Here's Where You Can Visit Walter White's House From Breaking Bad

When "Breaking Bad" was on the air, its characters and storylines were some of the most popular on TV. Today, the show continues to captivate viewers via reruns on Netflix. Bryan Cranston, the star of "Breaking Bad," won four Emmy awards for his turn as Walter White as he transformed from low-income school teacher to a hardened criminal. 

While most viewers simply enjoy the series, some fans go above and beyond by researching every detail, even making pilgrimages to some of the shooting locations. Well, there's some good news for "Breaking Bad" die-hards: According to House Beautiful, the house that was used for Walter White's residence is a real home in New Mexico. You can visit the exterior of this house and take photos. Other sights from the series located in New Mexico include Saul's law office and Walter's infamous car wash. With so many of the filming locations still standing, a fan of the show can easily make a day of seeing them all.

Where to find the Breaking Bad house

So where exactly can you find Walter White's residence? As fans know, his address on "Breaking Bad" is 308 Negra Arroya Lane, but if you punch that into Google Maps, you won't get a result for this fictional street. Instead, head on over to 3828 Piermont Drive in Albuquerque, where the real house stands.

The house is a popular tourist attraction, and unlike many television sets that use mock-up homes for filming purposes, the house located on Piermont Drive is a real residence. The home has been privately owned by the same couple for over 40 years; Frances and Louis Padilla purchased it in 1973, and have been dealing with the ups and downs of living in a famous house since "Breaking Bad" premiered. As reported by The New York Times, the Padillas at first described the daily visitors as a fun experience, with the attention feeling like they won the lotto. Additionally, the Padillas were paid money for both the home's exterior and interior shots used for the show. However, the novelty of living in a now-famous home quickly started to have a downside, as unruly fans would often toss pizzas onto the Padillas' roof, imitating the iconic scene from the show (via NPR). Visitors would also knock on the front door, requesting the family close their garage or make other adjustments in the name of a better photo op.

Take a photo of the house, but tread lightly

Planning on heading over to Piermont Drive to see the "Breaking Bad" house? If so, there are a few things to know. First, a fence has been erected around the house, so it does not look as authentic today as it did in years past. The house itself has remained relatively unchanged, but some fans are disappointed to discover the fence, which keeps out intruders but definitely compromises the quality of a sightseeing photo. Secondly, respect should be shown to the homeowners. Since fans have been known to do everything from toss pizzas on the roof to jump in the backyard swimming pool, per NPR, it is much kinder to simply take a photo and move on.

Lad Bible has shared a story of how the daughter of the homeowners has become infamous for sitting in the yard and swearing at passing tourists. The house even has negative reviews on tourism websites due to her confrontational nature, which yields both compassion and offense from visitors due to the unusual situation of living privately in a famous residence. If you do decide to visit the "Breaking Bad" house, keep these things in mind, and be sure to wear your best black pork pie hat.