If you’re looking for a home in the Philadelphia `burbs and have always wanted to live near the filming location of a major motion picture, you might want to head out to the Paoli neighborhood that served as a location for Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones last fall.
Just six doors up from the pair of homes that serve as locations for the film is a 3 bedroom home similar to the pair used in Jackson’s films.
In the realtor’s listing, the home is described thusly-
This home is located in a great, quiet, tree and side walked lined neighborhood. The neighborhood was recently filmed in the major motion movie “Lovely Bones”. The neighborhood was picked from over 250 in the nation, and chosen for the family feel it had, mixed with the quiet setting.
Of course the description neglects the fact that in Jackson’s movie, an adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel, this “quiet” neighborhood with a “family feel,” was home to a man who brutually rapes and kills a young girl.
With today’s housing market, you could probably pick up the house for less than what the current asking price is. And while it might not be Hobbitton, how fun would it be to be able to walk your dog past the location used by one of the premier directors working today.
Jackson’s The Lovely Bones is set for a Fall 2009 release.