Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Beauty of Hill House

The Haunting has always been a favorite movie of mine, but it’s not the original. It’s actually the Liam Neeson remake that I would watch over and over again on VHS. There were two main reasons why I loved the movie: The special effects for that time and for myself were incredible and looked real, and at the time I was going through an awkward stage in my life where I fell in love with architecture and Hill House had some of the best décor that I’ve ever seen. Around 2002 I found out that the interiors were not part of the actual mansion but rather a set that was built inside a giant warehouse. I wasn’t disappointed but rather awe-inspired at how crafty, precise and imaginative the production designers were. At the time, I could imagine myself being rich and wanting rooms like those in the movie to become a reality for me. I would sit at the table, have the tape paused, and sketch out the rooms onto paper. I would even go as far as to draw out plans of Hill House so I could model my own house after it. Even now, as I watch the movie today, it’s still extremely impressive at how beautiful the set pieces are.

In an Obscure Hollow inspired post, I want to create a visual memorial to how beautiful and inspiring Hill House is. I am aware that the house isn’t called Hill House but I’m still in movie mode.


5 comments:

Pixie said...

Wow the architecture is absolutely sublime, though if i ever owned a house like that i wouldn't want to live in it alone its just way too vast and eerie for me. I could totally see myself just running down that hallway in the last pic every time even when im not in a rush only because i would be too afraid to walk normally, its super creepy but awesome at the same time! :D

Jenny Krueger said...

I do love that house, it's so beautiful! :D

Dora Romero said...
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Belinda Moore said...

I’ve been looking for this circle glass window design. I will ask my residential home builders if they can add this to my new house.

lfaceb said...

oh wow you just made me so happy with these! Love the movie because of the house(s)!

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