July 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm , by Beth Roehrig
With 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.