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The Munster House - Spooky home seen on the horror comedy  THE MUNSTERS/CBS/1964-66.

Herman, Lily, Eddie, Grandpa and Marilyn Munster - THE MUSNTERS
The Munster Family in front of their eerie home

The Munster home is located at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Mockingbird Heights, USA. Its inhabitants are Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne); Lily Munster (Yvonne DeCarlo), his vampire wife; their "wolfboy," Eddie Munster (Butch Patrick); Lily's father, Grandpa Vladimir Dracula (Al Lewis); and Marilyn (Beverly Owen/Pat Priest), the "black sheep of the family" because she was blonde, beautiful and completely normal.

The exterior of the Munster home has a stylized iron entry gate, stone walls adorned with gargoyles, a half-cocked vampire bat weathervane; knarled trees, and a yard littered with dead leaves.

Interior amenities include a telephone located in a casket standing upright in the hallway (concealed until the pull-cord is yanked); a pet dragon that lives under the staircase; a dungeon laboratory; and a Coo-Coo clock with a raven that pops out and says "Nevermore."

 

 
  The Munster House  

The Kitchen The Parlor Electric Chair

Family Organ Visitor in Parlor Staircase

On episode No. 26 "Far Out Munsters," the Munster rent out their home for a weekend to a rock group (The Standells) seeking refuge from their fans

TRIVIA NOTE: The Munster home was built in the mid 1940s for motion pictures settings. Constructed like a shell; it has a front and back but no interior. It appeared in such movies as So Goes My Love (1946); All I Desire (1953); The Brass Bottle (1964); The Ballad of Josie (1967); Coogan's Bluff (1968); Dragnet (1987); and The Burbs (1989). It was also seen in the Alfred Hitchcock television series on an episode titled "Bang, You're Dead," and as the Lake Tahoe residence on the sitcom SHIRLEY/NBC/1979-80.

The Munster home was originally located on Colonial Street on the back lot of Universal Studios just four door down the street of the Mayfield, USA home of June and Ward Cleaver from the sitcom LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. Since the sixties, the house has been uprooted and moved to another section of the back lot. Given a new coat of paint and weeded of its original landscaping, stone wall, the house is now nearly unrecognizable to tourists in search of the original series home.

The Munster House from the 1960s as seen on a Universal Studios tour

Updated and relocated Munster home on the backlot of Universal Studios

The original Munster house as seen on a Universal Studios tour from the 1960s The house is relocated and repainted. Note: the triangular design over the center window is missing.

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