We know the flats in our favourite TV shows and films are just a suggestion of reality; a souped-up version of what the characters' homes would look like in real life. But sometimes we wonder: Just how unrealistically lavish are some of them?
It's been well-documented, for example, that there's no way in hell Carrie Bradshaw would have been able to afford her Upper East Side apartment by writing one column a week. But what about other beloved fictional characters, from flats like When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, and Sleepless In Seattle?
ForRent.com compiled an impressively detailed analysis of how much the houses and flats in classic films (Is Sex and the City a classic now? Maybe not, but we digress.) would actually cost today. Let's start with Carrie Bradshaw’s UES brownstone, located at 245 E. 73rd St. in NYC, but filmed in the West Village at 66 Perry St.: It would cost £2,300 a month to rent in today’s market, although Carrie only paid £540 per month for the rent-controlled place.
Carrie and Mr. Big's pre-war penthouse flat — yes, the one with the dream closet — which is located across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1010 5th Ave., rents for £150,000 a month, and its price is £30 to £40 million.
As Carrie said, "I think I died and went to real estate heaven!" See more real real estate prices of film homes, ahead.
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