AMC's Breaking Bad is shot on location in Albuquerque, N.M., as well as a sound stage. That means character Walter White's infamous house is real, and it draws fans who want to ride by and take pictures of themselves in front of it. Even stars are getting in on the act, as Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family" recently did so. Meanwhile, the owners of the house say no amount of money or "Breaking Bad" notoriety will get them to sell, according to TMZ on Sunday, Sept. 29.
TV star Ferguson must be a "Breaking Bad" fanatic himself, as he was in New Mexico this week for one of his Tie the Knot events, when as TMZ put it, he "got all fanboy" in his spare time, and took to the Albuquerque streets, tweeting pics in front of all the famous TV show's various filming locations.
Founded by Jesse and Justin Mikita, the goal of Tie the Knot is to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the U.S. and to look "damn good" while doing it.
The organization releases a collection of neckwear each season, inspired by their favorite art, fashion, and even things they see on the street. All proceeds from the sale of the bow ties go to various organizations that promote the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans.
Meanwhile, the real couple that actually live inside Walter White's N.M. house, Fran and Louie Padilla, have been living there since 1973. They admit the home's rapid rise to cultural landmark status is a bit much to handle. Over 1,000 people visited just this month.
The Padillas are neither scared off by the visitors, nor tempted by any possible future financial windfall. The couple say their memories from raising a family at Walt and Skylar's place are priceless.
The inside of the house is completely different from the White resident, since all interior scenes are shot on a sound stage. Fran describes the interior decor on BB house as hideous.
The couple's backyard has also been frequently featured in the hit show, but the Padillas claim they don't actually grow any poisonous lily of the valley there.
Shockingly, a number of realtors estimate the market value for the house at somewhere between $150 - $200k, and its notoriety wouldn't add to that any. Apparently the real estate mantra "location, location, location" holds true.
Who knows, maybe Jesse Tyler Ferguson will release a Breaking Bow Tie?