Knots Landing my visit to Seaview Circle

Discussion in 'Knots Landing' started by Robin Marrs, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Robin Marrs

    Robin Marrs Soap Chat Newbie

    Message Count:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    20
    Location:
    Sandwich Il
    Ratings:
    +13
    :)I finally was able to visit the Cul-de-Sac of my favorite show ever! My daughter recently moved to LA so this was on the top of my list of places to see. My family was very supportive of this quest and we ended up going fairly early in the morning so we could avoid heavy traffic. This was definitely one of the highlights of our LA trip for sure!
     
    • Like Like x 6
  2. Robin Marrs

    Robin Marrs Soap Chat Newbie

    Message Count:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    20
    Location:
    Sandwich Il
    Ratings:
    +13
    Here's the link to my video
     
    • Like Like x 7
  3. Kevmac

    Kevmac Soap Chat TV Fanatic

    Message Count:
    1,511
    Trophy Points:
    2,621
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +3,357
    Medals:
    2
    Member Since:
    February 2005
    Thank you for posting this. I really enjoyed that :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    4,408
    Trophy Points:
    4,642
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +8,502
    Medals:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    Member Since:
    September 2004
    Last month my sister and I were on vacation in California and then we stopped by the cul-de-sac so I thought I'd share some photos. :)

    California2017 1383.JPG
    Notice the house in the very left corner?
    For some reason I don't think they ever used that on the show...

    California2017 1379.JPG
    Ewing house...

    California2017 1397.JPG Fairgate/MacKenzie house.

    California2017 1383 (2).JPG
    Avery house...

    California2017 1400.JPG
    Abby's house...

    California2017 1378.JPG
    Kenny & Ginger's house...

    Oh and after looking around some (on another day, as the places are really not close to each other at all) we also managed to find the Knots Landing beach used in the first seasons:

    California2017 1001.JPG
    Somehow I don't think the fence will be standing there much longer so I am glad I got to see it before it was exchanged for a new one...

    That's all but I hope you've enjoyed these photos. :)
     
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 3
  5. micmic

    micmic Soap Chat Active Member

    Message Count:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Ratings:
    +264
    • Like Like x 2
  6. AndyLaird

    AndyLaird Soap Chat Active Member

    Message Count:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +173
    Nice photos. Where exactly is the ramp down to the beach? Is it in Torrance?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    4,408
    Trophy Points:
    4,642
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +8,502
    Medals:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    Member Since:
    September 2004
    The ramp down to the beach is quite close to Torrance. You go down to Redondo beach and then drive south towards Palos Verdes Estates and you will find it before the road goes up into the hills.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. AndyLaird

    AndyLaird Soap Chat Active Member

    Message Count:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +173
    Thanks for the info! (I meant to click "like" rather than "agree".)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    4,408
    Trophy Points:
    4,642
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +8,502
    Medals:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    Member Since:
    September 2004
    It's okay. Oh and I think it's possible to change your ratings. There is a button in the right corner that says "Undo Rating" so if you click that you can change a rating you have given if it's gotten wrong. Just as a tip.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. Matthew Blaisdel

    Matthew Blaisdel Soap Chat Dream Maker

    Message Count:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    2,396
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    past orbit, on the way out of the solar system
    Ratings:
    +3,061
    Medals:
    2
    Member Since:
    sometime 2005 (i guess)
    I wish i could see the cul-de-sac just once in person. :(
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

    Message Count:
    4,408
    Trophy Points:
    4,642
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ratings:
    +8,502
    Medals:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    Member Since:
    September 2004
    I understand how you feel Matthew and I hope you will be able to go to LA and see it for yourself some time. It's definitely worth visiting. :)
     
  12. Rove

    Rove Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,226
    Trophy Points:
    1,323
    Location:
    Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,710
    Great posting. I wonder if anyone here has decided to do (if not already) a side-by-side photo comparison of the houses today as opposed to how they were presented when Knots Landing first aired.

    Matthew it's exactly how I feel about visiting Southfork Ranch. It's on my bucket list.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Julia's Gun

    Julia's Gun Soap Chat Member

    Message Count:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    628
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +159
    Member Since:
    Oct 2011
    Karen's house looks tiny upstairs compared to the set they used. It looks like only one or two bedrooms upstairs.
    Val's house looks much bigger upstairs by comparison. Plenty of room for the twin's families to move around in!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  14. Grant Jennings

    Grant Jennings Soap Chat Fan

    Message Count:
    347
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    The bottom of an icy man-made lake
    Ratings:
    +678
    Member Since:
    2017
    It's deceptive, there's only one room in the front (the living room has a cathedral ceiling) but several across the back. Karen and Abby's houses are both the same floor plan but different facades; Karen's house has a steeper roof. The room to the right of the entry is a bedroom. The sets for Karen and Val's houses were close to the actual houses but both have family rooms off of the kitchen (and of course they eliminated the first floor bedroom from Karen's house). The location of the living room, dining room and kitchen in Laura's house are the same as the set (prior to when it was reconfigured for the Williams family) but the staircase is to the left as you enter and there is a family room behind the garage.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  15. micmic

    micmic Soap Chat Active Member

    Message Count:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Ratings:
    +264
    Karen's house layout is very different. I haven't been to upstairs, but when you enter it the living room on the left is much smaller than it looks on the show, and also it's 90 degrees compared to what you see. Kitchen is on another side, and so is the staircase (it's after the corridor, not visible from the living room) .
    I'm not sure if they've actually shown the outside (maybe during the "kiss the cook" episode?) But again - way different from what I rember it .They have a cool outside bar area and a swimming pool.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  16. micmic

    micmic Soap Chat Active Member

    Message Count:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Ratings:
    +264
    Here's one things that's gone :(
    Screenshot_20190518-004942.png
     
    • Informative Informative x 1

Share This Page