The Lake House (2006) Poster


The Lake House used was located on Maple Lake, a small and well known haunted fishing lake located in Willow Springs, IL.
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The actual house did not exist and was built for the movie, then dismantled. In using Google Earth to see the house, enter 41.7142, -87.8901 in the window on the Fly To tab. This will take you to the center of the lake. Zoom to the clearing on the eastern shore. Then select April 29, 2005 as the date.
Sandra Bullock states that she felt compelled to name the dog "Jack" after the character of Keanu Reeves in Speed (1994) - the first movie the two of them made together.
The name of the exclusive restaurant in the film is "Il Mare". "Il Mare" is also the name of the house and the International title of the Korean film upon which "The Lake House" is based, Siworae (2000).
The lake house measured 2000 square feet and sat on top of steel beams ten feet above the waterline. It used 35 tons of steel and required nearly 100 carpenters, welders and painters to build it.
Sandra Bullock revealed in an Entertainment Weekly interview that the title house had running water but no toilets.
The song featured at Kate's birthday party is "This Never Happened Before" by Paul McCartney. However, this song was released on his 2005 album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, which at the time of her party (2004) had not yet been released.
The address of the building in Chicago at which Sandra Bullock lives is 1620 Racine. This would place it in the same block as the apartment belonging to Sean Connery in The Untouchables (1987) (Connery's character lived at 1634 Racine).
The movie Kate watches on TV is "Notorious" by Alfred Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
This is Keanu Reeves's third film involving time travel, the first two being Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).
First movie to be released simultaneously on DVD, HDDVD and Blu-ray Disc.
John Cusack was the first choice for the role of Alex Wyler, but he declined.
The construction site that Reeves' character is working on is real. It is owned by Pulte Homes and is the Madison Park Community in Aurora, Illinois.
It seems both Alex and Kate drive vehicles that are also two years apart: Alex's pickup looks like a 1966 Chevy and Kate's Mustang is apparently a 1968.
The location of the lake house, on Maple Lake, is located in the same Forest Preserve and is approximately 1 kilometer away from the site of the world's first nuclear reactor, CP-1, which was constructed during World War II's Manhattan Project in the Forest Preserve.
The tree in the Middle of the Lake House at the Beginning of the movie is leafless; we only see branches. When Kate looks back at the house one last time, it looks as though the tree is covered in red fall foliage.
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Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are reunited for the first time, 12 years after their big break in the 1994 blockbuster Speed.
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Director Cameo 

Alejandro Agresti: man using breath spray on the train, beside Sandra Bullock.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Simon Wyler's death date is listed as October 6, 2004. October 6 is also the birthday of Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the two architects mentioned as his influences when he designed the Lake House (the other is Frank Lloyd Wright).

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