Based on Anne Rice’s beloved book trilogy, Lives Of The Mayfair Witches, AMC’s series adaptation follows Dr. Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario)...
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a brilliant neurosurgeon who, after her adoptive mother’s untimely death, discovers she is the direct descendant of a powerful witch, Deirdre Mayfair.
Just a few episodes in, and we're hooked. Not only on the compelling performances and Rice’s rich storyline but also on the authentic New Orleans filming locations.
Especially Deirdre’s hauntingly beautiful family mansion, a silent and deeply sinister principal character that’s arguably one of the most intriguing ones so far.
Question is… where is it? Join us as we uncover its exact location and reveal what makes it the perfect setting for Rice’s treasured trilogy to unfold.
Standing in for the Mayfair house is the very real Soria-Creel house located at 3102 Prytania Street in New Orleans — fact confirmed by the Mayfair Witches production crew.
This historical dwelling was built in 1875 and bares a striking resemblance to Anne Rice’s real-life home, Rosegate House, on which she based the Mayfair Mansion.
Anne Rice confessed back in 2014
Since they weren’t able to film at the former Anne Rice residence, it seems the Soria-Creel House was certainly the next best thing.
“Both houses are of similar architectural styles. They are both iconic New Orleans double gallery townhomes built in the late 1800s with large gardens and gnarled live oaks,” says Meghan Rogers, production designer for Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.
With some expertly crafted production design, the Mayfair Witches team aged the exterior of the property to capture the unsettling vibe of the book and show.
As you’ll see in the already-aired episodes, they did an incredible job. The house looks full to the brim with decades-old secrets and plenty of malevolent magic.
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