One of my favorite movies houses is the white Victorian from Practical Magic. Inspired by a late nineteenth century scrollwork, East Coast lighthouses and Victorian homes, production designers, Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, built the interiors of the home in Los Angeles and then spent 6 months building the exterior of the house from scratch. The location they chose was the gorgeous San Juan Island, in Washington.
The house was built on a platform because the site is a protected Indian burial ground, and no digging is allowed.
The Front Entry:
The house was so real, in fact, that after the movie came out, the production team got a phone call from Barbra Streisand. “Where is that house?” she asked. “I’m interested in buying it.” “It’s fictional,” they told her. “And unfortunately it’s been torn down.”