The residences in romantic comedies – from Carrie Bradshaw’s Upper East Side apartment to the Charleston house with blue shutters in The Notebook – can be as attractive and as crush-able as the main characters themselves. But perhaps the best part? These homes often actually exist in the real-world (unlike Sleepless in Seattle’s Sam Baldwin). Here, thanks to research from ForRent.com, we’re sharing the most fabulous ones, with the website’s estimated amounts of what it would cost to rent them today.
Sex and the City: Carrie Bradshaw – played by Sarah Jessica Parker on both the television show and in the movies – has a one-bedroom studio where she writes her iconic column at New York’s East 73rd Street on the Upper East Side. But, the exteriors that were featured in these films (as well as in the Ghostbuster comedies) were actually at New York’s 66 Perry Street in the West Village: a four-floor brownstone with ten rooms that, in 2012, sold for $9.85 million. The penthouse that Carrie and Mr. Big (Christ Noth) invest in – and, then, sell – was shot in a four-floor house on New York’s East 62nd Street: a Spanish-style residence that rents for $190,000 a month.
Sleepless in Seattle: The 2,200-square-foot houseboat that Sam Baldwin – played by Tom Hanks – inhabits with his son in 1993 was docked at Westlake Avenue North on Seattle’s Lake Union. It features four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The water residence, which was sold in 2014 for $2 million, costs about $9,500 per month.
Lake Point Tower in Chicago.