When Shakespeare wrote The Taming of The Shrew, he probably had no idea that he was also creating the best and most important film of the ’90s: A little rom-com called 10 Things I Hate About You. One of the highlights of the Seattle-set film — and there are many — is obviously the Stratford family house. And in a beautiful gift from the 2018 gods, the house from 10 Things I Hate About You is up for sale!
No, really. You can actually buy the gorgeous Victorian-style house from 10 Things I Hate About You. Crop top prom dress not included. Well, *probably* not.
The house was built in 1907 and has five bedrooms, “original woodwork,” and hardwood floors for days, according to the listing. Even cooler, this is the first time the house, located in Tacoma, has been on the market in 30+ years! And the realtor knows what’s up. Jeff Jensen Homes is advertising the 10 Things I Hate About You property as an “ICONIC and Hollywood famous home,” one that “epitomizes gracious and formal living,” and is also ideal for struggling to do crunches on the deck…
Seattle Curbed noted that the home’s owners know exactly what’s up, too. They put up a tribute to the late Heath Ledger, who starred in 10 Things I Hate About You, and passed away in 2008. With Allison Janney’s Oscar win for I, Tonya this year, that means 10 Things I Hate About You can boast two Academy Award winners for Best Supporting Actress/Actor as one of its many accomplishments. (Ledger won posthumously for his role in The Dark Knight.)
The 10 Things I Hate About You house was a prominent feature of the movie.
It was home (heh, heh) to several iconic scenes, including Bianca going through Kat’s poster-covered bedroom, Kat getting into Sarah Lawrence, Mr. Stratford’s “I want you to wear the belly” moment before prom, and Kat’s dramatic reveal to Bianca that she knew Joey better than her sister thought. It also *happens* to have a gorgeous waterfront setting.
Definitely buy this house, and play the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack while sitting on the deck and journaling and thinking about life. You know you want to…