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The Pink Palace apartments, located in Ashland, Oregon, U.S.A.(movie), or an unknown location in England (book) is a dilapidated, drab Queen Anne style mansion renovated apartment complex; once a house for one family, divided into several apartments. The house is estimated to be 150 years old, according to Charlie Jones, which is the same age as the beldam is estimated to be.

Wyborne Lovat, the grandson of the Pink Palace Apartments' owner Mrs. Lovat, claims it is odd that the Jones family; Charlie and Mel and their only daughter Coraline, were allowed to reside as Mrs. Lovat had never rented its apartments to people with children before due to her twin sister disappearing while they lived there and possibly hearing about two other children disappearing while they lived there before them.

Plot Appearance[]


An excerpt from the main article: Coraline (filmography)

There are three apartments, all of which are occupied. The door to the other world is a small, bricked-up crawl-space which opens up when nobody else but Coraline is around. The water boiler tank is in a special room under the stairs, with faulty electrical wiring.

  • The cellar at bottom level - The couple April Spink & Miriam Forcible resides here. The apartment facilitates a foyer, a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom. It houses mementos from their past careers, including their The Scottish Terriers, nine of which are stuffed and placed on a shelf and three of which are still living.

The stair-case from the cellar to the exterior has a chair lift installed for Miss Spink to use.

  • The lobby at middle level - The Jones family resides here. It includes the first and the second floor. The apartment facilitates a parlor, a library, a dining room, a closet, a kitchen, a living room, a study, a bathroom, a sport room and three bed-rooms.
  • The attic at top level - Sergei Alexander Bobinsky resides here. The apartment is unique in that it is merely one large room, the most notable of which it houses is The Mouse Circus. It can be reached by a metal staircase attached to the exterior of the house.


An excerpt from the main article: Coraline (books)

There are four apartments, three of which are occupied. The door is a large oak door. The water boiler tank is in the kitchen.

This section requires expanding with knowledge similar to movie section. 

Video Game[]

An excerpt from the main article: Coraline (video game)
This section requires expanding with knowledge similar to movie section. 


Back Door[]

The back door, as shown in the movie

The back door is located in Charlie Jones' office, at the end of the first floor corridor.

Tennis Court[]

The gate and the tennis court and the back door behind it

The tennis court is located in the back yard. It never made an appearance in the movie but only the video game.

The Garden[]

The garden, as shown in the film

The Garden is located in the back-yard of the Pink Palace. To get there, you need to pass the Coraline's father's office door. In the beginning of the film, Coraline pass it to get to the orchard and find the old well. In the end of the film, Coraline, her parents and neighbors, including Wybie and his grandmother are in the garden planting red tulips. It is seen that the garden has the face shape of Coraline

The Barn[]

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Coraline with the barn behind her

The Barn is a creaking place that collapses everytime it was seen in the video game, one of the floors collapsed instead you have to walk on the cell bars.

The Barn is also seen in the film, but only as part of the background and the inside was not shown.

The Trail to the Orchard[]


The trail to the orchard on the hight hils, as shown in the film

The trail to the orchard is a way, which (in the film) starts at the garden and ends in the orchard - near the well. Pass the garden, walk on the way to the hill, and when you are at the hight hills, follow the trail to the orchard. In the video game, you need to pass the tennis court, when the trail starts - pass a stone bridge, walk along the way near the hils with redwood forests, and very soon you are at the orchard.

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The trail to the orchard and the stone bridge, as shown in the video game



The orchard, as shown from the film when coraline throws the key

The Orchard is where the well is and where Coraline Jones likes to explore. There are 16 trees there. From the orchard, you can see the Pink Palace Apartments. At the end of the orchard, Coraline meets Wybie for the first time when she is looking for the well at the start of the film. To get to the Orchard, you need to pass the garden and follow the trail to the hill. Down on the hills there are spruce forests, and near the well too. When Coraline goes to throw the key in the well, the trees are in bloom or Cherry Blossoms.

In the film, the orchard is on hight hill, but in the video game it is not.

The kitchen door is located in the kitchen, at the end of the first floor corridor. When you pass it, you are near the barn and the trail to the garden (the tennis court in the video game).


  • Tadahiro Uesugi became the concept artist of the Coraline production when he was introduced to Mike Chachuela who in turn introduced him to Henry Selick. One of his most iconic designs is the Pink Palace featured in the Coraline production.
  • In the book it was stated that there was an empty apartment behind the Joneses' but in the movie there appears to be only three.
  • The dining room in the Other World has three photos whose silhouettes closely resemble the three ghost children.
  • The Pink Palace Apartments may have been inspired by the real-life pink palace in St. James Court, Louisville, U.S.A.. In the 1970s, the building was converted to a apartments to house numerous residents.[1]