Which TV Home Do You Want to Live In?

July 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm , by

Screen shot 2011-07-13 at 3.56.37 PMWith the passing of The Brady Bunch creator, Sherwood Schwartz, making news this week, people have been waxing nostalgic for the show—and its set design. One of Apartment Therapy’s bloggers posted about how much he loved that kooky midcentury house. I also grew up watching the show in re-runs after school and felt the same way, even though it was totally insane for six kids to share one bathroom. (Let’s not forget that Mr. Brady was an architect.) Despite the cozy living quarters and questionable 60s/early 70s design choices, I wanted to move on in there and keep on dancin’. It got me thinking about the other TV homes that I coveted as a kid.

1. Beverly Hills, 90210. Ok, basically I just wanted to live down the hall from/stalk Brandon Walsh in his Spanish colonial house.

2. Friends. Monica’s apartment was girly, bohemian, and….huge. A total fantasy, but I didn’t know that back then. I had already decided I was moving to NYC one day, and that square footage was gonna be mine.

3. The Cosby Show. The Huxtables’ classic Brooklyn brownstone felt super comfortable and spacious enough for their big family. And they were always having so much fun there. Remember this?

4. Clarissa Explains It All. Didn’t she have her own phone line? So unfair.

What are your current (or nostalgic) favorite TV homes? I love the modern 1960s interiors on AMC’s Mad Men, as well as all of the Bravermans’ homes on NBC’s Parenthood. Sneak a peek at a few photos of them here.

5 Responses to “Which TV Home Do You Want to Live In?”

  1. This isn’t a TV show, but I SO wanted to live the life of Cher from Clueless… the knee-highs, the puff pens of COURSE, but her house– her rotating closet and that giant staircase she walks down when Christian picks her up and that huge painting of her glamazon mom!! love!

  2. That closet was amazing!

  3. I love Sally Field’s house in Brothers and Sisters. Her character Nora Walker lives in a huge home in southern California. It’s open and airy, modern yet classic. The kitchen is amazing, and don’t even get me started on the backyard. Absolutely beautiful! Sigh.

  4. clarissa also had that ladder for her friend to come in. very cool. I love cameron and mitchells house on modern family. the outside is always cool looking. (and obviously i want cher’s closet)

  5. I didn’t want to live in the Silver Spoons mansion, but I did REALLY want a train set you could ride downstairs and a remote-control front door like Ricky. If I could get those two features in the Will & Grace apartment, I’d be set.