Homes from the Movies – The Notebook

When we think of Hollywood blockbusters, we think of glitz and glamour – but from time to time a classic sneaks its way into the mix, and it can be endearing in more than just one way.

So, when we started to consider recent award do’s, and the stars that have featured in them, Ryan Gosling was at the top of the list. Prior to his Oscar nominated part in the dazzling ‘La La Land’ , he was better known for his much-loved role in the all-time classic film, The Notebook.

The film centres around the home of Gosling’s character, Noah, which he builds for his estranged sweetheart, Allie Hamilton. The home delivers a big dose of romance, and the home is built and decorated to reflect it.

Located in sleepy Wadmalaw Island, the property was built way back in 1772 and was historically known as ‘Bears Bluff Plantation’. Better known today as Martin’s Point, the décor is romantic, breezy and fresh. Think powder blues, duck egg and matte greys and whites.

At 4,255 square feet, the house boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a surprisingly reasonable price tag of $582,888 (£473,397.97) that reflects its Charleston County location.

This stunning property exudes old southern charm with its grand wood interiors and open fireplaces, imposing white columns and opulent wraparound porch, you could almost picture yourself on a hazy summer evening, sipping an iced tea and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

With a price tag which would buy you a one bedroom ‘bijou’ flat in West London, a potential buyer could also enjoy a number of exclusive community amenities including a private boat ramp with canoe, kayak and boat access as well as a 20 acre pond preserve – perfect for those looking for the chilled out lifestyle.

Here’s our top tips to recreating the look, without the price tag:

  • Opt for wooden laminate floors and stripped back panel doors
  • Keep walls clean and fresh with subtle off-whites and duck egg shades
  • Invest in quality statement furniture – be it from a auction house or a antiques store. Just one classic item

Interested in more homes straight from the silver screen? Check out other iconic movie homes here.

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