FOR SALE: Pixar’s “Up” House

Apparently Disney gave their okay to a local Herriman, Utah (love the town’s name!) builder, Bangerter Homes, to construct a replica of the house in Pixar’s Up. The asking price is $399,000. The house comes with a home theater downstairs and two bedrooms in the basement – one pays homage to the Disney princesses, while the other is Andy’s room from the Toy Story films.

Here’s a video tour:


  • Jay Sabicer

    As gorgeous a house that it is, I feel it would be akin to living in a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house: You would be constrained to the vision of the designer. Wright was in charge of the interior, as well as exterior design elements of his homes, and purists (and in this case, PIXAR fans) would rail against those who would try and corrupt the vision of the masters.
    If anything can be learned from this example, it’s this, I hope: Homebuilders should back away from the cookie cutter and create some homes with some personality – perhaps that will help alleviate (even slightly) the sad, sorry state of the new home market.
    Oh, and make them affordable.

  • http://www.wix.com/artbyalishea/portfolio Alishea

    Is there going to be a family living in the home? Or is it an attraction such as a museum and advertisement for the builders?

  • http://www.kicreativestudio.blogspot.com Ki Innis

    Unfortunately I couldn’t hear the audio, but it looks like a wonderful effort.

    However, of course the house was built for people with normal proportions.

    It would have been interesting to see if they could get the house to match with the physical proportions of the characters in UP with their squat bodies, over enlarged hands and heads.

  • wgan

    if it’s got a secret stairs leads to a miniature train room, i’d buy it straight away :)

  • http://teamdirtbag.blogspot.com/ Crispin Tobey

    An excellent little house. To bad its in Utah because, you know… Utah.

  • Chris Webb

    I wonder if these guys could build me Edna Mode’s house from The Incredibles!

  • http://teamdirtbag.blogspot.com/ Crispin Tobey

    Does anyone remember the unfortunate tale of the IRL Simpsons House?

    http://design-fetish.blogspot.com/2009/11/real-simpsons-house.html

    I heard it fell into a state of disrepair and ended up being repainted like a normal home (as cool as it looks, I can imagine the interior colors would get to you after a while, sort of a technicolor nightmare).

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Lord knows I’d probably go nuts with those colors too.

      Sad things never last forever.

    • Bill

      Unfortunately there is a yellow house similar to the Simpson’s house in my neighborhood! It REALLY stands out.

  • Clint H

    Does it come with balloons?

  • Rick Farmiloe

    $400,000 for a 800 square foot cartoon house?? NO way is it worth that! Only if Ed Asner comes with it. Cool idea…but they should drag it to Disneyland and put in in Toontown. I’m sure they’ll find some Disney/Pixar fan family to buy it. Weird…..

    • Bud

      I think it DOES come with a [used] Ed Asner Real Doll.

      • amid

        Haha, Bud, you win the comment of the day.

  • http://ryangermy.tumblr.com Rybread

    I was wondering when the Brew would post this. This house is actually in my neighborhood. So, don’t hate on Utah, especially Herriman. The “Up” house was a lot of fun to see this house being built. When I saw it framed I thought the steep pitch of the roof looked like a cartoon house. It was fun to discover that it was actually a cartoon house. My kids love driving by the “Up” house.

    I know the builders are working with the home owners association to try to keep it painted “as is” as long as possible. It would be a shame if the eventual owners have to paint it beige.

  • http://zeteos.blogspot.com/ mick

    All valuations, asthetic considerations, Utah desirability aside did anyone else think that this is just f*ckin nuts? Not nuts in a good way either

  • http://downindeep13.blogspot.com/ JerRocks2day

    Wow! That’s cool– I’d totally live in that house if I ever become old.

  • tedzey

    With all the attention on keeping the details akin to the film… and then a family with young kids will make a mess out of it!

  • tom

    Of course it would be in Utah. Utah.

    Utah.

    • Funkybat

      Kind of like how that “real Simpsons house” was built in Vegas. I suppose it makes business sense to build these sort of custom novelty homes in areas that aren’t in really high demand like LA, SF, Chicago, NY or DC, but I don’t think I’d ever want to live somewhere so hot and dry, now matter how cool my house looked, but that’s just me…

  • Kyle Maloney

    Great stuff.

    I want to see someone replicate one of Andy’s houses. Ive seen someone do a toy story inspired house, but it doesn’t attempt to replicate it.

    http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/kids-bedroom-tour-hgtv-dream-home-2010/index.html

  • http://exclusive-cheese.deviantart.com/ Taco Wiz

    I’d give anything for this or the real Simpsons house.

    Will the developer still have the blueprints for this in 30 years? I want to raise my family in this house.

  • Funkybat

    Would be a lot cooler (and more expensive) if it were in the San Francisco Bay Area. After all, the architectural style is rather common in the east bay environs near Pixar. Not really sure if I would ever consider moving to Utah, even if the place were being given away…