‘Frasier’: Designers Spared No Expense On Frasier’s $3 Million Apartment

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane on a couch in a living room, with windows in the background showing rain over a cityscape

Frasier could also be getting a reboot. Although rumors have been swirling for years that the gang will get again collectively, this spring followers got here shut. The stars of the hit sitcom held a video reunion for charity. The chemistry continues to be there. The actors nonetheless get alongside nice, so a reboot would in all probability be a straightforward promote. Unfortunately, any new Frasier present can be lacking an necessary piece. John Mahoney, who performed Frasier’s dad Martin, handed in 2018. He usually supplied comedian reduction on the present, so his character would positively be missed in a reboot. Another factor that could be totally different within the new model is the set. It’s not clear whether or not or not the studio nonetheless has all the pieces that made Frasier’s residence so particular. 

Frasier’s residence on ‘Frasier’ was nearly its personal character

Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane on a couch in a living room, with windows in the background showing rain over a cityscape
Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane | NBC/Getty Images

Although followers first met Frasier Crane in a dingy bar in Boston, that was hardly his aesthetic. The hit sitcom based mostly in Seattle truly began due to Boston-based sitcom Cheers. Frasier was a daily on the bar, Cheers, on the present. When the community gave Frasier Crane his personal spinoff, in addition they gave him a way more Frasier-approved set. Although the bar that Frasier frequented was fairly low-brow, Frasier’s residence in Seattle is the epitome of high-end type. Frasier lives within the lap of luxurious in his Seattle high-rise. 

It has a view of each the notorious Seattle Space Needle and the Seattle skyline. The solely factor lacking from Frasier’s fictional window was a view Mount Rainier. Frasier adorned the place with a minimalist type, however regardless that there isn’t a ton of stuff within the unit, all the pieces is rigorously curated. The solely factor misplaced? Frasier’s dad’s recliner. The ratty chair is such a distinction to the remainder of the pristine furnishings that it makes a transparent assertion. It’s an emblem of the variations between Frasier and his dad Martin’s personalities. 

Frasier’s residence can be price thousands and thousands today 

Unfortunately for followers with an enormous actual property funds, Frasier’s residence isn’t actual. The photos for the window backdrop have been taken in a park. There aren’t any condos there, so it’s inconceivable to get that view. But there are comparable residences on the market. When actual property brokers have been requested how a lot Frasier’s residence would go for, their numbers have been jaw dropping. 

The brokers priced Frasier’s residence as being price between $2.95 million and $3.5 million as of September 2018, based on Curbed Seattle. There was some good rationale behind these worth factors. First, as one agent identified, Seattle is residence to lots of big-name companies, and the Crane rental is within the good location. If it have been actual, Frasier’s rental can be inside spitting distance of Google and Facebook places of work. A high-powered tech exec could wish to snap up Frasier’s rental for a premium. A brand new purchaser could change the decor a bit, however it seems Frasier might promote many of the gadgets in his rental for a hefty sum, too. 

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The furnishings in Frasier’s residence would promote for a fairly penny

As Frasier mentioned within the pilot episode, all the pieces in his residence was rigorously chosen. “You know, every item here was carefully selected. The lamp by Corbu, this chair by Eames, and this couch is an exact replica of the one Coco Chanel had in her Paris atelier.” That was true in actual life, solely as a substitute of Frasier choosing out all the pieces, it was the prop division. 

The prop crew spent round $500,000 on the furnishings in Frasier’s residence, based on Mental Floss. Some of the gadgets have been rented as a result of shopping for was just too costly. One of the highest-priced gadgets was the couch Frasier mentions within the first episode of the present. It was certainly a reproduction of Coco Chanel’s sofa. The present purchased it for $15,000. In reality, even Martin’s ratty chair was costly. The producers couldn’t discover one which they preferred, so that they purchased a brand new one and beat it up. 

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