Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Twilight hit theaters? When I started blogging in 2008, it was all people could talk about, and the houses from the movie were some of the first ones I featured. Bella Swan’s house is on the market in Oregon, so I thought it would be fun to revisit it to see how it looks today!
Bella Swan’s House from “Twilight”
The house they used for the movie is in St. Helens, Oregon. Here’s how it looks today (below):
It looked a lot gloomier in the movie because it was supposed to be in Forks, Washington, where it rained all the time and was therefore perfect for vampires:
I remember when I first read the book, I was like, Isabella Swan? What kind of ridiculous name is that?
The scenes that took place in Bella’s house were filmed on location inside this house.
It still looks pretty much the same as it did then.
Here’s how the entry hall looked when they were filming a scene (from the special features on the DVD):
And here’s how it looked onscreen:
The homeowner said:
“I sat down to watch the television and a trailer for Twilight came on the screen. To see a picture of the very house you’re sitting, in followed by an image of the very room you’re in, is a sensation that very few will ever know.”
Bella’s bedroom is still green today:
The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2,500 square feet.
The movie was based on the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer (Amazon affiliate link):
According to Stephenie Meyer, the apple on the cover represents Bella and Edward’s forbidden love, as well as Bella’s knowledge of good and evil.
Billy Burke played Bella’s father Charlie:
You can see the same chairs are still in the dining room today:
If you remember when Billy Burke dated Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, raise your hand! 🙂
Gotta love the arched doorways and all the built-ins:
The fabulously retro green kitchen remains intact:
While watching the movie to take these screenshots, I realized my daughter is now Bella’s age, which was a little alarming. Bella makes a lot of bad decisions when you’re watching through a mother’s eyes.
When Lily came home from school today I told her, “If you ever meet a cute boy who tells you he’s trouble and is tempted to kill you because he’s a vampire, please don’t date him.”
She rolled her eyes. “Okay, Mom, I won’t date any vampires.”
Now I’m wondering if I should have mentioned the werewolf thing, too, just in case…
Forget Edward and Jacob. I’m Team Charlie. 😉
There’s a back door off the living room that leads to a covered porch:
The house was built in 1935.
The Sotheby’s listing says:
Live in a movie house! This charming home was prominently featured in the movie Twilight and affectionately known by fans as Bella’s House You”re going to love all of the charming details including the leaded glass dining room china cabinets, and hardwood floors throughout this wonderful home.
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Twilight will return to more than 450 movie theaters nationwide in October.
According to the press release for the event:
Twilight leaped off the pages of Meyer’s best-selling novel to become one of 2008’s biggest box-office hits, and one of the highest-grossing female-directed films of all-time. The Twilight Saga films, released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment, grossed over $3 billion at the global box office, and the Twilight Saga books sold over 100 million copies around the world.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson star as the endearing Bella Swan and the mysterious, handsome vampire Edward Cullen. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead, led by the nefarious James Witherdale (Cam Gigandet), that would make Bella their prey.
You can read more about the movie event here. Might be fun to see it on the big screen again.