I really liked the animated Disney/Pixar movie Up and the colorful little house that Carl and Ellie spent their lives together in. I still get sniffly just thinking about that opening montage that tells their love story.
So I was intrigued when I heard that some enterprising homebuilders were recreating the house from the movie in Herriman, Utah. What a fun idea! Here’s how it turned out:
Love it! Local station KSL.com reports that Bangerter Homes first got Disney’s permission to build it and then went to work.
It’ll be open for the Salt Lake Parade of Homes July 29-August 14 (man, I wish I could go!) and then it’ll be sold for around $400,000–just enough to cover the building costs.
They paid attention to every small detail, from the weather vane on top of the house:
To Carl and Ellie’s mailbox:
Remember the murals Ellie painted in the nursery and above the fireplace? Those were recreated, too:
The interiors aren’t finished yet, but they’ll have furniture designed to look like what was in the movie.
I would love to see it when it’s finished. Any readers in the Salt Lake area who could go to the Parade of Homes and snap some pics for us? Pretty please? 🙂
There were a lot of colors in the animated version of the house for the builder to replicate:
This makes me wish we used more colors on all of our houses. It’s so cheery!
“The movie kind of captured the idea that a house is a place where you live and you grow up and you live your life,” builder Blair Bangerter says. “We’ve tried to take this movie and bring it to life in a real home.”
They added a little extra space to the house and included a basement that the one in the movie (obviously) didn’t have. Their version has 2,800 square feet and a 2-car detached garage.
With the exterior finished, lookiloos are already stopping by to snap photos of the Up house. The builder adds balloons to the roof on the weekends for fun. “But not too many,” he laughs.
You can read more about it and watch the video on KSL.com. There’s more information and photos of the house being built on the builder’s website. Thanks to Sherrie for telling me about it!
My readers came through! They sent me some great interior photos of the house that you can see here.