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Film Friday: Mrs. Doubtfire House

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May 25, 2012 by Amanda

Film Friday

Each Friday, I’ll be briefly profiling a specific location somewhere in the world that has been featured in a movie or TV show.

This week, the site is 2640 Steiner Street in San Francisco.

San Francisco has served as the backdrop for quite a few well-known movies and TV shows over the past few decades. But one of my favorites has to be the Robin Williams classic “Mrs. Doubtfire,” in which a divorced man dresses in drag in order to get hired as his ex’s housekeeper/babysitter so he can still be around his kids.

Mrs Doubtfire

The film showcases a lot of San Francisco, and, yes, the house where the Hillard family lives on screen can be found in real life.

Mrs. Doubtfire House

Screen capture from "Mrs. Doubtfire"

Mrs. Doubtfire House

The house in real life.

And how about this — it can be found at the address Sally Field’s character Miranda gives “Mrs. Doubtfire” in the film: 2640 Steiner Street, in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.

Mrs. Doubtfire House

Word is that the owners of the house were paid $100,000 in exchange for the crew filming their home. It probably wasn’t nearly enough, considering how many people now seek out the house to photograph.

The owners clearly have a good sense of humor about it, though. When you visit the house, pull out your smartphone and search the nearby wireless networks… Take a guess which network belongs to 2640 Steiner Street!

Mrs. Doubtfire House

 

Would you track down the Mrs. Doubtfire house in San Francisco?

 


6 comments »

  1. [...] the upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, you’ll stop briefly to see the house that served as the Hillard home in the Robin Williams film “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Fun fact: [...]

  2. Rebecca says:

    Ha- I have! My sister lives in that neighborhood. Plus, the Party of Five house is around the corner too:-)

    Very funny about the wifi too!

    Glad you had a great time! And it looks like you had excellent weather as well!
    Rebecca recently posted..Random Weekend: Book: Vroom with A ViewMy Profile

    • Amanda says:

      The weather was amazing! And very cool that your sister lives around there! It seemed like a nice part of town to call home.

  3. Jeremy says:

    I think I just relived my childhood, reading this post.
    Jeremy recently posted..Waiheke Island is Beachy, Where the Wine Flows and the Hills RollMy Profile

  4. [...] If you want to check out some famous homes, stroll by Danielle Steel’s mansion, or the house at 2640 Steiner Street that starred as the “Mrs. Doubtfire” house. [...]

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