Who else was in awe of the Forrest Gump house?

By Jennifer Aldrich
October 04, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of living in the impressive brick house in Home Alone (without all the booby traps, of course)? Or maybe your holidays aren't complete with the fun and festive space occupied by Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. And we know we're not the only ones who watched The Notebook and immediately fantasized about coming home to the place Noah restored for Allie (especially if it comes with Ryan Gosling.)

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You're definitely not alone. Home services website Porch recently revealed which movie homes people would most like to live in, and the results vary greatly in both genres of films and styles of homes.

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The survey asked 495 people about their sentiments toward iconic homes from movies, including cult classics and critically-acclaimed options. People then rated the movies they had seen on a scale of -3 to +3 on whether they would or would not like to live in the house. Here are the top 11 famous movie homes people most want to live in:

  1. Iron Man franchise
  2. Home Alone franchise
  3. Clueless
  4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  5. The Avengers franchise
  6. The Notebook
  7. Mean Girls
  8. Harry Potter franchise
  9. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  10. Twilight franchise
  11. Forrest Gump

The top spot belongs to the modern mansion owned by Tony Stark in Iron Man. Porch notes the interior of the facade "boasts a minimalistic design with high-tech amenities," including "a voice-responsive computer system that serves as a virtual assistant and security monitor." A 33-year-old male respondent said he chose the house because it's "cutting edge, massive, and very luxurious." The runner-up is the red brick Georgian-style Colonial home from Home Alone that was built in the 1920s. A 60-year-old woman who picked the real-life Illinois home called it "a gorgeous mansion furnished with beauty in every room. It's so spacious and has a feeling of warmth."

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Along with the most coveted houses, Porch also surveyed respondents about the least-desired movie locations to call home. The top two? Psycho and Beetlejuice, which probably isn't surprising to anyone who's seen those films.

Because most of these places are the result of Hollywood magic, with the exception of Home Alone, we'll never be able to actually reside in them. However, we can always rewatch The Notebook for the 100th time and pretend we're living happily ever after.

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