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Isabel’s House from the “Bewitched” Movie

Apr 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

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Last week, fellow stalker Tony, from the On Location in Los Angeles flickr page, asked for my help in tracking down the residence belonging to Isabel Bigelow (aka Nicole Kidman) and her loyal cat, Lucinda, in the 2005 movie adaptation of the television series Bewitched.  So, I, of course, immediately called upon “The Team” – aka fellow stalkers Owen, Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and Chas, from ItsFilmedThere – to see if they could help me find it.  Which they, of course, did!  Owen fairly quickly came upon fave website Hooked on Houses’ awesome write up about the cottage which stated that it was located somewhere in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.  And because the house’s address number – 4427 – was also visible in the movie, we had two very strong leads to follow.  Owen immediately began searching the Valley – once he figured out exactly what part of Los Angeles constituted “The Valley”, something I have still not yet been able to do 😉 – for houses with a “4427” address number and voila, it wasn’t very long before he found the correct one.  YAY!  Thank you, Owen!  So, bright and early yesterday morning, I headed out to stalk the place.

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In Bewitched, Isabel discovers the house pictured above during a walk and immediately decides it would be the perfect place to start her new, “normal”, non-witch life in which she has vowed to stop using magic.  She does, of course, continue to use magic – fairly soon after making the decision not to, in fact –  and, with a simple twitch of her nose, has a “for rent” sign put on the residence’s front lawn and immediately leases the place and moves right in.   It’s not very hard to see why producers chose to use the charming colonial style cottage featured in the movie, as it is extremely picturesque and idyllic.  It’s exactly the type of place I’d imagine a witch seeking normalcy to want to live.  Heck, I would LOVE to live there, myself!

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As you can see in the above screen captures and photographs, Isabel’s house looks almost EXACTLY the same in person as it appeared onscreen, right down to the address plaque, white front porch bench, and red front door.  Love it!

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In fact, the only differences I noticed in real life were the absence of Isabel’s single-car garage and the shutters on the window just to the left of it.

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As you can see in the above photographs, that single-car garage is not there in real life.  There is a detached two-car garage located directly behind and to the right of the house, though, which leads me to believe that Isabel’s garage was simply a facade that producers had built solely for the filming.  And, according to Hooked on Houses, only the exterior of the real life residence was used in Bewitched.  The absolutely adorable interiors, sadly, only ever existed on a studio soundstage.

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On an ironic side note – According to IMDB’s Bewitched Trivia Page, in real life Isabel’s home was once owned by Bewitched director Nora Ephron’s parents’ friends.  Ephron had visited the residence numerous times during her childhood and when it came time to scout locations for the movie, she remembered the house and thought it would be perfect to use as her lead character’s abode.  What Nora didn’t realize, however, was that her parents’ friends who once owned the house were none other than Larry Berns and his wife, Sandra Gould – an actress who is best known for playing nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz on the Bewitched television series.  Cue the Disney music, ‘cause it truly is a small world after all!

Big THANK YOU to Owen for finding this location!  :)

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: Isabel’s house from the Bewitched movie is located at 4427 Radford Avenue in Studio City.

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  1. LuLu says:

    Dear Lindsay, I am so happy to find your article on this house, I am discussing to a builder friend about designing something more edgy or go back to simplier time, and he thinks we need examples of both to talk about. I immediately thought of this house for the more traditional look. Would it be possible to find out more of the address please? He will be flying down from canada to LAX so we can go see it if we could know where to go. Thank you very much, I really appreciate your wonderful work.

  2. Lydia says:

    How cute is this house! Thankyou.
    I know the movie wasnt ridiculously popular but i loved it and this house is great.

  3. Tony says:

    I finally made it out to the Studio City / N. Hollywood area today with this home at the top of my stalking list. Imagine my disappointment when I get there only to find the street closed for resurfacing…AND THEY HAVE NO SIDEWALKS!!

  4. April says:

    This is one location that has been eluding me for sometime. I found on Seeing-Stars website the house at the end of the movie — but I wanted to find this one and you did!! Great job my friend. :o)

  5. Cindy says:

    Lindsay,
    What a cool piece of trivia! To know now that the “Bewitched” movie house was actually owned once by the neighbor from the Bewitched television series in real life is amazing. Back in the 60’s or 70’s, I remember finding Elizabeth Montgomery’s house in Beverly Hills. It is now nice to know where Gladys Kravitz resided. Thanks!!!!!!

  6. Lavonna says:

    I just watched this movie a few weeks ago..was a big fan of the original series.

  7. Kerry says:

    Ive ALWAYS wanted to know where this house was………I thought it looked so charming on screen!!!!! I am so happy you found it!!!


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