Okay, we’ll admit it. The bloggers at Movoto Real Estate are more than a little obsessed with the latest 30-minute comedy shows to hit our tube airwaves. Lined up back to back, the best of these half-hour comedies have us laughing out loud for a giggle-filled hour practically every evening.
While we mourn for the glorious sitcoms of days past (“Friends” will forever hold a special place in our hearts), we’re actually impressed with the newest storylines. Instead of Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld, we’re laughing at the Barney Stinsons and Sheldon Coopers of today’s comedy series.
With the much-anticipated return of these shows to our small screens, we thought we’d help prep you by introducing the homes of our favorite characters on these popular sitcoms–but you have to figure out which pad belongs to whom!
Find answers below
The residents of this SoCal apartment are complete opposites from their attractive neighbor who lives directly across the hall on the fourth floor. The building housing these hilariously awkward characters is easily recognizable in most episodes, thanks to its always-broken elevator and the repeated scenes of characters trudging up and down stairs.
So who lives here, and what show are they on?
Hint: Apartment 4A–the dwelling colloquially known as Nerdvana and shown above–includes two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living area with a couch that has a specific spot (for a very particular roommate).
One of three key abodes on this family-themed sitcom, this dwelling is called home by perhaps the oddest family of the bunch. With a cutting-edge design and more than 6,000 square feet of space, the gorgeous residence includes a spectacular-looking pool for evening dips and is actually much larger than it appears on the show.
Hint: A certain attractive Colombian mother is one of the residents at this modern dwelling (and perhaps the show’s most hilarious character).
Once the longtime home of a middle-aged man with a flair for fulfilling his pleasures, the beachfront residence that accompanies this establishing shot now houses a wealthy male of a different generation. On the show, the two-story Southern California house seems fit only for men with more than their share of women problems.
Hint: The property seems to include with it one sharp-witted housekeeper, who was hired by the original owner and continues to “work” under the new proprietor.
Featured on one of the newer half-hour sitcoms to grace the television airwaves, this modern structure houses four roommates whose daily lives are made all the funnier by each other’s weird habits. The shabby-chic loft has a unique public-style bathroom and four bedrooms, and can be found in downtown Los Angeles.
Hint: One of the loft’s residents is a quirky elementary school teacher (and the only female of the group).
The infamous apartment on this popular television show has been recycled (and redecorated) as the onetime home for a number of the central characters. Conveniently located above the gang’s favorite hangout–which is based on the building shown above–the New York City residence can be distinguished by the red couch and armchair that survived many of the roommate swaps.
Hint: The only main character on the show who has never lived in this apartment is a hilarious womanizer with his own “Bro Code.”
Bazinga! This structure at the fictitious address of 2311 North Los Robles Avenue is home to two of your favorite scientists from “The Big Bang Theory,” Leonard and Sheldon. Across the hall from these awkward outsiders lives Penny, an aspiring actress and waitress at The Cheesecake Factory.
Located at 121 South Cliffwood Avenue, this Brentwood neighborhood home houses the Pritchett family on ABC’s “Modern Family” sitcom. Father Jay, his second wife Gloria, and his stepson Manny occupy the luxurious Los Angeles pad–officially known as the Sinnott Residence–which often serves as the site of amusing husband-and-wife antics.
This Malibu property was formerly Charlie Harper’s house (and an overnight destination for his many female companions) on “Two and a Half Men.” Now, Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt lives at the on-set residence with Charlie’s brother, Alan, and Alan’s son, Jake.
The artsy warehouse-turned-residential building houses a few of our wannabe best friends, Jess, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston from Fox’s “New Girl.” Known as the Binford Building, this structure can be found at 837 Traction Avenue in the Arts District–but you won’t find the cast here, as the show generally only uses external shots of the building for filming.
You guessed it (hopefully)! This Upper West Side apartment is indeed a central gathering place (and sometimes home) for Ted, Robin, Marshall, Lily, and Barney on “How I Met Your Mother.” Originally the abode of former college roommates Ted and Marshall, the dwelling has cycled through some good times including bathroom hideouts, a swordfight, and an impromptu bar party.
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