The Real-Life Cost of 20 Fictional TV and Movie Homes

Highclere Castle, the filming location for Downton Abbey.
Highclere Castle, the filming location for Downton Abbey. / David Goddard/Getty Images

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, 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, 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.

  1. Downton Abbey (Downton Abbey) // $179,255,595
  2. The Hargreeves’s Mansion (The Umbrella Academy) // $21,975,553
  3. BoJack’s House (BoJack Horseman) // $5,995,000
  4. Elsa’s Ice Castle (Frozen) // $3,500,000
  5. Rosebud Motel (Schitt’s Creek) // $3,500,000
  6. Harlan Thrombey’s Mansion (Knives Out) // $3,499,333
  7. 221B Baker Street (Sherlock) // $3,428,195
  8. The Addams Family Mansion (The Addams Family) // $2,821,184
  9. The Queen Victoria (EastEnders) // $2,725,978
  10. Otis’s House (Sex Education) // $2,453,316
  11. Monica’s Apartment (Friends) // $1,978,500
  12. The Burrow (Harry Potter) // $1,700,966
  13. The McCallisters’ House (Home Alone) // $1,625,576
  14. A Hobbit Hole (The Lord of the Rings) // $1,570,122
  15. Villanelle’s Paris Apartment (Killing Eve) // $1,417,883
  16. Pam and Mick’s House (Gavin & Stacey) // $857,187
  17. Murder House (American Horror Story: Murder House) // $633,336
  18. 4 Privet Drive (Harry Potter) // $495,465
  19. The Simpsons’ House (The Simpsons) // $483,516
  20. The Rovers Return Inn (Coronation Street) // $460,370