The movie world is rejoicing because Iron Man 3 opens wide today! Robert Downey Jr’s character Tony Stark may be a super hero, but that’s not all: He also has one of the most super kickass houses in cinema history. It’s pretty amazing- but still, no one can stay in one place forever. What’s he going to do when he wants to pack up his iron suit in a U-Haul and find a new abode? Maybe one that will give him a shorter commute to world-savings. Well don’t worry Tony, we’ve going through the film real estate listings and came up with 10 spots that are almost as cool as your current spread. And we won’t even charge you a brokers fee. Read on and check out the 10 coolest (fictional) houses in movie history!
10. Kid’s Kingdom from Blank Check (1994)Features:
Recently come into some serious cash? Well then this is the ideal home to tell the world: I have S-T-Y-L-E. This castle fit for a king (or queen) boasts a go-kart track, water slide, big screen TVs…Plus a pool with a water-slide, and floating vintage Chevy!
Cost: Hilariously, the kid in the movie buys all this crazy stuff for just $999,675.83. That sounds like a fair offer.
9. See-Through Cabin from The Lake House (2006)Features:
Don’t believe what they say about folks who live in glass houses! The most memorable part of this 2006 snooze-fest offers waterfront views from pretty much anywhere you sit. This is the ideal place to live out all of your greenhouse fantasies. And it’s perfect for exhibitionists! Drapes sold separately.Cost: The 105 minutes it takes to watch The Lake House. Remember, you’ll never get this time back.
8. Apartment 101 Elliott Towers from Frasier (1993-2004)Features:
Technically this is from a TV show and not a movie, but you’ll forgive us when you see how truly awesome Frasier Crane’s 3-bedroom Seattle abode truly is. The living room has hardwood floors with ample space for a baby grand piano AND a full sized harp.
The modernist den nook is perfect for evening soirees/group therapy sessions.
And of course there are full picture windows overlooking the balcony, with full views of the Space Needle, and…well, rain.
Cost: For just $1.2 million, you’ll get the apartment, and we’ll throw in the true meaning of Frasier’s cryptic “Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs” theme.
7. The Sculptured House from Sleeper (1973)
Most of the houses on this list (tragically) don’t exist, but the doctor’s distinctive house from Woody Allen’s 1973 comedy Sleeper is a real place! Designed by renowned architect Charles Deaton, the uber modern structure known as the Sculptured House sits in Denver. However, the futuristic version from the movie boasts…A fully equipped chef’s kitchen… Breathtaking entry way… And plenty of space for entertaining friends!
Cost: The real house recently sold for $1.5 million. We’ll take $1.8.
6. Austin Powers’ Shag Pad From Goldmember (2002)
Groovy, baby! This shagadelic bachelor pad may damage your retinas with its day-glow paint job, but its killer sound system will definitely bust your ear drums (in a good way)! It has all the things an international man about town might need, including a fireman’s pole (which can helpfully double as a stripper pole), a round bed (you’re no square, man!), an electric fireplace, a full bar and a Go-Go dancer cage. A security system is switched on at all times to keep out the Fem-Bots. Unless you’re, you know, into that sort of thing.
Cost: ONE MILLLLLLLION DOLLARS….errr, wait
5. His ’n’ Hers Duo From Down With Love (2003)Features:
We’ll be honest, we didn’t see this tribute to early ’60s romcoms. BUT it’s a spectacular two-for-one deal. The ladies half features an epic spiral staircase, lush wall to wall carpeting, and huge balcony smack in the middle of the NYC skyline.Not feeling the pink? Not a problem. The men’s half is all hardwood and steel, high ceilings, and (apparently) a live-in bartender. Austin Powers who!?
Cost: $3 million (adjusted for inflation)
4. Jackie Treehorn’s Porn Palace from The Big Lebowski (1998)Features:
The second home on this list that actually exists, smut baron Jackie Treehorn’s wet ’n’ wild party pad is pretty great. Don’t let the fact that it looks like an airport freak you out. The architectural marvel has beachfront access (although in reality it overlooks LA) AND a huge pool.
Lots of light, plenty of space for folks to sit and hang out. Great carpeting that really ties the room together…And tons of spots to hide your joints/white Russians/roofies.
Cost: $4.7 million (plus The Dude’s rug).
3. Scarface’s Miami Fortress from Scarface (1983)
Want protection but also opulence? Well say hello to our little bulletproof friend! One sniff of this sprawling Miami mansion and you’ll be hooked.
Make a statement with this dramatic entry way. Zen out by the reflection pool, or do a line off of the neo-classical statuary.
Can’t escape the feeling of blood on your hands? Well then scrub down in this Olympic-sized gold-plated bath. The world is yours with this unbeatable stronghold!
Cost: 25 million. Cash. Non sequential bills.
2. The Treehouse from Swiss Family Robinson (1960)Features:
Sometimes it’s not all about location location location! It might be out in the sticks, but this open air abode has all the amenities of home. And you can’t beat that Swiss engineering. Just let the architect show you around!
There’s even a wheel that brings up the ladder every night to keep out the tigers and lions. Yeah, you’re going to get some tigers and lions…
Cost: 30 million coconuts
1. Mount Richmore from Richie Rich (1994)
For the home seeker who wants it all, this place is IT. Filmed at North Carolina’s iconic Biltmore Estate, the mansion surpasses all stereotypes for what stupidly rich looks like. Just take a look! First off, there’s an insanely long dining room table, flanked by an army of servants. But it doesn’t stop there…
There’s also your own branch of McDonalds, for when you don’t want to have to deal with all that Cordon Bleu grub.
The extensive grounds provide ample room for ATVing…
And housing an en-suite amusement-park.
Complete with human cannon-ball launching pad!
And then there’s the mountain-sized stone relief sculpture of the current occupants.
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