TV REAL ESTATE – WISTERIA LANE AKA DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Due to lovely feedback from our ‘Monica’s Apartment’ post on Instagram we thought it would be fun to start a series based on real estate featured in well loved TV shows and movies.

Some T.V shows are as much about the homes they are set in as they are the characters – Desperate Housewives is one of those shows.

Centered around the residents of fictional ‘Wisteria Lane’ in the fictional town of ‘Fairview’, Desperate Housewives follows the lives of the residents, as narrated by their late neighbor who committed suicide. A tale of twisted suburban dynamics, the homes of the residents of Wisteria Lane are the perfect costar to the sinister plots which lurk beneath the idyllic surface.

Boasting picturesque homes, perfectly manicured lawns and white picket fences, Wisteria lane is representative of what a stereotypical view of an American middle class street would look like.

The set for Wisteria Lane is located inside Universal Studios Hollywood and is actually named Colonial Street.

Wisteria Lane features several different architectural styles, such as the Colonial ranch-style house of number 4352 where Mary Alice, the narrator, committed suicide. There is also the dutch colonial barn-style of number 4353, which was burned down during the series and built back identically.

One of the most well-known homes on Wisteria lane is number 4349, the home of one of the main characters ‘Gabrielle Solis’. A large Victorian style double fronted home painted in ochre yellow color, the house is particularly impressive with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 living and dining areas.

Representative of the characters that inhabit the home, the decor is particularly plush, with a black marble fireplace and large throne-like chairs.

Potential buyers may be put off however, as it has been the location of a murder and cover up – even Edie Britt may struggle with that listing!

Join us next week for a post on ‘The Gilmore Girls’ real estate!

Happy Friday – Love AK

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