Monday, November 21, 2011

A house fit for a vampire

Last night my favourite (non-blood-related-to-Josh-or-myself) cousin invited me out to see the latest Twilight movie. I've never read any of the books, nor have I watched the movies as I didn't think I was a vampire-lovin' kinda girl.  Turns out I'm not, but it was worth a shot.  It wasn't really fair for me to say it's not my cuppa tea without actually giving vamps a chance. The vampires weren't too was the howling, growling, brooding werewolves that were too much for me. 

There was one thing I did love about the movie though - those vampires live in a pretty swank pad.  In the movie, it's known as the Cullen House, but in reality, it's the Hoke residence.  Located in Portland, Oregon, it was designed and built from 2006 to 2007 on spec by Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture.  It was later purchased by Nike footwear designer John Hoke. 

Following a story about the house in an architecture publication, John was approached by a Twilight location scout, and the rest is vampire history.  Hoke has since received mail from all over the world - from Croatia to Australia - with many people requesting a copy of the house plans.

Gorgeous, warm wood panelling...

I love open, airy staircases like this.

I'm crazy about the floor-to-ceiling windows and the view they give to the lush green forest outside.

All images via: Design Tavern

Josh was asking me what the vampires do to make money to pay for such a nice house.  As I don't think they get paid to deliver scary vampire babies, I'm going to need a Twi-hard to fill us in.  Czar??? ;)


Anonymous said...

The house of my dreams!

Mary's Dwellings said...

LOVE it! Gorgeous house.

Also love that Josh was practical enough to consider how they afforded this house in the movie, haha!

bkingsnut said...

According to the books, Alice sees the future, so they invest in the stock market and Mr Cullen is a doctor! Now for that little tid bit how about an address to drive by this beautiful house built by Mr.Jeff Kovel