Last month when I told you about the real-life “Up” house that Bangerter builders created in Utah, the interiors weren’t finished yet. I asked if there were any readers in the area who might be able snap photos of them for us during the Salt Lake City Parade of Homes tour and guess what–a couple of them did! I was so excited to get a look inside, and we have Emily and Kristen to thank.
Here’s how it looked in the movie:
And here’s the real-life version built by Bangerter Homes in Utah:
You know you’re at Carl & Ellie’s house as soon as you walk through the front gate and see the mailbox:
Kristen reports: “We were greeted by a very nice Carlon the front steps and my daughter was able to get her picture with him.”
“The house has a really darling floor plan, smaller hallways and rooms, but lots of charm,” Kristen says. “It feels like an authentic 50’s style home.”
Disney allowed them to create the house on the provision that it could only be built once.
I love the photos that go up the stairs.
Everything that could possibly be replicated from the movie was, down to the objects on the mantel and the painting that Ellie did over the fireplace:
Carl and Ellie’s chairs had to be custom made to look like the ones in the movie:
Only a few of the rooms were actually shown in the movie, so the builder had to get creative and imagine what they’d look like. Here’s the kitchen they created for Carl and Ellie:
Gotta love those baby blue Big Chill appliances!
The house was so crowded with visitors that it was a challenge for Emily and Kristen to get photos of the rooms, but they did a great job.
Let’s check out the second floor now, shall we?
Here’s the nursery that Ellie is seen painting in the movie:
There’s a second-floor laundry with green cabinets:
Carl and Ellie’s bedroom:
It’s for sale for $399,900, but the builder will build the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath house (not in “Up” style but with the same floorplan) for $299,000.
Some of you asked for a floor plan of the house after my last post and Emily tracked it down for me here. Here’s the main floor:
The second floor:
This house has a basement, unlike the one in the movie, and it’s finished:
The builder says it only took them 4 months to build the house.
There’s a detached 2-car garage:
After I wrote about this house in July, readers from Herriman told me that the neighborhood was insisting that the house be painted beige or something “normal” after the home show. Boo!
But a reader named Natalie who attended the show tells me, “I asked one of the Bangerter brothers who was there if the house is being repainted and he said no! The city loved it so much they said everything could stay!”