Here's Where You Can Visit The House From The Money Pit

Before buying a home, it is always important to know what you're getting into. Being such an important and huge investment, you want to make sure you are doing your due diligence and ensuring that the home is in the right condition before signing the papers and taking the keys. There's no worse feeling than finding out that the home you just bought has major problems that could have been found by a licensed home inspector. Faulty wiring, a leaky roof, rotted plumbing, and a crumbling foundation are all things you don't want to discover once the deal is done.

There is probably no movie that better exaggerates this exact circumstance than the 1986 romantic comedy "The Money Pit." This film follows a young couple Walter Fielding, played by Tom Hanks, and Anna Crowley, played by Shelley Long, as they purchase a massive country mansion for a ridiculously good deal. Once they moved in, they found out that the home was too good to be true, according to IMDb. With a dilapidated staircase, shaky plumbing, exploding electrical, and sinking floorboards, renovating the home strained not only their finances but their relationship as well. However, it's no wonder that the characters were originally smitten by the home. Driving up the long cobbled laneway, you are wowed by three stories of immaculate white wooden trim with amazing dark-colored shutters. Now, let's take a look at where you can find the amazing home where "The Money Pit" was filmed.

Where The Money Pit house is located

If you're a fan of the romantic comedy "The Money Pit," there's no doubt that you might be wondering if the home that caused so much trouble for the young couple actually exists. Well, it does, and it is more incredible than you could imagine. Located at 199 Feeks Lane in Lattingtown, New York, the eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom home — whose immaculate facade and backyard were used as the main focus of the movie — was sold back in 2019 for $3.5 million, according to the listing with Daniel Gale. This gorgeous Colonial-style dwelling was built in 1898 and used to reside on more than 26-acres of land before eventually dwindling down to the 5.53 acres it is currently found on, as per Long Island Press. The home has had its fair share of owners, and much like the house in the film, it's undergone plenty of renovations.

Just like the scenes in the classic movie where the disaster of a property had to be basically ripped apart and rebuilt, including new plumbing, new electrical, and a whole new elaborate staircase, this home went through more or less the same extent of renovations. Along with a new theater room and a whole wall dedicated to keeping your vintage wine at its best, the home also received a new cedar-shingled roof, a pool house, plus a large front gate, according to the New York Post. But wait until you see the inside.

A look inside The Money Pit home

Much like in the movie "The Money Pit," major dollars were thrown at this home to get it to look as it does today. After purchasing the home in 2002 for $2.125 million, new homeowners Christina and Rich Makowsky found out that the home was in desperate need of an upgrade. It would take up to a year of renovations and almost $6 million to fix up the home and add the amenities they desired, according to The New York Times. Although the end result is stunning, with gleaming hardwood flooring throughout the home and a remodeled kitchen with a gorgeous mahogany countertop, it seems as though the home is bound by its movie-like fate. After being placed on the market in 2014 with a price tag of $12.5 million, the home sat for a long while without any takers, as per As the years passed, the price dropped until a new buyer snatched it up for $3.5 million in 2019, a far cry from its original asking price.

After all was said and done, the home is now more of a dream than a disaster. Each bedroom has tall ceilings with curved doorways and windows that take in the stunning view of the tree-filled surroundings. Although it might be difficult to see the actual home from the gated pathway that leads almost a quarter mile down to its front doors, it could still be well worth the trip.