The 1164 facade was
built in 1964 and used as the home of Bewitched through 1972.
Over the years, it has appeared in many other shows, and as a background
for commercials. After being partially burned for an episode of Home
Improvement, the facade was restored and in 2000 was enclosed on
the back side.
1: The 1164 Facade in 1968
2: The 1164 Facade in 2000
There are numerous differences between
Figures 1 and 2, but few major changes. The change that first catches
the eye on the updated facade is the red solid front door, as opposed
to the Bewitched front door that was green with a semicircular,
4-pane window on top.
The next most noticeable difference is the front gable
over the den. It was brick, but is now faced with white siding. The
windows are among the biggest changes:
All of the windows
on the front, which were the double-hung type, have been replaced
with casement windows.
The den windows
are now single pane rather than the original two-pane, double-hung
The bay window
appears to be larger than the original window.
The living room
windows are now triple casement windows rather than the original two
windows around the front door are smaller than the originals.
Another change is the shutters. They appear slightly
larger than the originals and are painted dark green.
The front dormer
now has only two shutters rather than the original four.
The attic window
over the den now has shutters.
There is now
no vent at the top of the front gable.
The window boxes
The window awnings
The den's bay
window roof line is altered.
The shrubs are
larger and some new ones were added.
A lamp post
has been added to the yard.
The house number
has been changed from 1164 to what appears to be 122.
A tree has been
added by the street curb as clearly seen in Figure 3.
3: Another View of the 1164 Facade in 2000
Some elements that are not visible on the garage side
of the facade in Figure 2 and Figure 3 are:
The garage now
has a gable roof.
The garage door
is a different design.
The hall door
is now a window.
Figure 2 was taken from a different
angle than Figure 1. Had Figure 2 been taken from the same location
as Figure 1, a Burbank skyscraper (built after 1968) would be visible
at the right end behind the facade.
studio sets replicated all of the downstairs and part of the upstairs,
mainly the master bedroom, of the facade design. Therefore, the Bewitched
studio sets looked like they were in the facade, with some variations
noted in the Master Bedroom, Living
Room, and Kitchen. There are also numerous
scenes looking into the back yard, and some scenes filmed in the back
Bewitched made considerable use of the
1164 Facade. There was always activity around the "house"
with people going and coming, cars arriving and leaving, scenes in the
garage, and several episodes, such as # 28
and # 152, where much of the episode
was filmed at the facade. Use was also made of the surrounding houses,
such as the next door 1162 and the Kravitz house across the street,
and the adjoining park.
The facade was also used for purposes other than
Bewitched. It was used as Dr. Bellow’s home in I
Dream of Jeannie, and as the home in The Geena Davis Show.
It is also frequently seen as a background for commercials.
Larry and Louise Tate in the same kitchen found at Major Nelson's
house on I Dream of Jeannie. Major Nelson's living room set
was also used on Bewitched for the Kravitz's living room and
the Burning Oaks country club in #164.
Tate's Kitchen As Seen In 128
Gidget occasionally used the Bewitched living room set,
and she had the Ideal Samantha doll on
the dresser in her bedroom.
Abner and Gladys Kravitz shared a living room set with The Donna
Reed Show in the early years.
The set of the foyer and living room of 1164 Morning glory Circle
was used in the 1971 movie Brian's Song.
The Bewitched set was used in the 1969 Jerry Lewis movie Hook,
Line and Sinker.
scene from Hook, Line and Sinker
The kitchen set used for the elder Stephens' house in # 19,
A Nice Little Dinner Party, was a regular set for the TV show
Hazel. The living room set from Hazel appeared in #
2, Be It Ever So Mortgaged,
as Darrin and Sam's rental abode.
Stephens' Kitchen As Seen In 19
The kitchen set from the final season of Bewitched was also
used on The Paul Lynde Show.
1164 Kitchen Remodel is Put to Use on The Paul Lynde Show
And they also added a pool to the back yard, but
the patio remains the same.
Back Patio and Yard As Seen on The Paul Lynde Show