Witches love Victorians

Well since Halloween is approaching (and I’ve already undermined my academic authority by talking about magic cottages), why not throw caution to the wind and mention witches. Now my idea of witches comes from reading books as a kid such as Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth and Dorrie the little witch but who wouldn’t love to be a witch if you could live in a house like this:

*photo courtesy of official web site

Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman certainly agreed when they signed on to star in the film Practical Magic (1998). The elaborate Victorian that served as their home in the movie was actually a shell constructed on Washington’s San Juan Island and the interiors were shot on wonderfully crafted sets in Los Angeles.

*photo courtesy of official web site

For more about the production design or just more about the film check out the lovely fan site Amas Veritas or the official Warner Brothers site here (which is old school web at its best!).

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