Opa! There’s exciting news for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” fans! The whimsical house that figured at the center of the hit 2002 romantic comedy has just come up for sale for the first time in over 40 years! Said to be located in a Chicago suburb in the film, in reality the dwelling can be found at 73 Glenwood Cres., just steps from the picturesque Woodbine Bridge in the O’Connor-Parkview neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. (Please remember this is a private home. Do not trespass or bother the residents or the property in any way.) Repped by the Blue Door Realty Group, owning the unique piece of movie history comes with a $1,999,999 price tag. Not bad for a property that the listing notes was “really a character in itself” and “one of the most unforgettable things from the film!”
Streaming now on HBO Max, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” tells the story of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), the youngest daughter in a large Greek family who meets and falls in love with a “xeno” American professor named Ian Miller (John Corbett), much to the chagrin of her traditionalist parents and many well-meaning aunts, uncles and cousins. The semi-autobiographical movie, which Vardalos wrote based upon her relationship with her then-husband, actor Ian Gomez (who plays Ian’s best friend – but not best man – Mike), is not only the highest-grossing romantic comedy ever made but one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time! Shot with a budget of $5 million, the flick brought in an incredible $241.4 million domestically, per Entertainment Weekly. That’s a 4,728.00% ROI!
The house that played the Portokalos family residence has also done quite well for itself over the years. The one-and-a-half-story property last sold in 1978 for $69,000 and is now being offered for about 30 times that! Yamas!