3 Homes You May Have Seen In The Movies Or On TV: How Much House

ACROSS AMERICA — Not every house you see in the movies is a real place, but actual real estate is often used in films. Production companies often pay for the use of the home, and the owner can move back in once filming is completed.

Occasionally, houses made famous in film — or featured in films because they are famous — come on the real estate market.

This week in How Much House, we look at properties in California, Connecticut and New York that have been featured in films and television shows.

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California | $1,050,000

5215 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown
Listed by:
Edo Brizio | Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty
Square feet: 924
Acreage: 1.26 acres
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (both full)
Year built: 2022

Pioneertown is a cowboy town founded in 1946 to serve as a movie set for Westerns. The building weren’t just facades, like those found on other sets, but permanent, functional structures. Decidedly not Western are some of the houses that cropped up to serve as homes for locals working as extras in films and others who are drawn to Pioneertown’s neo-Western dining and music venues.

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One of those is the brand-new “Infinity House.” This unique home integrates panoramic scenery into all the living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows and smart design, color-changing floss lights that amplify the magic surroundings.

The open layout has two primary suites, each with an ensuite bathroom. The dining area and sleek white kitchen have all the modern features and amenities you’d expect. A gorgeous edgeless swimming pool and hot tub that offer spectacular views of the high desert and Sawtooth Mountain.

According to the listing, the home is available for year-round living or as a short-term rental, with rates starting at around $700 a night during the busy spring season. Peek inside for more photos.

Connecticut | $7,600,000

33 Meadow Wood Drive, Greenwich
Listed by:
Evangela A Brock | Douglas Elliuman of Connecticut LLC
Square feet: 5,040
Acreage: 3.87 acres
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6 (five full)
Year built: 1976

Produced by William Randolph Hearst, “The Perils of Pauline,” a 1914 American melodrama film serial about an independent young heiress with a thirst for adventure, was partially filmed at Quarry Farms, an exclusive development of a handful of homes within the gated Belle Haven community. Some scenes from “The Godfather” were filmed here, too.

Quarry Farm is famous for other reasons, too. It provided the stone used for the Brooklyn Bridge. A stone step bears the initials of John Voorhis, one of the original owners, and an 1867 date. The compound was once owned by R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune heiress Nancy Reynolds.

The compound’s main residence, at 33 Meadow Wood Drive, has a beautiful conservatory that offers 360-degree views of the tranquil estate, offering stunning water views of Byram Harbor and Long Island Sound, serene gardens and outdoor terraces through its glass windows.

It drips elegance, but “requires substantial renovation,” according to the listing. Peek inside for more photos.

New York | $444,000

5th Avenue, Rensselaer, New York
Listed by:
Michele Bell | Grand Lux Realty Inc.
Square footage: 3,400
Acreage: 0.50 acre
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 (both full)
Year built: 1925

The Enslin Mansion, a registered National Historic Landmark, has a storied past as a movie and television set, a supper club and a paranormal aficionado hot spot.

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The ancestral home served six generations, and supposedly is haunted by the spirits of a young man who died there, a wife who was pushed down the stairs to her death and a grandfather. In the Roaring ’20s, the notorious gangster and bootlegger John T. “Legs” Diamond frequented the super club, It has been featured in shows on Discover ID and TLC (The Learning Channel).

Past owners have run ghost tours and overnight stays. Its future is a blank canvas, with possibilities for a high-end eatery, a storybook setting for more films or just an opulent home, according to the listing.

The house has two or three adaptable living levels, an attached two-car garage that can be converted to a carriage house. The roof was recently replaced, and the electrical wiring was updated, too. The Florentine doors and hardwood flooring are original. Peek inside for more photos.

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