Oscar-winning animated flick UP has been out two years now, and it’s still flying high in the 100th position on IMDb radar – mainly because no one who’s seen it can forget its cute factor. One particular group of “someones” couldn’t forget Carl the curmudgeonly geezer’s house in the movie – you know the one, it was a main plot device, doubling as a gas balloon-type of aircraft, hiked up by a multicolored cluster of regular balloons. The architects at Bangerter Homes were so fascinated by the Disney Pixar version of a suburban house – run of the mill if you don’t count the floating part – that they set out to build a life-sized replica thereof, matching the original brick for brick, to the very porch light. Here are some of the “specs” the architects had to work with:
After running their quirky tribute-like idea by Disney, Blair Bangerter’s team of subcontractors broke ground in Herriman, Utah, and they turned out this four-bedroom bijou. They got it ready just in time too, as the Salt Lake Parade of Homes is about to start – ideally, some lucky fan will soon fall in love with this piece of movie memorabilia and cough up the money to own it. The UP-inspired house is no fixer-UPper, so the $400,000 price tag reflects the design work put into it, and then some. With the bright coats of paint sure to lure visitors inside come July the 29th, and especially after bringing in as-seen-in-the-movie furniture for good measure, the investment should indeed pay off soon.