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  • #632549

    inactive
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    I just noticed this thread.

    I lived on Queen Anne, at 1st Ave. No and Lee Street when Sleepless was filmed there. Christopher, I think you are right. The interiors were shot in Madison and some exterior porch shots of a lovely old home was in fact on QA. I think it was either on Nob Hill Ave or 4th (maybe Bigelow?) somewhere between Crockett and Galer. I do remember it was the corner house on the NW corner of the intersection, if that helps you in your hunt. Last time I was up on QA, that particular house was painted a medium blue. Beautiful house in a neighborhood of classic old homes. But it has been awhile, maybe a few years, so Chris has a point about the outside of the house looking different. But that is the area it was in. I remember the hoopla it created in the neighborhood. The crew was there for a while, but since it was all outside filming, there was lots to see for a few days. No star sightings though.

    Edit: Might as well mention that once upon a time I worked at the Athenian Inn :). A really, really, looooooong time ago.

    #632550

    cjboffoli
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    westseattledood for the win! The house dcrocker is looking for is at 1816 4th Ave N between Blaine and Howe (on the East side of the street).

    Just a reminder that these are private residences and it is important to respect the privacy of the current owners. Discrete photographs from the public street and sidewalk are OK. But I wouldn’t get any closer than that.

    #632551

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    Now, I’m not sure because it was so long ago, but I have a recollection of an additional, different house used for a one-time exterior shot in the film. Don’t ask me what scene, cuz I just am not that into it. But, I seem to have a memory that it was a corner house with a covered, but open old style, porch but oriented very differently from that in the photo at #77. Could be wrong though, for sure. Or they could have remodeled I suppose….

    And, yeah, folks should not be poking around too closely to residences, obviously.

    [Edit: I have to go up to the Ballard this AM, so I’m just gonna’ swing by QA and find the house I am talking about to see if it’s the same as the #77 pic. This is gonna’ kind of bug me now if I don’t ;).]

    #632552

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    Ok. My side investigative jaunt to QA is concluded and I did recall correctly: the house I have in my memory where at least some filming took place is in fact on the nw corner of 4th at Hayes (1701 4th ave no.). Google maps shows the porch which was filmed, but perhaps never made the movie??? But, I dunno much about these things. Also, I vaguely recall that the interior hallway/entrance might have been filmed too.

    Am I thinking of the wrong movie being filmed there? Pretty sure not, but COULD be, I guess.

    I leave any further sleuthing and conclusions to you all. :)

    #632553

    todd_
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    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle house is in Tacoma but many scenes were filmed in Seattle. The dry cleaner scene in Fremont near the corner of Fremont and 35th comes to mind. The building is still there and one can see the Aurora Bridge in the back ground when she is in the store.

    #632554

    dcrocker
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    You guys are AMAZING!!!!!! Thanks so much for finding that house! Wow.

    #632555

    dcrocker
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    And by the way….any other locations people can think about would be HUGE. My friend has a movie location blog, http://www.iamnotastalker.com and she’s coming to Seattle in a couple of weeks to blog about a bunch of this stuff.

    Don’t worry, she practices appropriate ‘stalking’ and never, ever trespasses. As you can see by her blog, her visits are always at street distance unless she’s invited onto the location.

    In any event, any other locations you can think of, especially unique ones from Sleepless (i.e, the interior or exteriors of the Christmas Dinner houses, or the exact locations of the Madison interiors from the film), that would be awesome. She’s also a big fan of Love Happens so would love to hear of locations that one as well.

    Also, westseattledood….I’m wondering if the interior of the location at 1701 4th Ave N. was used for the scene where the post funeral gathering takes place. This is the scene in the beginnign of the movie where Tom Hanks stands in a kitchen and his sister tells him how to prepare the dinners in a microwave.

    In any event, thanks for all the help everybody. I’ve looked for this house for months.

    #632556

    inactive
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    Yup, that’s IT, dcrocker –

    The kitchen scene – you jogged my old memory banks.

    #632557

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    Ok, it’s an even older, more whiskery thread at this point, but what the heck.

    The iamnotastalker.com person who had a friend inquiring earlier last year about Sleepless in Seattle actually made it to Seattle in August. I just found this. I’d forgotten about it. WSB Forum readers’ helpfulness is felt far and wide, high and low. Check it out:

    http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2010/08/10/jessicas-house-from-sleepless-in-seattle/.

    Ya. A little bored tonight. :]

    #632558

    hammy
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    I just read the end of this thread so I might have missed something. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle house is in Magnolia. It is somewhat West of Catherine Blaine elementary on the hillside and it looks exactly the same. I remember when they filmed.

    Did anyone mention Little Buddha with Keanu Reeves? Lots of scenes from Seattle.

    Loved it when they actually filmed the movies here.

    #632559

    cjboffoli
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    I was sure I heard that most of Hand That Rocks the Cradle was filmed in Tacoma. But you’re right… Dr. Mott’s house is at 2502 37th Avenue West in Magnolia.

    #632560

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    Rocks the Cradle house is located at No. 8th and Yakima Ave. in Tacoma. That’s the neighborhood I grew up in in North Tacoma and still have friends living there.

    There are probably many similar looking houses around, but the actual address was identified in the film. Fairly odd that a movie would retain a street location, but it’s true. That section of North Tacoma is full of lovely gracious houses, much like parts of West Seattle and Queen Anne, Cap Hill – and Magnolia.

    EDIT: [just thought to check that link above and did a search for Tacoma, WA to see if anything came up and lo’ and behold:

    http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2010/11/09/the-hand-that-rocks-the-cradle-house/%5D

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