TV shows are our escape from life.
We get lost.
We get captivated.
If the show is great, we invest ourselves.
We feel anger.
We feel connected to the characters.
When the show ends, we feel a twinge of sadness.
We put so much into the show we feel emptiness when it is gone.
It becomes a part of who we are.
The most recent example of that is “Breaking Bad” on AMC.
Few shows in the history of TV have taken viewers on a ride like the one Walter White and Jesse Pinkman took them on.
The highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
No emotion was off limits when it came to “Breaking Bad.”
The places are no different.
“My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico.”
In reality, his home is at 3828 Piermont Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.
They have owned the home in Northeast Heights since 1973.
If you want to buy it, good luck because it’s not for sale.
One note of interest about the home is that interior scenes were not filmed there.
Instead, they were filmed on a sound stage.
Francis has been clear numerous times in the past with local reporters that she would never decorate like Walter’s wife, Skylar.
But let’s say the Padilla’s did decide to sell the home. What is it worth?
Experts say the house is worth anywhere from $150,000-$200,000. With as popular as the show is, it’s not far-fetched the Padilla’s could get at least $1 million.
It could become a museum.
Or just a tourist attraction.
It could be made to look exactly like the home on the show.
That won’t happen, at least for the time being.
What about Pinkman’s home?
The older crib where some of the memorable scenes – especially in Season 1 – took place. Jesse snatched it from under his parents’ noses thanks to Saul Goodman.
On the show, the address for the home is 9809 Margo St.
In reality, the single-family home on a quarter-acre lot is at 322 16th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.
The homes in the Huning Castle neighborhood, which is close to the Albuquerque Country Club, list for $220,000 to just under a $1 million. It’s also close to the University of New Mexico.
Perhaps the nicest home on the show belonged to Hank and Marie Schroder.
Hank was Walt’s brother in-law who also was a Drug Enforcement Administration officer. Marie is Skylar’s sister.
The show never gives out Hank and Marie’s address, but in real life, it’s 4901 Cumbre Del Sur Ct NE, Albuquerque, NW 87111.
In the area, homes typically go for at least $250,000.
What could make the price increase on both Hank’s and Jesse’s home are the ties to the show.
To own a piece of television history is priceless.
And the emptiness you felt when “Breaking Bad” concluded could be filled.