We know the apartments in our favorite TV shows and movies are just a suggestion of reality; a souped-up version of what the characters’ homes would look like in real life. But sometimes we wonder: Just how unrealistically lavish are some of them?
It’s been well-documented, for example, that there’s no way in hell Carrie Bradshaw would have been able to afford her Upper East Side apartment by writing one column a week. But what about characters from some of our favorite movies, like When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, and Sleepless In Seattle?
ForRent.com compiled an impressively detailed analysis of classic movies (Is Sex and the City a classic now? Maybe not, but we digress.) and how much the apartments in them would cost today. Let’s start with Carrie Bradshaw’s Upper East Side apartment: It would cost $3,000 in today’s market, although she only paid $700 per month for the brownstone, located at 245 E. 73rd St., but filmed in the West Village at 66 Perry St.
Mr. Big and Carrie’s high-ceilinged, pre-war penthouse apartment — on Central Park across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1010 5th Ave. at East 82nd Street — rents for $190,000 a …read more