Um, gee, 20th Century Fox, thanks?

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Um, gee, 20th Century Fox, thanks?

Grace's new obsession is Alvin and the Chipmunks (sigh).  I have to admit to a certain fondness for the Chipmunks when I was her age and begged my parents to play that crazy Christmas song over and over and over again.  Now that I am a parent, I feel their pain.

The only thing that has made watching this movie more than once even slightly bearable is a powerful, sexy presence in the film.  Every time this presence comes on screen, I perk up and squirm to the edge of my seat, my eyes fixed on the screen.

I'm talking about Dave's bungalow neighborhood.

Luckily, I am not the only house voyeur on the internet anymore, so Hooked on Houses has already collected the stills that showcase this fantastic bungalow.  << Click here if you love cottages.

Yeah, okay, the interior shots were constructed on a soundstage. But!  Maybe something close to it exists in that gorgeous little neighborhood.  Or, at least this girl can dream.

And the rest of you can enjoy seeing the house and it's gorgeous features without having to sit through all of the squeaking.

If only I had known before we got this movie for her from Netflix.  **weeps softly**

(In the meantime, WHERE IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD?  Rumor has it that it is a rental community somewhere in Hollywood.  I can't find anything on it yet.  Help?)

(Cross posted at LifeinProgress)

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Comments

Is that the same neighborhood that was used in the movie Swing Shift?

The rumor is that, Yes! It was! But I can't get an address anywhere...so frustrating!

This neighborhood was also used in a black and white war film from years ago but I don't remember which one.

Alvin and the chipmunks is a nice movie

nice neighborhood

Yes that house was lovely. Can somebody help locate it? We really need to see this one in real. :-)
Thanks for sharing this up!

The "neighborhood" appears to be a bungalow court, which is a number of small bungalows arranged on a single lot. Quite popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s. If so, the interior photos are likely stage sets. These houses are just too small (like

http://www.crala.org/internet-site/Projects/Hollywood/photos.cfm

A quick google search of Los Angeles Bungalow Courts (Images) yielded this link that has a photo that looks very similar to one of the photos posted (except for the plantings). It has the rounded facade on the first house on the left and the peak facade on the first house on the left just like the one posted on the link you attached.

Reminds me of another awesome bungalow, not-so-awesome movie: You, Me and Dupree

I love the chipmunks and I also really love the home. It does really look 20-ish to me as well.

in case you haven;t found it:
1514-1544 N. St. Andrews Pl., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

As great as this whole house is, my favorite has to be the music room. Vintage recording equipment!

This is good info! Where else can if ind out more?? Who runs this joint too? Keep up the good work :)

 

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