The Pink Palace Apartments, located in Ashland, Oregon, is a dilapidated mansion renovated into an apartment building by Mrs. Lovat. It was once a house for one family, but it was divided into three apartments. One on the top (the attic) , one between the top and bottom floor, and one as the cellar (film). In the original novel, there are four apartments, one being abandoned. According to Coraline's father, the house is more than 150 years old, same age as Beldam (Other Mother).
Wybie 's grandmother owns the Pink Palace. She grew up there, so it may have been her idea to turn the house into apartments. Wybie claims she doesn't normally rent to people with kids, so it is odd that she would allow Coraline and her parents to live there.
Miss Spink and Forcible live in the cellar at bottom level. They have three Scottish terriers as pets and nine stuffed dogs on a bookshelf because they couldn't bare parting with them. Not much of their apartment is shown besides the foyer, the living room, and kitchen. The staircase leading down to the cellar from outside has a chair lift installed for Miss Spink to use.
The Jones family lives in the middle level, which has the first and second floors of the house and is therefore the largest apartment. It contains many rooms (parlor, library, dining room, closet, kitchen, living room, study, a bathroom, sport room and three bedrooms, one for Coraline, one for her parents and one that isn't used). The little door that leads to the other world is in the living room, and was bricked up when the house was divided into apartments.
Mr. Bobinsky lives on the top floor, in the attic. It can be reached by a metal staircase on the outside of the house and has a small balcony. Coraline gets a brief look inside when she brings him his mail. It seems to be only one room with very little furniture. He quickly shuts her out to keep his mouse circus secret.
There is also a garden behind the house, and there is a tennis court after the garden. Beside the tennis court is the orchard where the old well is located. The Pink Palace seems to be surrounded by forests and hills. In the beginning of the film, Coraline is seen to walk to the orchard on a steep hillside path on the hills.
Coraline meets her landlady, Wybie's grandmother in the garden at the end of the film.
In the book
In the book there are four apartments, one of wich is still for sale; the little door is not little - it is a large oak door. In the house, each of Coraline's parents have their own studies; the hot water tank is in a cupboard in the kitchen, and the fairy ring (which, in the film is around the well) is not where the well is.