Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The enchanting victorian home in Practical Magic

I own the movie Practical Magic, I like the story, but mostly THE HOUSE.  If you haven't seen it, these pics will convince you to grab a copy and watch it ASAP. The house is truly magical.


The house, which was actually built on a platform because the site is a protected Indian burial ground, and no digging is allowed. The house is empty on the inside, and was taken down after filming. The interior was all sets in LA. Though the book takes place in New England, the house was built in San Juan Park in Washington, where the weather is better for filming.

2 above via Hooked on Houses

You don't see it in the film - but there was actually a small cottage built on the site as well!

 sketches and inspiration board for the house
2 above via A Fanciful Twist

via Endless Inspiration

The kitchen is definitely the heart of the home and where they spend the most time




4 above via Hooked on Houses

via Attic Mag

The potion room/pantry
via Hooked on Houses

via The Steampunk Home

The dining room
via Amitas Veritas

The parlor set
via Hooked on Houses

One day I'll have an antique leather chair like this
via Amitas Veritas




The attic is one of my favorite spaces in the house

3 images above via Hooked on Houses


via Amitas Veritas

Along with the attic, my favorite room is the conservatory, with all the herbs and glass vessels.

2 via Hooked on Houses

What do you think of the house? If you've seen the movie/read the book, do you think the house was a successful interpretation of the Owen sister's sanctuary?

5 comments:

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

I loved that movie - although it was kind of scary. The house was gorgeous - very appropriate setting.

P.S. Today is my first blogiversary and I'm hosting my first-ever giveaway (and it is handmade)!

http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogiversary-giveaway.html

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I adore this house! I sometimes watch this movie just for the scenery! The staircase and the garden are my favourite parts of the house but I also really love Sally's herb/body shop! That little cottage is so adorable! Thanks for the tour!

Ann said...

LOVED this! That is one of my favorite movies, mostly/entirely due to the set. Thanks for collecting all the great shots!

LuAnn said...

This is my favorite movie and "yes" this does do the "Owen" sister justice! Would love to have a place like that.

Christine Allison said...

I love that movie! There is something that we can all relate to, wether it's the bond of women, the appeal of that house, or because at one point we wish we could turn men into frogs!! Thank-you for sharing!

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