"UP" House Comes to Life

A home builder is taking his love of movies to a whole new level.

He has recreated the house from the animated film "UP" ... balloons and all.

It may be a long way from paradise falls.

"I don't know how many times, I've watched that, that first part of that film."

But the makers of this house had a special vision in mind.

"The movie kind of captured the idea that a house is a place where you live and you grow up."

They wanted to bring the house from Disney/ Pixar’s "up" to Herriman.
"Almost every detail is going to be found here."

And with the outside finished, it's already attracting dozens of tourists each day.

"I like it. It's fun. I don't know if I'd want to live in it, but ..."
"I'd love to buy it. But not at the price they're asking."

Blair Bangerter and his team of subcontractors went to every painstaking detail they could think of...

"We tried to take this movie and bring it to life."

To make this replica as authentic as possible. The garden hose reel, the front door, the custom mailbox, even the weather vane.

"It's supposed to tell you which way the wind is blowing."

The folks at Bangerter homes got the project approved by Disney.

"There was a kid here the other day, and he said 'there's no light above the front door' and I said 'the heck there isn't. How many times have you watched the movie?'"

Once finished, it will become part of the salt lake area parade of homes.

On the weekends, they even add balloons.

"They're pretty expensive because you have to put a whole bunch of them up."

But not too many.

"Is this house going to fly?"


It is, after all, just a home.

And that's what the builders here want.

Special project aside, they hope the end result will be fairly simple.

"We are kind of romanced with the idea that this is a house. Someone will live here, just like they're supposed to."

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