These are all of the homes of Twilight Saga characters, which are described in the books and featured in the films.
In Twilight, Bella is known to have two homes. Her mother Renee and step-father Phil's house in Phoenix, Arizona is where she grew up, and is not described. Her father Charlie Swan's house, where she moves at the beginning of Twilight, is small, with white wooden siding. It is located in Forks, Washington, and Bella lives there until Breaking Dawn, when she moves in with her new husband Edward.
The Cullen house is first seen in Twilight, when Bella Swan goes to meet Edward's family. It is a large, graceful house, rectangular and well-proportioned, painted a faded white. The southern wall is almost entirely made of glass, with a view of the Calawah river; it is equipped with a steel shutter to protect the Cullens from an attack. In the movies, the house is very modern and open, and Edward says that "it's the only place we can be ourselves".
In The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, the house is described as over 100 years old and restored by Esme. It is three stories tall, with a deep porch that wraps around the front of the house and painted white.
The inside of the first story is open and bright, with few internal walls, with a wide central staircase to the left and a raised area with a grand piano in the center to the right as well as a rarely used dining room and kitchen. Behind the stairs is the office of C.E.E. Inc., the Cullens' personal company, where they manage all of their business dealings.
On the second floor, Rosalie and Emmett's room is at the top of the staircase. Moving around clock-wise is Jasper's study, Alice and Jasper's room with an attached closet larger than the room itself. Carlisle's office is next, with an area inside for Esme's study and Carlisle's personal library.
On the third floor, Carlisle and Esme's room is at the top of the staircase. Edward's room is facing south. The remainder of the third floor is called the library and is used for any technically illegal activity, such as forging birth certificates and hacking into computer systems in order to maintain the various identities needed to live unnoticed in human society.
Emily Young's house
First mentioned in New Moon, Emily Young's house serves as a den for the La Push shape-shifters, as well as being her home. Bella describes it as being "a tiny house, that had once been gray. There was only one narrow window beside the weathered blue door, but the window box under it was filled with bright orange and yellow marigolds, giving the whole place a cheerful look."
First visited by Bella in New Moon, it is the residence of Jacob and Billy Black, and later Rachel Black. It is described as "a small wooden place with narrow windows, the dull red paint making it resemble a tiny barn". Jacob's garage is located around the side of the house, hidden from view by a thick band of trees and shrubbery.
House on Isle Esme
Isle Esme, an island given to Esme as a gift from Carlisle where Edward and Bella spend their honeymoon, has a large house where the newlyweds stay. It was furnished by Esme while residing on the island, and is described as being large and airy. It has large glass windows dominating most of the house and the same light color pattern as the Cullens' house in Forks. There are two bedrooms (a white one and a blue one), one large bathroom, a polished, modern kitchen, and a window overlooking the beach.
Bella and Edward's cottage
- "There, nestled into a small clearing in the forest, was a tiny stone cottage, lavender gray in the light of the stars. [...] Honeysuckle climbed up one wall like a lattice, winding all the way up and over the thick wooden shingles. Late summer roses bloomed in the handkerchief-sized garden under the dark, deep-set windows. There was a little path of flat stones, amethyst in the night, that led up to the quaint arched wooden door."
- ―The cottage as described by Bella[src]
The cottage was a gift to Bella and Edward from Esme and Alice, given to her on her nineteenth birthday in the third book of Breaking Dawn. Before it was given to Bella, the cottage was run down and had been falling apart for almost a century. Esme thought that the newlywed couple might want a house of their own, so she renovated it for them as a gift.
There is a room for Renesmee which has a little tower and later a crib made of iron, and a room that leads out of Bella's bedroom which houses her large collection of clothes, picked out by Alice. The bedroom is designed to resemble the one at the house on Isle Esme, where Edward and Bella spent their honeymoon.
- "The bed was huge and white, with clouds of gossamer floating down from the canopy to the floor. The pale wood floor matched the other room, and now I grasped that it was precisely the color of a pristine beach. The walls were that almost-white-blue of a brilliant sunny day, and the back wall had big glass doors that opened into a little hidden garden. Climbing roses and a small round pond, smooth as a mirror and edged with shiny stones. A tiny, calm ocean for us."
- ―Bella describing the master bedroom[src]
The Volturi maintain a permanent home in Volterra, Italy, which most of the actual coven - Caius being the exception - rarely leaves. The Volturi founded the town of Volterra 3000 years ago, during the time of the Etruscans. The Volturi still own almost all of the property in the vicinity.
The main structure of the Volturi's actual home is a palace constructed during medieval times, built into the walls of the ancient city. The most noticeable feature of the palace is the large turret that rises above the rest of the structure. Most of the living space is located below ground, in tunnels that runs 3 stories beneath the town.
There are several entrances to the Volturi palace. The front door is located at street level. It opens to a reception area, where there is always a very polite human to receive visitors, as well as several inconspicuous surveillance cameras. All the doors in the room lead to dead-end, innocuous offices, and the elevator is heavily secured. This door is never used by the Volturi, their guard, or anyone who has real business with them. The elevator leads to another reception area, with even higher security.
The palace can also be accessed from Volterra's sewers. Several drainage holes in the stone-paved streets lead to often-used Volturi passageways. These drains are covered by iron grilles that are too heavy to be lifted by several human men together. These passages also lead to the second reception area, where the human in charge is aware of the nature of her bosses.
The most often used door is not actually located within the city. Rather, this door is located in the cellar of an ancient church outside the walls, somewhat hidden in the hills. Heidi's tours always end in this quaint, concealed historical landmark located beside a small private landing strip (owned by the Volturi). Just in case someone were to recognize the Tuscan landscape, there is no cellphone service available. Thanks to Heidi's gift, when she asks her tourists to follow her into the beautiful, ancient tunnel that leads to an amazing palace, none of them refuse. This tunnel bypasses both reception areas and leads directly to the Volturi turret.
The turret contains the main meeting room of the Volturi, and also the dining room. They have made no attempt to make it comfortable for humans; the stone walls are not insulated, and there is no heat or cooling or artificial lighting. The room is lit by the arrow slits higher above. The lone furnishings are three massive throne-like chairs that belong to Aro, Caius, and Marcus. They use these thrones when they are acting as magistrates, hearing cases against vampires who have infringed on the law. In the center of the room is a slight depression that contains a drainage grate. The Volturi dispose of the bodies of their victims through this hole, which sits above a very deep cavern. Routinely, these remains are reduced en masse to pulp by acid.
The Denali house is the Denali coven's residence located somewhere in Denali, Alaska. The house is only seen in Breaking Dawn - Part 2, when Edward, Jacob and Bella Cullen travel to Denali to ask the local coven for help.
|Washington cities||Forks • La Push • Port Angeles • Seattle|
|Other cities||Denali, Alaska • Jacksonville, Florida • Biloxi, Mississippi • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Phoenix, Arizona • Volterra, Italy|
|Businesses||The Lodge • Newton's Olympic Outfitters • Thunderbird and Whale Bookstore|
|Other locations||Character homes • First Beach • Forks High School • Forks Hospital • Isle Esme • La Bella Italia • The Meadow|