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Zillow Real Estate

Albuquerque real estate becomes the star in ‘Breaking Bad’

comp:00005249a1c4:000000001e:2130 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p class="follow"><a href="http://facebook.com/zillow" target="_blank">Follow Zillow on Facebook</a></p> <p>Saddle up and take a deep breath, all of you tense-with-anticipation fans of <a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad">&#8220;Breaking Bad.&#8221;</a></p> <p>That&#8217;s the advice from <a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/09/23/breaking-bad-granite-state-writer/">Peter Gould,</a> the writer of the penultimate episode of the genre-bending TV series that&#8217;s set to conclude at 9 p.m ET Sunday on AMC.</p> <p>What&#8217;s going to happen?!</p> <p>&#8220;I think they should do some deep breathing. Sit in a comfortable chair. Try not to eat for 45 minutes before. Each of these episodes screened, and I’m so excited about the response,&#8221; said Gould, who penned last week&#8217;s intensely fraught &#8220;Granite State&#8221; episode.</p> <p>In addition to turning the concept and execution of a TV drama series on its head, &#8220;Breaking Bad&#8221; also has contributed to the pantheon of TV shows that have turned certain swaths of real estate into co-stars. In the case of &#8220;Breaking Bad,&#8221; the showplace has been <a href="http://www.zillow.com/albuquerque-nm/" target="_blank">Albuquerque, NM</a>, where a string of real locations have become tourist attractions and photo opportunities throughout the five seasons of the Emmy Award-winning show.</p> <p>The dusty, rocky, light-infused desert location of this monster series gave it a particular look and feel. In homage to the show&#8217;s conclusion, here&#8217;s a look at the places where Walter White and his &#8220;Yo-Yo&#8221; sidekick, Jesse Pinkman, go from artistic meth-makers to drug kingpins in the ABQ.</p> <h3>My name is &#8230;</h3> <div id="attachment_96355" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3828-Piermont-Dr-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/6776276_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96355 " title="Walt White's home" alt="" src="http://www.zillowblog.com/files/2012/08/Walt-Whites-home.jpg" width="550" height="373"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>As Walt begins his transformation from suburban-dwelling teacher to drug lord, the very first words uttered on the show place him squarely at the imagination-deprived dwelling in which he somewhat cowardly had been just getting by:</p> <p>“My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico.&#8221;</p> <p>In reality, Walter&#8217;s home is at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3828-Piermont-Dr-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/6776276_zpid/">3828 Piermont Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111</a>.</p> <p>Either way, by the end of the series, the condition of Walt&#8217;s home mirrors his own descent into hell. Gasoline has been soaked into the rugs. The pool is a sordid mess of scum and leaves. And there&#8217;s a chain-link fence run around the entire perimeter of the property, since the Drug Enforcement Administration is hunting for Walt.</p> <p>No, Mr. White, you can&#8217;t go home again.</p> <h3>Yo, like, Jesse Pinkman lived here</h3> <div id="attachment_96358" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/322-16th-St-SW-Albuquerque-NM-87104/6710723_zpid/"><img class="wp-image-96358 " title="Jesse Pinkman" alt="" src="http://www.zillowblog.com/files/2012/08/Jesse-Pinkman.jpg" width="550" height="348"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>For a punk druggie, Jesse Pinkman lives in a very nice crib. But very soon into Season 1, we learn the house where Walter and Jesse make quite a mess was left to Jesse by his aunt. Without spoiling any more of the plot, let&#8217;s just say that Jesse finds himself out of luck at the nice abode.</p> <p>On the show, the address is shown as 9809 Margo St. But in reality this single-family home on a quarter-acre lot is at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/322-16th-St-SW-Albuquerque-NM-87104/6710723_zpid/">322 16th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.</a> The <a href="http://www.zillow.com/huning-castle-albuquerque-nm/">Huning Castle neighborhood,</a> where homes are listed for sale from $220,000 to just shy of $1 million, is located near the Albuquerque Country Club.</p> <h3>Hank and Marie&#8217;s house</h3> <div id="attachment_96359" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4901-Cumbre-Del-Sur-Ct-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/67899288_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96359" title="Hank and Marie's home-breaking bad" alt="" src="http://www.zillowblog.com/files/2012/08/Hank-and-Maries-home-breaking-bad.jpg" width="550" height="395"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>Hank is a federal Drug Enforcement Administration officer. He is married to Marie, who is the sister of Walter&#8217;s wife, Skyler. Tracking with us so far? Anyway, Hank and Marie are a big part of the show, and their superior station in life compared to Walt and Skyler&#8217;s is demonstrated by their nice stucco home at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4901-Cumbre-Del-Sur-Ct-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/67899288_zpid/">4901 Cumbre Del Sur Ct NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111</a>.</p> <h3>Duplex love</h3> <div id="attachment_96360" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/325-Terrace-St-SE-Albuquerque-NM-87106/6727354_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96360" title="Jesse apartment season 2" alt="" src="http://www.zillowblog.com/files/2012/08/Jesse-apartment-season-2.jpg" width="550" height="374"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>It&#8217;s not easy finding a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/">rental</a> when you have no job or documentable source of income, but Jesse manages to finesse an apartment from an intriguing <a href="http://www.rentjuice.com/">property manager</a>. Better yet, for Jesse, the attractive property manager lives next door in this stucco duplex, which really does exist at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/325-Terrace-St-SE-Albuquerque-NM-87106/6727354_zpid/">325 Terrace St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106</a>.</p> <h3>Peekaboo</h3> <div id="attachment_96361" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-13th-St-NW-Albuquerque-NM-87102/6711038_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96361" title="peekaboo house" alt="" src="http://www.zillowblog.com/files/2012/08/peekaboo-house.jpg" width="550" height="422"/></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>Jesse earns his reputation as a stone-cold killer after a wild scene that takes place in the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/downtown-albuquerque-nm/">downtown Albuquerque home</a> at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-13th-St-NW-Albuquerque-NM-87102/6711038_zpid/">217 13th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.</a> But the episode&#8217;s real dramatic tension comes from a dirt-smudged and neglected child of meth-heads who startles Jesse. In the middle of the impending violence, Jesse shows his tender side by connecting with the kid — via a game of peekaboo.</p> <p><strong>Related: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-12/breaking-bad-star-aaron-paul-breaks-in-new-la-pad/" target="_blank">&#8216;Breaking Bad&#8217; Star Aaron Paul Breaks In New Pad</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2008-11-25/forks-washington-home-of-twilight/">&#8216;Twilight&#8217; Puts Forks, WA on the Map</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-05-15/seattles-escala-condo-building-set-steamy-scenes-for-fifty-shades-of-grey/">Seattle Condo Featured in &#8216;Fifty Shades of Grey</a>&#8216;</li> </ul> </div>
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