In Desperate Housewives this was Wisteria Lane. Before that it was known as Walter's House after its' appearance in The 'Burbs. It was built for that movie. Wisteria Lane is the name of a fictional street at the center of U.S. television drama series Desperate Housewives. Desperate Housewives story lines primarily center on the residents of the The house closest to the settings, located next to what's called Wisteria Lane within the show, is being used by guards to stop Production · Lots · No. · Residents.