All photo credits: Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde
Ever wondered how Carrie Bradshaw could afford her apartment? Or how big The Simpsons' home really was? Artist Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde did, spending years sketching out over 100 living spaces of some of America's most famous fictional residents, offering a colourful insight into the portrayal of real estate on screen.
She is just one of three artists who all draw floorplans of American TV show homes. Joined by Mike Bennett and Brandi Roberts, they have sketched properties featuring in everything from The Jetsons and Seinfeld to Mad Men.
These are TheMoveChannel.com's top 5 fictional floorplans:
5. Dr. Frasier Crane
A fictional tower block in Seattle, Elliot Bay Towers was the upmarket home to Dr Frasier Crane for 10 years. A wealthy psychiatrist, he could afford a pad that included a grand piano, three bedrooms and, of course, that famous reclining chair.
4. The Simpsons
742 Evergreen Terrance has become as much a fixture of real life living rooms as the wallpaper. Over the years, The Simpsons' family home has been subject to more change than many TV properties because of its animated origins, but Iñaki manages to capture the surprising size of the property, from the kitchen and living room to, of course, the bar Homer once put in the basement downstairs. As one person commented on the artist's DeviantArt page: "You know, they live in a pretty awesome house, yet they still use that same crappy TV…"
3. Holly Golightly
Holly Golightly won hearts around the world when Breakfast at Tiffany's was released. In 2011, the real life house went up for sale for a cool $5.85 million, but Iñaki's floorplan captures the property's elusive, glamorous charm that could never be recreated, complete with zebra rug and black telephone.
2. Carrie Bradshaw
How perennially single journalist Carrie Bradshaw was able to afford her Upper East Side apartment will always be one of Sex and the City's greatest mysteries. But over the years, while men came and went, the property stayed the same, forming a silent bond between the home and the show's viewers, who all secretly coveted their own walk-in wardrobe full of designer clothes. For the first time, though, the world can see where the wardrobe was located: between the bedroom and the bathroom, an effective but bizarre piece of interior design.
If TV audiences fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw's apartment, they felt like they were already living at 90 Bedford Street. The New York apartments, belonging to Chandler and Joey and Monica and Rachel became known off by heart by many – giving this floorplan a nostalgic tinge that excites their memory as much as their inner real estate nerds.
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