The idea of a fantasy home surreptitiously peddled by the film Sliding Doors

The idea of a fantasy home surreptitiously peddled by the film Sliding Doors

Fantasy home: The Graduate’s seductive suburban sprawl

Fantasy home: The Graduate’s seductive suburban sprawl

Fantasy home: Mr & Mrs Smith’s New York brownstone — without the life of espionage

Fantasy home: Mr & Mrs Smith’s New York brownstone — without the life of espionage

How Carmela Soprano fashioned a New Jersey ‘McMansion’ into my fantasy home

How Carmela Soprano fashioned a New Jersey ‘McMansion’ into my fantasy home

Fantasy home: Casual chaos in a writer’s rural retreat

Fantasy home: Casual chaos in a writer’s rural retreat

Fantasy home: Climbing the ladder to a safe house in Dawson’s Creek

Fantasy home: Climbing the ladder to a safe house in Dawson’s Creek

Fantasy home: the warm familiarity of Wallace and Gromit’s plasticine pad

Fantasy home: the warm familiarity of Wallace and Gromit’s plasticine pad

Fantasy home: Bridget Jones’s London flat as an enviable place of autonomy

Fantasy home: Bridget Jones’s London flat as an enviable place of autonomy

A seaside grotto mysteriously clad with millions of shells inspired my fantasy collector’s home

A seaside grotto mysteriously clad with millions of shells inspired my fantasy collector’s home

Fantasy home: a culture clash at the heart of The Parent Trap

Fantasy home: a culture clash at the heart of The Parent Trap

Fantasy home: the residential perfection at the heart of 101 Dalmatians

Fantasy home: the residential perfection at the heart of 101 Dalmatians

Fantasy home: the apartment in the French film, Passages, which conjures up an inkling of adulthood

Fantasy home: the apartment in the French film, Passages, which conjures up an inkling of adulthood

Watched over by Jean Cocteau’s Apollo in my French Riviera fantasy home

Watched over by Jean Cocteau’s Apollo in my French Riviera fantasy home

Fantasy home: The modernist simplicity of Josef and Anni Albers’ interiors

Fantasy home: The modernist simplicity of Josef and Anni Albers’ interiors

A romanticised sense of home, inspired by the opulence — and intimacy — of Brideshead Revisited

A romanticised sense of home, inspired by the opulence — and intimacy — of Brideshead Revisited

A home that marks the transition from fantasy to reality: the Paris apartment in the movie, Before Sunset

A home that marks the transition from fantasy to reality: the Paris apartment in the movie, Before Sunset

Fantasy home: the womblike comfort of the cave in For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fantasy home: the womblike comfort of the cave in For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fantasy home: the Chelsea townhouse that reflected sculptor Louise Bourgeois’ psyche

Fantasy home: the Chelsea townhouse that reflected sculptor Louise Bourgeois’ psyche

Lost in Almodóvar: my Madrid fantasy home

Lost in Almodóvar: my Madrid fantasy home

Fantasy home: the glamorous cave complex of César Manrique

Fantasy home: the glamorous cave complex of César Manrique

Fantasy home: a summer of solitude in Provence, inspired by the 2003 movie Swimming Pool

Fantasy home: a summer of solitude in Provence, inspired by the 2003 movie Swimming Pool

Fantasy home: the clutter and comfort of Catwoman’s pink pad in Batman Returns

Fantasy home: the clutter and comfort of Catwoman’s pink pad in Batman Returns

Fantasy home: a safe and stimulating outdoor space, inspired by An Angel at My Table

Fantasy home: a safe and stimulating outdoor space, inspired by An Angel at My Table

Fantasy home: comfort and chaos in the Brooklyn pad in Moonstruck

Fantasy home: comfort and chaos in the Brooklyn pad in Moonstruck

Fantasy home: the consoling power of Salman Toor’s blurred and dreamy paintings of domestic scenes

Fantasy home: the consoling power of Salman Toor’s blurred and dreamy paintings of domestic scenes

Fantasy home: life on the road in a 1974 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, inspired by the movie, True Romance

Fantasy home: life on the road in a 1974 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, inspired by the movie, True Romance

Fantasy home: an actual Ivory Tower to escape to, inspired by The NeverEnding Story

Fantasy home: an actual Ivory Tower to escape to, inspired by The NeverEnding Story

Fantasy home: a kitchenless house in an entire city inspired by a century-old utopian dream

Fantasy home: a kitchenless house in an entire city inspired by a century-old utopian dream

Fantasy home: taking up residence in the Grand Budapest Hotel

Fantasy home: taking up residence in the Grand Budapest Hotel

Fantasy home: a desire to take over Rosings Park, Pride and Prejudice’s most stately abode

Fantasy home: a desire to take over Rosings Park, Pride and Prejudice’s most stately abode