From reality TV to horror movies, we can’t help but be fascinated by the houses, rooms and walls that surround the people we watch—whether we love them or hate them.
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Archie Bunker’s broken wing chair in which he barked tired complaints about how America was changing at every member of the Greatest Generation, now rests comfortably and peacefully at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
Very close to the Bunker in the middle of the Queens residence stands 900 Park Ave and above it, a legend, a spacious place, spread with the stories of millionaire Philip Drummond, his daughter Kim, the housekeeper Mrs. Garrett and two adopted sons, Willis and Arnold. .
Its gothic, curved staircase; chef’s kitchen; spacious balcony; and the 20-foot-long great room showed America in the early 1980s what it must be like to live under the mantle of Wall Street wealth in the big city, in the same way as the three-room cabin of the Ingalls family in the countryside. , late 1800s Minnesota painted scenes of American progress during the rough and tumble of westward expansion.
The homes in these time-honored television shows have become as memorable as the characters in them and the storylines they tell. Not so today.
From reality TV to horror movies, we can’t help but be fascinated by the houses, rooms and walls that surround the people we watch – love them or hate them. If it’s Netflix The guard It teaches us anything about the American homesteader, that we are all tourists to some extent.
And now, thanks to the internet and a startup called Google, we know who among today’s television families own, rent or play in the most searched houses on the web.
Brentwood Los Angeles Realtors conducted a study to determine the Top 20 Googled homes in the fictional TV series based on average monthly searches, which found that with 43,300 queries every 30 days, Monica’s house is from. Friends turned out to be one of the real Painted Ladies of San Francisco, made famous by housing the wonderful and funny Tanner family from Full house.
True fans of Friends you will know that Monica and Ross’s grandmother was the first tenant of a Manhattan apartment with glass and it is not easy to carry a bed up its stairs.
In third place with just 14,300 searches was the New Mexico-based origin of TV’s most infamous chemistry-teacher-turned-meth kingpin, Walter White.
The Albuquerque home at the fictional address of 308 Negra Arroyo Lane is as suburban as its owners, which helps Walt hide from prying eyes. It eventually became a three-room piece of evidence for the DEA, but not before it served as one of the many staging areas for burning gel debris after a mid-air collision that, of course, Walt had a hand in causing.
In a cool twist of fate, fourth place in the survey belongs to witches You are attractedpart of the CW Network’s one-of-a-kind series that features super-attractive characters like supernatural beings.
Like the Tanners, the Halliwell sisters and their Victorian Manor lived in San Francisco. In fact, the house used for outdoor shows is in Los Angeles.
Among the other famous TV homes in the top 20 are mafioso Tony Soprano’s New Jersey McMansion, John Dutton’s Montana ranch house in Yellowstone and Conner’s Lanford, Illinois, artist inspired real-life house in Evansville, Indiana, according to on the fan site. show off.
Here is the full list. Did your favorite TV show do the research?
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