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"I Still Dream About Her Walk In Closet": People Are Sharing The Homes From TV And Movies That Live Rent-Free In Their Heads

"The layout and colors are beautiful, and with the beach right outside the door... absolute heaven."

Several weeks ago, as I watched murder after murder unfold in Season 4 of the Netflix series You, I couldn't take my eyes off of one thing: Joe's perfect London flat.

Screenshot from "You"

It got me thinking about all the fictional homes I've loved before, so I asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell me about their home crushes from TV and movies, and it's truly the coziest thing. Here's what they had to say:

1. "Umm, every millennial girl would definitely choose Jenna Rink's apartment from 13 Going on 30. The scene of her getting ready for her party while 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' plays lives rent-free in my dreams! I still dream about her walk-in closet filled with everything that you could need as a 13-year-old stuck in a 30-year-old body!"

—Mary, Bartow

Rink's apartment from 13 Going On 30

Sing-along time!

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2. "Steve Martin’s apartment in Only Murders in the Building. I’m obsessed with the patterns and the colors, and the secret passage."


Screenshot from "Only Murders in the Building"

Oh, and check out the real-life Arconia, aka the Belnord:

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It's a waking dream!

3. "I will ALWAYS love the beachside apartment that Donna, Kelly, and Clare shared on Beverly Hills, 90210. I just thought it was the coolest! I still want that wooden bookshelf with the moon and stars carved into it!"


Screenshot from "Beverly Hills, 90210"

By the way, this is what the outside of the apartment looks like:

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If I could just sip my coffee on that balcony one time, I'm pretty sure all my troubles would be over.

4. "I love Arnold's bedroom on Hey Arnold! I'm sure the rest of the apartment is nice, too."


Screenshot from "Hey Arnold!"

If the sight of Arnold's room just filled you with sweet, delicious nostalgia, check out this 3D recreation made by a talented artist featuring little snippets of the show:

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5. "The Invisible Man (2020). The house where the husband lived was straight up house porn."

—Emme, Canada

The Invisible man

Here's a brighter view of the real-life location and architectural landmark, Headland House in Australia:

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It's so beautiful I need to lay down, preferably by that pool.

6. "Neal’s amazing apartment in White Collar."


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white collar house

7. "I don't know if this counts, but I always wanted to live on the Starship Enterprise (from The Next Generation). All the rooms on it were so plush and luxurious, and I loved the warm colors and moody lighting. A little '80s, but not the tacky side of the '80s. And who wouldn't want a replicator?"


Screenshot from "Star Trek: Next Generation"
Data and his cat chilling in his quarters

8. "Meg Ryan’s Kathleen Kelly apartment in You’ve Got Mail."


kathleen kelly's apartment from you've got mail

9. "Susan's or Lynette's house on Desperate Housewives. I loved Susan's kitchen, and Lynette's was so homely."


Check out this behind-the-scenes tour of the Wisteria Lane set used in Desperate Housewives and other shows and movies like The Burbs and even The Munsters.

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10. "Grace and Frankie's beach house. The layout and colors are beautiful, and with the beach right outside the door... absolute heaven."

—Mary, Chicago

Lily Tomlin burning sage in the living room

11. "I would love Frasier Crane's apartment. I loved the lines and the view."


Frasier's apartment was exactly what my kid-self hoped I would have as an adult, back before I understood rent or whatever. Anyway, here's the absolute genius who designed it walking us through the set:

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So many cool little details I never noticed before!

12. "The OG rent control palace: Monica's apartment in Friends."


Monica and Rachel standing in the doorway saying let us keep the apartment

And here's a walk-through of this classic set:

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Love those purple walls, and that kitchen!

13. "Hever Castle as portrayed in The Tudors — with its gorgeous garden and sundial outside and late-medieval interiors. Hey, a gal can dream."


ladies standing in a big room with tapestries and a fireplace

And here's a tour of the real-life castle:

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14. "Lorelai and Rory's house in Gilmore Girls! Talk about nostalgia. Warm colors, cool decorations, wraparound porch. The opposite of millennial gray, and not teeming with tropical plants either like you see in a lot of curated spaces now."


Rory in the living room and Lorelai and Sookie in the kitchen

15. "Otis and his mother Jean's house in Sex Education. I'm probably too cowardly to live on the slope side of a mountain, but I love the idea of sitting on the porch where I enjoy my cuppa and the landscape."


Gillian Anderson in the doorway and the living room of the house

16. "The mid-century dream apartment given to Renée Zellweger's character in Down with Love. Is it possible for an apartment to live rent-free in my brain? Because this one does."


Rene Zellweger in a pink and white mod apartment

17. "The New Girl loft for sure. It’s so bright and open and just seems like a great place to live and hangout."


Jess and her roomies in the living room of the loft

18. "Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny's house in You People. Omg it was BEAUTIFUL!"


the front door and living room of the house

19. "Mia’s Genovian castle in Princess Diaries 2 made me soo envious, especially during the closet entrance scene and the mattress surfing scene. From secret passageways to elegant ballrooms?? Please, I was obsessed."


Anne Hathaway in her bedroom and at the top of the stairs making an entrance

Just for kicks, here's the mattress surfing scene:

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20. And finally, "Literally any of them. Any apartment on any show where adults are living alone. Because housing is so expensive right now that I, an almost 30-year-old human, can’t afford to move out of my parents' house."



Is there a home from TV or movies that you're crushing hard on? Tell me all about it in the comments.