Living in a home previously featured on a well-known TV show, or where beloved television characters once resided, can actually be a reality. Dwellings with ties to long-running TV shows such as Entourage and I Love Lucy await new owners to appreciate their unique, famous histories.
#1: Ari Gold's House from Entourage
The home of Jeremy Piven’s unforgettable Entourage character Ari Gold — a sly, persuasive and, at times, volatile movie agent — is now for sale for $4.995 million.
The Hollywood Hills residence was once owned by Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, known as “America’s first television family,” and featured in their 1950s and ‘60s sitcom. Previous owners even claim Ozzie Nelson’s ghost still roams the property!
Originally built by architects Frank Kegley and H. Scott Gerity in 1916, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has undergone an interior makeover since the famed turn-of-the-century TV show was filmed there.
The 5,283-square-foot residence features three fireplaces, a screening room, in-ground pool, and multiple outdoor entertaining areas. The home’s new white-washed walls — coupled with large windows — give off a light and airy vibe, and the brand new kitchen is designed with a remarkable marble backsplash and Viking appliances.
#2: Lucille Ball’s Former Residence
The 1926 Spanish-style mansion once rented by I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is currently listed for $6.985 million.
Although renovated with contemporary features to accommodate for today’s lifestyles, the Beverly Hills home still maintains its “Old Hollywood” charm.
The main level of the seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom abode features a formal entrance, sunken dining room, picture windows overlooking the front lawn, exquisite crown molding, and French doors — not to mention a brand new kitchen and luxurious bathrooms.
Also included in this warm, yet stylish home is a guest house located in the backyard, five-car garage, and large deck overlooking the pool.
#3: Blair Waldorf’s Real Life Penthouse from Gossip Girl
The Upper East Side penthouse in New York City filmed as Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf’s ultra-chic residence was recently on the market for $30 million.
The Fifth Avenue apartment was reportedly used for exterior shots only, whereas interior scenes were shot at a different location. However, this residence is certainly not lacking in any of the regal qualities featured on Gossip Girl, as Blair, portrayed by actress Leighton Meester, lived quite the lavish lifestyle.
The four-bedroom duplex located right on Central Park features picturesque views of the city skyline from a wraparound terrace, a pergola on the lower level, media room, and gym.
Former owner Stephen F. Cooper, chief executive of Warner Music Group, purchased the apartment in 2004 for $20 million.
The home was purportedly sold for $35 million earlier this month, but if it should re-appear on the market sometime soon, Gossip Girl fans could get another chance at purchasing an elegant piece of New York City property.
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