.
8. The lake house from The Lake House (Duh)
A home made out of mostly glass is a bit ridiculous. Just imagine the heating bill you'll get. Still, this glass and steel concoction by British architect Nathan Crowley makes up for it with its stunning view of Lake Michigan. Too bad they tore it down right after filming was done. Well no one would have been able to handle the heating bills anyway.
9. Bill Murray's mansion from Zombieland
So which celebrity's pad would you hole yourself up in if there were ever a Zombie apocalypse? We figured Bill Murray's palatial digs in Zombieland would be perfect. It has a ludicrously opulent kitchen, a home cinema and a shamelessly gaudy dining room, complete with Ghostbuster-reference chandelier. It's not really Bill Murray's though but a property developer's.
10. Tony Stark's cliffside modernist mansion from Iron Man 3
Only a massive egotist like Tony Stark would build this extravagant cliffside home in the National Park of Point Dume. With design flourishes including a cantilevered concrete staircase and a glass waterfall, it already looks really good if somewhat impersonal. Get underneath it though and that's where the magic happens. What's not too like when you've got a garage full of the finest cars and a workshop of the most advanced armours. Too bad it's all been literally shot too hell.