Little Fires Everywhere Filming Locations Guide: Where is the real house location?

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The Hulu drama Little Fires Everywhere is an adaptation of the bestselling novel novel of the same name by American writer Celeste Ng. The story takes place in the Midwestern town of Shaker Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), but none of the episodes were shot there.

The plot revolves around the intriguing secrets of two mothers and their families (Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson and Kerry Washington as Mia Warren). Joshua Jackson, Lexi Underwood, Megan Stott, Gavin Lewis, Jordan Elsass and Rosemarie DeWitt complete the main cast. The series is a flashback discerning all the causes that led to Elena's household literally burning down.

The first three episodes of the eight-part series were released a day earlier than planned to provide subscribers with a larger streaming repertoire, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Little Fires Everywhere was filmed in and around the city of Los Angeles, Pasadena and Monrovia in California. We will be updating and expanding this spoiler-free report as new filming locations are revealed:

The House featured in Little Fires Everywhere

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The exteriors of the Richardson house were filmed in a Tudor revival style house at 511 South Muirfield Road in Hancock Park (Los Angeles). This exclusive residential neighborhood features many stylish mansions constructed in the 1920s. You may experience a déjà vu watching Little Fires Everywhere; This 8-bedroom, 6-bath and 7,426-square-foot property has already been featured multiple times in both cinema and TV shows. The 1977 ABC series Soap, the 1982 horror movie One Dark Night, and episodes of the series Shameless (2012), Grace and Frankie (2015), Love, The Last Tycoon (2017) and The Unicorn (2020) were shot here.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Hulu - Little Fires Everywhere House


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However, all the interiors were all shot in a soundstage in Los Angeles. The designers dressed all the rooms of the house with furniture and decor from the ’90s. The scene of the house engulfed in flames was filmed on a studio burn stage. The crew created a smaller metal framework of the mansion enhanced with some CGI trickery. Image courtesy of Hulu

Where was Little Fires Everywhere filmed?

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According to Cleveland.com, the Warrens’ duplex was filmed in Pasadena.


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The production designer and the location manager made a scouting trip to Shaker Heights in Ohio. They aimed to recreate the style of the town and the houses there to find the most suitable locations for shooting in California. The street outdoor scenes in the town were shot in downtown Monrovia. Pictured, a screenshoot from episode one filmed in S Myrtle Ave, in front of the Studio Movie Grill cinema. Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps


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The hall where the Cleveland Youth Symphonic Orchestra plays on the first episode is the Pasadena's Civic Auditorium. This beautiful venue concert theater is a historic Italian Renaissance revival style building, constructed in 1931. Image courtesy of Hulu - Little Fires Everywhere Concert Hall


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The East Shaker High School was filmed in the University of California's Kaplan Hall, located in the Westwood UCLA campus in Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Hulu and Google Maps - East Shaker High School Location

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