Walter White’s house has become so iconic, it’s become a tourist spot now. Here’s looking at the owners of this iconic setting of the cult show.
“My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico.” This is how Walter White’s character introduces himself in the first episode of ‘Breaking Bad’ itself. One of the most interesting things about a TV show is where the events of the story take place. While most shows are filmed on a set, there are some like ‘Breaking Bad’ who prefer to set on real-life locations, including homes. And the ‘Breaking Bad’ house, it turns out, is actually someone’s real place of residence. But who are these owners of the ‘Breaking Bad’ house?
The real owners of the ‘Breaking Bad’ house are fed up of all the fame.
- The ‘Breaking Bad’ house
- Who are the owners?
- Are they happy with all the attention the house is getting?
The ‘Breaking Bad’ house
With the introductory words itself, we know that the White House will play an important part in the narrative. And the house goes through a whole lot of things – much like the characters who are living in it.
When ‘Breaking Bad’ came out, it inadvertently boosted tourism in the city of Albuquerque. Even with the show being over, the shooting locations are still drawing in tourists from all over the world. Local business owners are also making the most of the bump in tourism and the city’s economy that the show has brought about.
Who are the owners?
They are a couple – Fran and Louie Padilla – who have been living in the house since 1973. The house seems to be worth up to $200,000, and no, the couple has no plans of cashing in on the popularity of the house that has now earned something of iconic status, thanks to the show.
The Padilla’s are loath to sell a house in which they have fond memories of having raised a family. Because of the status, their residence enjoys, as the ‘Breaking Bad’ house, they accept the stream of visitors they get. But the couple are at pains to convey to the visitors that the interiors will not be the same as the show!
But are they happy with all the attention the house is getting?
Anyone would, but not for so long! Reports abound that the owners of the house are now actually quite frustrated with the attention the house is getting and quite enraged at the kind of tourists who turn up. Some of the tourists absurdly try to mimic particular scenes from the show, demand photos and take rocks from the landscaping.
Exhausted by these antics, the couple has resorted to erecting a 6-foot tall fence, made of wrought iron, around their house. And even then, they still have fans who try to climb over the wall and enter their premises! Now that’s breaking into the ‘Breaking Bad’ house, and it’s bad.