My good friend Samantha invited us all over for a Halloween tour of her home!
Welcome to 1164 Morning Glory Circle, the 1960’s retro home of
Samantha and Darrin Stephens.
Bewitched aired on television from 1964 – 1972. Much of the action took place in the Stephen’s home which was located on the Warner Brother’s lot.
These are house plans were pieced together by Mark Bennet
t, who has written a book showcasing the floor plans of famous TV houses.
In later years, an episode of “Home Improvement” tore part of the house down, but it was rebuilt in 2000. Recently, the house was used as a neighbor’s house in an episode of “The Middle” with interior shots filmed at Sunset Gower Studios.
Now I want to go back and rewatch all “The Middle” episodes to see if I can spot the house.
Here is the episode where we first saw the traditional home.
Samantha and her Mother, Endora took a tour.
The design elements of this time period were clean and venturing into futuristic. Shaking free from the rigid 1950’s people were experimenting with a new modern approach to living.
It was the beginning of a gradual slide into the beanbag chair and hanging bead trends.
In earlier episodes, Samantha had a Frigidaire Flair oven, which was fascinating. These are now collectible and extremely difficult to find.
Another view of the oven later on, when brick walls had replaced the wallpaper, and Uncle Arthur was “stewing” about something.
Tabitha’s nursery was so pretty and looked like a dreamy princess room.
I don’t recall this brown sofa or shaggy carpet in the living room, but look at Sam’s cool pig-tails and mini skirt. This must have been towards the very end of the series in the 70’s.
Nice patchwork pillows too.
This is the more familiar groovy-green patterned sofa.
Another view of the living room.
Aunt Clara was always falling out of the fireplace.
Large front windows were necessary for Mrs. Cravitz to peer through.
Which Mrs. Cravitz do you remember best?
Abner! Abner! Come look!
The avocado green washer and dryer right in the kitchen was a great modern convenience.
Okay, if I had the magical gift of a twitchy nose, there would
never be a need for a washer or dryer.
Clean laundry would be the first trick of every day.
Samantha loved decorating and crafting projects, as proof of her painting pretty little ponies on Tabatha’s bed (which if I remember correctly, later came to life).
Samantha was a crafty blogger born too soon.
from Samantha’s house to yours!
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