11. The Beach House

Nicole Kidman at the Beach House in East MarionPhoto by Niko Tavernise/HBO

Grace and Henry head to a beach house, which is actually located in East Marion, on the North Fork of Long Island east of Greenport. The house is at 5795 Rocky Point Road, the last home on the road before the Long Island Sound. It sits on a sort of promontory with glacial boulders on the shoreline. It was built originally, according to the Town of Southold, as a “life saving station which rescued countless people who otherwise would have been lost when their ships were wrecked off the sound shore. The United States Coast Guard was in charge of the station during World War II.”

Director Susanne Bier told Newsday, “I had [envisioned] that sort of house, very isolated, with an unlimited view of the sea, and it just kept coming back to me. I’d never been to Long Island before but when I saw the picture of it I had no doubt it was the right place. I’m very drawn to slightly melancholic settings.” The house is now privately owned but is available as an Airbnb rental for $1,150 a night. The house was also featured in the series “On the Sound.”