"While you’d expect a home as impressive as that portrayed in Home Alone to set you back a fair bit in today’s market, there’s no doubt Del Boy would be surprised to see his Peckham flat approaching half a million pounds."
Home plays a central role at Christmas time, and this is something that films and TV shows are fully aware of, always being sure to place welcoming, warm, and wonderful homes at the centre of their stories. The question is, how much are these famous homes worth on today’s property market?
The most expensive iconic Christmas home is the one and only Highclere Castle Estate, home to the dramatic Crawley Family of Downton Abbey. Located in the heart of Berkshire, it is today estimated to have a market value of £137 million.
In recent years, Sherlock Holmes has become more and more associated with the Christmas period and his iconic home, 221b Baker Street, in Central London, has a current market value of £4.4 million, while Edina Monsoon of Absolutely Fabulous lives in a townhouse on London’s Holland Park Avenue that has a value of around £3.3 million.
Perhaps the most iconic Christmas home of them all is the McCallister residence in Home Alone. Located in the suburbs of Chicago, it has an estimated value of £2.3 million.
But not all iconic film and TV Christmas homes are the reserve of millionaires. Some of our favourite festive families live in much more humble abodes, including Stacey and Gwen West from the much-loved Gavin and Stacey. Their home on Trinity Street in Wales’ Barry has a current value of £229,000, while the Dursley home, and that of young Harry Potter, located at 4 Privet Drive in Bracknell is valued at just under £400,000.
Other iconic Christmas homes include James Bond’s family home, Skyfall Lodge (£2 million); Buddy’s Dad’s Manhattan Apartment in Elf (£1.2 million); Bridget Jones’s Borough Market flat (£1.2 million); Will Freeman (Hugh Grant)’s bachelor pad in About A Boy (£949,000); Iris (Kate Winslet)’s country cottage in The Holiday (£675,000); and Del Boy’s flat in Nelson Mandela House, Peckham (£513,000)
Adam Kamani, CEO and co-founder of MoveStreets, commented: “While you’d expect a home as impressive as that portrayed in Home Alone to set you back a fair bit in today’s market, there’s no doubt Del Boy would be surprised to see his Peckham flat approaching half a million pounds.
"The rate the UK housing market is moving at, who knows, maybe this time next year they could be millionaires.”