This Munster-Themed Portland Mansion Will Make You Miss Nick at Nite
Sitting between two modern homes in a tidy Northeast neighborhood in Portland is a mansion that may look familiar to avid Nick at Nite fans. While technically the home is on Everett Street, a sign previously placed on the lawn claimed that it was 1313 Mockingbird Lane — a reference to the classic spooky comedy The Munsters. The home, now for sale for a mere $435,000, is the brainchild of George DeVita.
The Oregonian interviewed the local businessman in 2010, when he was in the midst of decorating his family's home: "I was into The Munsters when I was a kid, thinking this looks like a house I'd want to live in." DeVita added that it was his lifelong dream to build the house and that he usually parks his '72 black Cadillac hearse outside. (He's a plumber by trade, but he's also a member of the Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club of Portland.)
Woodworker Gene Newell designed and built the mansion, which looks just as much like the Munster home inside as it does on the outside. Click through to see every nook and cranny of the Victorian beauty.