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Turns out, the most sought-after home is the Cullen house from “Twilight”. The franchise has been having somewhat of a resurgence on social media since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s no surprised that the Oregon-based vampire home has taken the number one spot.
Although you can’t currently own the home for yourself—according to Velvet Ropes, Nike designer John Hoke purchased the home for $2.5 million earlier this year—you can rent the Swan residence on Airbnb. Bella’s house is located in Saint Helen’s, Oregon, and looks exactly like it did in the movies. With five bedrooms and 1.4 bathrooms, the owners have added in props and accessories that will allow fans to live out their true “Twilight” fantasies.
Staying in the Pacific Northwest, in second place in the study is the “10 Things I Hate About You” home, located in Tacoma, Washington. Rounding out the top three is the Goon Docks from the 1980’s classic adventure “The Goonies.” Most of the film was shot in Astoria, Oregon, which remained in line with the much-loved movie’s storyline.
In at fourth place is the home from the cult favorite, “Parasite”. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the house was built from scratch for the purpose of the film.
“I had to really meticulously design the house itself. It’s like its own universe inside this film,” director Bong Joon Ho said in an interview with IndieWire. “Each character and each team has spaces that they take over that they can infiltrate, and also secret spaces that they don’t know. So the dynamic between these three teams and the dynamic of space, they were very much intertwined and I think that combination really created an interesting element to this film.”
Finally, rounding out the top five is the charming home that Noah built for Allie in the 2004 tear-jerker, “The Notebook”. Located on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina, the property has five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and spans over 4,200 square feet.
Are you looking to live a life of mystery and intrigue? In Carmel, California, a picturesque 12,000-square-foot oceanfront property called The Lodge at Spindrift is now on the market for $29.6 million. If the cliffside residence looks familiar, that’s because it was the filming location of Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas’ 1992 erotic thriller “Basic Instinct”, as well as Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s award-winning HBO series “Big Little Lies”.
The place is popular among Hollywood location scouts for a reason. It features five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two gourmet kitchens — including one with a glass-walled breakfast area where you can take in views of the Pacific Ocean — a grand living room, and 12 fireplaces. Yes, you read that right. 12 fireplaces!
But that’s not all. The Lodge at Spindrift also includes amenities such as a gym, a sauna, a hobby room, a study, a swimming pool inside an atrium, and a two-story library that comes with its own spiral staircase and reading nook — perfect for cozying up with Liane Moriarty’s novel that “Big Little Lies” was based off of.
Outside, the property has over two acres of naturally landscaped grounds with meandering pathways, an outdoor fire pit, a greenhouse, and even a hot tub with a majestic view of the surrounding cliffs.
“For many years, Hollywood elites have recognized The Lodge at Spindrift as the quintessential coastal estate,” real estate agent Jonathan Spencer told the Evening Standard.
“The home lives like new constructions with the thoughtful and extensive improvements made in recent years. The savvy buyer knows there is still substantial room for price appreciation at its current valuation and will view this property as a trophy piece for generations to come.”
You can learn more about the property (and even take a virtual tour) here.
Wordle has taken over the world and there’s one country that’s better than the rest at solving it. Any guesses which country it could be? Here’s a hint: it’s a six-letter word that starts with the letter S.
According to a study by search tool WordTips, Sweden is the top nation at solving Wordle puzzles, able to get the correct answer in 3.72 guesses on average. Included in the top five are Switzerland (3.78), Poland (3.79), and Australia and Belgium (3.80). America, though it only finished 18th in the world, still has a respectable 3.92 national average.
Taking a closer look at cities, Australia’s urban areas dominate, with Canberra having the highest Wordle average of 3.58 guesses, while Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide, are included in the top 10. Other best-performing cities are Jerusalem, Malmö, Durban, Paris, Manila, and Geneva — all of which have scores no higher than 3.72.
The study also focuses on U.S. states. North Dakota is country’s top state when it comes to Wordle, with a 3.65 score. The second- and third-placers? Delaware and New Hampshire with 3.70 and 3.73, respectively (though another study found that Granite Staters cheat more than any other state). Other states didn’t do too bad, having scored 3.79 (South Dakota), 3.83 (Vermont and Minnesota), and 3.84 (New York), to name a few.
The U.S. states that are worst at Wordle? Nebraska and Alaska with a 4.22 average.
As for American cities, St. Paul in Minnesota is the best at Wordle with a score of 3.51 —though St. Paul isn’t included in the top cities list from earlier because it’s a small metro compared to the likes of Melbourne and Paris.
And while Wordle might now be owned by the New York Times, the Big Apple struggles quite a bit with the puzzle. The study reported: “New York’s average score is 3.81, ranking the city #26 out of the 116 U.S. cities with available data.”
Have you ever found yourself trying to break down the logistics of a movie or TV show? Or maybe you’re an amateur real estate agent who prefers crunching possible numbers rather than paying attention to plot points. If you’re at all curious as to how much it would cost to rent an iconic office space from a favorite movie or show, then prepare to be indulged.
VoiceNation, a new outsourced call answering and live chat provider, wanted to break down how much money it would cost to rent some of our favorite on-screen office spaces, and Miranda Priestly’s workplace from “The Devil Wears Prada” pales in comparison to that of Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
By using the average price for office space per square foot in 2021, as well as including prices for standard office equipments like desks, computers, and chairs, and even looking into how many employees are employees at the real firms these fictional companies are based on, VoiceNation found that Priestly’s office space would cost $2,880,807 a year to rent — which is honestly chump change compared to the 30 Rock offices which are the most expensive at $14,325,300.
Stratton Oakmont, the office from “The Wolf of Wall Street”, is the second most-expensive office space at $10,366,694 annually with the offices from “The Bold Type” coming in third at $9,829,433. Shocker — all the most expensive offices are located in New York City.
Unsurprisingly, Dunder Mifflin from “The Office” only set the company back about $243,347 which is just slightly more expensive than the most affordable office on the list from “The Politician”, which only cost just over $52,000 annually.
You can check out the entire list of famous offices over on VoiceNation’s website and learn more about how the study came together.