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See houses from movies, TV on Google Street View

See houses from movies, TV on Google Street View
Posted at 11:26 AM, Jan 12, 2016

A couple in Pennsylvania is reportedly having a hard time selling their well-kept, five-bedroom Victorian house in rural Pennsylvania. How does that qualify as a news item, one may ask.

The house was used in the filming of the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs." In the movie, it was the site of serial killer Buffalo Bill's brutal slayings.

Of course, that part was just fiction, but the house is very real.

Plenty of real-life houses and buildings have become tourist attractions over the years due to their exteriors being used in popular movies and TV shows. Many of those houses can be visited and photographed but for those who don't have the time — or interest — for a road trip, take a look at 11 buildings listed below from movies and TV, which can now be found on Google Street View.

"Full House"

Site: The Tanner house

Real-Life Location: San Francisco, California

The house from "Full House" is nestled in the hills of San Francisco, which was the setting for that popular ABC sitcom. The 2,500 square foot house would cost about $3 million today, according to estimates. Not bad for a local TV news personality.

"The Brady Bunch"

Site: The Brady house

Real-Life Location: Los Angeles, California

The Brady home is one of the most iconic of TV history. Despite "The Brady Bunch" ending its run over 40 years ago, the house is still able to be seen by interested fans and tourists.

"How to Get Away With Murder"

Site: Annalise Keating's home/office

Real-Life Location: Los Angeles, California

Professor Keating's office in ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" is supposedly located in Philadelphia but the actual location of the building's exterior is on a residential street in L.A. But you won't find Keating's iconic signpost planted in the lawn of the actual home.

"Mad Men"

Site: The Draper house

Real-Life Location: Pasadena, California

The setting for the all-American home of Don and Betty Draper in AMC's "Mad Men" may exude East Coast style, but it's actually located on the West Coast. The home seen above was one of two used for the exterior of the Draper home — the other was in White Plains, New York.

"The Sopranos"

Site: The Soprano house

Real-Life Location: North Caldwell, New Jersey

The mansion of Mafioso Tony Soprano and his family is actually located in New Jersey, as was depicted in the HBO series. On Google Street View, users can see the driveway Tony would traverse in his bathrobe to fetch the morning newspaper.

"A Christmas Story"

Site: The Parker house

Real-Life Location: Cleveland, Ohio

This might be the most accessible building on this list. The house from 1983's beloved film "A Christmas Story" is now a museum offering year-round public tours to fans. Yes, the infamous Leg Lamp can be seen glowing in the front window.

"American Horror Story" (Season One)

Site: The "Murder House"

Real-Life Location: Los Angeles, California

In the first season of FX's "American Horror Story," mad surgeon Dr. Charles Montgomery and his wife supposedly lived in this gorgeous mansion. In the show, unspeakable things happened inside this house but in real life, the Rosenheim Mansion, as it's called, sold for $3.2 million in 2015.

"Six Feet Under"

Site: Fisher & Sons Funeral Home

Real-Life Location: Los Angeles, California

This real house in L.A. acted as the exterior of the Fisher family's home and business during HBO's series "Six Feet Under." The home boasts more than 6,300 square feet of space.


Site: Monk's Café

Real-Life Location: New York City, New York

Any fan of NBC's "Seinfeld" will immediately recognize this site from the legendary series. While Monk's Café was a fictional eatery, Tom's Restaurant on Broadway was the real-life location used for its exterior shots.


Site: Ghostbusters headquarters

Real-Life Location: New York City, New York

Checking out this fire station in New York will likely bring an immediate smile to any "Ghostbusters" fan's face. The building is home to FDNY's Hook and Ladder Company #8, who allegedly have signs from the movie's filming displayed inside.

"Parks and Recreation"

Site: JJ's Diner

Real-Life Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Leslie Knope's favorite restaurant from the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana is actually located in Atlanta. The Landmark Diner Jr. is the real name of the restaurant that posed for JJ's Diner in NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.