The Real-Life Cost of 20 Fictional TV and Movie Homes
The Weasleys’ dilapidated home in the Harry Potter series, fondly known as the Burrow, was meant to be an emblem of the family’s financial status (i.e. just barely scraping by). But if the Burrow were real, Arthur Weasley’s paltry bureaucratic salary probably wouldn’t have been able to keep up with the mortgage. According to an analysis by price comparison site Money.co.uk, the property would’ve been worth about $1.7 million—much more than the Dursleys’ posh abode in Surrey, whose value came in around $495,000.
Both are less expensive than spots in big cities. Monica’s New York City apartment from Friends would be worth nearly $1.98 million; and the beloved London flat at 221B Baker Street from the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Sherlock series (and Arthur Conan Doyle originals) could go for more than $3.4 million.
But even those had a tough time competing with mansions and castles. Downton Abbey's eponymous estate (filmed at a real place, Highclere Castle) took the top spot with a whopping estimate of more than $179 million. The Knives Out mansion, The Umbrella Academy mansion, and Elsa’s ice castle from Frozen all ranked high on the list, too. So did BoJack Horseman’s extravagant home in Los Angeles, in third place with an estimated value of almost $6 million.
In order to determine estimates for those and other fictional estates, Money.co.uk looked at real-life market prices in their respective areas and even converted fake currencies to actual ones when possible. Find out the price tags on 20 coveted properties below, and read more about the study here.
- Downton Abbey (Downton Abbey) // $179,255,595
- The Hargreeves’s Mansion (The Umbrella Academy) // $21,975,553
- BoJack’s House (BoJack Horseman) // $5,995,000
- Elsa’s Ice Castle (Frozen) // $3,500,000
- Rosebud Motel (Schitt’s Creek) // $3,500,000
- Harlan Thrombey’s Mansion (Knives Out) // $3,499,333
- 221B Baker Street (Sherlock) // $3,428,195
- The Addams Family Mansion (The Addams Family) // $2,821,184
- The Queen Victoria (EastEnders) // $2,725,978
- Otis’s House (Sex Education) // $2,453,316
- Monica’s Apartment (Friends) // $1,978,500
- The Burrow (Harry Potter) // $1,700,966
- The McCallisters’ House (Home Alone) // $1,625,576
- A Hobbit Hole (The Lord of the Rings) // $1,570,122
- Villanelle’s Paris Apartment (Killing Eve) // $1,417,883
- Pam and Mick’s House (Gavin & Stacey) // $857,187
- Murder House (American Horror Story: Murder House) // $633,336
- 4 Privet Drive (Harry Potter) // $495,465
- The Simpsons’ House (The Simpsons) // $483,516
- The Rovers Return Inn (Coronation Street) // $460,370