10 BRYAN AVE, MALVERN, PA 19355 (MLS # PACT497888)

Price $420,000
Status Active
Beds 4
Baths 2 Baths
Home size 1,812 sqft
Lot Size 15,246 sqft
Days on Market 13
Welcome to 10 Bryan Ave, situated on the corner of Bryan and Queens Ave in the Paoli Gardens neighborhood in Malvern Pennsylvania, known as "The Lovely Bones Home ". In early 2010, Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Studios released "The Lovely Bones", which was filmed around the Philadelphia region in 2007. The 1970s-era film launched the careers of Saoirse Ronan and co-starred Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci and Michael Imperioli . This home and neighborhood was featured prominently in the film. The motion picture, a film adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-selling novel~a writer, also from Malvern PA~was directed and screen written by Peter Jackson. Fresh from his Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson, had complete creative control of this innovative film project, which is conveyed through a dreamlike lens to communicate a fantastical elegance of the afterworld. Filming in this home was done during October of 2007. Saoirse Ronan plays "Susie" Salmon, a teenager who goes missing on her way home from school. Susie's family in the movie lived in this home., In addition all her friends and her killer lived all around this home in this idyllic neighborhood . In the film, Susie watches over her family from the ~In Between,~ what might be better understood as purgatory, and narrates what happens to her family after her disappearance. Stanley Tucci, a New Jersey native was nominated for his riveting Oscar performance in The Lovely Bones. The home itself, situated on a unique peninsula lot, serves as the hub of the neighborhood with views that encapsulate a large portion of this Paoli Gardens neighborhood~its the overwhelming reason why it was chosen by Peter Jackson for the film. More fascinatingly, the home also houses the memories of a family who was swept away into a Hollywood fantasy when movie scouts approached them on the front porch one summer evening in July 2007. The director's artistic vision for the film, is to rewind the viewer back to a quieter time, the 1970s to this idealic main line Malvern neighborhood of Paoli Gardens to tell this tale. Over the course of the movie, many exterior scenes were shot in and around this Malvern Pennsylvania neighborhood, at the Bryan Avenue and Queens Avenue intersection, which was the Salmon's fictional home in the movie. The farm scenes where Susie~s body is discovered occurred at an abandoned farm in Chester Springs, PA. Other scenes were filmed around the Delaware Valley in locations like Granite Run Mall.The movies~ centers around Susie Salmon~s family home and the close-knit, quiet suburban neighborhood where the suspected killer also lives, just down the street. The neighborhood was restored to that 70~s look and feel aesthetic for filming and much of the film focused on Susie~s family in their home. The interior scenes were mostly shot on a studio sound-stage;, however, the family dining scenes were shot in the home. The vintage 70~s brown wall oven from Susie~s home was purchased by the studio and used for the kitchen scenes with a camera often placed right inside the oven for a unique kitchen scene perspective. The exterior of seven neighboring homes around Susie~s home were revamped professionally to lend that same 70's feel. Susie's home received additional exterior details such as a brick back yard patio, which the owners use to this day.. Susie's home was even professionally landscaped by an internationally known landscape architect for the film. The home is located in walking distance to the Center City train. The neighborhoods school bus stop is located on this home's property right out in front. You can see the bus stop from the living room picture window. All are welcome to attend the open house on Sunday 02/23/2020 from 12pm til 4pm. We will be freshly baking Betty Seeley's award winning home made chocolate chip cookies all day and serving Earl Grey Tea to all curious guest and interested parties in learning more about the Lovely Bones.
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 2/22/2020 Tract PAOLI GARDENS
Year Built 1957 Community WILLISTOWN TWP
Garage Spaces 1.0 County CHESTER


School District GREAT VALLEY
Elementary School GENERAL WAYNE
Jr. High School GREAT VALLEY M.S.

Additional Details

AIR None
APPLIANCES Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven - Wall
CONSTRUCTION Aluminum Siding, Vinyl Siding
EXTERIOR Sidewalks
GARAGE Asphalt Driveway, Yes
HEAT Hot Water
INTERIOR Built-Ins, Combination Dining/Living, Wood Floors
LOT 0.35 acre(s)
LOT DIMENSIONS irregular lot
SEWER Public Sewer
STYLE Split Level
TAXES 3601.00
UTILITIES Natural Gas Available
WATER Public



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