Which iconic 80s home is your favorite?
In celebrating #throwbackthursdays today and every day (who doesn’t love a good throwback?) we’ve collected some of our all-time-favorite iconic homes from films and TV of the 80s.
Jules’ Apartment in ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Who could forget the Jules’ iconic apartment from St. Elmo’s Fire? Jules, played by Demi Moore, had quite the eclectic taste in decor – from the bubblegum pink walls to the neon-accented Billy Idol mural.
Josh Baskin’s Apartment in ‘Big’
After Josh gets his wish to “be big” granted by Zoltar, he realizes that while being an adult might seem cool, it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be. Determined to get his childhood back, Josh follows Zoltair to Manhattan, where he gets a job at MacMillan Toys that pays him enough to rent an absolutely gorgeous (if not pretty empty) SoHo loft apartment. After Josh fills it with epic toys and games, the space truly is an 80s kid’s dream home.
Don Barrett’s Apartment in ‘Ghostbusters’
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters, and whoever can find us an apartment with a view like that! This seminal 80s classic features seriously fun ghost-fighting adventures and interior design that makes it one of our favorites!
‘The Wonder Years’ Home
Though it’s never quite made clear where The Wonder Years takes place, it was shot entirely in Southern California. This particular home struck producers as the kind of house that could be found in 1960s Anytown, USA, making it the perfect spot for the nostalgic series.
The ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ home
When this memorable horror movie staple went on sale, the public’s response was a resounding “thank you, next”. While the exterior of this lovely home looks pleasant enough, fans of the 1984 film know all to well not to judge this home by its siding. Though the home is no longer for sale, it clocks in at a cool $2,297,669 market value.
Brad & Stacey’s House in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’
Filmed throughout the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High became one of the most iconic films of the early 80s. The 1982 film, based off writer Cameron Crowe’s 1981 book of the same title, explored a school year in the lives of Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Mark Ratner (Brian Backer), as well as their older friends. Stacy’s house, one of the main shooting locations for the film, can be found in the West Hills.
Ferris Bueller’s Home from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’
The tricks Ferris pulled to get out of – and stay out of – both school and trouble are some of the most exciting in film history. A high schooler’s dream day, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off features Ferris, played by a young Matthew Brodrick, finding ever creative ways to make what would otherwise be a regular school day into one of the most memorable.
The ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ Home
There’s nothing like a little holiday decor to get us in the spirit of the season. That being said, this absolute… beacon of Christmas spirit might just be a little too much. Is it epic and memorable? Yes. Will it run your electric bill up like nobody’s business? Probably.
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