The Movie House in Up is Real!

Wow! 221 Amazing “Before and Afters” have been linked so far for yesterday’s Metamorphosis Monday! I’ve been having so much fun clicking on all the links.  So many creative, talented souls inhabit this land of Blog!

A Most Unusual Home
Recently, my friend, Gloria, alerted me to a another very creative individual.  It seems a rather unique home has come on the market. You know I’m always talking about how I’d love to live in a fairytale house?  Well, this home takes that idea to a whole new level!

If you have young children, or if you’re just a big kid at heart, you may have seen the Pixar animated movie, “Up” when it was released a couple of years back.

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The movie was a big success, receiving lots of favorable reviews.   As you can see in this image from the movie below, the house in this movie was absolutely adorable.  It was colorful, homey and magical, capable of flying through the air via balloon power like a house-shaped “hot air balloon” of sorts.

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The cute house in “Up” caught the eye of a a home builder, Bangerter Homes, in Herriman, Utah.  With the permission of Disney, they scaled out a floor plan for the house and built their own “Up” house!  Isn’t it wonderful?!

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This house is listed for $400,000.  Each weekend, Bangerter Homes attaches a gazillion balloons to the top of the house to replicate the look seen in the movie.  Wow!

Tour the Real House in the Movie, Up

I love the weather vane, fish-scale siding, dormer window and all the sharp peaks/angels of the roof line.  The white picket fence and gate are so, so cute!

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Bangerter Homes went to great pains to create every single whimsical detail as it appeared in the movie.

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Even down to the mail box…

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…and the hose reel out front.

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The same painstaking detail is visible inside, as well.  This replica home is 2,800 square feet in size and has four bedrooms.  You can watch a video of an interview with the builder HERE.

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If you saw the movie, you may remember the the mural Ellie paints in the nursery.

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Here’s how it looks in the Herriman home.

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In the movie there’s a painting over the fireplace of a fictional waterfall called, Paradise Falls.

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Here’s how it looks in the real home in Herriman, Utah.  Notice the detailing on the fireplace.  The builder thought whoever buys the house will most likely be a movie buff, so the basement includes a home theater.

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Since only a few rooms are actually shown in the movie, the builder had to use his imagination to create the rest of the rooms in the home.  The rooms visible in the movie have been duplicated as accurately as possible.

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National Geographic Channel:
The Up house has really captured the hearts of many, including the folks at the National Geographic Channel.  They recently filmed a show for a new series that is set to air in the fall called, “How Hard Can It Be.”

In the movie, Up, the home is set aloft by balloons.  The National Geographic team decided, what the heck…let’s build a house and do the same thing with it!

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Here’s how it looked from the inside with all the balloons.

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Preparing for lift off…

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Houston, we have lift-off!  And there were real people inside! 🙂

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From planning, building and rigging, it took a team of scientists, engineers and balloon pilots two weeks to recreate their version of the Up house.  You can read more and watch a video of this feat HERE.

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I love, love, love that we are ALL still really just kids inside.   Sometimes the kid in us gets buried under the hectic stress of everyday life.  But, deep down, he/she is still there, kicking and screaming to get out!
As you go through your day today, go ahead and let the kid in you come “outside to play.”  Just for a few minutes.  🙂

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So, would you like to live in the “Up” house?  If you did, would you leave it exactly as is, including the mailbox?

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  1. Oh my, that is the sweetest house I have ever seen!! I just LOVE the candy colours it is painted!!

    Thank for sharing….

    S x

  2. Nellie's Cozy place says

    Morning Susan,
    Loved this post cause I loved that movie, it was so charming and adorable. They did an awesome job on that house, so cute! and who would think national geographic would duplicate the flying house, how cool.
    I would love to have a ride in that, but only if it is safe……lol

    I don't know where you get all this interesting information but it is a lot of fun.
    blessings, Nellie

  3. Really Rainey says

    I really liked that movie too! Thanks for that interesting post!


  4. This is absolutly amazing! UP is one of my favorite "kids" movies. Are they expecting someone to actually buy the house? lol 2,800 sq ft is a lot bigger than the house actually looks! Thanks for sharing!

  5. The Dragonfly On Iron Gate says

    Amazing.. I think this is the cutest thing ever. I loved this movie, I cried and laughed and then cried again. I think it's one of my favorites ! ♥ Check out my movie news on my blog…it was so much fun to be in town while they were planning movie locations and getting their permits processed. I can't wait to see the movie now…. hugs to you …

  6. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Carolyn, Yes, they definitely do want someone to buy it. 🙂 It's in a neighborhood of homes that run around $270,000, so it's definitely priced higher than the neighborhood. That was a bit of risk, wasn't it?

  7. sanctuaryhome says

    What a great movie and a great idea. I love that they really thought out the details and who would potentially buy this house.

  8. The Gathering Place says

    I just toured that house yesterday and it was charming. I'm linking your blog post to my blog to offer the extra information on the house that you furnished. Thanks for the great info.

  9. Wow – talk about whimsical and fun. I love this!

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE that house! Bc my husband I are obsessed with the movie UP! xox!

  11. I want that house. That is my most favorite Pixar movie ever. I've suffered from infertility my whole live (20 years now) and that movie just touched my heart like no other.

  12. Awww, that was so adorable. One of my fav movies as well, we watch it all the time.

    That house is incredibly cute, and it really does look EXACTLY like the movie, totally awesome.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Days at Buttermilk Cottage says

    How cute is that???

  14. I did not see the movie, but love the house. I wouldn't change a thing..except of course, would not like to go up in the air!! 🙂
    I think $400,000 is a great price, it reminded me of the Painted Ladies in San Francisco.

  15. Renee @ where the grass is greener says

    Wow! This is an awesome post…I wouldn't change a thing if I bought it!

  16. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    My dear sweet friend, Susan! You are so kind to mention me in your post about this house, But: YOU are truly the master of blog posts!!! You took my "one little thing" in telling you about this house and tranformed it into a post of astronomical proportions! Meaning, you REALLY researched and found photos, videos, movie stills, etc. and put your whole heart into this post. BUT, that's really nothing new with you. It's no wonder that you have so many loyal and wonderful followers… we all appreciate the HEART that you put into each post. You are the greatest! Love you, Susan!
    You truly ARE a Georgia peach! xxoo
    Gloria 😉

  17. Michele/Ohio says

    Love it and yes, would leave it exactly as is, how amazing they did that and it is cute cute CUTE!

    Great post, ty!

  18. Condos Puerto Vallarta says

    Susan, there are no words to explain the beauty of your blog….

  19. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Awww, thanks for those sweet words! 🙂

  20. Dear Susan, I am writing from Australia. I have come across your blog a few times and I bookmarked it so that I could visit it more often. Thank you for sharing such lovely things. You never fail to inspire this newbie blogger!

  21. I'd live there in a heartbeat and would definitely keep it as it is!! Thanks for sharing…

  22. Hi Susan. I enjoyed this post and loved the house when I saw the movie too. I could just see myself living in that cute little house. How clever of those people to build a replica. Wish we had cool things like that here in Australia:) Love your blog and visit often. God bless.

  23. Susan, if you ever come out to see the house please let me know! I live within an hour and would LOVE to meet up with you!

  24. I LOVE that house!! I would love to live in it, and I would keep it exactly the same…even down to the mailbox! It reminds me of the colorful homes in Seaside, Florida!

  25. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Becky, I love the homes in Seaside! I've only seen them in photographs, but it's such a beautiful area!

  26. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Awww, I love this movie so much. Little Kevin is so cute and the little details like the tennis balls on Carl’s walker, lol. This was a great movie, but you know, there are some really great deleted scenes that I wish would have made it in to the final cute. So cute. And I love that scientists recreated the take off, lol. Too cute.

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