Manchester-By-The-Sea Passes for Alaska in The Proposal

Manchester-By-The-Sea Passes for Alaska in The Proposal

Working in Boston's photogenic factory district, Ft. Point, we're no strangers to Hollywood's occasional invasion. But we were genuinely surprised to discover that the small North Shore town of Manchester-by-the-Sea was Hollywood's choice for a more tax-friendly "Alaska" in the recent film, The Proposal. We saw the movie and were totally duped...

We commend the location scout who found this place and the team who had the vision to transform it into a believable Alaskan mansion. The jaw-dropping 9 bedroom, 10 bathroom home belongs to the Kaneb family who — after some hard convincing by their 4 teenage children — agreed to have a film crew move in for three weeks of filming. The article is a fantastic glimpse into what really happens when you invite Hollywood into your home. Check it out on The New York Times.

(Images: Kerry Hayes/Touchstone Pictures)

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