The classic white mansion shown in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where Will Smith’s character lived with his wealthy aunt and uncle, is arguably one of the most recognizable homes in pop culture. With its rounded balcony, lush topiaries, and Colonial-style windows, the property has always been an architectural masterpiece. It’s an estate I’m sure we’ve all wished we could visit, and now Smith is making that possible.
The Fresh Prince himself is adding Airbnb host to his repertoire as he invites guests to stay a night in his TV kingdom—or rather a private wing in the Banks mansion. Starting September 29 at 11 a.m. PDT, five one night stays will be made available on Airbnb for groups of up to two people. Each stay will cost $30 a night in honor of the show’s anniversary, and will be open to Los Angeles county residents only. The five stays will take place October 2, October 5, October 8, October 11, and October 14.
A couple things to note. The actual mansion isn’t actually located in Bel-Air, California, but instead is located in Brentwood, California, according to Realtor.com. Next, like most shows, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was filmed on a specially-designed set. Therefore, the living room, kitchen, pool house, and all the other rooms seen on the show weren’t real. But don’t worry, as the listing shows, the estate’s actual interiors are nothing to bag on.
The private wing’s posh interiors, adorned with bold graffiti art and family portraits, nod to the ‘90s sitcom. Just as Geoffrey did for Will, guests will be served Philly cheesesteaks —and all other meals—on silver platters. Guests will also be able to have a fashion show as they’re welcome to go through Smith’s wardrobe and epic sneaker collection. For entertainment, there will be a turntable similar to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s. Guests can take a dip in the pool. Not to mention, Smith’s bedroom has a basketball hoop and as a sign of respect for the Fresh Prince, you’d better shoot some hoops!
“I’m back. And this time, I’m handing you the keys so you’ll have my wing of the mansion all to yourself,” Smith writes in the home’s listing. He continues on to reveal that he won’t be present during the stays, however, DJ Jazzy Jeff will virtually welcome guests. Not to mention, a “socially distanced mansion concierge will greet you upon arrival and give you the lay of the land.”
Ready to have your life flipped-turned upside down… well, at least for a night? You can view the listing here.
From: House Beautiful US
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