CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN HOUSE FOR SALE
The famous Steve Martin movie Cheaper By The Dozen House is for sale. I am excited to show you one of my top favorite iconic homes in a movie, plus I could not love the delightful movie more. No wonder they picked this house to star in a movie. Just wait until you see it!
When I wrote about the movie Cheaper By The Dozen house before, the Bakers moved to a new house in Evanston, Illinois, but Hollywood on Location shows the real house is actually in Los Angeles, California; that surprised me. The minute I saw this house in the movie I was hooked and you will be too.
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The Cheaper By The Dozen house is $8,195,000. The house is a “3-Story Victorian built in the 1890’s and was moved to its current address of 357 Lorraine Blvd in 1915.
The main house has 11 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.” There is also a 2 bedroom, 1 bath carriage house above the garage. It has three floors, not including the huge basement, and is considered one of Windsor Square’s grandest homes.”
This home of full of treats like a hidden bar room with hand-carved walls and a secret door leading outside.
Do you remember how in the Cheaper By The Dozen house movie, Mark’s room had a secret door he discovered that led outside? They don’t show it in the real house. That leaves us to wonder if the secret door seen in the movie was from the movie set or filmed on location inside the house. The real house does have a hidden bar room with a secret door to outside. Maybe the house has more than one secret door.
A lot of drama in the movie centered around Mark, how he felt like an outsider and his frog named Beans. Here’s a screenshot from the movie with Mark looking out the window of his third-floor bedroom. I suspect this was filmed on location at the real Cheaper By The Dozen house.
Pool, yes and it’s beautifully situated between all the living quarters.
The main house and carriage house/garage apartment to the right.
The wonderful carriage house above the garage with two bedrooms and one bath. I am in awe of the turntable for cars in the driveway. This house is one of the most amazing homes.
The Cheaper By The Dozen house inside heralds a testament to historic craftsmanship. Built-ins, paneled wood walls, alcoves, arches and stained glass windows are some of the fine workmanship points.
I am in awe of the wide stairs that you’ll see below goes up three floors.
This is a screenshot from the movie when Tom and Kate Baker enter their new home for the first time. It could be a real house scene filmed on a back stairway not shown in the real house for sale or
it could be a well-planned set to mimic the real house too for fun movie scenes like hanging from the chandelier.
The big Farmhouse style kitchen was a nice surprise with the 1920s antique stove, giant-sized windows, and framed art. There’s a butler’s pantry too that is not shown.
I don’t know how, but this barroom is hidden in the house with a secret door leading to the outside.
Gorgeous mural ceiling. The blueprints don’t show a ballroom but the for sale details include a french ballroom.
None of the fireplaces in the real house match the one in the movie scene below as far as I can tell, but there are so many rooms in this home.
Here is a look at some of the 11 bedrooms and 10 baths in the cheaper By The Dozen House.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are grand with an abundance of oversized windows and large arched alcoves.
There are five marble detailed original baths on the second floor.
The third floor has a game room, exercise room, a bar/kitchenette, 2 bedrooms, and 2 baths.
Stunning aerial views from every angle. This is one McMansion-sized house design that honestly is beautiful from the ground, the air, and throughout.
We even get to see the peak of the gorgeous turret.
I hope you loved seeing the real Cheaper By The Dozen house as much as I did.
Want this famous one-of-a-kind Victorian home for your own? See Coldwell Banker for more photos and details.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet be sure to pick up the DVD if it’s not available to watch on your channels. I know you and your family will love to watch it many times.
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See more about the movie and Cheaper By The Dozen Houses here.