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Oscar-winning houses for sale with film industry connections

Photo: Brown Harris Stevens
The Plaza in New York first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 thriller North by Northwest and by 2000 had become the city's most popular film location. Photo: Brown Harris Stevens

Red carpets are being rolled out, gowns are being fitted and thank you speeches being written ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, taking place on March 10th. In honour of the occasion, how about checking out some of the best homes with movie connections that are currently on the market? From instantly-recognisable locations to a much-loved A-lister’s mansion, all these properties deserve star billing.

1. Tobacco Warehouse, Stanley Dock, Liverpool, from £265,000

Photo: Christopher Heaney
Photo: Christopher Heaney

Stanley Dock's imposing Victorian buildings have acted as backdrops in blockbusters including Sherlock Holmes and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now a conservation area, the dock’s being turned into a new leisure destination. The North Warehouse has been converted into the luxurious Titanic Hotel, and Tobacco Warehouse – once the biggest of its kind in the world – comprises 550 larger-than-average one, two and three-bedroom loft-style apartments. Exposed brick walls, iron columns, beamed ceilings and other industrial elements have been retained. Find out more from Tobaccowarehouse.co.uk.

2. Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End, London N8, from £494,950

Photo: Far East Consortium
Photo: Far East Consortium

Commissioned in the early 1930s, this Grade II* listed building is one of Britain’s earliest examples of Modernist architecture. When no longer required for local government purposes, it hosted live performances – including Queen’s first gig in 1971 – then fell into disrepair before being rescued by developer Far East Consortium. Today it’s a new community hub with 146 Art Deco-inspired new homes, a soon-to-open hotel and a restored town hall used for arts, entertainment, culture and co-working. Over the years it’s been a busy film location, most notably for Bohemian Rhapsody, released in 2018 – nearly half a century after Queen first played there. Visit Hornsey-townhall.co.uk.

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3. Eghams Farm, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, £1.8m

Photo: Tim Russ & Company
Photo: Tim Russ & Company

Although best known for his lead role in The Adventures of Robin Hood, a TV series that ran from 1955-59, British actor Richard Greene appeared in over 40 films alongside stars such as Shirley Temple and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. In the 1950s he lived in this charming Grade II listed house, which dates back to the 16th century. It’s been beautifully refurbished and has three bedrooms, fireplaces in both the sitting room and dining room and timber beams throughout, and comes with a detached two-bedroom cottage and a half-acre garden. Through Tim Russ & Co.

4. Notting Hill, London W11, £1.85m

Photo: No Limits Photography
Photo: No Limits Photography

Portobello Road’s iconic market, which featured heavily in the Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts classic Notting Hill, is directly outside the front door of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex. Occupying the top two floors of a newly-restored period building, it’s tastefully decorated with whitewashed walls, Douglas Fir flooring and marble accents. The layout’s inverted so that the open plan kitchen/living/dining space is above the bedrooms, making the most of natural daylight and the views over the bustling market from the south-facing terrace. Contact Domus Nova.

5. Alston Hall, Holbeton, Devon, £1.95m

Photo: Marchand Petit
Photo: Marchand Petit

Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and other cast and crew members stayed in this 18-bedroom house while filming Ang Lee’s Sense & Sensibility at nearby Mothecombe Bay in 1995. At the time it was a hotel but the following year it was sold and converted back into a family home, and is currently used for holiday lets. There are far-reaching views towards out to sea and towards Dartmoor, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, tennis court and croquet lawn, plus plenty of scope for updating. On the market via Marchand Petit.

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6. Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1, £4.85m

Photo: Knight Frank
Photo: Knight Frank

A spacious, 2,500 square foot fourth floor apartment in a building that was completed in 1884 and boasts impeccable spycraft credentials. British Secret Service MI6 was based here until the end of the First World War, and it served as a location in the James Bond film No Time to Die, starring Daniel Craig. Refurbishment is required but planning permission has been granted to change the layout, creating an all-in-one kitchen and living area, a dining room, two to four bedrooms with dressing rooms, two bathrooms and a cloakroom. Residents have access to a 24-hour porter and a private members club. More information is available from Knight Frank.

7. The Plaza, Manhattan, New York, USA, $15.9m (approx £12.479m)

Photo: Brown Harris Stevens
Photo: Brown Harris Stevens

Following its 1959 debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, The Plaza has appeared in dozens more movies, including Home Alone II, Sleepless in Seattle and the Great Gatsby. As well as 282 hotel rooms, it contains 181 apartments with use of the five-star amenities and services. If living the high life appeals and you have a sufficiently healthy budget, this four-bedroom, four bathroom 19th floor duplex could fit the bill. The living room’s one of building's largest and has 12-foot high ceilings, several seating areas, a bar and views towards Central Park. From Brown Harris Stevens.

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8. San Francisco, California, USA, $25m (approx £19.615m)

Photo: Compass
Photo: Compass

Robin Williams was living in this Italian Renaissance-style mansion with his second wife Marsha and their two children when he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his part in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting. During his lifetime he also received six Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammys, though with 20 rooms to choose from, finding space for a trophy shelf wouldn’t have been a problem. The couple extensively remodelled the 1926-built house, which enjoys fabulous views over the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Available through Compass, via TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

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