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Detailed Floor Plan Drawings of Popular TV and Film Homes
March 3, 2013 5:54 PM   Subscribe

For your enjoyment: detailed floor plan drawings of popular TV and film homes.
posted by reenum (40 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like the mystery room in Monica and Rachel's apartment. A strange scratching noise emanates from it, I'd like to imagine.
posted by codacorolla at 6:02 PM on March 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Fun! I especially like the ones where the drawings didn't have any identifying information, so I could try to figure them out and then scroll down to see if I was right.
posted by something something at 6:05 PM on March 3, 2013


These seem less unnaturally huge to me than they do on the shows... Possibly when the fourth wall is added in it brings them back down to mOre likely proportions.
posted by Artw at 6:10 PM on March 3, 2013


Nicely drawn, and generally pretty accurate, but serious flaws are easily detectable. I feel like the window in Rachel and Monica's was much larger than depicted; there's no separation between Lucy and Ricky's beds; etc. I was also hoping for a structural detail on how the fireplace grate in the Up house is both at the center of gravity of the house and so strongly attached that it can move the entire house.

Carrie's apartment from Sex In The City actually seems to work pretty well - you could probably pick up some efficiency from manipulating the bathroom and kitchen a bit so that they share a plumbing wall, but it looks like a decent layout otherwise - it's a 1 bedroom apartment where the bathroom is accessible as easily from the public space as from the bedroom.
posted by LionIndex at 6:12 PM on March 3, 2013


Carrie's closet would make a fair darkroom. Ah, priorities.
posted by heyho at 6:14 PM on March 3, 2013


No Brady Bunch house?!
posted by mathowie at 6:16 PM on March 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


This makes my mind reel at its own ability to interpret and store spatial information about fictional places I've never been in. Is there a word in the German language for something like that?
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 6:20 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was hoping for the floor plan of Number Six's flat from The Prisoner.

Still an interesting page. Show's that these living spaces are actually realistic.
posted by nickthetourist at 6:22 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Brady Bunch house is included in this book.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 6:29 PM on March 3, 2013


An angle in Jerry's apartment you (almost) never see.
posted by Knappster at 6:33 PM on March 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


My BFF and I did this on paper for the Brady house in 1987. Good times. (To be clear, not the Good Times apartment.)
posted by tristeza at 6:35 PM on March 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've been watching the good ten years of The Simpsons for a good twenty-three years solid and I have no idea what the hell is going on in that bit of the house behind the garage. No idea.

Edit: Apparently it is the location of the credenza.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:42 PM on March 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


Totoro!
posted by SPrintF at 6:52 PM on March 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


nickthetourist: "Show's that these living spaces are actually realistic."

I don't know how realistic some of them are (Friends especially). Hard to imagine what the outside of their apartment building looks like. Or the BBT apartments which were obviously loony watching the show.
posted by Mitheral at 6:57 PM on March 3, 2013


No Summers household?

GET OUT GET OUT GET OUT!!!
posted by adipocere at 7:00 PM on March 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


I was just going to comment about the mysterious back room from The Simpsons. *adjusts nerd glasses* If I recall correctly from listening to the DVD commentaries, it was only used for two episodes: "Lady Bouvier's Lover" and "Three Men and a Comic Book" (in that one Homer is inside the room watching TV, and outside you could see Bart and Milhouse are fighting in the tree house). I remember Matt Groening and the writers joking that even they had no idea what the hell that room was.
posted by littlesq at 7:19 PM on March 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's pretty interesting how many of these have some major diagonal bases. I assume it has something to do with sitcom 3-camera setup but I am too tired to try to figure out exactly what.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:46 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Simpsons Archive has a detailed discussion of the entire house floor plan, including the second floor and the basement.

With regard to the rumpus room, it says this: "The rumpus room has only been seen in a few episodes. It is seen in "Three Men and a Comic Book", "Separate Vocations", and "Lady Bouvier's Lover". The above diagram is consistent with those episodes. In "Radio Bart" it is seen, but looks different (no built in cabinets. In "The Canine Mutiny" Laddie flushs a toilet where the rumpus room would have been. Since the room hadn't been seen in a long time, it is possible it could have been remodeled as a bathroom, but most likely it was another example of artistic license."
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 7:55 PM on March 3, 2013


It's pretty interesting how many of these have some major diagonal bases. I assume it has something to do with sitcom 3-camera setup but I am too tired to try to figure out exactly what.

Here is an image that illustrates why.
posted by junco at 7:58 PM on March 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


In "The Canine Mutiny" Laddie flushs a toilet where the rumpus room would have been. Since the room hadn't been seen in a long time, it is possible it could have been remodeled as a bathroom, but most likely it was another example of artistic license."
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 10:55 PM on March 3 [+] [!]


First of all, eponysterical. Second, hey, that explains that bathroom!
posted by Sys Rq at 7:59 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I want to see a floor plan for the TARDIS.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:15 PM on March 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


Bitch, there ain't no washer/dryer in Frasier's apartment! Why you think Daphne always carrying the laundry around in the elevator?!
posted by mrnutty at 8:32 PM on March 3, 2013 [12 favorites]


No wonder they haven't fixed the elevator on The Big Bang Theory; if the building is shaped like that, the whole thing is one pulled Jenga block away from falling over.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:12 PM on March 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


No Brady Bunch house?!
posted by mathowie at 6:16 PM on March 3 [1 favorite +] [!]


I've always loved the fact that Mike Brady is an architect, and the home he provides his family consists almost entirely of a giant two-story common area and the six kids share two small bedrooms. It's like he's shaping them.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:34 PM on March 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


The brady bunch house is a consistent "set" for dreams for me. Usually the toiletless bathroom is a secret passageway to another dimension.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:00 PM on March 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


A partial map of the Tardis
posted by Artw at 10:02 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Floor plans for many of the buildings in My Little Pony, along with reference pictures justifying his layouts.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 10:55 PM on March 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Love that Totoro is here, but was hoping for North by Northwest as well.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:59 PM on March 3, 2013


Somebody did a bunch of these years ago, but my memory that it was posted here may be faulty. Possibly the same artist selling them for cash money here. The one in particular I remember was Paul and Jamie's apartment from Mad About You, as it seemed a major inconsistency had appeared in canon regarding the bathroom and/or back wall abutting the British couple (Judy Geeson and usually Jim Piddock). Or did that artist/site vanish in a puff of TCP/IP?
posted by dhartung at 12:32 AM on March 4, 2013


mrnutty: "Bitch, there ain't no washer/dryer in Frasier's apartment! Why you think Daphne always carrying the laundry around in the elevator?!"

Cleaning personnel will often use in building laundromats even when the unit has it's own washer/dryer because they can do multiple loads in multiple machines greatly cutting down on the time it takes to do laundry (IE:10 loads in the time it takes to do a single load).
posted by Mitheral at 1:18 AM on March 4, 2013


CrunchyFrog:
Floor plans for many of the buildings in My Little Pony, along with reference pictures justifying his layouts.

Beautiful. This will come in handy. I note in passing (from the site) regarding the domicile of Best Pony™:
In any case, Rarity does have a very nice layout for her home. Everything fits together and it makes good use of the non-euclidean geometry.
Now that is design.
posted by bouvin at 1:32 AM on March 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Almost everybody on the large and small screens has a much nicer place than us. We're crammed in like the Kramdens.
posted by pracowity at 4:18 AM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Full House
posted by knile at 5:37 AM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mitheral is right on the money, however, the industrial strength washer is the only one that can clean the tossed salad & scrambled egg stains off Frasier's clothes.
posted by dr_dank at 7:30 AM on March 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


The Honeymooners:
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posted by Sys Rq at 9:11 AM on March 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


No wonder Blanche had to have three roommates. The lanai is even bigger and more fabulous than I realized.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:12 AM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


(Of course, you never do see the Kramdens' bedroom. It may be as big as Bender's closet.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:13 AM on March 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


There's also one for Dunder-Mifflin. It makes a lot more sense when they refer to the annex.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:01 AM on March 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Actually, if you took away the huge closet and second bathroom, Carrie Bradshaw's apartment from Sex and the City strikes me as (by far) one of the most realistic and reasonable ones here.
posted by schmod at 10:33 AM on March 13, 2013


pracowity: "Almost everybody on the large and small screens has a much nicer place than us. We're crammed in like the Kramdens."

Oh. Oh! I see now! Thank you.
posted by Splunge at 11:32 AM on March 13, 2013


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