Urban apartments have a reputation for being on the small, cramped side. Not in Tinseltown. In the fantasy worlds that screenwriters and directors dream up, city dwellings are anything but confined. From Ghost's downtown loft to American Psycho's modernist bachelor pad, there are no limits to the swank decor, striking architecture, or sheer square footage that film characters come home to.
Above: Sex in the City
After reuniting with Big, Carrie is finally ready to move out of her tiny apartment on the Upper East Side. The couple search everywhere for the perfect Manhattan abode, but once Carrie steps through this extravagant entrance, the hunt comes to a close. It's a prewar penthouse on Fifth Avenue with amazing light and French doors leading out to a rooftop garden. The closet is the only drawback, but after a remodeling job it becomes the most indulgent room in the house.
Devil Wears Prada
You'd think the editor of Runway would have edgier decor, but we love Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) for bucking that image with classic French furnishings and timeless style. Now, if only we had an assistant like Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) to keep our living room looking so pristine!
Ghost's spacious loft is actually a replica of a 3,600-square-foot space that takes up an entire floor of a former 1885 button factory in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Besides the loft's 18-foot-high ceilings, massive Greek columns, and 14-foot-high windows, we especially love the wooden block staircase that snakes up to the mezzanine bedroom.
Down with Love
In the 2003 romantic comedy Down with Love, the apartment occupied by Barbara (Renée Zellweger) is like a grown-up's version of a Barbie Dream House, with an abundance of hot-pink accents, a sunken seating area complete with fire pit, and leather-clad loungers.To see 7 more amazing apartment spaces from our favorite films, see the full gallery on PointClickHome.com.
What's your favorite apartment from the movies?