Great News: You Can Now Live in Bella Swan’s House from Twilight!
To all the Twihards out there, we’ve got some exciting news: you can now buy Bella and Charlie Swan’s house from the Twilight movies!
Although the series took place in Forks, Washington, the house they filmed in is actually in St. Helens, Oregon — and it can be all yours… for a cool $349K. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house was built in 1935, but it’s been owned by a man named Dean Koenig for nearly 16 years. He let the Twilight crew take over the home during filming, but once they left, he decided to keep everything exactly the same. Even the green wallpaper in Bella’s bedroom is still intact to this day!
Dean said the filmmakers offered to restore his house to its original state, but he thought it was perfect the way it was. He told People, “The character of the place almost takes on a new identity after something like that. You go from this house that looks one way and presents itself one way to a house that’s now presenting itself to the world that people are showing up to visit. It becomes a slightly better place, a little more enhanced.”
Dean said fans from all over the world have come to visit his home. Some leave letters and bouquets of flowers, and one person even took dirt from the front yard! It might be a little extreme, but it shows just how much people love the Twilight series. And luckily Dean doesn’t mind. He told People, “If you’re a fan, this place is the one spot that a movie fan can directly connect with an actual physical part of the movie. Actors age. They change. They take on different roles. This house will always be as you saw it in the movie. So when people come here they actually can connect to that world, and that world becomes a little more real to them.”
We can’t wait to see which Twilight fan snatches this place up!