television magic

See Don Draper’s Childhood Home in Real Life

1355 Carroll Avenue

Don Draper’s childhood home on Mad Men, a Pennsylvania brothel, turns out to actually be a CGI-altered Victorian located in the Angelino Heights area of Los Angeles. 1355 Carroll Avenue, a 3,160-square-foot single family home, was built in 1887 and had a serious digital makeover to act as the broken-down remnants of where a young Don once lived. This isn’t the first time Carroll Avenue has acted as a backdrop: Scenes from Chinatown and LA Confidential, as well as Michael Jackson’s music video “Thriller,” were filmed just down the road.