Collections - January 16, 2021

Landmarks of Cinema

By Stacy Suaya

Discover BoutiqueHomes in classic movie locations.... 

The iconic Fellini masterpiece La Dolce Vita lives on – at least in dazzling aesthetics – in the Eternal City of Rome. Keep it stylish with a stay at Casa Di Silvestro, an Art Nouveau hideaway in the Celio district, just a quick metro stop away from the Trevi Fountain (where Anita Ekberg made cinematic history).

David Fincher's Oscar-winning, big-screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was shot throughout New Orleans. The actual home of the film is in the Garden District, but The Mazant offers a similar old-world appeal in the artsy Bywater neighborhood.

In the classic rom-com When Harry Met Sally, the iconic couple traipses all over Manhattan as they contemplate the search for happiness. Follow the film's trail from the comfort of a stunning home base at Harlem Brownstone. This early 20th century brownstone features a terrace and landscaped gardens by Evan Lai.

Beachwood Mid-Century is the perfect hillside home in LA to complement a viewing of David Lynch's neo-noir masterwork, Mulholland Drive. With views of the Hollywood sign and the glittering lights below, the house has a glamorous appeal as well as mid-century historic value.

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Bogart's unforgettable line and several other quotable comes to life in a dazzling fictional Morocco. Relive the magic of Casablanca at Dar Sabaah, a riad replete with earthy North African design.

There are pop-art echoes here of Pierrot le Fou, the New Wave stunner by Jean-Luc Godard (creator of one of our favorite color palettes of all time). Artist's House in Grasse is (naturally) frequented by great writers, painters and actors.

Penned in St. Moritz and shot in the fishing village of Bodega Bay, Hitchcock's eerie avian thriller The Birds still has plenty of presence on the Sonoma coast. Come spot the filming locations while staying at a formerly salty shack-turned-architectural gem called (charmingly) Curly's Cove.

Alienation never looked so glamorous as it did in Sofia Coppola's Tokyo-set triumph, Lost in Translation. At Casa Nano, you can experience the city's neon buzz while coming home to a minimalist dream designed by the renowned Kentaro Ishida.

Ah, the hallowed cinematic land where Michael meets Apollonia. Come experience the setting of what many consider the best film ever made, The Godfather, at Casa Alchimia, perched high above the city of Modica with views across the entire historic center.

Explore more classic movie locations in our collection of vacation home rentals and small hotels here.