The Most Famous Apartments in Movies and TV


The Most Famous Apartments in Movies and TV

One thing that our favorite movie and TV characters have in common with the rest of us is that they all need someplace to live. Some of the best fictional apartments have become iconic. Just mention the name of the TV show or movie, and we instantly imagine the apartment where the characters gave us some of their most memorable moments. There are some apartments in TV shows you might be able to describe better than you can describe your own. 

Apartments in TV Shows

Some of the best TV apartments include:

  • Monk – Monk’s Apartment (Estimated Rent: $2,400): The defective detective’s Pacific Heights apartment on Pine Street was his sanctuary, and we all delighted in watching Monk work his magic to solve impossible crimes while puzzling out some of the most important details there.
  • Friends – Monica’s Apartment (Estimated Rent: $5,100): Monica, Phoebe and Rachel’s apartment from friends is one of the most memorable and iconic apartments from T.V., mostly because of its size. Few people who lived in New York City could get their minds around three twenty-somethings being able to afford an apartment of that size in Manhattan, especially when those twenty-somethings were a freelance chef, a masseuse and a waitress.
Monica's Apartment from Friends
Source: Getty Images
  • Good Times – The Evans Family Apartment (Estimated Rent $800): No one could accuse the Evans family of Flo, James, J.J., Thelma and Michael of living above their means, as they called a Chicago housing project apartment their home. They made the most of it and made great memories there that we all remember.
  • Mad Men – Don Draper’s Apartment (Estimated Rent $5,500): While the fast-talking ad man could certainly afford an expensive apartment, Don’s new pad lavishly decorated in the latest ‘60s fashions by his new wife certainly made an impression on viewers.
Don Draper's Apartment from Mad Men
Source: Michael Yarish/AMC
  • Big Bang Theory – Penny’s Apartment (Estimated Rent: $1,250): Although Pasadena, California isn’t exactly New York when it comes to real estate prices, it’s not cheap, which is why it’s also hard to buy that her expansive apartment is manageable on a waitress’ salary.
Penny's Apartment from The Big Bang Theory
Source: Michael Yarish/CBS

Apartments in Movies

These round up some of the most iconic movies apartments:

  • St. Elmo’s Fire – Jules’ Apartment (Estimated Rent $1,500): Children of the ‘80s are sure to recall the distinctively decorated apartment rented by Jules Van Patten, played by Demi Moore, which featured just about every shade of pink imaginable.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Holly Golightly’s Apartment (Estimated Rent $800): Few movie buffs will argue the point that Audrey Hepburn’s character’s apartment, with its unique, eccentric nature that is at once minimalist and somehow cluttered, is one of the most iconic fictional apartments in history.
Holly Golightly's Apartment from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Source: Film and Furniture
  • 50 Shades of Grey – Christian Grey’s Apartment (Estimated Rent $7,000): Christian Grey never does anything small, and his wealth and desire are on full display in his massive and luxurious apartment.
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary – Bridget Jones’ Apartment (Estimated Rent $1,000): One of the most striking things about this apartment is how ordinary it is. Movie buffs agree that this is one of the most realistic depictions of a London flat inhabited by a working-class British woman.
Bridget Jones's Apartment from Bridget Jones's Diary
Source: Everett Collection/REX Features
  • The Apartment – Bud’s Apartment (Estimated Rent $600): No discussion of famous movie apartments would be complete without mentioning “The Apartment,” the classic 1960 Billy Wilder comedy, more famous for the hijinks that went on in the apartment than the look of the apartment itself.

For great information about real apartments in the Bay Area, contact us at Marcotte Properties today.

Request More Information About Our Apartments

Related Posts

Top 7 Things to Do in the Bay Area

5 Must-See Attractions in San Francisco

Where Do Silicon Valley’s Tech Workers Really Live?


Comments are closed.

I want to say I really appreciate our property manager Bruce. He is fantastic! He is very responsive to questions and concerns.

Kristine A.. , Rewood Apartments