One of the houses I was always fascinated by was the “Mork and Mindy” house. The show ran for four seasons on ABC, from 1978 through 1982. The exterior shots of the house where Mork and Mindy lived in an upstairs apartment were of a real house located at 1619 Pine Street in Boulder, CO, which is still one of the most popular landmarks in Boulder. Here is a photo of the house as it looked in 2010, courtesy of the Love Boulder blog:
I moved to Boulder in the fall of 1980 with my then husband, and of course had to have a picture to show I was there. That picture is somewhere in a box (I recently moved to Charleston, SC with my forever husband, and while I saw the photo when packing, I cannot for the life of me find it now. I’ll update this post when I do!) In the meantime, enjoy some more photos of the house in its “older” days and some interior shots from the show.
The photo on the left is house as it looked in 2006, while the one on the right shows the house after some storm damage and was posted by an actual former tenant of one of the apartments in the house back in 1969.
To the right is how the house appeared in the opening shots for the show in 1978.
Unfortunately, I could not find even ONE photo of the actual interior of the house on Pine Street, since according to Zillow.com, the house has not been on the market since 1974, when it sold for just $80,000. The house was built in 1920 and is 3,818 SF with 7 BRs, 4 baths, and is still listed as a multi-family property worth an estimate of $1.14 million.
In lieu of interior photos of the property, here are some video screen captures from the Mork and Mindy show (ah, nostalgia):
The living room, where most of the action for the show took place. In the back of the shot is the main entrance to the apartment. The kitchen/dining area is to the left, behind the sideboard next to Mork are the drop-down stairs that lead to Mork’s room, and to the right is the door to Mindy’s room.
The kitchen and dining area:
Mork coming down the stairs from his room into the foyer area (left), and the entrance to the main bedroom.
The main bedroom was decorated very traditionally, and had a nice little master bath. These screen shots are from an episode after Mork and Mindy married … TV shows were much more conventional back then.
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