Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Simpsons House

In 1997  Fox and Pepsi raffled off a fully-realized replica of the cartoon house at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, home to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. The builders watched over 100 episodes of the Simpsons cartoon to get every detail just right. The garish colours, the large garage and the bay windows, the front door with its irregular arched top, and the slightly popped out bricks on the chimney (the chimney is just for show since a fireplace is totally unnecessary in the sweltering Nevada desert).
The interior was completely recreated as well, right down to the front room couch and the pink walls. Simpsons creator Matt Groening dropped by at the unveiling to draw an image of Homer into the cement path in front of the house, and spray paint an image of Bart on the side of the garage.
Who wouldn't want to live there? The contest winner, who opted to take a $75,000 cash prize in lieu of the home. Today the house has been painted a nondescript beige and looks like any other pre-fab 2-storey home in a US subdivision.

More: Atlas Obscura

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