In the latest collection of houses recognizable from their roles in films and television, we have homes made famous in 1980s horror movies and contemporary horror on TV, one from a famous drug-lord flick, one from a classic sitcom, and of course the expected handful of reality-show late-model "McMansions."
Among those are few pedigreed mansions, estates that are up for sale, as well as high-end rentals -- including the most expensive rental in America.
Nightmare on Elm Street
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $2.1 million
Square Footage: 2,700
Traditional on the outside with a modern inside, this unexpected amalgam of picture-book quaintness and almost space-age interiors has a further unsettling twist. The outside of the home is instantly recognizable to horror fans as Nancy's house from the original "Nightmare on Elm Street." The inside looks nothing like the one shown in the movie (and it was not used for filming), with a circular doorway between rooms, orange kitchen counter tops and a bubble chair suspended from the ceiling. There's also American walnut wide-plank flooring throughout and a one-bedroom guest house.
American Horror Story
Location: Los Angeles
Price: $17 million
Square Footage: 29,999
This mansion was built in 1907 by and for the architect Alfred F. Rosenheim. In 2011, it became the set of the "Murder House" for first episode of the FX series "American Horror Story," which was recreated as a set for later episodes (as was done with one home in the TV series "Nashville").
The house has a website advertising its availability for other film and TV shoots as well.
The three-story house has Tiffany features galore: stained glass windows, leaded glass display cases, light fixtures, even a pair of Tiffany glass doors. Other antique details include wood floors and paneling and six tile fireplaces. The formal dining room has a gold- and silver-leaf hand-painted ceiling. The Rosenheim mansion also has a grand ballroom, formerly a chapel, that's been used as a recording studio. It was listed for sale for $4.5 million in 2011, and for $17 million with Rodeo Realty's Joe Babajian last year, but the property listing now states "unavailable."
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Price: $2.895 million
Square Footage: 9,500
This Victorian mansion built in 1900 stood in as the exterior for the house where Mary Richards lived in the 1970s sitcom, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" along with fellow tenant Rhoda and landlord Phyllis. It last traded hands in 2007 for $2.8 million. The house has two family rooms and a spacious screened porch, a three-car garage with guest apartment, and modern updates, as well as period details, built-in cabinetry and wood paneling. It's been over three decades since the show ended, so the tour buses and curious fans may have let up, but the house's role in television history still draws quite a few cap-tossing visitors.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bathrooms: 4 full 1 half
Square Footage: 4,000
This former residence of then-bachelorette, pre-"Kimye" Kim Kardashian recently sold for an undisclosed amount. For those who make it a point to keep up with the Kardashians, this was the gated, Tuscan-style home where much of the reality series took place. Special features include an outdoor waterfall and outdoor living room and dining room.
Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Price: see below
Square Footage: 9,816
Tony Montana's gilded nouveau riche Miami palace in "Scarface" was unforgettable. Last fall, it was possible to rent the real-life Montana manse for $30,000 a month. The 1906 Mediterranean villa El Fureidis sits on 10 acres in Santa Barbara, not Miami, so it overlooks the Pacific rather than the Biscayne Bay, and inside you won't find Tony's office or the sunken Jacuzzi, as none of the interior scenes were shot in the house, but the fountain outside should look familiar. The mansion is not listed for sale, but in recent years it's been listed for $35 million and sold for $6.239 million in 2009, according to trulia.com. Since then, it was offered as a rental for $150,000 a month before dropping to the comparative bargain price of $30,000.
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