Although the center of the movie “Marley & Me” focuses on rambunctious yellow lab, Marley, and the Grogan family, the home the Grogans moved to on the East Coast played a significant role to the backdrop to the story. The stately Marley and Me home is now on the Birmingham Township real estate market in Pennsylvania for $1,250,000.
Host to actors Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, who played John and Jennifer Grogran, the brick home is easily recognizable from the feature film. Listing agent Holly Gross is capitalizing on that, marketing the home as the “Marley and Me” home.
“We felt its such a special property, and it was such a great movie,” said Gross. “The house was showcased in it and we thought people would be interested in that.”
Unlike other sets for other movies, Gross says the producers did little to change the home for the film.
“The producers used the owner’s furniture,” said listing agent Holly Gross. “The house looks exactly how it was in the movie.”
Built in 1830, the home was completely remodeled by its current owners John Ennis and Lisa Taylor Ennis, retaining much of the home’s original details.
“The home has a beautiful updated gourmet kitchen but they did it in a way to make it feel like the 1800s,” says Gross. “It’s very in keeping in the period.”
The home sits on nearly 16 acres on a country road. Although the home is set back from the road, Gross says its location is convenient.
“Its not remote but across the street are 80 acres of land and the Brandywine River,” Gross said.
Occasionally people will drive out of their way to take a look at the “Marley & Me House” but the Ennises told the Daily Local News of Chester County that no one encroaches on their privacy.
“People still come by to take pictures,” John Ennis said. “People are polite and discreet; they don’t want to meet us. They just want to see Marley’s house.”
The Ennises placed the home on the market in an effort to downsize. Their children are grown, and as Gross pointed out, the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath house feels large for two people.