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Could you afford the 'Friends' apartment? Five fictional properties we would love to live in

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If you love your film and television, there are some fictional homes that must hold a special place in your heart. After all, who doesn't know that Monica's flat in Friends is purple-walled two-bed one bath? And surely it's common knowledge that Harry Potter's aunt and uncle live in a semi-detached suburb with a roomy cupboard under the stairs, right? The big question is - would you be able to afford your dream fictional place?

Which? Mortage Advisers has put together the ultimate guide for all of your fantasy home shopping, so find out how to take your first step onto the fictional property ladders here's a handy guide to what will best suit your budget, from the Simpsons' roomy home to Bilbo Baggins' hobbit-hole…

Harry Potter: 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey - £475,000

 Although Harry Potter didn't have the best time in the house (11 years living in a cupboard and so on), the Dursleys' suburban home is a 4-bed semi-detached in a lovely area with excellent schools. This home of fictional importance would be yours with a 10% deposit of £47,500. Accio cheque book!

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Friends: Apt. 20. 495 Grove Street, New York City, USA - £3.08 million ($4 million)

Considering Monica was a chef and Rachel was a buying assistant at Bloomingdales, the pair seemed to have done particularly well holding onto this insanely pricey apartment in Greenwich Village. With a private balcony, roof access, and an open plan kitchen and living room, to say in this delightful flat would set you back £308,000 minimum.


The Simpsons – 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, USA - £150,000 ($195,000)

 Let's face it – all any of us really want from the Simpsons' home is their comfy orange sofa and Ned Flanders as a neighbour, but the two-story, detached, suburban house with an attached garage, basement and loft will go for a hefty £150,000, with a 10% deposit setting you back £15,000 or $19,500.


The Hobbit – Bag End, Hobbiton, The Shire, Middle Earth – Gold coin offers welcome (but let's face it – it's priceless) 

 The cosy hobbit-hole is situated in an excellent location north of Hobbiton. Built circa l.a. 2885, this family home has been meticulously maintained with high-quality fixtures, fittings and furniture (all included in sale). Viewings highly recommended. (The ring not included).

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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA - £15.4 million ($20 million)

 It won't come as a surprise to find out the most expensive property on the list: the Banks family's incredible Bel Air mansion. Situated far, far away from the playground where Will Smith spent most of his days, this five bed, five bath, 6400 sq. ft. home is available now with no onward chain. Invest in a near 1-acre estate with pool, garage and 17 rooms in total, featuring unique and clean Greek Revival architectural lines.

 A 10% deposit would set you back £1.54 million or $2 million.

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