Ireally 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:
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:
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?
“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.”
*UPDATE: Readers sent me some great interior photos of the house that I posted here.
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. Parade of Homes info here. Thanks to Sherrie for telling me about it!