Real-life Homes from Film and TV

Have you ever left the cinema wishing for that little bit extra? Well, some film and TV buffs really take their passion to the next level and bring the magic of the movies home with them. From Peter Jackson's epic tale The Hobbit to cartoon classics...

Have you ever left the cinema wishing for that little bit extra? Well, some film and TV buffs really take their passion to the next level and bring the magic of the movies home with them.

From Peter Jackson's epic tale The Hobbit to cartoon classics like The Flintstones, here's a look at epic properties from around the world that were inspired by film, TV and cartoon classics.

The Hobbit

Ever thought the Shire seemed like your perfect destination? A family in Wales obviously did and decided to bring the magic of Tolkien's literary masterpiece to life.

Owner and builder Simon Dale constructed the magical property in just four months, with a budget of only £3,000. Made from scrap wood floors, materials scavenged from skips and by diverting water from a nearby spring, the incredible house is also completely eco-friendly.

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The Simpsons

Nearly all of our favourite memories involving Maggie, Bart, Lisa, Marge and Homer take place in their Springfield family home.

The classic cartoon residence was recreated in Henderson, Nevada, when a fan won the chance to live in the home in 1997. It even came complete with Duff beer can props.

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The Flintstones

Stroll by this Miami home and you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled into the town of Bedrock. But the Flintstones replica home is actually the former residence of US television celebrity Dick Clarke.

In 2012 it went on the market for $3.5million, thanks to its iconic design, stunning Pacific Ocean views and nearly 23 acres of private grounds.

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Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse is passionate for all things pink, and her abode is no exception. The Disney World theme park in Florida has brought to life her fun and quirky style for guests to explore.

It's the perfect destination to include on any east to west American road trip, followed by a remarkable home swap holiday in California.

As well as an answering machine where guests can hear messages from Mickey and Goofy, the kitchen is complete with an oven that pops corn and a fridge well stocked with cheese.

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Up

The story of Carl and Annie in Pixar's 2009 animation Up captured the imagination of viewers both young and old.

The real-life version can be found in Herriman, Utah, and was designed by Bangerter Homes. It comes complete with the tiniest details, like the beautiful murals in Ellie's nursery.

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Hello Kitty

If you're a fan of Hello Kitty, then Taiwan is the destination for you.

Hello Kitty villa and restaurant is filled with every accessory you could imagine, from Hello Kitty themed furniture to a tailored menu and even a courtesy bus.

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Barbie's Dream Pad

To celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, interior designer Jonathan Adler decked out a 3,500-square-foot pad to resemble the doll's iconic home.

Toy maker Mattel was brought in to complete the transformation, featuring wall-to-wall pink carpeting, cupboards filled with 50 pairs of pink peep-toe heels, and a kitchen stocked with cupcake-making ingredients.

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