Guess How Much Homes in Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow Would Be Worth IRL?
Like Friends’ Central Perk or Ryan’s pool house on The O.C., the homes of our beloved Stars Hollow residents play a huge role in the aesthetic and narrative universe of the Gilmore Girls. In fact, the town itself is like a character in the series—can you imagine GG without Doose’s, Miss Patty’s Dance Studio, Kim’s Antiques, Luke’s Diner, or the iconic gazebo? They’re as essential to the show as the characters that inhabit them.
Most recently, the excitement struck in the minds and hearts of those at Trulia, inspiring an appraisal of the most iconic homes in fictional Stars Hollow—those of Rory and Lorelai, Sookie and Jackson, Lane and Zack, and Luke's studio apartment—by looking at the median value of similarly sized homes in real-life Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Read on below to find out the estimated value of your favorite fictional homes. Will they all make an appearance in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life? We'll just have to see on Nov. 25.
THE GILMORE HOUSE
More than just a home to Gilmore’s eponymous girls, the abode housed rare mother-daughter arguments, sugar-filled movie nights, heartbreak-fueled sob sessions, and everything in between. Though viewers are certainly most familiar with the home’s living room, the Gilmore house also boasts two bathrooms and two bedrooms. Trulia estimates that the home, including the improvements made by Luke in Season 6, would go for $450,000 in today’s market.
The diner owner’s bachelor pad (previously his late father’s office) is minimal, like the man himself. But make no mistake, Luke Danes loves that apartment—plus its proximity to his diner (just a flight of stairs away) couldn’t be better. According to Trulia’s appraisal, the one bedroom, one bathroom apartment is worth about $171,000.
LANE AND ZACK’S HOME
Lane and Zack’s one bedroom, one bathroom home was fitting when they were newlyweds, but according to our calculations, they now have 9-year-old twin boys. Sounds like it’s time for a real estate upgrade, gang. While it’s doubtful that the couple still lives in this home (appraised at $165,000), maybe they’re putting it to use some other way? A new neighborhood antiques store, perhaps?
SOOKIE AND JACKSON’S HOUSE
After Richard and Emily’s Hartford mansion, Sookie and Jackson’s home is the largest of the series’ frequently used interiors. According to Trulia, the $685,000 Stars Hollow home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms—meaning, either two of their three children (now pre-teens, if you can believe it!) share a room, or a move was made to accommodate the youngest sib. P.S.: We still don’t know the name or gender of Sookie and Jackson’s third child.