Seriously, what could be better than staying in a house that’s just like or at least eerily similar to one that hails from your favorite television show? Think a snazzy Malibu beachfront palace a la “Two and a Half Men,” or a super hidden away cabin in the woods like the one Walter White escaped to. How about a trendy Pasadena apartment perfect for four geeky guys and some gorgeous girls, or a traditional brownstone mansion in the D.C. suburbs?
Whatever sort of small screen stay you are dreaming about, there’s one out there to satisfy your every want and need. Below are just a few TV-worthy spaces that will likely make you love your fave show even more than you already do!
Live Like A Star In These T.V. Show Houses
1. Breaking Bad
A grand cabin getaway to White Mountains, New Hampshire would be the perfect way to satisfy your insatiable hunger for all things “Breaking Bad”—it’s where Walt rented a cabin to stay at in the second season to escape the national manhunt. Something like this quintessential New England getaway home near North Conway would be the ultimate place to hide away from the rest of the world in—without having to give up on style or convenience.
Stay within an outstanding 1920’s farm house that’s undergone renovations galore, all at a super secluded setting, with incredible views, more than enough bedrooms with fireplaces, and enough space to do lots of cooking in. There’s even a marvelous wraparound porch that’s perfect for those seeking the charm of mountain living. Add to that a tasteful interior with soothing decor, and all the amenities necessary to keep you at ease-- as well as a location that’s walking distance from local shops, restaurants, and parks-- this historic little house is something Mr. White would certainly approve of, as will you!
2. The Walking Dead
Decompress from zombie terror in a beautiful 'Zen green ranch' such as this one that’s situated on 12 acres, has a barn with a few stables, and 5,000 square feet of space to comfortably recollect your senses at.
The main house boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a large kitchen slash dining room that opens to a huge open family area. Outdoors, you’ll be able to liven up your spirits by enjoying a dip or two in the in-ground pool with spa, or within the backyard fire pit, basketball court, and kid-friendly playground. Plus, this rural Georgian beauty is conveniently located—a more than easy drive to the historic town of Senoia, Georgia, which just so happens to be the shooting location for “The Walking Dead!” Cool.
3. Better Call Saul
Fanatics of both “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” will definitely fall in love with the New Mexico scenery near Albuquerque in this traditional Sandia Heights home. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a corner locale hidden away amidst quiet and tranquil settings, it’s the ideal spot to experience desert serenity, to appreciate wildlife wonders, and to revel in a Southwestern solitude that’s still got all the amenities of any metropolitan city.
Do some stargazing or birdwatching from the nearby arroyo before taking in 'watermelon' sunset hues while grilling up some burgers on the outdoor patio. Why not relax with a margarita or cerveza, or hang out on the swings at the nearby playgrounds and parks? Whatever you or the kiddies desire, New Mexican diversity awaits in this cozy backyard wilderness dwelling.
4. Big Bang Theory
It’s just down the road from the prestigious Caltech University—perfect for guys and gals hoping to chill out right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. It also happens to be a mere walking distance from the Rose Bowl, the always-vibrant Paseo Colorado, the South Lake Shopping District, and the Norton Simon Museum. Family and friends alike can enjoy the charm of a Historic Lower Arroyo neighborhood by staying comfortably in this traditional 1908 Craftsman House designed and built by G. Lawrence Stimson, the famous architect who designed the Wrigley Mansion—a.k.a. the Tournament of Roses House!
Practice your impression of Mrs. Wolowitz and geek out over all things Big Bang within over three thousand square feet of remodeled space that includes five bedrooms, three baths, a stunning kitchen complete with Viking Stove and Bosch appliances, as well as the ability to view one of those mighty oak trees lining the streets from basically every room in the house. So cool.
5. How I Met Your Mother
Enjoy some Barney Stinson style in a West Village area apartment in the heart of the Big Apple. This sleek black and grey modern Manhattan apartment truly has something legen...wait for it...dary about it! With a single alcove-like bedroom featuring a queen-sized beauty, as well as ample closet and overhead storage space, the south-facing Christopher Street classic not only offers maximum sun exposure, but enough old world charm and modern convenience to last an entire lifetime.
Go on and school the kids with lessons about life and love HIMYM style -- all while enjoying easy access to the array of restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, and nightlife options in and around West Village. What’s not to love?
6. Two and a Half Men
Sure, you might need Charlie Sheen amounts of money to stay at this beautiful beachfront Encinal Bluff home, but really, it’s definitely worth it—given the private beach access that’ll having you waking up to the sounds of nature and crashing waves. Located just 150 yards from the PCH on a gated driveway, the ‘Rock House’ is chic, tranquil, and a more than wondrous spot for you and your men to have a stellar time at. Play a game of pool approximately 40’ above the water while staring out at surfers, dolphins, seals, whales, and all those gorgeous beach babes strolling across the soft white sands below.
Plus, with just about 2,400 square feet of space, a hot tub that’s been strategically placed on the edge of the bluff to provide the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean—not to mention a master king-sized bed to watch the sun rise and set over Point Dume in, this luxurious Malibu palace is fit for everybody from hopeless bachelors like Sheen, to single fathers like Alan Harper, or divorced billionaires like Walden Schmidt—even slacker ten-year old kids like Jake. Yup.
7. Gossip Girl
Move on up to the East Side of NYC with this incredible two-bedroom apartment that’s worthy enough of Blair Waldorf, Serena van der Woodsen, and Chuck Bass alike. It’s a surprisingly spacious find in the heart of Manhattan, close to Central Park, the subway station, and all the delights and modern amenities that are needed to cater to prep school Queens, Kings, and their eagerly devoted posse.
High end luxury is the name of the game, especially when it comes to the Upper East Side. So relax away from all that teen angst and drama by chilling out inside a designer oasis stay that’s sunny, comfortable, and just plain perfect. J’adore
8. Game of Thrones
Get your Medieval on by staying at a real Welsh castle that sleeps twenty and comes complete with panels and antlers on the wall, as well as enough magic and mystery to satisfy all your Seven Kingdoms desires. The surrounding locale is also truly mystical, as the North Wales area boasts some of the most wonderful sandy coastline with dunes, nature reserves, and bird watching spots.
Nearby holiday attractions and traditional seaside resorts include the leisure park at Prestatyn, the Sun Centre at Rhyl, and a large ice rink at Deeside. You might even want take the main A55 road to Snowdonia National Park and the National Trust's Bodnant Gardens, or head further inland to take in sensational views of the picturesque rolling hills and green farmlands of the Clwydian range.
9. Orange is the New Black
Let’s just say that this is way way better than Litchfield Prison-- a beautiful candlewood isle cottage offering spectacular water views near New Fairfield, Connecticut, where they shoot the award-winning Netflix series. It’s the perfect lakeside getaway for Piper after she gets out of jail, complete with tons of privacy, a secluded dock, an architecturally stunning living space, and the chance to experience the beautiful Squantz Pond, the nearby towns of Sherman and Kent, as well as the natural rural wonders of the Southern Berkshire Mountains.
Think ever-flowing fresh waterfalls, hiking and biking trails galore, lots of winery tours, ample area shopping and movie theaters, and numerous public golf courses such as Ricker State Park.
10. House of Cards
It may not be the White House, but this extraordinary mansion in Dupont Circle is fit for royalty, or at least the Underwoods. Situated right in the Middle of the City, this 5,000+ square feet space was home to the former rectory of St. Augustine's Church and was also the original site of a Civil War Hospital. It’s one of the few remaining original downtown estates in the area, just directly across from the world-renowned Masonic Temple, which offers spectacular garden views boasting magnificent pillars that light up come dusk.
Political bigwigs such as Frank and Claire will no doubt bask in the glories of rustic period woodwork, stained glass windows, double French doors, wooden cross-beamed ceilings, and plenty of coat or closet space. What’s more is that this eight-bedroom architectural wonder is a very short distance to the White House, just a mere block to 16th Street (the "Avenue of the Presidents"), and a stroll away from the downtown Business District and all major Monuments. Those looking for D.C.'s newest and hottest restaurants and clubs can head on over to the trendy 14th Street corridor. All in all, this marvelous detached one-of-a-kind brownstone is the ideal place to gather up any Presidential entourage.
History meets style in this sophisticated brownstone right in the heart of the nation’s capital —perfect for when Carrie Mathison arrives back in the States to soothe her nerves and to unwind from all things CIA-related. It’s bright, modern, and ideally situated for work or play within D.C.’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, just a short block away from all the most important area sites, such as the US Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, as well as the House and Senate office buildings.
Catch the bus right outside your front door, or opt for Eastern Market Metro Station just a three-block walk away. There are even restaurants, bars, and coffee shops all around serving fresh food made from locally-sourced ingredients—not to mention expansive outdoor markets on the weekends featuring antiques, jewelry, and artwork to peruse. This Capitol Escape may be small at just one-bedroom, but it no doubt is well-appointed and spacious enough for even the two pickiest of renters. Check it out.
12. Mad Men
It may be difficult to imagine Don Draper living in SoHo, but the midcentury modern touches in this luxury loft are surely chic enough for Peggy, Betty, or anyone else at Sterling Cooper for that matter. With just about 2,000 square feet of beautifully renovated living space, the original cast iron loft features high 11.5 foot ceilings that help retain natural light and an ever-so-airy feel. The surrounding walls also boast bold blocks of contrasting color and wall cutouts that nicely complement the vintage-style furniture, artwork, and gorgeous hardwood floors spread throughout.
Think luxurious SoHo living at its best on a quiet landmarked cobblestoned block. It’s totally fit for any budding ad executive, businessman, or just any person wanting the full-on 1960s NYC experience. Rad.
This article was written by Pamela Chan.