From reality shows to feature films, real-life homes set the stage for some of our favorite programs. Here are some homes currently for sale, or recently sold.
Check them out. Which is your favorite?
Film: "The Amityville Horror"
Location: Tom's River, NJ
Listed for Sale for $915,000
Painted blue and with formal landscaping, this home doesn't bear much resemblance to the 1979 film. The attic fan-shaped windows, out of view for good reason in this listing photo, are the creepiest architectural feature I have ever seen on a house. In the film they flashed with a sickly yellow cast to resemble eyes of the devil. It still scares the heck out of me. The house is pretty, but I don't think I could live here if they gave me the house for free.
Program: "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Location: Montville Township, NJ
Listed for Sale: $3.8 million
Back story: Melissa Gorga and husband Joe Guidace bought their 13,500-square foot home in 2007 for $950,000. So while home values throughout the country plunged during the Recession, this listing shows a little TV fame can go a long way in bringing attention to a place.
Program: "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Listed for Sale: $26 million
Back story: This estate, owned by Adrienne Maloof, was under contract within 30 days.
Location: Encino Hills, CA
Listed for Sale: $5.75 million
Back story: Sold for $4.2 million, proving that even superstar homes occasionally face steep price drops to move.
Program: "The Anna Nicole Show"
Location: Studio City, CA
Listed for Sale: $1.75 million
The late fashion model and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith purchased this home under her birth name of Vickie Lynn Marshall in 2005.
Program: "The Osbournes"
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Listed for Sale: $13.5 million
The Osbournes profanity-laced conversations were a jarring contrast to the formal elegance of their home.
Program: "Sex and the City"
Locatioin: 64 Perry St. New York, NY
Listed for Sale: $9.65
Back story: Built in 1866 and designed by architect Robert Mook, the 5 bed, 3 bath home had only two owners, period. The fewer the owners, the fewer the people to come in and make inappropriate changes to the home's original design. I could totally live here. You too?
Program: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Listed for Sale: $2.89 million
Back story: TV producer Mary Richards rented an upper floor apartment in this home --used for exterior shots only. In reality this home has always been a single-family residence, never a cut-up apartment house. I have a fondness for this one because I used to watch the show while babysitting on Saturday nights when I was in high school. I also like it because it could be at home in the suburbs west of Boston. There are several Victorian-era "painted ladies" like this along the Rt. 9 corridor.
Location: Evansville, IN
Listed for Sale: $129,999.
Back story: OK I take back what I said about a TV show adding value to a home. This property is only $5K more than what the current owners paid in 2009. Could that reflect Roseanne Barr's overall drop in popularity?
Thanks to ABC news for assembling these listings. Could you live in any of these homes?
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