Monday, October 6, 2008

Something's Gotta Give floor plan




Something's Gotta Give fan Patricia sent over a drawing she did of everyone's favorite movie house.

She wrote:

I am a HUGE fan of the movie Somethings Gotta Give and I love all the work you have done on your Surroundings website in regards to the house. I know a lot of people (including me) have wanted floorplans for the place. While I am not an architect or designer I have put together what I feel to be a pretty good replica of the house. As I said I am not an architect so the floor plans are certainly not to scale, but I figured it might be a starting point for a lot of people who want that look. Anyway I thought I would email it to you and maybe you could post it on your site. All I did was the first floor since the second story wasn't featured at all in the movie. I did take some artistic license such as adding an office on the first floor-simply because that is how I would like it if the house was mine! Anyway I hope you can use it!

Great job Patricia and thanks for sharing!

28 comments:

Catherine at Design Editor said...

Hi Linda!

This is great! It's still amazing what legs this movie has.

Linda Merrill said...

It is pretty amazing, isn't it? I've had calls from people all over the country looking for every little detail!

bandelle said...

I absolutely loved this home. What a great drawing, Patricia. And Linda, your posts on the Something's Gotta Give house are fantastic!

Kylie

Linda Merrill said...

Thanks Kylie!

Anonymous said...

Love this movie and this site!! I could've sworn I once was able to find the actual address of the house used for the exterior shots of this movie online and now it seems impossible...does anyone else know...I'm looking because if you google-map it and turn on the satellite function, it provides a great overhead shot of the footprint of the house. I think they said it was near Calvin Kleins house or something like that in Southampton. Anyone???

Anonymous said...

Love this movie and this site!! I could've sworn I once was able to find the actual address of the house used for the exterior shots of this movie online and now it seems impossible...does anyone else know...I'm looking because if you google-map it and turn on the satellite function, it provides a great overhead shot of the footprint of the house. I think they said it was near Calvin Kleins house or something like that in Southampton. Anyone???

JennyLiz said...

If you go to Google maps and type Southampton New York, Calvin Klein's house is listed as a landmark (south west of Southampton itself, right on the beach), the Something's Gotta Give House is 2 doors down, heading East. It looks a bit different because the pool in the movie was just a 30cm deep prop and the real one is not where you think it would be, but it's still amazing! Check it out for yourself!! Jen

JennyLiz said...

If you go to Google.com, click on maps, type in Southampton New York, Calvin Klein's house is listed as a landmark. The Something's Gotta Give House is 2 doors down, heading east right on the coast. The pool of the real house is different to the movie set, and the front area is quite different too, but I'm pretty sure its it. Check it out for yourself, its gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who the artist is over the painting over the mantle in Erica's bedroom of this movie? I saw a similar painting in Nancy Meyers' film "What Women Want", and would love to know the artist's name.

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Anon - the artist is R. Kenton Nelson. Yes, his work was also used in "What Women Want" If you visit my blog www.chameleon-interiors.blogspot.com and find the Something's gotta give link in the sidebar, I have a post about the artist.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,
The house used in Something's Gotta Give is currently for sale at http://www.sothebyshomes.com/hamptons/sales/0053941.
It is certainly not what I expected on the inside but it is still a gorgeous house.

Linda Merrill said...

Hey- thanks ANON!

Linda Merrill said...

You know what, on looking, I don't believe this is the same house. If you look at the photos closely, the driveway in the SGTG house comes up to the front steps, but the house for sale has bushes and a front lawn. While they are very similar, and possibly designed by the same architect, I don't think they are the same. The address of the SGTG house is 576 meadow lane, southampton NY. which can be viewed on Google maps.

Yo said...

hi!! do you have a picture of her desk in front of those gorgeous windows? i want that desk. i want those windows!! hoping that the picture will inspire somethign. i love that desk.

Linda Merrill said...

Yo - I don't think I have a photo of the desk, but you can grab an image off of the DVD for your inspiration!

J said...

Hi, The house listed for sale is similar, but definitely not the house in the movie. The house in the movie has a double gable on the front. The house for sale has a different left side of the house. Fun to see, though.

Dana G said...

Do you know what brand the windows/transoms are? We're building a house and I'm hoping to copy them exactly.

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Dana G - I don't know, I'm afraid. But, you should be able to bring a photo from the movie (print one of these) to your carpenter, builder or a millwork place and they can find something comparable. Good luck!

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Anonymous said...

I am from Argentina and I've searching for "Something's Gotta Give Floor Plan" and finally I've found it!! I really want to thank to Patricia and Linda!! Kisses for all of you!! Lili Cossu

Anonymous said...

Hi

I was just wondering if there was a plan available for the second floor of the house?

Thanks,
Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hi

I was just wondering if there was a plan available for the second floor of the house?

Thanks,
Sandy

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Sandy - there is no plan of the second floor as there was no second floor! The bedrooms were ground level. In fact, there was no plan because it was a movie set, not a house. The interior didn't architecturally match the house they used for the exterior shots either.

Anonymous said...

The Master bedroom doesn't have any interior doors ....!?!

Anonymous said...

the house is currently for sale and while i certainly can't afford it, i'm dissapointed to see it doesn't look EXACTLY like in the movie. the gable to the left of center entrance is gone.... huh??? weird...

http://www.sothebyshomes.com/hamptons/sales/0053941

Linda Merrill said...

Anon on July 12th - that is not the same house. Likely the same architect or builder, but it's not the same house as in the movie. The exterior used for the movie house is a real house in the Hamptons, but the interiors were done on a stage set and do not match the real house's interiors in any event.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Actually the floor plan shown is absolutely not the floor plan of the Somethings Gotta Give House. The measurements are way off and rooms and areas in the ome are missing including but not lmited to, the fireplaces and built-in bookcases in both the Master Suite and the Guest Bedroom. I read sometime ago that actress Amanda Peet surchased the home and had t moved to a lot near the studio. The unstairs were not fnshed but she ddn't care as she also fell 9n love with that home, sayng she's never never sell it. As a long time Interor Designand and Residential Desgner didn't want fans to be dooped taking the so called 'plans' to their designers missing out on myuch of the charm of this beautiful home...

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Anon on 12/17 - the post clearly states that these floor plans are not plans of the actual house - there was no actual house - but done by a fan. She also clearly states she's not a designer/architect and they are not to scale. Please read posts before commenting. And please don't suggest there is any "dooping" going on. Also, as a "professional", you should learn to spell.

Amanda Peet did not purchase the "house". The exterior shots were done at a real - private - home in the Hamptons, but the interiors were completely built on a sound stage. There are many posts online, including on this blog, that have all these details.