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Amanda Peet’s Apartment Building from “A Lot Like Love”

Jan 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One of my favorite romantic comedies of all time is A Lot Like Love starring Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher – and while I was watching it I absolutely fell in love with the building used as Amanda Peet’s apartment. But as hard as I tried, I couldn’t seem to find this location by searching Google or any of my go-to filming location sites.

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For this location, I turned to the director’s commentary on the DVD.  Many times, during a DVD commentary, a director will mention in what part of town a scene was filmed, which helps to narrow locations down.  In this case, the director mentioned the exact street where her apartment was located- Vine St. in Hollywood- and from there I was on my way!

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My boyfriend and I drove south down Vine Street until we found the red brick apartment building near the corner of Fountain and Vine.  While it definitely looks better on the big screen, the building is pretty incredible in person.  The front doors happened to be open, so we ventured inside.

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It is amazing how quiet and peaceful the interior courtyard is, being that it is located only a few blocks from the busy corner of Hollywood and Vine.

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The courtyard is full of flowers and plants of all sizes and wrought iron benches and looks like an amazing place to spend a summer afternoon.  The courtyard is where Ashton sang his heart out to Amanda Peet towards the end of the film.  Her front door was the first door on the right hand side when you enter the courtyard.

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: Amanda Peet’s character lived in the Villa Elaine Apartment building, located at 1245 Vine Street in Hollywood.  Frank Sinatra, Orson Wells, May Ray, and Remy Zero have all called the building home at one time or another.  You can park in the Payless Shoe Source parking lot across the street and walk to the building.  If the front doors aren’t open, you can peek inside them to see the amazing center courtyard.

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  1. Vince says:

    I know this has nothing to do with the movie, but one of my favorite albums ever (because I was listening to it while dating my wife) is called Villa Elaine by a band called Remy Zero. They called it that because that’s where they were staying temporarily while they wrote and recorded the album. There used to be a sign hanging off the building that said “Villa Elaine,” and that was the album cover. I’ve put a link to a picture in my comment. (Sorry to go off on a tangent.)

  2. mishell O says:

    I was keen on finding this place a few years ago~!
    I appreciate that you kindly let me know now where this gorgeous place is ; ▷ !!!
    OH, I’m envious of that you actually went there ㅠv ㅠ(here is Korea…). Anyway thank you again * v *!

  3. Tonya says:

    I just love this movie so much! It makes me cry every time I watch it. :) I fell in love with Emily’s apartment immediately. It reminds me a lot of the one in ‘Til There Was You.

  4. Yvette Colleen says:

    do you know if the interior scenes were from that apartment or was it on a set ?

  5. Vivian says:

    I’ve been looking for this place everywhere as well- for years!! It’s soo beautiful

  6. Susan Mitchell says:

    Just spent the weekend here with my nephew (who lives in the apt. just to the right and above the arch overlooking the courtyard)


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