Ever wondered how much the opulent mansion in The Bachelor would set you back? Or maybe Karl and Susan Kennedy’s suburban brick home from Neighbours? What about Carrie Bradshaw’s trendy New York pad from Sex and the City?
For many of us, these TV properties are almost like second homes after years of watching our favourite shows and getting acquainted with every nook and cranny of the onscreen abodes. We did a bit of digging to find out how much these famous houses would fetch in real life.
1. The Bachelor mansion
The last season of The Bachelor saw Nick Cummins looking for love in a swanky, two-storey mansion set on a 2.02 hectare property in the semi-rural town of Glenorie, about an hour's drive northwest of Sydney.
Previously, the reality series was filmed in a mansion in Sydney's Hunters Hill where the neighbours were reportedly less-than-impressed with the TV production.
This new sprawling property features pristinely manicured gardens, lush lawns, a tennis court, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and plenty of romantic nooks for private interludes mid-cocktail party.
Estimated value: $1.65 million
2. 28 Ramsay Street, Neighbours
Neighbours veterans Karl and Susan Kennedy have lived at 28 Ramsay Street in the fictional suburb of Erinsborough for over 20 years. Pin Oak Court in Vermont South is the real cul-de-sac that doubles for Ramsay Street.
All of the houses featured in the show are real and the residents allow Neighbours to shoot external scenes in their front and back gardens, while interior scenes are filmed at the Global Television studios in Forest Hill.
The property that lends its exterior to the show was bought by its owners in 1978 for $62,000. A few neighbouring houses also used in the show sold recently for closer to $870,000, which is consistent with median values in the area.
Estimated value: $900,000
3. Sex and the City
Carrie Bradshaw’s one-bedroom Greenwich Village apartment is instantly recognisable for fans of Sex and the City. The grand brownstone façade used for exterior shots actually houses a grand five-bedroom home, with interior shots of Carrie’s apartment and enviable walk-in wardrobe filmed on set.
When the brownstone building was last listed for sale in 2012, selling agent Sotheby’s Realty revealed the home had only been inhabited by two families since it was constructed. It was designed by architect Robert Mook, who also planned most of the other Italianate style townhouses on the block.
Estimated value: AUD$13 million
4. Kath & Kim
It may not shout “look at moi” on first impressions, but you might be surprised at the real-world value of Kath Day Knight’s modest Fountain Lakes home. Located in a canal estate in Melbourne’s southeast, the property has direct water access and a jetty, adding a premium to the price, as well as four bedrooms, two living areas and a formal dining room.
Estimated value: $1.3 million
5. Modern Family
Image: https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/d553ddb5447f39072ddf93164fe22197 Fans of Modern Family will be familiar with the fictional Dunphy family’s home, featuring spacious living areas, four bedrooms and a landscaped backyard.
Located in West Los Angeles, the TV sitcom house is minutes away from the Fox studio where the show’s interior sets are located. Its new owner reportedly bought with the understanding that the show can continue filming outdoor scenes there.
Estimated value: AUD$2.7 million
6. Australia’s Next Top Model
With uninterrupted views over the ocean, Australia’s Next Top Model’s eastern Sydney suburbs mansion provides a home away from home for the group of aspiring models each season. According to RP Data, the property has three bedrooms and multiple living areas.
The home last sold in 2001 for $1.6 million but estimates based on property values in the area suggest it has more than doubled in price since then.
Estimated value: $4 million