The home that was used as a primary location in Showtime’s “Homeland” series just sold for $405,000, which is $10,100 more than the asking price. It hit the market on August 30, 2013, and within one day it had received multiple offers. The home was originally reported to have sold for $394,000, but the final sale price, which was recorded today, was higher. The sellers told the Charlotte Observer that the buyer wasn’t a fan of the show; they didn’t have cable, and haven’t even seen it!
The four bedroom, 2.5 bath home was built in 1960 and spans 2,514 square feet. The exterior of the home has been used in many scenes throughout the show, although the producers built a set for interior shots. It is a single level, rambler-style home, with brick veneer siding. It sits on more than half an acre, and is located in the Mountainbrook community of Charlotte. According to the listing description, the interior has a “spacious foyer with wall of windows, large master with dual closets…all hardwoods except kitchen and den. Baths need updating.”
Another home used in the show hasn’t had the same luck finding a buyer – it hit the market for $2.125 million on April 30, 2013, and hasn’t sold yet. The home was used in only one scene in the third season of the show, as a gathering of a group of terrorists. The listing description says it has a pool, library, media room, billiard room, whole house generator, and a security system with cameras. There’s also a secret room!
“Homeland,” which was just renewed for a fourth season, chronicles the lives of Carrie Mathison, a bipolar CIA agent played by Claire Danes, and Nicholas Brody, a U.S. marine sergeant played by Damian Lewis. When Brody returned home from Iraq after being held as a prisoner of war for eight years, he was regarded as a hero, but after he was suspected of committing a terrorist act, he quickly fell from grace. His wife, daughter and son have all been affected by the intense media scrutiny surrounding Brody’s case.
The show is filmed in and around Charlotte, NC. Producer Michael Click told Yahoo! Voices that the location was chosen because of state tax credits, and because it resembles suburban Virginia, where “Homeland” is set. The home of the Brody family plays a key role in the show; Carrie visits the home frequently (and sometimes secretly) to see Brody, it was where she got arrested in the first season, and it’s where Brody’s family remain while dealing with the consequences of Brody’s suspected terrorism.
Do you recognize the home from the show? Do you think the producers made a good decision using this home for the Brody family? Tell us in the comments!