monday at the beach - movie style

Welcome to All in the Detail... I am so glad you are here!

When warm weather arrives, my mind and soul wander off to the beach.
(Unfortunately, my body just doesn’t get a chance to go!)

Whether it’s New England or the Gulf coast, 
I am physically and emotionally drawn to sand and surf.

What is it that has this effect on me?
Does this happen to you?

So welcome to my blog series…

'Monday at the Beach'

Let’s go...

Want to take a moment to play Six Degrees of Separation, All in the Detail style?

One of my all-time favorite 'movie houses'? Something's Gotta Give. Probably a house that is on the Top Ten List of most house addicts, right? The movie itself, only received a 6.7 (out of 10) on IMDB, but who cares about the movie, its' all about the house, right? Anyway...

In Something's Gotta Give, Ina Garten's Hampton Store, The Barefoot Contessa, (yes, just in case you have been asleep for 100 years, there was a store in the beginning) was features as the place where Diane Keaton's character shops for 'fine food' items (but sadly, the store has since closed) Cool, huh? I told you it was Six Degrees of Separation 'All in the Detail style'?

Want to see more of the Barefoot Contessa properties? I have a 'backstage' tour of Ina's (that's what her close friends call her and she might not know it but I could so be her close friend!) East Hampton Home, Garden, Barn and yes, even her Paris apartment

So now, back to the movie house. I know, I know, you have already seen this a million (and one) times, but com' on… it’s always worth seeing again... and again... and again, right? PLUS, this time, I have some interesting little known facts added!

Let’s take a look at the Southampton estate used as Diane Keaton’s home in the film Something’s Gotta Give. Oh, by the way, (you might not know this one) – in 2014, it sold for a stunning $41 million. (for those of you who were looking and missed out)

The exteriors of the beautiful beach house, located on two acres of oceanfront, were featured in the 2003 Nancy Meyers film which co-starred actor Jack Nicholson.

Diane Keaton Character's Living Room 

“It’s every woman’s dream house — the house that, if you became successful and could afford a beach house, yours would look like,” stated director Meyers.

Oh, by the way, (you might not know this one either).Would you believe that the actual movie set was only 7 rooms? And the director and set director were very worried that the movie would actually come across as a ‘small budget’ play because of the restricted floor plan? HA - Little could they even imagine, right?

Diane Keaton Character's Bedroom

The actually house that sold in the Hamptons, is a 11-bedroom, 8000-square-foot Shingle-style mansion at 576 Meadow Lane in Southampton, New York and was built in 2000 by Alan Meckler, the CEO of Mediabistro.com.

The new lucky owner of the estate on “Billionaire’s Row” is Jimmy Tisch, the CEO of Loews corporation. Tisch’s new neighbors include Calvin Klein, Henry Kravis and Leon Black (for those of you who are keeping track).

Diane Keaton Character's Kitchen

The interiors of the Hamptons home were filmed on a Hollywood soundstage, so Something’s Gotta Give’s much-coveted kitchen (featuring a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Wolf range) wasn’t included as part of the $41 million price tag.

Beth Rubino, the movie’s set decorator, stated “Diane’s character loves to cook, so we had to have a practical, functional kitchen, that could also hold a lot of people.”

And don't forget, Diane Keaton Character's Pool

Now com'on, I mean REALLY! Couldn't you just sit and look at these beautiful images all day (and me, probably all night, too)?

Some Photos and Information courtesy of Hooked on Houses