10880 Malibu Point, 90265 (Iron Man 3)
Only billionaire Tony Stark – aka Iron Man – could afford to build his cliffside home in the National Park of Point Dume. The main house features design flourishes including a cantilevered concrete staircase and a glass waterfall – but it’s all a bit impersonal. Venture downstairs to the massive garage and workshop, and you’ll see the owner’s true personality on display – all of them.
Of course, even if you're the greatest superhero in the world, it's not a great idea to go inviting international terrorists to visit your home address – they might attempt to redecorate. With extreme prejudice.
The Vandamm residence (North By Northwest)
The villain’s lair in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller is a gorgeous Modernist salute to Frank Lloyd Wright, an angular mass jutting out from Mount Rushmore. Sadly, because the area’s a national park, the house is entirely fictional – and it was concocted by Hitchcock’s set designers, since Wright proved too expensive for Hollywood.
The Lake House (The Lake House)
Designed by British architect Nathan Crowley, this glass-and-steel concoction is hardly practical – think of how much it costs to heat! – but more than makes up for it with its stunning views of Lake Michigan. Sadly, the Regency-style glass house - which used some 35 tons of steel in its construction – was demolished after the film was completed.
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