Family Matters

The house from the TV show “Family Matters” is another unfortunate case of a piece of television history being destroyed.  While the actual filming of the show took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, the series was set in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  This home, located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, was used for exterior shots of the Winslow residence on the show.

Looking to convert the house into a multi-unit property, the homeowners decided renovation would not adequately suit their plans, so a full-blown demolition was approved by the city in late 2017.  The homeowners have stated that they will leave a photo of the original home, as well as photos of the cast of the show on the new property’s entryway, which will likely provide little solace to fans of the show.

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LOCATION: 1516 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (now demolished)

The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

“The 40 Year-Old Virgin” introduced us to the films of Judd Apatow, who would go on to make a string of hit comedies.  Andy, played by still Steve Carell, lives in this Studio City, California apartment, which still closely resembles how it appeared in the film.  The same building was used in the film “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.”

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LOCATION: 12012 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604

Andy works in this shopping plaza in Encino, California.

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LOCATION: 17401 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Trish, played by Catherine Keener, lived at this North Hollywood home.  Sadly, it has since been demolished.

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LOCATION: 4433 Cartwright Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602