Have you been watching the new,
hot show on ABC....REVENGE?
If you have you'll be interested
to know the Grayson mansion was
actually based on a real house (or houses),
but most of it was Photoshopped
and the house in the show doesn't really exist
Apparently, they based it on a house designed by
architect PETER COOK (Christie Brinkley's ex) and
made it bigger for TV. They added things like the
solarium on the back.
Another actual house they based it on is
in Amagansett in the Hamptons
They stretched it,
moved the pool and added some extras
As for the inside, the pilot was filmed inside
a real house in North Carolina, in Landfall,
a community on the Intracoastal Waterway
To see more of this REAL home
This is the real foyer
and the family room
Here is the recreation after the pilot was
filmed on a sound stage
Emily Thorne's great "little" beach house is
also originally in North Carolina just south of
Wilmington in Southport & Oak Island where
the pilot was shot
Here is the real outside
and here's the recreated one
If you notice there's fewer front steps
and there isn't any landscaping to the right
of the steps in the original home, since it is the
driveway to the garage underneath the home
Here you can notice the fake ocean backdrop
here's a shot of the "sun" light
Here's the inside shot for
the pilot in Emily's home
Here's the inside recreated...
If you notice the ceiling beams are different
and the walls now are painted a soft green
My favorite, though, is "the chair"
It has become the much talked about
piece of furniture in that sprawling home
"Queen" Victoria Grayson's throne
Here it is at Home Goods
for such a bargain
The exact chair!!
I could hardly believe it,
right before my very eyes
and only $500.00 to feel like
a TV villainess
You can see through the magic of television how
you can combine all the necessary components
to make just the right environment...
even if it isn't real, right down to the chair ;)
Fantasy homes or not,
REVENGE is worth watching.
It has become much anticipated
Wednesday night viewing in my home
I hope it will be for you too!
IMAGES FROM: ABC.COM AND HOOKED ON HOUSES