The “Baby Boom” house is my favourite movie house of all time.
It seems the concept of a successful city business woman leaving the rat race behind to live in the country has always appealed to me – even back in the late 1980s when this gem of a movie was released (I think I was about 10 years old when I first saw it).
The snow, the trees, the fresh air… absolute heaven 🙂
And what a house!
After scouring Google Maps (I adore Google Maps – especially the Street View feature), I discovered the “Baby Boom” house is actually marked as a tourist attraction. Just outside the township of Peru, Vermont (Main Street actually featured in the movie – the most notable landmarks being the Peru Congregational Church and the JJ Hapgood General Store), it’s nestled among trees at the end of a long dirt driveway.
And here it is on Google Maps:
Through my meanderings across the net, I discovered this type of house is called a Cape (or Cape Cod) house:
- Updating a Small Cape from the 1820s in Vermont
- Hart Modular Homes – Cape Cod series
- Cape Cod House Plans
Definitely a style of house I could go for in the future.
Some great links:
- Hooked on Houses – “Baby Boom”: City House, Country House
- In Search of Baby Boom in Vermont
- On Location: Baby Boom Filming Locations
- JJ Hapgood General Store