Imagine your home is used as a location in a film? It would certainly bring the value up! OK so you don’t live in the Downton Abbey mansion, but there are some little touches that can give your home the film star look. Remember the blue door of Will’s flat in Notting Hill? The original door was auctioned off for charity, but was soon replaced so that keen film fans could locate it and have a photo next to it. If you wanted to buy this famous house from the film, it would set you back a cool £2milllion. Why not install a brilliant colour front door to your house to set it apart? I love my bright red door.
How about making a statement with the actual colour of your house? I’m always a bit envious when I see what we call the pink house in our town, the brickwork is all pink, and they have accessorised with fresh flowers and cute ornaments everywhere. Pastel colours are so on trend right now. In Love Actually, Peter and Juliet’s house (the one where love was proclaimed in flip cards) was a pastel pink too. If you wanted to rent it, it’s only £5600 a month. I don’t know if I could cope with people posing in front of it all the time though.
Get the period look by getting stained glass reproduction or reconstruction panels in your front door or hallway. We still have the original stained glass in ours which is gorgeous if a bit draughty. The Brown house in Paddington was supposed to be 32 Windsor Gardens, but is actually a house in Primrose hill. They had a stained glass panel added for the purpose of the film showing it as 32, even though it was number 30 in real life.
Take a look at the infographic below for more shocking valuations of famous London properties on film via Simply Academy. If you had the bank balance to match, which of these famous film locations would you choose to live in? Share your thoughts using the hashtag #PropertiesFromfilm and tag me @midwifeandlife.
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