Read the following.......about the house in North By Northwest ... my favorite Hitchcock movie...
There was a house like this in the neighborhood where I lived when I was a teenager.
It was owned and built by a local archetect.
He drove a red Gulwing Mercedes. They're worth over a million bucks today.
He had a daughter my age...I knew her, but not more than to say hi to.
The neighbors thought the house was an eye sore.