These TV Homes Are the Real Reason We Binge-Watch

We've seen how the fictional half lives, and we want in. 

Dedicate a significant amount of free time to any given show, and you're bound to become invested in the lives of its characters. It only takes a few episodes before you know all of their friends, habits, catch phrases and little secrets — like how even the Queen of Clean, Monica Geller, has a junk closet.

The Friends Apartment

The Friends Apartment

Photo by: NBC's Brian D. McLaughlin via Getty Images

NBC's Brian D. McLaughlin via Getty Images

While we wouldn't want to swap lives with all of them (We like to enjoy Game of Thrones from a safe distance), there are some TV characters we wouldn't mind trading spaces with. Read on to see which of their homes we currently have our eyes on.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Gilmore Girls 

RX - Gilmore Girls House Exterior

RX - Gilmore Girls House Exterior

Photo by: The WB Television Network via Hooked On Houses

The WB Television Network via Hooked On Houses

There are only 27 days until the revival premieres (not that we're counting or anything), and we'd like to spend every single one of them curled up inside Lorelai and Rory's cozy Connecticut abode, coffee in hand.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

RX - Sabrina the Teenage Witch House Exterior

RX - Sabrina the Teenage Witch House Exterior

Photo by: ABC via PlayBuzz

ABC via PlayBuzz

Did anyone else want to live in the Spellman home as a kid? Though you'll likely find Hilda, Zelda, Sabrina and Salem casting '90s spells back in Westbridge, Mass., you can visit their real-life Victorian mansion in Freehold, N.J.

Parks and Recreation

RX - Ben and Leslie's House Exterior

RX - Ben and Leslie's House Exterior

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NBC

Parks and Recreation has a way of making us laugh, cry and laugh all over again. Ben's proposal to Leslie in this charming starter home is easily one of those moments. Can't you just picture the happy couple back in Pawnee, Ind. enjoying waffles with their triplets? We'd love to visit.

Empire

RX - Lucious Lyon's Mansion Exterior

RX - Lucious Lyon's Mansion Exterior

Photo by: Christie's International Real Estate via Hooked On Houses

Christie's International Real Estate via Hooked On Houses

Family drama aside, the Lyons are certainly leading an enviable lifestyle. Described as "a lavish French country-style estate," their New York home is actually located in Barrington Hills, Ill. and boasts five bedrooms, nine baths and expansive views of a nearby lake.

Grey's Anatomy

RX - Grey's Anatomy Intern House

RX - Grey's Anatomy Intern House

Photo by: Courtney Shannon Strand

Courtney Shannon Strand

Don't be fooled: the other end of the country has just as many gorgeous homes to choose from. One of our favorites? The intern house from hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Located on Seattle's historic Queen Anne Hill, this spacious property is exactly where we'd want to unwind after a long day at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

American Horror Story

Rosenheim Mansion

Rosenheim Mansion

This historic masterpiece is more than just a home -- it's a celebrity. Built in 1908 by architect Alfred F. Rosenheim as his own personal residence, the 14,000-square-foot estate has served as a filming [more] location for dozens of movies and television shows, including The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone and, most recently, American Horror Story.

Photo by: Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty

Without all of the ghostly activity and foul play that goes on in AHS: Murder House, this Los Angeles mansion is awfully appealing. Built in 1908 by architect Alfred F. Rosenheim, the home has been used as the backdrop for other hit shows, like The Twilight Zone and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Rosenheim Mansion

This historic masterpiece is more than just a home – it's a celebrity. Built in 1908 by architect Alfred F. Rosenheim as his own personal residence, the 14,000-square-foot estate has served as a filming location for dozens of movies and television shows, including The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone and, most recently, American Horror Story: Murder House.

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Grand Foyer

Without the eerie set dressings of American Horror Story, the wood-paneled foyer provides a warm welcome. The space offers a preview of the home's unique blend of Victorian, European and Craftsman architecture.

Distinctive Details

An abundance of vintage light fixtures and Tiffany stained-glass windows have been preserved throughout the residence. The home's original intercom system also remains intact.

Front Parlor

Found just off the foyer, the elegant front parlor features a fireplace, a bay window and beamed ceilings. The walls are lined with mahogany wood, a sign of wealth and sophistication at the time the home was built.

Antique Cabinets

The built-in Tiffany glass cabinets found in the front parlor once showcased the Rosenheim family's most-prized possessions.

Dining Room

At the back of the house sits the luxurious dining room. Highlights of the space include an original fireplace, barrel ceilings and leaded-glass cabinets.

Original Fireplace

Each of the home's six fireplaces is appointed with vintage Batchelder tile, rare marble and hand-hammered copper backing plates.

Intricate Design

An elaborate pattern of mosaic tiles adorns the fireplace in the dining room.

Hand-Painted Ceiling

Flowering vines and colorful birds are depicted in the dining room's hand-painted silver-leaf ceiling. The room also contains some of the home's original hand-etched light bulbs, which were restored.

Elegant Storage

Crystal and leaded-glass display cases – found in the dining room, living room, library and several of the bedrooms – are perfect for displaying treasured family heirlooms.

Kitchen

Sleek stainless steel appliances are offset by a traditional chandelier in the spacious kitchen. Yellow walls lend a cheerful look to the space.

Staircase

Illuminated by a stunning panel of stained-glass and leaded windows, a winding staircase with elaborate carvings leads to the second floor.

Gallery

At the top of the stairs, the Rosenheims designed an Asian-influenced room to showcase their collection of Asian artifacts and artwork, which they acquired during their travels.

Master Bedroom

One of six bedrooms in the home, the master bedroom features another original fireplace, a bay window and high ceilings – an unusual feature for a home built in the early 20th century.

Scene of the Crime

"Anyone who's watched American Horror Story would know the master bedroom because a lot of very significant scenes were shot in this room," says Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty.

Master Bathroom

Decorated in the home's original black-and-white marble, the master bathroom has an air of classic elegance.

Claw-Foot Tub

The original claw-foot tub serves as a beautiful focal point for the space.

Violet's Bedroom

"The prominent room on the third floor is Violet's bedroom, which has been featured on the show many times," Joe says. Each bedroom boasts built-in cabinetry for convenient storage and numerous windows that allow natural light to flow in.

Recording Studio

In addition to the three-story main house, the property comes with a chapel currently equipped as a professional recording studio. The .75-acre lot leaves plenty of room for a tennis court, a swimming pool or gardens.

New Girl

RX - The Loft in New Girl

RX - The Loft in New Girl

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Where Murder House gives us chills, Jess's apartment in New Girl gives us all the feels. Set across town in L.A.'s Arts District, this real-life loft is a fun, funky backdrop for vice principal Day and her well-meaning roommates.

Grace and Frankie

RX - Grace and Frankie's Beach House Exterior

RX - Grace and Frankie's Beach House Exterior

Photo by: Giannetti Home via Hooked On Houses

Giannetti Home via Hooked On Houses

Two hours south in San Diego, newly-divorced duo Grace and Frankie are getting their bearings in this beautiful beach house. We wouldn't mind spending an afternoon painting in the studio or meditating by the ocean with either leading lady. 

House of Cards

The White House

The White House

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iStock/Vacclav

I mean, did you expect anything less for President Underwood than the very best? While we liked Frank and Claire's old home, we have to admit that their new digs on Pennsylvania Avenue aren't too shabby.

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