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(Adelaide Now)   If you've ever wanted to live at 0001 Cemetery Lane, now's your chance. Note: must be creepy and kooky and altogether spooky   (adelaidenow.com.au) divider line 23
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2014-08-23 11:07:30 AM  
It could be just the thing I'm looking for.
 
2014-08-23 12:14:08 PM  
It's not the Addams Family home, or even one of them, or even look like them.
 
2014-08-23 12:29:21 PM  

paulleah: It's not the Addams Family home, or even one of them, or even look like them.


I was a little confused on that too, but I read this caption in tfa:

The Addams Family mansion has had many incarnations, beginning with a cartoon by Charles Addams.

So I'm not sure if this house was one of those incarnations, or if they're calling it an "Addams Family" house merely because it's a Victorian. It's not even a particularly good example of one. Maybe its hodge-podge, somewhat ugly mashup led to it being locally called "the Addams Family house."

But it got me a green so there's that. ;)

/Fark greens and reddit karma mean exactly as much as points on Whose Line Is It Anyway.
 
2014-08-23 12:49:31 PM  
What about thoe of us who would prefer to live at 1313 Mockingbird Ln?
 
2014-08-23 12:58:47 PM  
Not so much "spooky" as "crack-y", IMO.

IMO, if I ever traveled back in time, I'd 1. write the Harry Potter novels before RK Rowling could, then 2. Buy Carrey Mansion in Rhode Island (aka, Collinwood from Dark Shadows).

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2014-08-23 01:01:03 PM  
And yes, Mein Spelling Nazis, I made a few typos. Got up late and the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
 
2014-08-23 01:30:21 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Not so much "spooky" as "crack-y", IMO.

IMO, if I ever traveled back in time, I'd 1. write the Harry Potter novels before RK Rowling could, then 2. Buy Carrey Mansion in Rhode Island (aka, Collinwood from Dark Shadows).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x516]


Not if I beat you to it.

Too bad the Spratt Mansion (aka The Old House) is no longer available. It was destroyed by a fire in 1969. Possibly arson.
 
2014-08-23 01:36:01 PM  
The Winter Place in Montgomery Alabama is for sale and is a lot closer to the Addams Family and the Munsters house than this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Place
 
2014-08-23 01:58:20 PM  
Carolyn Jones was so hot, and I also respect her as a person
 
2014-08-23 02:13:25 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Carolyn Jones was so hot, and I also respect her as a person


i291.photobucket.com

/nufarq
 
2014-08-23 03:03:43 PM  
*snap**snap*
 
2014-08-23 03:26:43 PM  
I had....well still have.....a major crush on Morticia.
 
2014-08-23 04:40:38 PM  
I had....well still have.....a major crush on Morticia.

after asking for her father's consent, right?

you do know she is dead?
 
2014-08-23 04:47:44 PM  
I love how they show a still from the Addams Family tv series, that pictures the house. And the house for sale looks nothing like it. Good show!
 
2014-08-23 05:29:10 PM  
Great pics. Were they taken with a "My Little Pony" digital camera from Hasbro from 1999?
 
2014-08-23 05:52:26 PM  
For $2 million, you'd think they could have at least given it a fresh coat of paint inside.
 
2014-08-23 06:23:10 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I had....well still have.....a major crush on Morticia.

after asking for her father's consent, right?

you do know she is dead?


He's counting on it.

Dead women don't say no.
 
2014-08-23 07:52:56 PM  
I'd rather live at 22 Acacia Avenue

/That's the place where we all gooooooooooooo
 
2014-08-23 09:45:48 PM  

paulleah: The Winter Place in Montgomery Alabama is for sale and is a lot closer to the Addams Family and the Munsters house than this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Place


I will have to check that out next time I am in the area.
 
2014-08-24 02:56:57 AM  
The first episode of THE ADDAMS FAMILY "The Addams Family Goes to School" (9-18-64) used exterior footage of a real house to depict the Addams mansion. This house (now demolished) was coincidentally located on Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. For the rest of the series, however, the producers used a matte painting created by artist Louis McMannus (the designer of the Emmy Award) for exterior footage scenes of the mansion.
To create the matte painting, the artist took the photograph of the original house on Adams Boulevard and had it enlarged to a thirty-by-forty inch black-and-white portrait. The photograph was then custom painted with various shades of colored oils. Details such as the bent television antenna on the mansion's tower and the leafless trees flanking the house were added for mood.
The painting created for the series has long since disintegrated according to Howard Anderson II, a film and special effects expert who was responsible for the commissioning the matte painting.
Home > Index > Real Estate > Homes > Addams Family Mansion

Homes & Mansions

Addams Family Mansion - This gloomy old gothic mansion inspired by the macabre mind of cartoonist Charles Samuel Addams (1912-1988) featured on the sitcom THE ADDAMS FAMILY/ABC/1964-66.

Located next to a graveyard at 001 Cemetery Lane, the museum-like Addams' mansion with a mansard tower was filled with a variety of bizarre items.
They included ancient instruments of torture (iron maiden, rack, bed-of-nails chaise lounge, stocks inscribed "Hers," and a flogging table), a huge two-headed sea turtle, an Eskimo totem pole, a giant brown (and later) white bear; the hastate head of a swordfish stuffed with a human leg (Cousin Ferook's); a suit of samurai armor, a harpsichord; a king cobra candle holder; a steer-horn-girded armchair, an elephant's hoof filled with popcorn; a moosehead (named Pierre) over the fireplace with one whimsically drooping left antler; and a bearskin rug that growled when stepped upon.
The creepy mansion was inhabited by Gomez Addams (John Astin), an eccentric cigar-smoking millionaire lawyer; his slender wife, Morticia (Carolyn Jones); their portly son Pugsley Addams (Ken Weatherwax); their somber little girl Wednesday Thursday Addams (Lisa Loring); Grandmama "the witch" Addams (Blossom Rock); the bald Uncle Fester Frump (Jack Coogan); the hairy Cousin Itt (Felix Silla); and Lurch, the family's towering zombie butler who answered the family gong with "You Rang?" Other residents were Thing, a disembodied hand; Kit Kat, a cowardly lion; and Cleopatra, an African strangling plant.

The Addams Family and Their Home
Turtle & SamuraiFront Gate SignFamily Car
Pierre the MoosePugsley's OctopusFamily Lion
Wednesday at PlayRoaring CuckooCleopatra the Plant
Uncle FeroukCousin IttThings adjusts the Family TV
His & Hers Bed of NailsPortrait of Gomez's Business PartnerDart Board in Grandmamma's room
The first episode of THE ADDAMS FAMILY "The Addams Family Goes to School" (9-18-64) used exterior footage of a real house to depict the Addams mansion. This house (now demolished) was coincidentally located on Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. For the rest of the series, however, the producers used a matte painting created by artist Louis McMannus (the designer of the Emmy Award) for exterior footage scenes of the mansion.
To create the matte painting, the artist took the photograph of the original house on Adams Boulevard and had it enlarged to a thirty-by-forty inch black-and-white portrait. The photograph was then custom painted with various shades of colored oils. Details such as the bent television antenna on the mansion's tower and the leafless trees flanking the house were added for mood.
The painting created for the series has long since disintegrated according to Howard Anderson II, a film and special effects expert who was responsible for the commissioning the matte painting.
 
2014-08-24 05:19:57 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I had....well still have.....a major crush on Morticia.

after asking for her father's consent, right?

you do know she is dead?

He's counting on it.

Dead women don't say no.

www.giantkillersquid.com

... likes it when they lie still like that...
 
2014-08-24 06:53:10 AM  

Wolf892: LonMead: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I had....well still have.....a major crush on Morticia.

after asking for her father's consent, right?

you do know she is dead?

He's counting on it.

Dead women don't say no.
[www.giantkillersquid.com image 558x363]

... likes it when they lie still like that...

That photo is in celebration of a necrophilia loving rapist. "REPORTED"


REPORTED?
2.bp.blogspot.com

Whatever do you mean?
 
2014-08-24 07:39:27 PM  
Back in the early '60s (before the TV series) a buddy dated a cute girl who lived in this house.
We called her "Ghostie."


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Bonus: the house is on Cemetery Lane in Philadelphia
 
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