15 Apartments on Film That We Wish We Owned

[Editor’s note: While your Flavorwire editors take a much-needed holiday break, we’ll spend the next two weekends revisiting some of our most popular features of the year. This post was originally published July 20, 2011.] Tiny bathrooms, creepy Craigslist roommates, mice-infestations — typical apartment living is nothing like the movies. Our fifth-story walk-up is a far cry from the spaces we dreamed of when still living with Mom and Dad; there isn’t even one spiral staircase or floor-to-ceiling window. Looking back, we realized that many of our dream apartments were inspired by our favorite films. As a follow up to our list of the best movie bedrooms, we’ve rounded up 15 big-screen flats that are simply too good to be real, from Auntie Mame’s city splendor to Patrick Bateman’s minimalist bachelor pad. Add your suggestions in the comments.

Brontë Mitchell’s apartment in Green Card

While Green Card is a fairly forgettable romantic-comedy from the ’90s, we could never forget environmentalist Brontë Mitchell’s unbelievable New York City apartment. Kitschy, homey, and featuring a greenhouse, it defies the popular notion of Manhattan as a colorless, concrete jungle. Hell, if it would help us score an apartment with a hand-tiled pond and indoor atrium, we too would be willing to marry Gérard Depardieu.