Director Wes Anderson crafts lush locations with each of his films, from an Eastern European mountain resort to a submarine that would win over Jacques Cousteau. Well, now you can feel like a Wes Anderson character because the home used in his 2001 movie The Royal Tenenbaums is available to rent. Anderson used the home, which is located on 339 Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights, to depict a fictionalized version of New York. But the house itself is very real and retains the same charm on display in the movie — minus the chaotic dysfunction of the family.
The 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath townhouse comes fully furnished in grand, luxurious style. Built in 1899 by developer Jacob D. Butler and designed by Adolph Hoak, the Flemish Revival townhouse was the home of U.S. attorney Charles H. Tuttle and served as an important landmark in New York City history in its own right. Still, the 6,000 square foot interior with formal living and dining room, chef’s kitchen, and garden will situate you in the elegance of the Tenenbaum family. While there are plenty of modern upgrades to the kitchens and bathrooms, there are several original features including stained windows, beautiful woodwork, and six fireplaces. Sadly, it doesn’t include a falcon cage on the rooftop. The $20,000 rent is a small price to pay to live like a family of precocious prodigies.